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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