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Autumn 1
Writing
Year 5/6
Year 1 of
cycle
Writing
Year 5/6
Year 2 of
cycle
Maths
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Fiction
Street Child by Berlie
Doherty
Fiction
Myth – Arion and the
Dolphins
Fiction
World War II
Blitz description
Non-fiction
Formal letter – letter
to headteacher about
school trips being
cancelled.
Non-fiction
Balanced Argument –
Should we have a
longer school day?
Non-fiction
Explanation –
Thunder and
Lightning
Fiction
The Legend of King
Arthur
Fiction
Quest story –
teacher’s own
Fiction
Classic text –
The Secret
Garden
Non-fiction
Biography – Queen
Elizabeth 1st
Non-fiction
Explanation text –
natural disaster
(tsunami)
Read, write and order
numbers to
10,000,00 0
Multiply two 4 digit
numbers by using long
multiplication.
Multiply and divide by
10, 100 and 1000.
Divide a 4 digit
number by a 2 digit
number using long
division.
Solve problems
involving addition and
subtraction including
estimation.
Solve multiplication
Match corresponding
fractions, decimals
and percentages.
Non-fiction
Formal letter of
complaint – Hotel
Trouble
Add and subtract
decimal numbers
Use negative
numbers in
context. e.g.
ordering negative
numbers and
finding
differences.
Work out which
fraction is
Summer 1
Summer 2
Fiction
World War II
Blitz informal
letter
Spring 2
Fiction
Comedy – Awful
Auntie by David
Walliams
Fiction
Poem – The
Highwayman by
Alfred Noyes
Non-fiction
Nonchronological
report - Sharks
Non-fiction
Biography –
David Walliams
Fiction
Diary – Balloon
Ride
Fiction
Stories from
other cultures –
Brothers’ Grimm
story
Non-fiction
Persuasive
Leaflet –
Limousine Hire
Company
Fiction
Poem – The Sea
is a Hungry Dog
by James
Reeves
Non-fiction
Nonchronological
report – An
imaginary
creature
Solve addition
and subtraction
problems,
including
missing
numbers and
algebra.
Non-fiction
Formal letter to
persuade – after
school clubs
should not be
cancelled.
Use long
multiplication to
find answers.
Then use
rounding to
simplify and
answer.
Solve
multiplication
and division
problems
including
Use long
division to solve
problems. Then
use rounding to
simplify
Non-fiction
Balanced
Argument –
Curfews for
children
Use long
multiplication to
solve 4 digit
numbers
multiplied by 2
digit numbers.
Use long division
to divide a 4 digit
number by a 2
digit number.
(Including
decimals.) Use
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problems and division
problems using
multiplication grids
and short division.
Calculate mean, mode
and range.
Find area and
perimeter of shapes
using formulae.
Explore the order of
operation s. (BODMAS
)
Interpret and
construct pie charts
Draw 2 and 3D
and line graphs.
shapes using given
angles and lengths.
Calculate missing
angles in a straight
line, a triangle and a
parallelogram.
Identify opposite
angles and the angle
sizes.
History
larger/smaller by
cancelling
common factors.
Convert fractions
to decimals and
percentages.
Then use this to
order fractions
using <>.
Conversion
graphs to
convert units.
Then use their
knowledge of
conversion to
check answers.
this to calculate
fractions and
percentages of
amounts.
Solve problems
which involve the
relative size of 2
quantities and
that involve
unequal sharing
and grouping.
(Ratio and
proportion)
Draw and
translate shapes.
Reflect these in
the X and Y axis.
Interpret and
construct line
and pie charts.
Who were the
Mayans and what
have learnt from
them ?
Were the
Vikings always
victorious and
vicious?
A non European
society that provides
contrast with British
The Viking and
Anglo-Saxon
struggle for the
Were the
Tudors really
terrible?
A Study of an
aspect or theme
in British history,
beyond 1066
missing
numbers and
algebra.
Convert units,
including km to
metres and km
to miles.
Compare and
order fractions.
Move to adding
and subtracting
fractions with
different
denominators
and mixed
numbers.
Draw shapes/
objects through
scaling.
Calculate the
areas of cubes
and cuboids
using the units
cm3
answers.
Multiply 2
fractions and
then write the
answer in its
simplest form.
Divide proper
fractions by
whole numbers.
Illustrate and
name parts of a
circle. Write
formula for
finding the
areas of a
variety of
shapes.
Calculate
missing angles
including
exterior angles
for a range of
regular
polygons.
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history
- Mayan civilization
around 900AD
Geograph
y
Why is Brazil in the
news again?
Locate the world’s
countries, using maps
to focus on South
America and
concentrating on their
key physical and
human
characteristics,
countries, and major
cities.
kingdom of
England
- Viking raids
- Edward the
confessor
I’m a Year 6
pupil, can you
get me out of
here?
Use the eight
points of a
compass, fourfigure grid
references,
symbols and
key (including
the use of
Ordnance
Survey maps) to
build their
knowledge of
the United
Kingdom and
the wider world
use fieldwork to
observe,
measure and
record the
human and
physical
features in the
local area using
a range of
methods,
Will you ever
see the water
you drink
again?
Understand the
water cycle
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including sketch
maps, plans and
graphs, and
digital
technologies.
Science
Could Spiderman
really exist?
•
•
Could you be the
next Nintendo
apprentice?
describe how living
things are
•
classified into
broad groups
according to
common
observable
characteristics and
based on
•
similarities and
differences,
including microorganisms, plants
and animals
give reasons for
classifying plants
•
and animals based
on specific
characteristics
identify and name
the basic parts of a
simple electrical
circuit, including
cells, wires, bulbs,
switches and
buzzers
associate the
brightness of a
lamp or the volume
of a buzzer with
the number and
voltage of cells
used in the circuit
compare and give
reasons for
variations in how
components
function, including
the brightness of
bulbs, the loudness
of buzzers and the
on/off position of
switches.
Have we
always looked
like this?
•
•
•
recognise that
living things
produce
offspring of
the same
kind, but
normally
offspring vary
and are not
identical to
their parents
describe how
adaptation
leads to
evolution
recognise how
and why the
human
skeleton has
changed over
time, since
we separated
from other
primates.
How can you
light up your
life?
•
•
•
understand
that light
appears to
travel in
straight lines
use the idea
that light
travels in
straight lines
to explain
that objects
are seen
because they
give out or
reflect light
into the eye
use the idea
that light
travels in
straight lines
to explain
why shadows
have the
same shape
as the objects
that cast
Assessment
What would a
journey
through your
body look
like?
•
identify and
name the
main parts of
the human
circulatory
system, and
explain the
functions of
the heart,
blood vessels
and blood
(including
the pulse
and clotting).
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them, and to
predict the
size of
shadows
when the
position of the
light source
changes.
Computin
g
E-Safety
use technology
safely, respectfully
and responsibly;
recognise
acceptable/unacce
ptable behaviour;
identify a range of
ways to report
concerns about
content and
contact

Computer Science
2D shapes
Scratch
 design, write and
debug programs
that accomplish
specific goals,
including
controlling or
simulating physical
systems; solve
problems by
decomposing them
into smaller parts
Digital Literacy
Web Publishing
Google Sites

Digital Literacy
3D Modelling
Google Sketchup
understand

computer networks,
including the
internet; how they
can provide
multiple services,
such as the World
Wide Web, and the
opportunities they
offer for
communication and
collaboration
Digital Literacy
Podcasting
Audacity
select, use

and combine a
variety of
software
(including
internet
services) on a
range of
digital devices
to design and
create a range
of programs,
systems and
content that
accomplish
given goals,
including
collecting,
analysing,
evaluating and
presenting
data and
information
Computer
Science
Tables Game
Scratch
select, use
and combine a 
variety of
software
(including
internet
services) on a
range of
digital devices
to design and
create a range
of programs,
systems and
content that
accomplish
given goals,
including
collecting,
analysing,

evaluating and
presenting
data and
information
Digital
Literacy
Spreadsheets
Excel
design, write 
and debug
programs
that
accomplish
specific
goals,
including
controlling or
simulating
physical
systems;
solve
problems by
decomposing
them into
smaller parts
use
sequence,
selection, and
repetition in
programs;
select, use
and combine
a variety of
software
(including
internet
services) on
a range of
digital
devices to
design and
create a
range of
programs,
systems and
content that
accomplish
given goals,
including
collecting,
analysing,
evaluating
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P.E.
P.S.H.E.
French
use sequence,
selection, and
repetition in
programs; work
with variables and
various forms of
input and output
use logical
reasoning to
explain how some
simple algorithms
work and to detect
and correct errors
in algorithms and
programs
Zenith
Zenith
Children’s Rights,
Anti-Bullying
Responsibilities
and Risks
 Continue to use
 Continue to
the vocabulary
learn about
learnt in years 3, 4
syntax and
and 5, and they
make
learn new
comparison
vocabulary
between French
consisting of
and English and
nouns, verbs,
other languages
adjectives,
they know.
conjunctions and
 Can follow a
verbs. They
strategic
develop their use
approach to
of sentence
phoneme/graph
starters, which
eme work and
comprise simple
have regular

Zenith
Third World

Continue
to develop
pronunciat
ion and
fluency
when
speaking
or when
reading
aloud, and
continue
to apply
knowledge
of liaison
and
Zenith
Conflict


Continue
to listen to
stories and
to join in
reading
aloud, and
become
familiar
with
stories
known and
loved by
French
children
Consider
work with
variables and
various forms
of input and
output
use logical
reasoning to
explain how
some simple
algorithms
work and to
detect and
correct errors
in algorithms
and
programs
Zenith
Equality


Listen to
and sing
along
with
songs by
the
popular
singer
Henri Dès
Become
familiar
with the
works of
the
painters
and
presenting
data and
information
Zenith
Fair Trade

Become
familiar
with the
town of
Vichy and
the
surroundi
ng
volcanic
region in
France by
regularly
looking at
photograp
hs on
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adverbial phrases
of place, e.g. dans
la cuisine, dans le
jardin, dans la
piscine and also
adverbial phrases
of time such as
aujourdhui, À trois
heures et demie.
They begin to
develop an
understanding of
tense by changing
the verb and using
an adverb of
time. They have
opportunities to
use the following
tenses:present,
futur proche,
passé
compose and impa
rfait.
practice in
developing
reading skills by
using either Le
Manuel
Phonique or Met
hode
dapprendre à
lire Pas a Pas.
The PowerPoint
slides that are
an integral part
of the scheme
of work model
the phonemes
and show the
graphemes.


elision..
Use
speaking
frames
and
writing
frames to
create
simple and
more
complex
spoken
and
written
sentences,
e.g.
Aujourdh
ui je vais
nager
dans la
piscine..
Hier jai
entendu
un petit
loup gris
qui
chantait
dan la
forêt.
Practise
reading
aloud, or
reciting
from
memory,
short

stereotype
s and role
models
Listen to
and sing
along with
traditional
French and
British folk
songs and
learn and
perform
French folk
dances
Toulouse
Lautrec
and
Magritte
and the
music of
the
composer
Chopin

PowerPoi
nt slides,
and using
webcams
to make
virtual
visits
Practise
regular
physical
fitness
routines
listening
to music
such as
France
Gall.
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passages
of text
from a
book
about the
history of
France.
Music
School of Rock and
Pop – Rock Star
Rookies
School of Rock and
Pop – Rock Star
Rookies
Tudor Music
Tudor music
from the Tudor
Court.
• Evaluate how
the venue,
occasion and
purpose
affects the
way a piece of
music is
created
• Analyse
features
within
different
pieces of
music
• Compare and
contrast the
impact that
different
composers
from different
times will
have had on
the people of
the time.
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Art
Brazilian Artwork
•
•
•
D&T
Tudor Artwork
Combine graphics
and text based on
their research.
Combine visual
and tactile
qualities.
Learn about the
work of others by
looking at their
work in books, the
Internet, visits to
galleries and other
sources of
information.
Local Painting
Use water colour •
painting to
create a
landscape or still •
life painting
which shows light
and shadow.
•
Mayan Masks
• Work within
constraints.
• Follow and refine
their plan if
necessary
• Justify their plan to
someone else.
• Consider culture
and society in their
designs.
Build a Viking
Longboat
• Use a range
of information
to inform
their design
• Use tools and
materials
precisely
• Change the
way they are
working if
needed
• Test and
evaluate their
final product.
Explain what
their own
style is.
Use a wide
range of
techniques in
their work
Explain why
they have
chosen
specific
painting
techniques.
Waterpowered toy
• Justify why
they selected
specific
materials
• Work within
a budget
• Ensure that
their work is
precise and
accurate
• Hide joints
so as to
improve the
look of their
product.
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R.E.
Why is the Buddha important for
Buddhists?
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To think about different famous people and
why they are famous
To find out the basic facts of the Buddhist
religion. To identify key events in the life of
the Buddha.
To understand why the life of the Buddha is
important for Buddhists.
To understand the significance of the
Buddhist shrine and how Buddhists can
worship at home.
To explore how Theravadin Buddhists
express their faith.
To explore the concept of community in the
Buddhist tradition and beyond.
Why are Good Friday and Easter
Day the most important days for
Christians?
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To understand the Easter story
and realise its significance for
Christians.
To identify ways in which
Christians celebrate Easter.
To know that Good Friday is the
anniversary of the Crucifixion. To
understand why Christians
believe Jesus is the Light of the
World.
To compare and contrast the
church on Good Friday and Easter
Sunday and recognise the
significance of Easter Sunday.
How and why do some
religious people inspire others?
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To understand what an
inspirational person is and what
makes them one.
To understand how people have
inspired others by actions and
words.
To compare these inspirational
people and the techniques they
have used.
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Caedmon Primary School – Year 6 Curriculum Guide Autumn 1