Year 6 Contexts for Learning 2015 16

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Curriculum Contexts 2015-2016

Year 6

Subject

Hooks

Context Title

Science

Autumn 1

Off With

Their Heads

Geography

Autumn 2 Spring 1

Animals inc Humans continued

Diet exercise, drugs and lifestyle. Nutrition and water transportation in plants and animals.

Animals inc Humans

Circulatory system

/heart/blood etc.

Light

Light travels in straight lines. Light can be reflected into eyes. How light travels.

Shadows.

Electricity

Buzzers, bulbs are brighter

(louder) with more batteries. Compare how components function including switches.

Symbols in a circuit diagram.

Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Living Things & Habitats

Class groups by observable characteristics, micro-organisms, plants and animals. Reasons for classification of plants/ animals (Carl

Linnaeus) Keys- broader habitats.

Evolution & Inheritance

Recognise living things changed over time/ fossils.

Living things produce offspring, variety within the 2 nd generation. Animals and plants adapt to their environment = evolution.

Where in the world?

(recap)

LK locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and

South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities

H&PG describe and understand key aspects of: physical and human geography

Counties, Cities and Regions

LK name & locate counties and cities of the UK, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed overtime

History

Computing

PE

The Tudors

(Locality Study)

How national history is reflected in a locality

Significant changes on a local and national level

Buildings

Religion

Monarchy

Technology in our lives

Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content.

e-Safety

Explain the consequences of spending too much time online or on a game

Programming

Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output.

Multimedia

Select, use and combine a variety of software

(including internet services) to design and create a range of programs and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

Games unit 1

Invasion,

Gym unit Y

Syncronisation and

Canon implement and kicking

Gym unit A

Counter

Balance and

Counter

Tension

Dance

Chandalier

– creative dance

Victorians

Invention and Legacy

The age of technological advancement

Steam and Electricity

Buildings and bridges

Programming

Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.

Technology in our lives

Explain the consequences to myself and others of not communicating kindly and respectfully

e-Safety

Support my friends to protect themselves and make good choices online

Handling Data and Multimedia

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

Gym unit Z

Holes and Barriers

Gym unit X

Matching, Mirroring and Contrasting

Dance

Technology (Flight from Danger)

Games unit 4

Invasion, handling

GSF use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods (including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies

GS&F Use the eight points of a compass, six figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of

Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the UK

Technology in our Lives

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.

Handling Data

Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) to collect, analyse, evaluate and present information.

Programming

Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.

e-Safety

Explain the consequences of sharing too much about myself online

Games unit 2

Net wall games

Games unit 3

Striking and fielding

Leavers Prep

Athletics

Art

MFL

Music

DT

RE

PSHE

Tudor Style

Portraits

-

Self portraits in

Tudor style

Oracy / Literacy /

Inter-cultural

Understanding

Combine instructions with body parts /

Numbers to 70 /

Weather

Christianity

Who is the Holy

Spirit?

Portraits Continued

-

Portraits in the style of modern artist Julian

Opie, comparison between modern and historical art

Christmas Art

Oracy / Literacy / Intercultural Understanding

Animals / Organs /

Christmas in Germany

Christianity

Who brought

Christianity to Britain?

What can we find out about the birth of Jesus?

Elements of Art

-

Revision of the principles underpinning art, i.e. line, colour, shape, space, etc

Oracy / Literacy / Intercultural Understanding

Parts of head/ body/ seasons/numbers to 100/

Research French festivals

Additional Study Unit

Link To Holy Spirit Unit –

The Father and the Son

What do we do when someone dies?

Victorian Art

-

Study of Victorian artists,

William Morris textiles investigation

Oracy / Literacy / Intercultural Understanding

Time/places in a town/ items to buy/ countries/ say where live/ birthday

Japan

-

Study of the skills and techniques used in Japanese art, exploration of using a variety of media

Oracy / Literacy / Inter-cultural

Understanding

German

Share knowledge/countries in German greetings/ introductory Qs and As/ class instructions

Christianity

Why do Christians make promises in marriage?

Choose either: Why did

Jesus die? Or Did Jesus have to die?

Additional Study Unit

What do your clothes say about you?

Buddhism

What are the symbols of Buddhism?

Oracy / Literacy / Intercultural Understanding

German

Classroom objects/ days of week/ months/numbers to 20/ say age

Buddhism

Where do Buddhists worship?

What is the Buddhist way of life?

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