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Together we are a family of God, a family of love, a family of learners

Cornerstones Curriculum

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!

 

Blood Heart

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

 

Darwin's Delights

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

 

ID

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

 

Revolution

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

 

Tomorrow's World

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

 

Frozen Kingdoms

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.

 

Our Mission and Values

Together we are a family of God, a family of love, a family of learners.

Read Our School Ethos

Trust Information

St Mary's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Mary's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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