Year 6 Topic Curriculum Map: History, Geography, Art, DT, Music

Year 6 Topic Curriculum Map: History, Geography, Art, DT, Music
Year 6 Topic Curriculum Map: History, Geography, Art, DT, Music and Science
AUTUMN ONE
Go with the flow
Geography
Describe and
understand key
aspects of physical
geography
-The Water Cycle
-Rivers, lakes, ponds
-How the shape of a
river is always
changing
-How it changes the
land through which
it flows
-What happens
when it floods
-What uses people
make of rivers
History
-The importance of
the River Nile in
every aspect of life
in Ancient Egypt
D+T
Design, make and
evaluate a product
How bridges are
built
AUTUMN TWO
Study on a nonEuropean study:
Mayans
History
A non-European
society that provides
contrasts with British
History
Mayans
-About the Maya
from the buildings
and artefacts they
left behind
-How the Maya
worshipped their
gods
-How the Maya used
glyphs for writing and
counting
-Why the Maya
empire declined
Geography
Describe and
understand key
aspects of physical
geography
-About the
geographical
features of Mayan
settlements
SPRING ONE
Express yourself
SPRING TWO
Climate control
SUMMER ONE
The Viking and
Anglo-Saxons
SUMMER TWO
Moving people
D+T
Design, make and
evaluate a product
How advertising can
change the way we
feel about certain
products
If we can design a
product to make us
feel relaxed
Geography
Human
geography
-How climate
change is
affecting our
planet
-Why recycling
and re-using
materials is
important
-What happens to
the waste that we
produce
History
The Viking and
Anglo-Saxon
struggle for the
Kingdom of
England to the
time of Edward
the Confessor
Focus: Viking
raids and
invasions
-The Viking
invasion of Britain
-The life and
legacy of Alfred
the Great
-How to use
archaeological
evidence to find
out about the
past
Geography
Locational
knowledge
-Identify the position
and significance of
latitude, longitude,
Equator etc
Art
-How feelings and
emotions can inspire
artists
-What local artists
feel about the home
or host country
-How we can show
our feelings through
art
Music
Listen with attention
to detail and recall
sounds
-How musicians use
feelings and
emotions in their
music
-How we can help
to reduce traffic
use in our local
area
D+T
Design, make and
evaluate a
product
-Research how we
can use solar
power as an
energy source
-Research how we
can make a wind
Geography
Locational
knowledge
-Locate the
countries on the
World map to
show movement
of the Vikings.
Geographical skills
-Use the 8 points of
a compass, four
and six-figure grid
references, symbols
and key to build
their knowledge of
the United Kingdom
and the wider
world.
Geography
-About the
similarities and
differences
between places we
know
-How and why our
families have
Design, make and
evaluate a bridge
Art
To improve mastery
of art and design
techniques
-Look at art work
which represents
the changing
nature of the sea.
-Create artwork to
reflect the sea.
Art
To improve mastery
of art and design
techniques
-Learn about and
create traditional
Mayan art.
Science
Classifying Living
Things
-Identify and
describe the
observable
characteristics of a
Science
range of
Our bodies
classification groups
-Answer the Quest
question, ‘How can including microorganisms, plants
we stay healthy?’
and animals
-Present their
-Use their
findings in the form
observations to
of a ‘health
construct
roadshow’
incorporating multi- classification keys of
media presentations increasing
complexity
which show that
-Carry out
they will have
investigations to
recognised the
observe how moulds
impact of diet,
grow over time
exercise and
lifestyle choices on
the way their bodies Cooking
Understand where
function.
food comes from
Use basic principles
of a healthy and
-How music can
affect our feelings
-How we can control
our feelings through
music
Science
Evolution and
Inheritance
-Investigate how
living things have
changed over time
and that fossils
provide information
about living things
that inhabited the
Earth millions of years
ago
-Identify how animals
and plants are
adapted to suit their
environment in
different ways and
that adaptation may
lead to evolution
-Use secondary
sources to research
and evaluate
evidence about
evolution and
inheritance
turbine
-Design an energy
source
Science
Changing circuits
-Recognise and
use accepted
scientific symbols
in circuit diagrams
-Investigate
altering the
brightness of bulbs
and the volume of
a buzzer in
different ways
Cooking
Understand where
food comes from
Use basic
principles of a
healthy and
varied diet
-Learn about food
eaten in different
climates.
-Create a
refreshing dish
that would be
eaten in a hot
climate.
D+T
Design, make
and evaluate a
product
-Design and
make a shield
Science
Light and sight
-Learn about
how light travels
and that we see
things because
light travels from
light sources to
our eyes, or from
light sources to
objects and then
to our eyes
-Learn that shiny
or reflective
surfaces alter the
direction in
which light
travels
-Carry out an
investigation in
the context of
finding a
reflective
material for
children’s
clothing
moved around the
world
-How different
places are linked
-How and why
people move and
goods are
transported around
the world
-Environmental
disasters which
influence human
migration
-Disaster relief
organisations
Cooking
Understand where
food comes from
Use basic principles
of a healthy and
varied diet
-Taster session of
food from different
cultures.
-Chn to create a
dish from a different
culture.
History
-The migrations of
varied diet
-Research modern
Ecuadarian foods.
-Design an
Ecuadorian meal.
people in prehistorical times
-The spread of
ideas, technology,
language, food,
goods and culture
through migration
-The historical
importance of past
civilisations on
present day
societies
-About the effects
of migration on
countries around
the world
- enforced
movements of
people and why
these occured
- influences of past
movements of
people on our
present day
societies
Science
Review and
celebration
-Review what they
have learnt in
science throughout
Key Stage
-Give children an
opportunity to
reflect on their
learning in these
areas so that they
go forward feeling
confident in all
aspects of science
-The lessons in this
unit can be taught
in any order. Each
lesson gives a
different approach
to the review and
celebration of the
science work
tackled in Key
Stage 2
Cross-curricular
writing
Cross-curricular
writing
Cross-curricular
writing
Cross-curricular
writing
Cross-curricular
writing
- Describe a river
setting.
- Write a horror story
about the Mayans.
- Write a letter from a
characters point of
view.
- make a
documentary about
migration.
- Write an
explanation text
-Write a newspaper
article, telling the
-Write an
instruction text
on how to be a
Viking.
-Write a diary entry.
-Write a report.
explaining the water story about the
cycle.
drought that caused
the Mayan
-Information text
civilisation to be
about the flow of a
extinct.
river.
-Write a nonchronological report
about the Mayan
civilisation.
Cross-curricular
Computing
-Write an
explanation text
about the AngloSaxons.
-Write a feelings
poem.
- Write about the life
of an immigrant
child.
-Write a
persuasion text
for some to join
the Vikings.
Cross-curricular
Computing
Cross-curricular
Computing
Research about the
Mayans.
Create different
mood music using
isle of tunes.
Cross-curricular
Computing
Cross-curricular
Computing
Cross-curricular
Computing
Research based
project.
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