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Year 6

Year 6

Autumn

                 

 

Topic

Heroes & Villains

 

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Thank you party for military – send invitations to current soldiers and veterans

Shoe box appeal for soldiers serving at Christmas – include a thank you letter

Adopt a solider - http://www.mville.edu/mysoldier/index.html? – become a pen pal with a solider

 

Suggested

Essential Question

Who are the real heroes of war?

Are there any heroes of war?

What is the result of war?

Is anyone really triumphant in war?

 

Learning Suggested Environments

Split classroom – contrast between battle field and poppy field

-contrast between officer’s office/strategic room and battle field

Battle on the beach

 

 

Foundation Subjects

History –  Event

As historians we will be seeking out and analysing a variety of sources to study famous battles in World War One and World War 2 we will devise our own lines of enquiry to compare and contrast the experiences the soldiers had. We will harness the children’s curiosity through asking and questions and researching.

Geography –Europe

As geographers we will be naming and locating some of the countries and cities involved in the world wars.  We will identify their human and physical characteristics.  We will explore and discover how some of these locations have changed over time.

DT – Electrical system

As designers we will be choosing materials to design, make and evaluate a spy or warning device  to help a solider in battle.  We will use electronics kits that employ components such as buzzers, bulbs and alarms to make this product. 

Art – Drawing

As artists we will be looking at realistic and impressionistic drawings that depict life on the front line and in battle.  We will explore and study the techniques the artistes used to depict movement, perspective, shadow and reflection.  We will use these techniques to create our own battle pieces.

Science – Electricity

As scientists we will be working scientifically to explore electrical circuits.  We will explore how volume and brightness is effected by voltage, explore variations in how components function and use recognised symbols when representing a circuit.  Our Science work will like with our DT creations

 

Tudor Cooking – What did Henry Eat at his Parties.

 

Fiction Genre

Journey

                                                                          Tale of Fear

 

Fiction Text

War Horse

Prince of Afghanistan

 

Fiction Focus

Character

Setting

 

Non-Fiction Genre

Diary/recount

instruction

 

Non-Fiction Text

A day in the life of a War Horse

How o survive an enemy attack

 

Poetry

                                                          Flanders field – John McCrea                                                   

The solider

 

Author Study

Michael Morpurgo

                                                                Frank Cottrell Boyce

 

Curriculum Drivers

Possibilities

To show the children all the possibilities that are available to them we will ……..

Initiative

To promote independence and initiative we will ………

Happiness

To ensure the children are happy we will …….

Community

To ensure the children are playing an active part in the community we will …….

Autumn

To help children to discover the personal and professional conduct of a hero

Encourage children to make good choices, make independent choices and form opinions  about current and past issues

Feel good about helping a hero.

Raise money for heroes  

Give thanks and celebrate local, national and international heroes

Year 6

Spring

         

 

Topic

Wonderful World

 

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Find an area where volcanic eruptions have recently caused problems e.g. Hawaii (2018 eruption) and raise money to support them   https://www.gofundme.com/hawaiinaturaldisastersrelief

Beat the Guinness world record for the largest baking soda volcano http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-baking-soda-and-vinegar-volcano/

 

Suggested

Essential Question

What is the power of nature?

How can we measure the impact of a volcano?

 

Learning Suggested Environments

Pompeii – town, amphitheatre, cobbled streets, stone arches, columns, mosaics,

Volcano – snow capped

 

Foundation Subjects

History –  Romans

As historians we will look at the way the romans lived and specifically look at the city of Pompeii.  Through our study of the city we will explore the way the Romans used irrigation and how the Romans entertained themselves.  Additionally we will explore the events of the volcanic eruption that buried the city.

Geography –Europe

As geographers we will be discovering what happens before, during and after a volcanic eruption.  We will look at the physical and human effects of an eruption and discovering where in the world these eruptions take place.

DT – Electrical system

As designers we will be evaluating and improving on designs that could warn a village about a volcanic eruption.  We will use electronics kits that employ components such as buzzers, bulbs and alarms to make this product. 

Art – Drawing

As artists we will be looking at a painting of a volcano by Andy Warhol and exploring the different techniques he uses.  We will using these techniques to create our own paintings of volcanoes and incorporating ash into these paintings.

Science – Living things

As scientists we will be working scientifically to classify living things by looking closely at their similarities and differences. We will explore the different habitats of microorganisms, plants and animals and how they have adapted to live there.  We will look at evolution of different species.

 

Food – camp fire to explore cooking with fire

 

Fiction Genre

Defeating the Monster

Free Writing Unit

 

Fiction Text

Clockwork

 

 

Fiction Focus

Suspense

 

 

Non-Fiction Genre

Non Chronological Report

Explanation

 

Non-Fiction Text

Clock Makers

Why creatures  Attack

 

Poetry

William Ernest Henley

Volcano Poems

 

Author Study

Phillip Pullman

                                                               

 

Curriculum Drivers

Possibilities

To show the children all the possibilities that are available to them we will ……..

Initiative

To promote independence and initiative we will ………

Happiness

To ensure the children are happy we will …….

Community

To ensure the children are playing an active part in the community we will …….

Autumn

Explore careers such as archaeology, meteorology, scientists, volcanologists

Encourage children to make good choices, make independent choices and form opinions  about current and past issues

Feel good about helping those who are suffering.

Personal pride at being part of a Guinness world record attempt.

Raise money for volcano victims

Get the community involved in supporting with the Guinness record attempt.

Year 6

Summer

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Topic

Saturday night at the Movies – ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’

Suggested Authentic Outcome

 Raise money for Aboriginal children’s charity to provide them with better opportunities and education    http://www.kirinari-acas.com.au/   

Hold an ‘Australian cook out’ – bush fire, didgeridoos, boomerangs etc.   Children buy a ticket to attend – could be a family event. 

Suggested

Essential Question

How does change effect people?   Is all change good?

Learning Suggested Environments

Australian landscape – Ayers rock compared to Sydney Harbour.   

Foundation Subjects

History –  Australia/Aborigines

As historians we will look at the discovery of Australia.  Through our study of this country we will explore how it has changed and describe its social, ethnic and cultural diversity.

Geography –Australia

As geographers we will be discovering Australia and in particular the effect of climate change.  We will use geographical resources to give opinions of a location, collect and analyse statistics and record the human and physical features of an area.

DT – coding

As designers we will be composing aboriginal music through the live coding of music.  We will evaluate and refine our product to ensure a high quality.

Art – Sculpture

As artists we will be looking at aboriginal sculpture to influence our own design.   We will use the skills and techniques needed to carve and add shapes/texture to our sculpture and ensure that it is stable. 

Science – Living things

As scientists we will be working scientifically to investigate the process of climate change in Australia.  We will explain that some changes are irreversible and the effect that this can have.  We will produce an information leaflet about climate change. 

Food –  Food to cook at the bush fire/cook out event.

Fiction Genre

Warning

Portal

Fiction Text

Hobbit

Skellig

Fiction Focus

Action

Dilemma

Non-Fiction Genre

Persuasion

Discussion

Non-Fiction Text

 

 

Poetry

Joyce Kilmer – Trees

Growth of a tree – Meish Goldish

Author Study

 

                                                               

Curriculum Drivers

Possibilities

To show the children all the possibilities that are available to them we will ……..

Initiative

To promote independence and initiative we will ………

Happiness

To ensure the children are happy we will …….

Community

To ensure the children are playing an active part in the community we will …….

Autumn

Speak to scientists who study climate change.  Set up a link with an ‘aboriginal’ school – perhaps in the Northern Territories.

Encourage children to make good choices, make independent choices and form opinions  about current and past issues

Give them the opportunity to raise money for children who have a different life from their own. 

Raise money for Aboriginal children to provide them with different opportunities.

 

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