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Y6 T1 Topic Web

In Term 1 Year 6 will be studying
World War 2

Websites to explore - information and videos from the Imperial War Museum.

- answer questions to help a family build an Anderson shelter or evacuees to escape the bombing.

Understanding English, Communication and Languages 

English —journalistic writing, mainly focusing on newspaper reports. This will also link into our topic work. We will also look at English legends— in particular, the story of Robin Hood. 

Robin Hood.  Original artwork for Look and Learn (issue yet to be identified).

French – building conversation skills, extending our number knowledge and learning about the weather.

Understanding Physical Development, Health and Well-Being 

PE—This term will we focus on three areas: tag rugby, football and fitness and stamina training. 

Please note, warm clothing will be needed every Thursday as the activities will be outdoors, usually at Garsington Rec. 

PSHE— New Beginnings, relating to belonging, self-awareness, feelings, social skills and making choices. Using these ideas, we will explore what would make a School of Dreams. We will also work on keeping safe and there will be a visit to the J R Hospital as part of the Injury Minimisation Programme. 



The children will study WW2, focusing on: 
-the origins of the war.
-the Battle of Britain as a significant turning point in British history. 

-the impact of the War on the Home Front.

As part of this topic, the children will visit Didcot Railway Centre for an Evacuees Experience day (during week 6 of term 1). 

At a later date, I will ask children for any family stories which have been passed down. 

Religious Education and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development 

RE enquiry: what is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God? 

Do religious people lead better lives? 

Preparing for our annual Harvest 

Music, Art and DT 

Music—we will be trialling a new music scheme which starts with appraising, singing and performing pieces of music. 

Art and DT — looking at the futuristic art of Christopher Nevinson. We will be learning a range of shading techniques, using different pencils and rubbers to create different effects.

 The Arrival c.1913 Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson 1889-1946 Presented by the artist's widow 1956


Following the sequence of Know It, Use It and Explain It, we will be working with numbers up to 6 digits or 3 decimal places in the following areas: comparing, rounding, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 and also problem solving. 

We will be looking at different written and mental strategies, as well as working on basic algebra, angles, converting between units of measurement and using the 24 hour clock. 


Animals Including Humans 

· Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system; describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood in humans. 

· Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function. 

· Describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.