Throughout the year the children in Year 6 will be studying different topics based around a 'theme' from the Cornerstones Curriculum. Below is a list of each topic and what is included within them. These topics enable the children to learn in creative and exciting way!
Teach children about the human circulatory system and heart health, developing their knowledge about the workings of the heart and significant medical discoveries.
Linked science investigations: How does blood flow? What’s in blood? What can your heart rate tell you?
Linked text: Pig Heart Boy – Malorie Blackman
A Child's War
Teach children about the cause and effect of the Second World War, significant events and people and develop their empathy for what it was like to be a child at the time.
Linked science investigation: How can you send a coded message?
Linked texts: Goodnight Mister Tom – Michelle Magorian; The Silver Sword – Ian Serraillier
Develop children’s knowledge of evolution and inheritance. Teach children about living things and their habitats, DNA and Darwin’s theory of natural selection.
Linked science investigations: How have eyes evolved? How many worms are underground? Where do wild plants grow best? Why do birds have different beaks? Why is holly prickly?
Linked text: Sky Hawk – Gill Lewis
Develop children’s knowledge of classification and inheritance. Children explore human identity, genetic characteristics, family traits and their own values and beliefs.
Linked science investigations: How does inheritance work? Why are things classified?
Linked text: Bill's New Frock – Anne Fine
Teach children about life in Victorian times developing their knowledge about Victorian culture, including significant people and inventions of the time.
Linked science investigation: Can fruit light a bulb?
Linked texts: Black Beauty – Anna Sewell; A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens; The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken
Teach children about modern communication, including how to build a website, esafety and the movers and shakers in the world of technology.
Linked science investigations: How does light travel? What is a reflection? Can you see through it? Can you turn a light down?
Linked text: Stormbreaker – Anthony Horowitz
This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of polar regions, including the North and South Poles, and includes a detailed exploration of the environmental factors that shape and influence them.