Curriculum Overview

Year 6 - Autumn 2

This page explains what your child will be learning this half-term as their main project in class. Please use the menu at the side to view objectives for additional objectives for the stand-alone subjects (Mathematics, Physical Education, Computing, Music, Languages, PSHCE and Religious Education) and for our extended curriculum.

A Child's War

Unit Overview

A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover. It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying stormtroopers in a secret annexe, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears. Make do and mend. Cook up a family meal from meagre rations. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sunk ships. And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says β€˜It’s an unconditional surrender.’

❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT

Evacuation Roleplay

🏁 BIG FINISH

Diary Exhibition

πŸ‘‰ DRIVERS & ENHANCERS

The driver subject for this unit of work is History

The unit will be enhanced through Art and Design.

πŸ“– FOCUS TEXT(S)

The class will be reading Goodnight Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian

️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

Throughout this unit of work we will be writing narratives from the perspective of Rose Blanche and letters inspired by 'Letters From The Lighthouse'.

🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

In this unit of work we will grow our own to help with the war effort.

Unit Sequence

Driver Subject: Learning Intentions

  1. Evaluate the human impact of war on children (evacuation)

  2. To create a timeline of key events in WW2.

  3. Discuss the significance of a historical event in British history (Blitz)

  4. Describe and explain the significance of a leader or monarch (wartime leaders)

  5. Compare and contrast what life was like in WW2 with now (school then and now)

  6. Evaluate the human impact of war during WW2 (letters from the battlefield)

  7. Compare and contrast significant events in WW2 (homes now and then)

  8. To understand and explain the use of propaganda during WW2

  9. Evaluate the human impact of war on society (Holocaust)

  10. Recognise the impact WW2 had on post-war Britain (returning home)