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Year 5 / 6

Cycle A

Autumn

Spring

Summer

 

Topic

Musicals – ‘Show must go on’

Building a better world

Heroes and Villains

Subtheme

Victorian Britain

                                           War - Conflict

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Essential Question

Does life improve as time progresses?

(Does increase in technology make you happier?)

(Does modernisation decrease poverty?)

Is war a necessity?

What is the cost of war?

(Is the cost of war worth the price of victory?)

Do successful communities need central / shared beliefs?

Blocked Subjects (see overview)

R.E, PSHE,  P.E remain discrete

Science - Materials

History – Victorians

Art (Painting – Pollock / Klimt)

Music

Science - Habitats

History  (WWI)

Geography (Place Knowledge)

DT

Science – Space / Forces

Discrete Unit – Animals including Humans (Sex Ed)

DT (Food)

Art (Printing – Bawden)

History – Ancient Greeks

RE - Authority

Fiction Genre

Wishing

Warning

Journey

Tale of Fear

Defeating the Monster

Portal

Fiction Text

Oliver Twist

Scrooge (Christmas Carol)

War Horse

The Unforgotten Coat (Cottrell Boyce)

Maze Runner

Percy Jackson

Fiction Focus

Setting - description

Character

Dilemma

Dialogue

Suspense

Action

Non-Fiction Genre

Persuasion - leaflet

Discussion

Recount - Diary

Explanation

Instructions

Non chronological report

Non-Fiction Text

Persuade people to donate to the orphanage

Is Scrooge all bad?

Day in the life of the Horse

 

How to defeat the maze?

The Underworld

Poetry

Short burst creative writing and observational writing to be incorporated during the imitation stage

Invictus

W Earnest Henley

Song of the Wreck

Charles Dickens

Flanders Field

John McCrae

The Soldier

Rupert Brooke

Frankenstein

Shakespeare

Writing Application Across the Curriculum

Persuasion - Victorians

Discussion – Art focus

Recount – Day in the life of a WWI soldier

Explanation – link to Science

Instructions – How to make…. (link to DT)

Non Chron Report linked to an area studied in geography

Author Study

Charles Dickens

 

Michael Morpurgo

Frank Cottrell Boyce

James Dashner

Rick Riordan

Trips and Visitors

 

 

D-Day Museum – Southsea

War Veterans

 

 

 

  

Cycle B

Autumn

 

Spring

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Hocus Pocus - It’s a kind of Magic

Mysteries

Freedom

Subtheme

Good V Evil

Spies

Emancipation of slaves

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Touring magic show for local nurseries or hospital – children’s ward

make items like lava lamps to sell at Christmas Fair

to raise money towards outdoor environment

Have a masquerade ball (children come in disguise) to raise money for a star gazing camp (to be held before the end of Spring term)

Have a slave auction – parents come in and bid for children to do jobs for them.  Then on another day the come back and claim their vouchers – cream wash, cream tea, nails varnished

Raise money for young carers

Suggested Essential Question

Can a leopard change its spots?

Should good always triumph over evil?

Is technology always used for good?

Can technology replace humans? (Spies)

Is spying acceptable / essential?

Should everyone have the same rights?

What rights come with childhood?  Do all children have the same rights?

Suggested learning Environment

Snowy forests with mountains

Sherlock Holmes street with a Tardis that leads into space

Desert landscape – contrasting

Traditional desert island in comparison with barren desert (holes book)

Blocked Subjects (see overview)

R.E, PSHE,  P.E remain discrete

Science – Property & Change of Materials

Art – Painting (Salvador Dali)

Music – compose soundtrack for magic show and appraise

Geography – Human & Physical – climate zones / habitats

England compared to New Zealand (where Hobbit filmed) – looking at landscapes, natural features and climates

Science – Earth & Space

Forces

Geography  - Geographical skills & Fieldwork (aerial photographs)

DT – Create spy gadget with motor and a switch

Science – Habitats & living things

Animals including humans

History – Emancipation of slaves (Declaration of human rights)

Music – singing in groups or alone

Art – Digital Media (Photography based around being trapped / free)

 

Fiction Genre

Portal

Journey

Warning

Defeating Monster

Tale of Fear

Wishing

Fiction Text

Narnia

The Hobbit

Dr Who

Sherlock Holmes

Holes

Robinson Crusoe

Fiction Focus

Setting

Character

Action

Suspense

Dialogue

Dilemma

Non-Fiction Genre

Instructions

Non-Chronological Report

Discussion

Recount

Explanation

Persuasion

Non-Fiction Text

How to enter a portal

Hobbits

Should the Daleks be allowed on earth?

Sussex Vampire Captured

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?

Poetry

Short burst creative writing and observational writing to be incorporated during the imitation stage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Application Across the Curriculum

Science – How to build a lava lamp

How to perform a magic show / tricks

Non-Chronological report on New Zealand including climate

Should humans / aliens be allowed to live on Mars / Earth?

Recount: trip to Chichester planetarium

Explanation:  Life cycle of a frog / butterfly / human

Persuade parents to spend more money on the ‘jobs’ (AO link)

Author Study

CS Lewis

David Walliams (Corridor display)

Tolkien

Phillip Pullman

Anthony Horrowitz

Arthur Conan – Doyle

David Almond

Louis Sacher

Robert Louis Stevenson

Eoin Colfer

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