KS1 and KS2 Curriclum Map

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English

Seasons

Year 1 – Autumn 1

Narrative Transition Unit (7 weeks)

Science

Seasons

Year 1 – Autumn 1

Animals including Humans (3 weeks)

Design and Technology

Seasons

Year 1 – Autumn 1

Skill Experiment using food (fruit and veg).

To think about where food grows and the differences of the food available around the world. Explore seasonal change and the food available in the different seasons (science link). Think about using the sense of taste/smell and touch (for texture) to describe different fruit and veg. To plan/design and prepare and help make a seasonal soup using locally sourced veg (4 weeks)

Music

Seasons

Year 1 – Autumn 1

Music (singing assembly)

Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

Workshop

Seasons

Year 1 – Autumn 1

ASDA tasting

Educational Visit

Seasons

Year 1 – Autumn 1

Farm Trip – Mount Pleasant Farm

English

Our School

Year 1 – Autumn 2

Poetry (2 weeks)
Information Texts (2 weeks)
Narrative –Stories based on a theme (4 weeks)

Geography

Our School

Year 1 – Autumn 2

Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features; devise a simple map and construct basic symbols in a key.
Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features. (4 weeks).

Music

Our School

Year 1 – Autumn 2

Music (singing assembly)

Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

Educational Visit

Our School

Year 1 – Autumn 2

Park on Hob Moor Road

Design & Technology

Our School

Year 1 – Autumn 2

Skill: Mechanisms

To research toys that have moving parts, Produce detailed sketches indicating how the parts move. Think of ideas to create their own model, which includes moving parts. Briefly begin to explain how it will move and indicate the direction of the movement.
(4 weeks)

English

How We Play

Year 1 – Spring 1

Traditional and Fairy Stories (3 weeks)
Non-Fiction Information Texts (2) (3 weeks)

Science

How We Play

Year 1 – Spring 1

Seasonal Changes and Light (2 weeks)

History

How We Play

Year 1 – Spring 1

Changes within living memory

Talk about how the toys have changed within living memory. Compare toys of parents’ generation against Year 1 children’s (4 weeks). (Hire: Toy and Washing resources booked from Birmingham Museum)

English

You Are Here!

Year 1 – Spring 2

Narrative Stories with a Familiar Setting (3 weeks)
Poems from around the World (2 weeks)

Science

You Are Here!

Year 1 – Spring 2

Plants – Growing and Change over time (2 weeks)
Science Week (1 week)

Geography

You Are Here!

Year 1 – Spring 2

Geography: Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans. Name and locate and identify the characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the united Kingdom and its surrounding seas (Locational knowledge).
Use World Maps, atlases and globes to identify the UK and its countries (Geographical Skills). (2 weeks)

Educational Visit

You Are Here!

Year 1 – Spring 2

Eco Park with ranger session

English

Make some noise

Year 1 – Summer 1

Narrative-Stories from a range of cultures (3 weeks)

Instructions (3 weeks)

Science

Make some noise

Year 1 – Summer 1

Everyday Materials/Classifying and Grouping (3 weeks) Investigate materials for making sounds. Link Art and Design into Science and music

Art and Design

Make some noise

Year 1 – Summer 1

Skill: Investigating Materials

To explore a range of materials best suited to making an instrument. Think about how to attach two pieces of material together i.e. glue, sticky tape or string. To look at a range of materials and discuss properties of materials. To explore the design/colour of their design. To evaluate their outcomes. (2 weeks)

Music

Our School

Year 1 – Summer 1

Music: Creating a Sound Scape

Link with QCA Sounds Interesting Unit 2.
Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
Play tuned and unturned instruments musically (1 week)

English

Earth’s Garden

Year 1 – Summer 2

English: Narrative Stories about fantasy worlds (4 weeks)
Poetry on a Theme (3 weeks)

Science

Earth’s Garden

Year 1 – Summer 2

Plants- in bloom and changes over time (2 weeks)

History

Earth’s Garden

Year 1 – Summer 2

Significant event within living memory: Tim Peake and the ISS and how this has impacted the UK nationally (3 weeks)

Art and Design

Earth’s Garden

Year 1 – Summer 2

(Art Fortnight): Study an artist who has worked with plants or imaginary settings, using sculpture. To research the life and work of the artist. Experiment with techniques and attempt to recreate a famous piece. Final piece in the form of a sculpture. (2 weeks)

Educational Visit

Earth’s Garden

Year 1 – Summer 2

Lickey Hills without ranger session

History

Great Fire Of London

Year 2 – Autumn 1

Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally e.g. The Great Fire of London. (3 Weeks)

Science

Great Fire Of London

Year 2 – Autumn 1

Animals including Humans (2 weeks)

Art and Technology

Great Fire Of London

Year 2 – Autumn 1

Skill: Pattern, texture using print making and sculpture

Children to use the theme of the great fire of London to explore silhouettes, patterns cast by light etc.  Children to use a variety of mediums to experiment and create a picture of the scene.  Final piece to make a sculpture 2D/3D (2 weeks)

English

Great Fire Of London

Year 2 – Autumn 1

Non-Narrative-Stories with a Familiar setting(4 weeks)
Diary (2 weeks)

Workshop

Great Fire Of London

Year 2 – Autumn 1

Great Fire of London

Music

Year 2 – Autumn 1

Music (singing assembly)

Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.

English

We Can Make It!

Year 2 – Autumn 2

Non-fiction Explanation (4 weeks)
Poetry-Really Looking (3 weeks)
Y2 AFL week

History

We Can Make It!

Year 2 – Autumn 2

Significant historical events, people and places in our locality – Bournville and Cadbury and its impact on Birmingham (4 weeks).

Educational Visit

We Can Make It!

Year 2 – Autumn 2

Cadburys/Walkers Chocolate

Design & Technology

We Can Make It!

Year 2 – Autumn 2

Looking at the industrial revolution and the first mass produced car (Ford Model T). Look at the advantages we have gained from the use of the car. Explore the history of the car and think about what the car of the future could look like. Class could reproduce the Model T or their take on it. Key skills to be covered how the car moves and the key components i.e. wheel, axle etc. (4 weeks)
Make a lorry for distributing chocolate bars from Cadbury’s factory.

Educational Visit

We Can Make It!

Year 2 – Autumn 2

Coventry Transport Museum

Music

Year 2 – Autumn 2

Music (singing assembly)

Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.

English

Hot or Cold?

Year 2 – Spring 1

Narrative-Traditional Tales (4 weeks)
Letters and Postcards ( 2weeks)

Geography

Hot or Cold?

Year 2 – Spring 1

Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles (Human and Physical Geography) (2 weeks)

Science

Hot or Cold?

Year 2 – Spring 1

Classifying and Grouping Materials (2 weeks)

Design and Technology

Hot or Cold?

Year 2 – Spring 1

Textiles

Explore the theme of clothing from different cultures. Think about the climate and how this influences the material which is used. Think about producing an item of clothing for a location different to ours i.e. coat for an explorer to the arctic. Think about the function and aesthetics etc. Explore joining two pieces of material together i.e. stitching/gluing, which is most suitable. Think about the material and the function it serves. (2 Weeks)

English

Where in the World?

Year 2 – Spring 2

Narrative-Different Stories by the same author (4 weeks)
Y2 Mock Tests (1 week)

Science

Where in the World?

Year 2 – Spring 2

Changing Materials (2 weeks including Science Week)
Science Week (One week)

Workshop

Where in the World?

Year 2 – Spring 2

Particles Scientific Workshop

Geography

Where in the World?

Year 2 – Spring 2

Understand geographical similarities and differences of a location in the UK and a contrasting non-European country (Place Knowledge) (3 weeks).

English

It’s Alive!

Year 2 – Summer 1

Non-chronological report information text (4 weeks)
SATs Tests (1 week)
Poetry Patterns on a page (1 week)

Science

It’s Alive!

Year 2 – Summer 1

Science Week
All Living Things, Variation & Classification (3 weeks)

Educational Visit

It’s Alive!

Year 2 – Autumn 2

Eco Park

Music

It’s Alive!

Year 2 – Summer 1

Exploring Pitch, Taking Off-Music Express Year 2
Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music-Fossils from Carnival Of The Animals, Saint Saens.
Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.  (2 weeks)

English

I Do Love To Be Beside the Seaside

Year 2 – Summer 2

Poetry Patterns on a page (1 weeks)
Narrative Extended stories and significant authors (4 weeks)
Poetry Silly Stuff (2 weeks)

Science

I Do Love To Be Beside the Seaside

Year 2 – Summer 2

Plants (2 weeks)

Art and Design

I Do Love To Be Beside the Seaside

Year 2 – Summer 2

(Art Fortnight): Skill to explore line, shape, colour and texture in natural forms.

Use the natural environment to explore art i.e. symmetry in leaves/butterflies/flowers. Think about the textures found around us and how they can be incorporated within art work i.e. bark rubbings. Create collages using natural and man-made materials.  Study artists who have worked on this theme. (2 weeks)

History

I Do Love To Be Beside the Seaside

Year 2 – Summer 2

End of key stage summative project – the seaside past and present – Changes to reveal aspects of national life (combination of humanities skills from Art, Geography and History) (3 weeks)

Educational Visit

I Do Love To Be Beside the Seaside

Year 2 – Autumn 2

Weston-super-Mare

Workshop

I Do Love To Be Beside the Seaside

Year 2 – Autumn 2

Dance on Seaside

History

Back to Ancient Times

Year 3 – Autumn 1

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
Iron Age (4 weeks)
Link to unit: Locational geography of the UK.

Workshop

Back to Ancient Times

Year 3 – Autumn 1

Stone Age

Art and Technology

Back to Ancient Times

Year 3 – Autumn 1

Skill: Sculpture

To study sculpture over the Bronze age period.  To look at a variety of artists who have worked within this medium.  To think about a piece of art linked to history/literacy, which they would like to produce using clay.  To make detailed sketches of their ideas, writing down ideas for thinking of the design i.e. why have they chosen this piece and what does it mean? To think of the scale and the finish to replicate the bronze effect (this could be done by using bronze effect paint). (3 weeks)

English

Back to Ancient Times

Year 3 – Autumn 1

Stories with a familiar setting (4 weeks)
on-fiction instructions (3 weeks)

English

The Roman Empire

Year 3 – Autumn 2

Information Texts (5 weeks)
Poetry Shape and Calligrams (3 weeks)

Science

The Roman Empire

Year 3 – Autumn 2

Rocks (2 weeks)

History

The Roman Empire

Year 3 – Autumn 2

Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. Link to QCA KS2 history unit 6A (3 weeks)

Educational Visit

The Roman Empire

Year 3 – Autumn 2

Lunt Fort

Design and Technology

The Roman Empire

Year 3 – Autumn 2

Skill: Food technology/ bread making

Look at bread making over the years, focusing on the traditional and process and the process used from our past i.e. the stone age.  To think about the changes and how they have benefited people.  Look at different cultures and their take on it.  To experiment with other food groups as an accompaniment or as a meal. (3 weeks)

English

Going back to prehistoric times: The wonders of Egypt

Year 3 – Spring 1

Narrative-Adventure and mystery stories (5 weeks)
Y3 AFL week

Science

Going back to prehistoric times: The wonders of Egypt

Year 3 – Spring 1

Forces and Magnets (2 weeks)

History

Going back to prehistoric times: The wonders of Egypt

Year 3 – Spring 1

Ancient Egypt
Link to geography unit: Human and Physical Geography – River Nile (2 weeks)
(Hire: Egyptian Artefacts booked from Birmingham Museum)

Design and Technology

Going back to prehistoric times: The wonders of Egypt

Year 3 – Spring 1

Skill: Structures
Look in detail at the construction of pyramids, the purpose they served and thought behind the design.  Focus on how the construction would have taken place.  To make mock up models and use these to finalise their design.  To give reasons for their choices.  Evaluate how well their design works.  Use CAD (computer aided design) via Purple Mash (3 weeks)

English

Amazing Animals

Year 3 – Spring 2

Non-fiction reports (5 weeks)

Science

Amazing Animals

Year 3 – Spring 2

Animals including Humans (3 weeks)
Science Week: (1 week)

Music

Amazing Animals

Year 3 – Spring 2

Animals and Zoos. Animal Magic – Exploring Descriptive Sounds Music Express Y3.
Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.
Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory. (1 week)

English

Roaming Rivers

Year 3 – Summer 1

Narrative Fables myths legends (4 weeks)
Poetry to Perform (2 weeks)

Science

Roaming Rivers

Year 3 – Summer 1

Light (3 weeks)

Geography

Roaming Rivers

Year 3 – Summer 1

Lunt Roman Fort, River Sowe and the water cycle – human and physical geography. (3 weeks)

Educational Visit

The Roman Empire

Year 3 – Autumn 2

Sarehole Mill/River Cole

English

Colouring Nature

Year 3 – Summer 1

Dialogue and Plays (3 weeks)
Authors and letters (4 weeks)

Science

Colouring Nature

Year 3 – Summer 2

Plants (2 weeks)

Art and Design

Colouring Nature

Year 3 – Summer 2

(Art Fortnight) – Skill investigating pattern

To use colour, pattern shape, space, textiles, digital media and printing.  To look at native American culture and art.  Explore the meanings behind the drawings/painting/sculpture and the symbolism.  To reproduce their own artwork using the ideas and to give explanations and reasons for choices they have made. (3 weeks)

Music

Colouring Nature

Year 3 – Summer 2

Painting with Sound-Exploring sound colours linked to famous artwork involving plants and the plant life cycle-QCA Link Unit 13
Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.
Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians. (2 weeks)

Geography

Off to the Greek Islands

Year 4 – Autumn 1

EUROPE AND GREECE. Place and locational knowledge. (2 weeks)
Wow Starter: Dress up and culture day

Science

Off to the Greek Islands

Year 4 – Autumn 1

Humans Digestive System and Teeth (2 weeks)

Design and Technology

Off to the Greek Islands

Year 4 – Autumn 1

Skill: Mechanisms.

To create a moving parts book which provides information about animals and their habitats. To ensure they have an understanding of the linkages and direction in which they move. To demonstrate knowledge through detailed drawings and labels. (3 Weeks)

English

Off to the Greek Islands

Year 4 – Autumn 1

Narrative, Plays and Scripts: Stories that Raise Issues and Dilemmas (4 weeks)
Poetry: Exploring Form (3 weeks)

Music

Year 4 – All Year

Music Service

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
Use and understand staff and other musical notations.

English

Ancient Greece

Year 4 – Autumn 2

Narrative-Stories from other cultures (4 weeks)
Explanation Texts (4 weeks)

Science

Ancient Greece

Year 4 – Autumn 2

Sound (3 weeks)

History

Ancient Greece

Year 4 – Autumn 2

Ancient Greece-a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the Western World-Link to QCA KS2 history units 14 and 15 (3 Weeks)

Art and Technology

Ancient Greece

Year 4 – Autumn 2

Skills: Tone & colour, space & shape, digital media and print making.

To explore what life would have been like in ancient Greece. To retell this as a story using digital media. To think about their ideas and develop these using detailed sketches and annotation. (2 weeks)

English

The Arrival of the Anglo Saxons

Year 4 – Spring 1

Narrative-Stories in Imaginary World (5 weeks)
Plays (1 week)

History

The Arrival of the Anglo Saxons

Year 4 – Spring 1

ANGLO SAXONS AND THE SCOTS

Britain’s settlement by Anglo Saxons and Scots-Link to QCA KS2 history unit 6B (3 weeks)
Link to unit: Locational geography of thw UK and surrounding seas.

Workshop

The Arrival of the Anglo Saxons

Year 4 – Spring 1

Anglo Saxons

Design and Technology

The Arrival of the Anglo Saxons

Year 4 – Spring 1

Skill: Structures.

To look at the influence of Anglo Saxon fashion and design a bag/satchel. To think about the material, colour and joining techniques. To explain how their design will be put together. (3 weeks)
PROPOSED – ANGLO SAXON Shoes.

English

Printing a Pattern

Year 4 – Spring 2

Plays (2 weeks)
Poetry (3 weeks)

Science

Printing a Pattern

Year 4 – Spring 2

Electricity (2 weeks including Science Week)
Science Week: (1 week)

Art and Design

Printing a Pattern

Year 4 – Spring 2

Skills: Line, colour, pattern, shape and printing:

To look at art from another culture and recreate a design using pattern and colours. To work through a series of designs using a variety of mediums. (3 weeks)

Educational Visit

Printing a Pattern

Year 4 – Spring 2

Walsall Art Museum printing workshop

English

A Peek at the past: What was it like?

Year 4 – Summer 1

Narrative-Stories with historical settings ( 5 weeks)
Recount: Recount (1 week)

Science

A Peek at the past: What was it like?

Year 4 – Summer 1

Science Week States of Matter (3 weeks)

History

A Peek at the past: What was it like?

Year 4 – Summer 1

Local History Study (3 weeks)

Educational Visit

A Peek at the past: What was it like?

Year 4 – Summer 1

Blakesley Hall

Workshop

A Peek at the past: What was it like?

Year 4 – Summer 1

Dance workshop on the Tudors

English

A Canal Journey

Year 4 – Summer 2

Recount (4 weeks)
Persuasive Texts (4 weeks)

Science

A Canal Journey

Year 4 – Summer 2

All Living things & Habitats (2 weeks)

Educational Visit

A Canal Journey

Year 4 – Summer 2

Eco Park

Geography

A Canal Journey

Year 4 – Summer 2

(Art Fortnight)

LOCAL CANALS, ENVIRONMENT AND CHANGE. GEOGRAPHICAL SKILLS AND FRAMEWORK / Human and physical geography. (3 weeks)

Educational Visit

A Canal Journey

Year 4 – Summer 2

Walk along canal

Art and Design

A Canal Journey

Year 4 – Summer 2

(Art Fortnight) (2 weeks)

English

A battle for the Kingdom

The struggle between the Vikings and the Anglo Saxons

Year 5 – Autumn 1

Narrative Stories from other cultures (4 weeks)
Instructions (2 weeks)

History

A battle for the Kingdom

The struggle between the Vikings and the Anglo Saxons

Year 5 – Autumn 1

The Viking and Anglo Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor (2 weeks)

Workshop

A battle for the Kingdom

The struggle between the Vikings and the Anglo Saxons

Year 5 – Autumn 1

Viking Day/Dress up day

Design and Technology

A battle for the Kingdom

The struggle between the Vikings and the Anglo Saxons

Year 5 – Autumn 1

Skill: Mechanisms.

To look at how Saxon weapons were used and the way they moved. To understand how cam mechanisms work and to use this to create Saxon weaponry. To explain movement using detailed diagrams and labels. (3 weeks)

Science

A battle for the Kingdom

The struggle between the Vikings and the Anglo Saxons

Year 5 – Autumn 1

Forces (2 weeks)

Workshop

A battle for the Kingdom

The struggle between the Vikings and the Anglo Saxons

Year 5 – Autumn 1

Forces

English

An Erupting Island

Year 5 – Autumn 2

Narrative-Stories from significant authors (4 weeks)
Persuasive Texts (4 weeks)

Science

An Erupting Island

Year 5 – Autumn 2

Animals including Humans (3 weeks)

Geography

An Erupting Island

Year 5 – Autumn 2

ICELAND and VOLCANOES – Geography (Human and Physical)

Describe and understand aspects of physical geography- rivers, mountains, volcanoes and water cycle (3 weeks)

Music

Year 5 – Autumn 2

Songwriter-Exploring Music and Melody –Link QCA Music unit 19
Explores social influences and how music affects the way people feel and act. It also links to history in exploring changing times and social interests and conditions.
Children will create melodies with an understanding of the relationship between lyrics and melody in song writing, create their own simple songs and perform songs in a way that reflects their meaning.
Develop an understanding of the history of music.
Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.  (2 weeks)

English

The Normans

Year 5 – Spring 1

Classic Narrative Poetry (3 weeks)
Reports (3 weeks)

Art & Design

The Normans

Year 5 – Spring 1

Skill: Colour, texture, shape, form and textiles.

To research the story of the Vikings during history and create a tapestry which retells part of the story. To think about the composition, type of stitching, colour and line. (3 weeks)

Educational Visit

The Normans

Year 5 – Spring 1

Warwick Castle/Tamworth Castle

English

Our Planet Earth

Year 5 – Spring 2

Older Literature (4 weeks)
Dramatic Conventions (1 week)

Science

Our Planet Earth

Year 5 – Spring 2

Earth and Space (2 weeks including Science Week)
Science week: 1 week

Workshop

Our Planet Earth

Year 5 – Spring 2

Earth and Space dome

Geography

Our Planet Earth

Year 5 – Spring 2

(Locational knowledge): Identify the significance of latitude, longitude, equator, northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere, cancer, Capricorn, arctic and Antarctic circle and time zones including day and night. (3 weeks)

English

Earth’s Diversity

Year 5 – Summer 1

Dramatic Conventions (2 weeks)
Film Narrative (4 weeks)

Science

Earth’s Diversity

Year 5 – Summer 1

Science Week Properties and Changes of Materials (1 week)

Geography

Earth’s Diversity

Year 5 – Summer 1

THE AMERICAS – mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes – Human and physical geography. (3 weeks)

Design and Technology

Earth’s Diversity

Year 5 – Summer 1

Skill: Food technology.

LINK TO TOPIC SOUTH AMERICAN national dishes/ healthy eating To research a national dish and use the ingredients from that country to plan and create a meal/part of a meal. To write a set of instruction to explain how the dish will be made. To think about what the dish will accommodate. (3 week ) (To book kitchen space/secondary site, ensure resources are available)

Workshop

Earth’s Diversity

Year 5 – Summer 1

HMR Secondary School

English

The Mayans

Year 5 – Summer 2

Narrative, Traditional Stories myths and legends (4 weeks)
Explanation Texts (3 weeks)

Science

The Mayans

Year 5 – Summer 2

Living things and their Habitats (2 weeks)

Educational Visit

The Mayans

Year 5 – Summer 2

ECO Trip

History

The Mayans

Year 5 – Summer 2

a non-European society that provides contrast with British History
Mayan Civilisation AD 900 (3 weeks)

Art and Design

The Mayans

Year 5 – Summer 2

(Art Fortnight): skill: Composition objects and meaning using paint.

To look at landscapes (linked with Geography) and use a variety of paint mediums. Experiment with different brush strokes and study artists who have painted landscapes. (2 weeks)

English

A turning point:  World War Two and the Battle of Britain

Year 6 – Autumn 1

Narrative, Stories with historical settings( 4 weeks)
Diary (2 weeks)

Science

A turning point:  World War Two and the Battle of Britain

Year 6 – Autumn 1

Living things and their Habitats.
Animals Including Humans  (4 weeks)

History

A turning point:  World War Two and the Battle of Britain

Year 6 – Autumn 1

British history beyond 1066
A significant turning point in British History (The Battle of Britain) (3 weeks)

Educational Visit

A turning point:  World War Two and the Battle of Britain

Year 6 – Autumn 1

RAF Cosford

Art & Design

A turning point:  World War Two and the Battle of Britain

Year 6 – Autumn 1

PROPAGANDA POSTERS using the following skills – Art & Design: skill: exploring colour.
To explore colour by developing paintings that show views of the local area in different kinds of weather. This work could be linked with use a variety of paint mediums. Experiment with different brush strokes and study artists who have painted landscapes/explored colour within their work
(7 WEEKS FOR WHOLE UNIT)

English

Greek and Roman Legacies

Year 6 – Autumn 2

Diary (1 week)
Non fiction biography (2 weeks)
Journalistic Texts (2 weeks)
Power of Imagery (3 weeks)

Science

Greek and Roman Legacies

Year 6 – Autumn 2

Electricity & Light (2 weeks)

Science

Greek and Roman Legacies

Year 6 – Autumn 2

Living things and their Habitats.
Animals Including Humans (3 weeks) From Year 6 Autumn 1

History

Greek and Roman Legacies

Year 6 – Autumn 2

British history beyond 1066
The Legacy of Greek or Roman Culture (3 weeks)

English

Creating an Ambience:  Light and Landscape

Year 6 – Spring 1

Narrative and Plays (4 weeks)
Argument Texts (2 weeks)

Educational Visit

Creating an Ambience:  Light and Landscape

Year 6 – Spring 1

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Project

Art and Technology

Creating an Ambience:  Light and Landscape

Year 6 – Spring 1

Skill: exploring colour using paint.

To explore colour by developing paintings that show views of the local area in different kinds of weather. This work could be linked with use a variety of paint mediums. Experiment with different brush strokes and study artists who have painted landscapes/explored colour within their work (3 weeks)

Science

Creating an Ambience:  Light and Landscape

Year 6 – Spring 1

Light & Sound (3 Weeks)

English

Fun with Physics

Year 6 – Spring 2

Narrative Adventure Stories (3 weeks)
Non-chronological report (2 weeks)

Science

Fun with Physics

Year 6 – Spring 2

Properties and Changes of Materials (3 weeks)
Forces in Action (2 weeks)
Includes Science Week

English

Shelters around the World

Year 6 – Summer 1

Authors and letters (4 weeks)
SATs Tests (1 week)
Evaluate and Edit (1 week)

Science

Shelters around the World

Year 6 – Summer 1

Science Week
Evolution and Inheritance
Earth & Space (3 Weeks)

Art and Design

Shelters around the World

Year 6 – Summer 1

(Art Fortnight) – (2 Weeks)
END OF KEY STAGE 2 SUMMATIVE PROJECT – COMBINING ART/HISTORY and GEOGRAPHY. SCIENCE.

English

The Rainforest

Year 6 – Summer 2

Poetry Finding a Voice (2 weeks)
Persuasive Texts and adverts (3 weeks)
Yr6-Yr 7 Transition Unit

Music

The Rainforest

Year 6 – Summer 2

Journey into the Rainforest-Exploring Sound Sources-QCA Unit 18
Recognise and make creative use of the way sounds can be changed, organised and
controlled (including using ICT); extend their sound vocabulary; combine sounds expressively
Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory. Taken from year 6 Summer 1. (2 Week)

Geography

The Rainforest

Year 6 – Summer 2

(Human and Physical) – describe and understand aspects of physical geography-climate zones, vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and water cycle. – Rainforests (3 Weeks)

Design and Technology

The Rainforest

Year 6 – Summer 2

Structures. To look at shelters around the world.
Think about what a shelter within the rainforest would like and the materials that these shelters could be made from. (2 Weeks)

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