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Year 6 Curriculum

Autumn 1 - On the Move

We all live in the United Kingdom, but do we really know much about it? What will Great Britain look like in the future?  As geographers we will be using maps and atlases to name and locate counties and cities in the UK.

We will be investigating the people who live in the UK and exploring how a range of beliefs and cultures come together to make a community.  We will learn about why people want to move to and from the UK and the changes and trends that this movement creates. As writers we will be analysing and enjoying a range of biographies by Great British people. We will be writing a biography about our chosen Great Briton.

Autumn 2 - Crime and Punishment

How has crime and punishment changed over time?

As historians we will be delving into the past to research how crime and punishments have changed. Each week we will look at a different period in history and research the most common crimes and their punishments. We will use art, drama and writing to show our findings.

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Spring 1 - Power of the Planet

What is a natural disaster? Why do they happen?

We will be learning about volcanoes and where they are around the world. We will be studying the 1980 eruption of Mt. St Helens in close detail. We will be writing our own case studies of a natural disaster and comparing the effects of these in the developing and developed worlds. 

Spring 2 - Evolution Revolution

How do we know about animals from the past? How have animals evolved from their dinosaur ancestors?

As scientists we will explore the origins of the earth and learn how life has evolved from simple organisms to complex humans. We will learn how archaeologists use fossils to deepen their understanding of the past. 

Summer - Ancient Maya

As historians we will be going on a journey to Ancient Maya.  Looking at the culture and achievements of the Maya people.  This unit will end with you creating a travel brochure to encourage people from Brighton today to go back in time to 1,100 BC! As artists we will be learning about Maya masks, why they were important and how they were made. We will then design and make our own 3D masks using a variety of techniques.