Year 6

 Autumn Spring Summer

Book Led Curriculum – America KEY TEXTS: Autumn 1: Oh Freedom in translation (F D’Adamo), supported by nonfiction resources linked to slavery and the underground railroad. Autumn 2: Oh Freedom! Continued. Suggested Texts: (See Pie Corbett Year-group Spines) The Arrival (Shaun Tan), Holes (Louis Sachar), My Story: Slave Girl (Patricia C McKissack), Tales from The Caribbean (Trish Cooke), Journey to Jo’Burg (Beverley Naidoo), Coram Boy, (Jamila Gavin), Underground to Canada (Barbara Smucker), Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry (Mildred D. Taylor ) Poetry : The Works4 collection Writing Opportunities Letters /Diaries Biographical writing Newspaper Articles Descriptions Debate/ discussion writing Non-chronological reports Explanations Persuasive writing Narrative
















Book Led Curriculum WW1 KEY  TEXTS:

Spring 1: White Feather – Catherine MacPhail and David MacPhail, Poems from world war One (Selected by Gabby Morgan)

Spring 2: War Game (Michael Foreman), Letters from the Lighthouse (WW2) Suggested Texts: (See Pie Corbett Year-group Spines) Fireweed and Dolphin Crossing (Jill Paton Walsh), River Boy (Tim Bowler), Rose Blanche (Christophe Gallaz &Roberto Innocenti) The Lion and the Unicorn (WWII)


Poetry: War poetry (Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and Rupert Brooke (local connection) Carol Ann Duffy collected poems, Writing Opportunities – Descriptive Writing News report (Tony uncovers ‘the Truth’) Letter/ Diary entry – e.g. in the trenches Formal/informal letters – e.g. theme of cowardice Information report Letter home Poetry Speeches Persuasive Writing


Book Led Curriculum Victorians


Summer 1: Street Child (Berlie Doherty)

Summer 2: Rooftoppers (Katherine Rundell) Suggested Texts: (See Pie Corbett Year-group Spines) The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien), Skellig (David Almond), , Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens), Rose Campion and the Stolen Secret , range of nonfiction texts based on the Victorians.


Poetry: The Highwayman, Charles Causely Collected Poems, Ted Hughes collected poems for children Writing Opportunities – Descriptive Writing Newspaper writing Balanced argument e.g. corporal punishment Recounts – e.g. workhouse life Diary Biography Descriptive techniques Persuasive techniques Formal letter (Dr Barnardo persuading benefactors to donate) Blackout Poetry, poetry linked to topic and revision of poetic forms


Maths Integers & Decimals Multiplication and division Calculation Problems Fractions Missing angles and lengthsCoordinates and shape Fractions Decimals and measures Percentages and statistics Proportion problemsConsolidate and prepare to be secondary ready

A1: Electricity

A2: Light

Sp1: Animals Including Humans

Sp2: Living Things and Their Habitats

S1: Living Things cont/d

S2: Evolution and Inheritance





'The World at War'

World War One and Two

‘A Time and Place in Victorian Britain’

Know the names of, and locate, a number of South or North American countries. • Know key differences between living in the UK and in a country in either North or South America • Know what is meant by biomes and what are the features of a specific biome • Know how to use graphs to record features such as temperature or rainfall across the world. • Use Google Earth to locate a country or place of interest and to follow the journey of rivers, etc including West Africa, The Caribbean and the Southern States of the USA




Know about time zones and work out differences. • Know what most of the ordnance survey symbols stand for • Know how to use six figure grid references. • Know about the geography of Europe and study maps to see how land was won and lost during the war time   









Know, name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time (link to development of railways)









HistoryKnow about the slave trade and the ideas, attitudes and experiences and the roots of our diverse society – to think about the reasons for the highly distinctive historical situation • Explore links between three sets of historical societies (West Africa, the plantation of the New World, 18th century Britain) • Know how features, ideas, attitudes and experiences are very different from those they may encounter in modern life • Know how to place events, people and changes into correct periods of time • Explore the history of the roots of slavery in America including the who, what when, how and why? • Discuss the actions and reactions of slaves • Understand how slavery looks today and what still needs to be done

Explore the reasons for the war starting • Explore the chronology of timeline of events leading up to the war Explore different sources about what life was like on the Western front • Explore what life was like on the home front • Study the battle of the Somme • Trench warfare Life on the Front Line • WW1 • Inventions • Explore the role of animals in WW1 • Study in detail the conditions of the trenches and discuss the changing shape of warfare in the last century



Know about changes in leisure time in the 20th Century • Know and understand that ways of life differed greatly across Victorian society • Know and consider how attitudes to children and childhood changed over time • Know and identify Queen Victoria and place the Victorian period in relation to other periods of British history • Learn about the major inventions in the Victorian period • Discover what life was like for children (workhouses and child labour) • advent of railways • Explore the significant developments of English life during Victoria’s reign) 







DTFunky FurnishingsGreat British DishesShelters

Art skills are taught through projects during the last week of each half term to allow children to build on prior skills and knowledge in quick succession.



Autumn 1 'Set Design'


Autumn 2 'Graphic Ink'


Art skills are taught through projects during the last week of each half term to allow children to build on prior skills and knowledge in quick succession.



Spring 1 'Exploring Portraits'


Spring 2 'Landscape Painting'

Art skills are taught through projects during the last week of each half term to allow children to build on prior skills and knowledge in quick succession.



Summer 1 'Be an Architect and Monoprint'


Summer 2 'Design a House and a Monument'




-Classroom Jazz 2




-Music And Me


Coding: 2Code. 

Online safety



Text adventures




Understanding Binary


Autumn 1: 

Gymnastics (Movement)

Autumn 2: 

Gymnastics (Shape and balance)

Spring 1: 

Dance (Electricity)

Spring 2: 

Invasion games

Summer 1: 

Striking and fielding 

Summer 2: 


REIs it better to express your religion in arts and architecture?

What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?


What matters most to Christians and humanists?

What difference does it make?

PSHCEThe Taking Care Project Growing Up Think PositiveThe Taking Care Project Safety First VIP’sThe Taking Care Project One World Respecting Rights