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Year 5 / 6

Cycle B

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

 

 

 

9 4 2 6 Visitors
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