Overview of Topics for New National Curriculum Autumn Year 3 Geographyvolcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and Tsunamis What makes our earth so angry? ScienceAnimals including humans. How can Usain Bolt move so quickly? HistoryBritain from the stone age to the iron age. Who first lived in Britain? ScienceRocks and Soils What do rocks tell us about the way the Earth was formed? Spring HistoryAncient Egypt How can we re-discover the wonder of Ancient Egypt? Science- Forces and magnets Are you attractive enough? History-Ancient Egypt Geography mini topic – River study Do river’s flow in straight lines? Summer GeographyWhere would you build a city? SciencePlants How did that blossom become an apple? GeographyThe Lake District Why is the Lake District a cool place to be? ScienceLight and shadows How far can you throw your shadow? Autumn Year 4 HistoryWere the Romans really rotten? Why were the Romans so powerful and what did we learn from them? Spring GeographyRainforests and South America Why should the Rainforests be important to us all? ScienceScienceAnimals, including humans Sound What happens to the food we Why is the sound “One eat? Direction” makes enjoyed by so many? Summer HistoryThe Titanic Additional historical themeLeisure and entertainment in the 20th Century How did entertainment differ for different passengers on the Titanic? What are today’s cruise ships like? GeographySouth America Why is Brazil in the news again? HistoryAncient Greeks Why has Greece always been in the news? GeographyMountains Mighty Mountains ScienceElectricity How could you cope without electricity for a day? ScienceAll living things and their Science- states of matter habitats How would you survive Which wild animals and plants without water? thrive in Blackleach park? Autumn Year 5 HistoryBritain’s settlement by Anglo Saxons and Scots Were the Anglo Saxons really smashing? . ScienceMaterials Could you be the next CSI investigator? Spring HistoryMayan civilisation c900 Who were the Mayans and what have we learnt from them? ScienceEarth, space and magnetism. Will we ever send another human to the moon? Summer GeographyThe water cycle Will you ever see the water you drink again? Science- Forces Can you feel the force? HistoryMayan civilisation c900 Who were the Mayans ad what have we learnt from them? Scienceliving things Do all plants and animals start life as an egg? Geography( North America) What’s so special about living in the USA? ScienceEarth, space and magnetism. Will we ever send another human to the moon? GeographyMediterranean holidays Why do so many people choose the Mediterranen for their holiday? Science- animals including humans How different will you be when you are as old as your grandparents? Autumn Year 6 HistoryVikings Were the Vikings always victorious and viscious? Spring Summer ScienceHistory- Local historyAll living things The Industrial Revolution. Could Spiderman really exist? Was Manchester a cool place to live in Victorian times? Scienceevolution and inheritance Have we always looked like this? GeographyKeen to be Green Will planet earth always exist? ScienceAnimals including humans What would a journey through your body be like? ScienceElectricity Could you be the next Nintendo apprentice? ScienceAll living thingscontinued Geography-. Local area study. I’m a year 6 pupil, get me out of here Science – Light How can you light up your life?