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Summer Curriculum Overview- Year 6

Subject Summer 1Summer 2


ArtArt this term will be linked to our charity sale with a focus on marketing and advertising.Art this term will be linked to our charity sale with a focus on marketing and advertising.
ComputingFilming in the context of filming advertisements linked to our charity sale, using digital devices and importing them into video editing software.Filming in the context of filming advertisements linked to our charity sale, using digital devices and importing them into video editing software.


Design and TechnologyAll of our D&T this year will be based on our charity sale. The children will carry out surveys, create prototypes, consider the best materials and evaluate their products. All of our D&T this year will be based on our charity sale. The children will carry out surveys, create prototypes, consider the best materials and evaluate their products.
EnglishOur writing will be a historical narrative based on D-Day and the animation ‘Beyond the Lines.’ The focus will be on figurative language, including: similes, hyperbole, alliteration, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia, oxymoron. We will use colons and semi-colons as well as consolidating all of our previous grammar learning.We will study parts of the book, ‘Good Night, Mr Tom.’ We will be acting out key events in the text and producing a play script using key features: with a focus on detail such as stage directions.
GeographyGeography this half-term will be focused on WW2. We will look at allied and axis countries, study where the D-Day landings took place and look at what changes WW2 made to the geography of Europe and beyond. We will understand the transatlantic trade route. We will also consider the differences in North and South America when studying segregation.


Guided ReadingOur reading this term will be based on the book ‘Letters for the Lighthouse’. We will be reading sections of Rosa Parks’ autobiography in connection with our civil rights topic and our writing curriculum. In addition, we will be studying a play-script as part of our end of year performance.


HistoryLearning will be linked to our WW2 topic. We will start with the build up to WW2 and the causes of war, life during WW2, D-Day and finally the lead up to the end of the war.
There will be a focus on codes and the Enigma, followed by a trip to Bletchley Park.
Civil rights will be a key focus this term. We will study the background to slavery and segregation. We will look at a range of inspirational people, including: Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther-King, Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges.


MathsWe will focus on shape and geometry, including angles and circles.
We will revise and consolidate key learning.
Problem solving will be the key focus this term. We will look at word problems and apply our understanding of problem solving to real life scenarios linked to our charity sale.
Modern Foreign LanguagesWe will look at popular holiday destinations and learn key vocabulary to describe a holiday picture.We will continue with our ‘holiday’ vocabulary, creating a postcard to send home.


MusicWe will plan a piece of music to help describe the atmosphere during an air raid.
Physical EducationTag Rugby (including an external rugby festival)
Athletics (including, Borough Sports Athletics Festival)
Rounders/Cricket
Dance
Personal, Social, Health EducationWe will look at different relationships this term and what a healthy relationship looks like. We will identify the most significant people in our lives so far and understand how it feels to have people in our livese that are special to us.
We will know some of the feelings we can have when someone dies or leaves and use strategies to manage feelings associated with loss.
Relationships continue to be a key part of our learning this term. The children will study how to use technology positively and safely to communicate with friends and family to take responsibility for their own safety and well-being.
They will also discuss how girls’ and boys’ bodies change during puberty and understand the importance of looking after themselves, physically and emotionally. We will look at how to express feelings about the changes that will happen during puberty.
Finally, the children will look at how a baby develops from conception through the nine months of pregnancy, and how it is born.
Religious EducationOur RE topic is linked to our topic, Civil Rights. We will look at the humanitarian work of Eleanor Roosevelt.Please see ‘history’ as our RE and history topic are linked this term.
Science We will study the circulatory system, including blood, the movement of blood around the body and the components of blood. We will continue with our circulatory system topic, which will include the study of the structure of the heart and a dissection lesson. We will also look at the lungs and what is meant by ‘respiration’. We will finish the topic by considering how we can keep our circulatory system healthy and the effects of exercise, drugs and alcohol on the body.