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Year 6: Spring Curriculum


1920-Year-6-Mission-Statement

Spring: Marvellous Medicine Children explore how medicine has changed through the ages from prehistoric medicine to modern-day NHS and new discoveries.

Create A Spark

Each unit of work will begin with a stimulating activity to inspire curiosity and launch the unit.

Steps To Success

  • Respect: Develop respect for the medical community
  • Forgiveness: If God exists, why are there illnesses?

Mathematics

We follow the White Rose Maths Hub scheme of work.

National Curriculum Objectives covered throughout the first half of the Spring term:

To follow

Science

The Circulatory System

Working scientifically:

  • Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary
  • Taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate
  • Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs
  • Using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests
  • Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations
  • Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.

National Curriculum Objectives:

  • Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood
  • Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function
  • Describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

RE & SMSC

Key Biblical Teaching: ‘I am…’ sayings- Gospel of John. What can we learn about Jesus from these sayings? Discuss how Jesus presents himself as the answer to human spiritual needs.

Spiritual: Why do people turn to God when they become ill/ experience loss? If God exists, why are there illness? How amazing is the human body?

Moral: Do we have a responsibility to look after ourselves? Is it right to test on animals? Are all drugs bad?

Social: How do we take care of the sick? What kinds of problems are people my age facing- mental health and childhood obesity?

Cultural: What is the NHS and why do we have it in the UK? What happens in other countries? How is this linked to our British values?

What do Christians believe about Jesus’ death & resurrection?

  • Explore and summarise how Christians understand the significance of Jesus’ death and resurrection, considering narratives from the Gospels.
  • Express understanding and ask questions about how Jesus’ death is seen as a sacrifice, as a way of forgiveness and salvation. Show understanding of these terms and weigh up what they mean for Christians today.
  • Explain how festivals and seasons are celebrated, including Ascension and Pentecost.

Computing

Image Editing & Route Planning

National Curriculum objectives:

  • understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data
    and information
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

French

That’s Tasty

National Curriculum objectives:

  • Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions.
  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.
  • Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly.
  • Understand basic grammar rules appropriate to the language being studied, how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

WE Schools

There is no particular focus on WE School this half term.

English

Texts used in Year 6:

  • Romeo and Juliet, Helen Street (Diaries, letters, narratives, playscripts, character descriptions, balanced argument)
  • The Tempest, Helen Street (Setting description, character descriptions/comparisons, diary entry, playscripts)

English National Curriculum Objectives (click to expand)

History

Medicine Through The Ages

National Curriculum Objectives:

  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

Essential skills:

  • I can place features of historical events and people from the past societies and periods in a chronological framework.
  • I can summarise the main events from a period of history, explaining the order of events and what happened.
  • I can summarise how Britain has had a major influence on the world.
  • I can summarise how Britain may have learnt from other countries and civilizations (historically and more recently).
  • I can identify and explain differences, similarities and changes between different periods of history.
  • I can describe a key event from Britain’s past using a range of evidence from different sources.
  • I can describe the features of historical events and way of life from periods I have studied; presenting to an audience.

Music

A New Year Carol

National Curriculum objectives:

  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

Essential Skills:

  • I can sing in harmony confidently and accurately.
  • I can perform parts from memory.
  • I can take the lead in a performance.
  • I can evaluate how the venue, occasion and purpose affects the way a piece of music is created.
  • I can analyse features within different pieces of music.
  • I can compare and contrast the impact that different composers from different times have had on people of that time.

Design Technology

Great British Dishes

National Curriculum Objectives:

  • Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
  • Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
  • Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
  • Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

Essential skills:

  • I can use market research to inform my plans and ideas.
  • I can follow and refine my plans.
  • I can justify my plans in a convincing way.
  • I can show that I consider culture and society in my plans and designs.
  • I show that I can test and evaluate my products.
  • I can explain how products should be stored and give reasons.
  • I can work within a budget.

PE

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Enrich Drivers

  • Experiences: Spiced – Drugs education. Thackeray Medical Museum trip.
  • Preparedness for modern life & independence: Spiced- Drugs education. Understanding NHS- linked to British values
  • Wellbeing: Spiced- Drugs education. Mental wellness and childhood obesity
  • Aspiration & Curiosity: Visit from health care professional

Let Your Light Shine

The unit will culminate with a piece of work designed to celebrate the pupils’ learning.

End Of Year Expectations