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++++October Half Term - Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October++++Children Return - Monday 28th October++++

Year Six

Curriculum Over-view


Autumn Term

Learning Journey: Ancient Greece


We will be reading:

  • The Adventures of Odysseus by Hugh Lupton


In Science we will:

  • Learn about Light
  • Recognise that light appears to travel in straight Iines and in waves.
  • Explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.
  • Explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.

In History we will:

  • Understand the development of democracy and government.
  • Learn about Greek philosophy and debate, including the work of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.
  • Understand the impact of Greek Myths (and the Olympian Gods), drama and literature on the modern world, including studying The Odyssey and epic poetry.
  • Explain the expansion and fall of the Greek Empire through a study of Alexander the Great.
  • Explore styles of war and warfare, including a study of the Trojan War. 

In Music we will:

  • Identify pitch and tempo in listened to pieces
  • Through improvising and composing, identify and control ways instruments make pitch and tempo.
  • Play with increased control and expression.

In RE we will:

  • Understand how people express faith through art
  • Explore how colour demonstrates religious ideas
  • How music is used in worship
  • How drama expresses faith 

In Art we will:

Drawing: Giacometti Study

  • Select appropriate tools independently .
  • Use perspective.
  • Continue to use proportion
  • Use techniques to represent movement.
  • Develop use of light and shade to make things appear 3D

Sculpture : Wire and Papier Mache human form

  • Create figurative human forms in the style of Giacometti
  • Exploring form and perspective.
  • Use frameworks to provide stability and form.

In DT we will:

  • Prepare and cook a vegetable lasagne using seasonal, local vegetables.
  • Prepare food hygienically and safely using a heat source.
  • Improve skills cutting, peeling, grating, mixing and spreading
  • Know the nutritional makeup of foods cooked