Year 6

Curriculum 2017/2018

Autumn Term 2

Year 6 – A Child’s War

Mrs Walton and Miss Hardwick would like to welcome you to Year 6.

This term we will continue with our exciting topic of ‘A Child’s War’.

A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war.



In Literacy we will be reading Cosmic. We will follow the humorous adventure of a twelve year old boy called Liam Digby. He is a gifted child whose physical appearance ages him beyond his years.  Whilst on an adventure we will plan and write a discussion, make inferences about characters and prepare and perform poetry.


In Maths we will start by looking at time. We will convert between different units of time and use our arithmetic skills to solve word problems. We will then move onto fractions where we will be finding a fraction of a quantity and using all four operations to solve problems involving fractions.


In Science we will be finding out all about electricity. We will start by building simple circuits and move onto investigating what happens when components of the circuit are changed. We will also plan and carry out our own investigations and consider the variables we will change, keep and measure.


We will be using a range of materials to design and make a toy that a child in war would have enjoyed playing with. We will then evaluate our design and suggest improvements.


In Geography we will be looking at which countries were involved in the war and what effect it had on them. We will also use a map to locate cities in the UK whilst identifying human and physical characteristics.


In History we will be researching The Blitz. We will then use our research to design and make a leaflet with lots of useful information that could help somebody to survive. Then we will find out about schooling during the war comparing and contrasting it to our life in school.


In computing we will be learning how to use our skills to create a powerpoint presentation. We will create a presentation with images, text and sounds showing all of the learning we have done throughout our topic.


In PE we will be learning all about keeping fit. We will learn about different parts of the body and why it is important for us to do exercise. We will do this by following a range of fitness routines and making up our own routine as part of a group.

As peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender!’