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Years 5&6 Curriculum 2017-2018

Subject Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Topic Who were the Maya? Is there a future for tribes around the world? Invaders and Settlers Best of British – Cultural awareness
Exhibition and possible visit from Mexicolore Whole school day on outdoors – building a shelter – armour making Swindon Trip
Musicians Handel Mendelssohn – Fingal’s cave The Beatles
Artist Michelangelo – Sistine Chapel – creation of Adam to link into Maya creation story Turner – seascapes Hockney
Literacy Tour guides of Mayan city

Blogging

Letter writing (Why study the Maya)

Instructions (sun dial)

Job adverts (roles in society)

Discussion text (human sacrifice)

The Rabbits by John Marsden and Shaun Tan

Fantasy

Poetry – y6 power of imagery

Balanced arguments

 

Film Narrative

Classic Poetry – British Authors

The Hobbit – Narrative

Formal Letters

Newspaper Reports

History Maya – Key stage history Anglo-Saxons/Vikings – also Romans and Scots Beyond 1066 – Local Swindon focus or WW2
Geography Countries around the world – Mexico

Settlements

Social diversity

Declines in civilisations

 

 

Settlements

Land use

Oceans and seas

Ordinance Survey Maps

Name and locate counties and capital cities

Coastal areas (trains to the seaside)

Changes over time

Mapping Swindon

Settlements/Land use/Trade links

Science Light

Earth movements in space

Night and Day

The Seasons

Forces – science of a Viking boat.

What makes the best Viking longboat?

Forces and electricity
RE Islam Blocked – Gospel – What would Jesus do?

UC

Creation – conflicting or complimentary?

UC

Salvation – What do Christians believe Jesus did to save human beings? UC Islam Islam
PE Y5 – High 5’s and Real P.E

 

Y6 – Hockey and Real P.E

Y5 – Dance and Real P.E (hockey)

Y6 – Dance and Real P.E (High 5’s)

Y5 – Tag Rugby

REAL PE – Social

 

Y6 – Tag Rugby

REAL PE – Social

 

Yr 5 Gymnastics REAL PE – Physical

Yr 6 Gymnastics REAL PE – Physical

 

Yr 5 Kwick Cricket REAL PE – Health and Fitness

Yr 6 Kwick Cricket

Athletics

Yr 5 Volleyball

REAL PE – Personal

Yr 6 Volleyball Athletics

Music Charanga:

Y5 – Don’t stop believing

Y6 – I’ll be there

Charanga:

Y5 – Make you feel my love

Y6 – Happy

Charanga:

Y5 – Fresh Prince

Y6 – Fresh Prince

Charanga:

Y5 – Dancing in the street

Y6 – You’ve got a friend

Charanga:

Y5&6 – Reflect, rewind, replay

 

ICT

Use Switched on Units but spend time to match to topic and check to ensure coverage (e.g. some units can be reduced).

Work in pairs but consider next year may be individual year groups

Blogging Digital design – “Mayancraft!” Design a game

Coding

Cryptography

Cracking codes

Virtual business

Excel

Control Technology – Lego mindstorm
DT

 

 

Computing

Electrics and electronics

(make something which will include materials, construction or mechanics)

Food

Mayan food – cooking

 

Structures Bridge building Textiles – Make a Viking tunic Viking Boats Control technology
Art

 

Mayan Sundials Art inspired by the sea – Kurt Jackson Hockney 3d
French Classroom instructions

Revision of names

Greetings

Feelings

Ages

Where live

Numbers 1 – 31

Months

Revise days of weeks

Number 32 – 60

Class room instructions

 

The Weather

 

A French Christmas

 

Class room instructions

 

The Weather

 

Epiphany

Birthdays

Fete days

Clothes, adjectives

Fashion outfit, sterotypes

Christmas

81 – 100 numbers

 

Sports

Revise parts of body

 

J’ai mal

 

Opinions

Adjectives

Collaborative work

Food

 

Food tasting

 

Products

 

People

 

Cars

 

Paris, Bastille Day

PSHE
Year 5 Circle time Circle time Healthy lifestyles Circle time Economic wellbeing Sex and relationships
Year 6 Circle time Circle time Healthy lifestyles Circle time Economic wellbeing Sex and relationships