Year 6 - Elm and Oak


Our Year 6 team

Our curriculum

Below is an overview of the topics your child will be covering this year, including the outcomes, trips / visitors and home learning commitments involved with each topic. We would appreciate it if this information was not shared with your child, as we start each topic with a hook and it would spoil the element of surprise.

Thank you for your support.

Autumn 1

Topic: Darwin’s adventure

Outcome: Fossil art- set up a class museum, papier mache bugs, report writing

Home Learning: Write a report on Charles Darwin

Trip: Bug Lab UK £8.00

Science: Evolution and inheritance

ICT: Touch typing

PSHE: Rights, responsibilities and the law

Design Technology: Hogwarts pencil case

RE: Identity - Baisakhi

Art: Settings - J.M.W. Turner

Geography: - OS map study

Music: Musical notation

PE: Quidditch

 

Autumn 2

Topic: Magnificent monarchs

Outcome: Writing a letter to the queen

Home Learning: Researching a well-known British Monarch

Science: Light

ICT: Finding and using information

PSHE: Managing conflict

Design Technology: Greek cookery

RE: The Christmas Mystery

History: Ancient Greeks

Geography: Greece

Art: Greek pottery

Music: Performance acting and singing

PE: Gymnastics


Spring 1

Topic: Ancient Greeks

Outcome: Presenting to Year 6

Home Learning: Ancient Green comic

Trip: Ufton Court-Ancient Greek activity day

£18.00 approx.

Science: Electricity

PSHE: The world of work, habits and managing emergencies

RE: Stories of justice

Art: Portrait and fine sketching skills - Cabret

History: The Mayans

Geography: Mesoamerica

PE: Competitive games and circuits

 

Spring 2

Topic: The Mayans

Outcome: Creating a Mayan temple

Home Learning: Ancient Mayan cook book

PSHE: Taking responsibility and conflicting emotions

Design Technology: Woodwork

RE: Easter - what happened next?

Art: Portrait and fine sketching skills - Cabret

History: The Mayans

Geography: Mesoamerica

PE: Competitive games and circuits


Summer 1

Topic: The Celts are coming

Home Learning: SATS PREP

Science: Circulatory system

ICT: Spreadsheets

PSHE: Human reproduction and aspirations & goals

Design Technology: Pizza making

RE: Enlightenment - Wesak

History: World War 2

Geography: Map of Europe

Art: Country landscape painting

Music: Music from different cultures

PE: Running

 

Summer 2

Topic: The Celts are coming

Outcome: Design and sew a Celtic warriors cape

Home Learning: Design a Celtic inspired shield

Science: Materials and irreversible changes

ICT: Creative use of ICT

PSHE: Challenging stereotypes

RE: Journey of life

History: World War 2

Geography: Map of Europe

Art: Printing and stencilling - Banksy

Music: Performance, acting and singing

PE: Athletics