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Year 6 Unit of Learning
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History
Historical Concepts
Establish clear narratives within and across periods by using secure chronological understanding
Analyse trends, looking at continuity/change and similarity /difference/significance and use them to make connections and draw contrasts
Examine different aspects of history eg social, cultural, political and religious, in different contexts
Gain historical perspective by making connections between local, national and international history
Stories & Sources
Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information
Develop perspective and judgement by weighing evidence and sifting arguments eg propaganda
Explain why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past exist
Historical Questions
Address and devise a wide range of historically-valid questions about change, cause, impact and significance
Historical Vocabulary
Develop and apply a range of historical vocabulary eg influential, narratives, perspective
Geography
Locational Knowledge
Locate world's countries & cities using maps (focus on Europe and N/S America) and explain environmental regions, key physical/human features
Name and locate countries, cities and regions of the UK
Secure understanding of how and why the UK’s human/physical features, geographical regions, topographical features and land-use patterns have changed over time
Apply understanding of positional language eg longitude, latitude to explain geographical characteristics eg topography
Human & Physical Geography
Examine and explain key aspects of physical geography (climate zones, biomes, vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, earthquakes, volcanoes, water cycle)
Examine and explain key aspects of human geography (settlement/land use, economic activity and distribution of natural resources)
Understand the interaction between physical and human processes and features and how these change over time
Skills & Fieldwork
In a variety of ways, observe, record, measure and present human/physical features of local area using sketches, plans, graphs and digital technology eg numerical, quantitative and writing at length
Use digital mapping, 8- point compasses, 4- and 6- digit grid references and Ordnance Survey maps
Place Knowledge
Analyse geographical similarities and differences (regions of UK, European country and N/S America) and communicate geographical concepts in a wide variety of ways
D&T
Design
Communicate, generate and develop ideas, drawing on other disciplines eg science, maths, computing
Use research to inform innovative design and generate own design criteria
Confidently take calculated risks to become innovative, resourceful and enterprising
Evaluate
Generate own design criteria and critique ideas and products against these
Explain and understand how key events and individuals in D&T helped to shape the world
Technical Knowledge
• Construct more complex structures by applying range of strategies in order to solve real / relevant problems
Drawing on disciplines & making connections to wider subject areas, apply understanding of computing to program, monitor and control products
Making connections to real & relevant problems, apply understanding of wider range of mechanical systems (gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages)
Making connections to real & relevant problems, apply understanding of electrical systems (series circuits, switches, bulbs and motors)
Make
According to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities, select from and use a wide range of tools, equipment, materials and components accurately to make high quality prototypes
Food Technology
Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
Know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed and its impact on meal design
Develop crucial life skill of feeding themselves and others affordably and well
Art
Media & Materials
Capture artistic process in sketch book
In drawing, use a wide range of pencils to begin to develop a personal style, drawing on work of other artists for inspiration
In painting, combine colours, tones and tints to enhance mood
In collage, combine visual and tactile qualities
Enhance digital media by editing including sound, video, animation, still images and installations
Significant Artists
Over the course of history, understand how great artists, architects and designers contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation
Communicate ideas and comment on artworks using artistic language
Vocabulary
Use wide range of artistic vocabulary to evaluate own work and communicate ideas / comment on artworks eg atmosphere, symbolise, mastery, evocative
Skills
Master art/design techniques with wide range of materials
Computing
Computer Science
• Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems
Solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
Use sequence, selection and repetition accurately in programs
Accurately manipulate a wide range of variables and various forms of input/output
Securely use logical reasoning to understand how algorithms work and detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
Digital Literacy
Express own ideas by selecting, using and combining a variety of software on a range of digital devices and create programs
Information Technology
Use the opportunities computer networks offer for communication and collaboration
Appreciate how results are selected and ranked and use this to retrieve accurate content
Be discerning in evaluating the reliability of digital content
E-Safety
Confidently, competently and responsibly use information and communication technology
Music
Review & Evaluate
Make connections across music from different eras, traditions and genres
Develop a secure understanding of the history of music
Composition
Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music eg duration, timbre, texture, structure, tempo, musical notations
Use and understand staff and other musical notation
Listen To
Listen with attention to detail and comment on inter-related dimensions
Play & Performance
Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts for a range of audiences
Use voices and musical instruments with increasing accuracy, control, fluency and expression
PE
Communication
Communicate, collaborate and compete with each other in order to inspire self and others to succeed and excel
Evaluate and recognise own and others’ success and identify strategies for improvement
Participation
Play competitive games showing good communication and collaboration to demonstrate their sense of sportsmanship
Apply range of principles suitable for attacking and defending
Participate in outdoor and adventurous activities
Competence
Use a broad range of skills in isolation and in combination to become physically confident
Master flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
Performance
Perform dances and gymnastic routines on own and with others using a range of movement patterns
Evaluate and compare performances with previous ones
Demonstrate improvement to achieve personal best
Science
Make Observations
Independently decide which observations to make
Perform Tests
Recognise and control variables where necessary
Explain which variables need to be controlled and why
Ask Questions
Plan different types of scientific enquiry in order to answer questions
Use science experiences to explore ideas and raise different types of question
Gather Data
Decide how to record data/results of increasing complexity using diagrams, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs
Report and present findings from enquiries, examining causal relationships and reliability of results
Analyse Data
Use test results to make predictions to set up further tests (comparative/fair) and explain reasoning
Interpret scientific evidence that has been used to support/refute arguments
Use Equipment
Take measurements using a range of scientific equipment with accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings where appropriate
Writing
Language & Vocabulary
Use knowledge of language from stories, plays and poetry to enhance the effectiveness of their writing
Select appropriate language and vocabulary to reflect their understanding of audience and purpose
Become familiar with the language of writing eg figurative language, imagery, style and effect
Develop characters, settings and atmosphere using language and vocabulary from reading/books
Integrate dialogue to advance action and convey character
Evaluate how authors use language and consider effect on the reader
Use dictionaries (and thesauruses) to check meaning of new words/language
Plan, Draft, Edit & Evaluate
Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words
Identify audience and purpose of writing
Note and develop initial ideas drawing on reading
Select appropriate grammar and punctuation and understand how these can change/enhance meaning
Use a wide range of cohesive devices within sentences and between ideas/paragraphs
Use a further range of organisational devices
Assess effectiveness of own and others’ writing
Propose changes to grammar, punctuation and vocabulary to enhance meaning/effectiveness
Choose the appropriate register (formal/informal)
Grammar & Punctuation
Use active/passive voice for effect
Use perfect form to indicate time/cause
Use hyphens to avoid ambiguity
Use colons to introduce a list and mark boundaries between clauses
Use semi -colons in a longer list and to mark boundaries between clauses
Punctuate bullet points consistently
Use wider range of cohesive devices (repetition of word/phrase, adverbials and ellipsis )
Identify formal/informal structures eg question tags, subjunctive form
Text Structure & Features
Summarise and present familiar stories in their own words
Summarise main ideas from more than one paragraph using evidence
Use knowledge of language and structure gained from stories, plays, poetry and non -fiction in their writing
Reflect understanding of audience and purpose through choice of grammar, vocabulary and structure
In fiction, consider how authors develop character and setting
Be exposed to wide range of books including myths, legends, fairy stories, modern fiction, fiction from literary heritage and books from other cultures
Evaluate how authors use language and consider effect on the reader
Use a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs
Use further organisational and presentational devices to structure text
Transcription
Use a further range of suffixes and prefixes
Spell some words with silent letters
Continue to distinguish between homophones and other words that are often confused
Use knowledge of morphology and etymology as a strategy for spelling
Use dictionaries to check spelling and meaning of new words (using first 3 letters)
Use a thesaurus
Write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed
Choose the writing implement best suited to the task
Reading
Word Reading
Apply growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (etymology and morphology) to read aloud and understand new words
Comprehension
Continue to read/discuss a wide range of challenging stories, poems, plays, non-fiction and reference books, myths, legends and fairy stories
Read books that are structured in different ways
Increase familiarity with wide range of myths, legends, traditional stories, modern fiction, fiction from literary heritage and books from other cultures
Recommend books to peers and give reasons
Identify and discuss themes and conventions
Make comparisons within and across books
Perform poems and playscripts for audience (using appropriate intonation, tone, volume to convey meaning)
Discuss and explore meanings of words in context
• Ask questions to improve understanding of text
• Infer characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives and justify using evidence
Summarise main ideas identifying key details
Summarise main ideas identifying key details
Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
Evaluate authors’ use of figurative language
• Distinguish between fact and opinion
Retrieve, record and present information
Discuss books (and courteously challenge others’ opinions)
Explain their understanding through discussions, formal presentations and debates
Maths
Number Sense
read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 and determine the value of each digit
round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy
use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across 0
solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above
Addition & Subtraction
use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the 4 operations
solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy
perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
Multiplication & Division
multiply multi - digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two -digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication
divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two -digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding, as appropriate for the context
divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two -digit number using the formal written method of short division where appropriate, interpreting remainders according to the context
perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the 4 operations
• solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy
Fractions
use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
compare and order fractions, including fractions >1
add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions
multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form [for example, 1/4 × 1/2 = 1/8]
divide proper fractions by whole numbers [for example, 1/3 ÷ 2 = 1/6
associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents [for example, 0.375] for a simple fraction [for example, 3/8] ]
identify the value of each digit in numbers given to 3 decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000 giving answers up to 3 decimal places
multiply one - digit numbers with up to 2 decimal places by whole numbers
use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to 2 decimal places
solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy
recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts
Ration and proportion
solve problems involving the relative sizes of 2 quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts
• solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison
solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found
solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples
Measurement
solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to 3 decimal places where appropriate
use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to 3 decimal places
convert between miles and kilometres
recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa
recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes
calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles
calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cubic centimetres (cm³) and cubic metres (m³), and extending to other units [for example, mm³ and km³]
Geometry
draw 2 -D shapes using given dimensions and angles
recognise, describe and build simple 3 -D shapes, including making nets
compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals and regular polygons
illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius
recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles
describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all 4 quadrants)
draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes
Statistics
interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems
calculate and interpret the mean as an average
Algebra
use simple formulae
generate and describe linear number sequences
express missing number problems algebraically
• find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with 2 unknowns
enumerate possibilities of combinations of 2 variables
History Learning Sequence
Geography Learning Sequence
D&T Learning Sequence
Art Learning Sequence
Computing Learning Sequence
Music Learning Sequence
PE Learning Sequence
Science Learning Sequence
Writing Learning Sequence
Reading Learning Sequence
Maths Learning Sequence
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History
Historical Concepts
Stories & Sources
Historical Questions
Historical Vocabulary
Geography
Locational Knowledge
Human & Physical Geography
Skills & Fieldwork
Place Knowledge
D&T
Design
Evaluate
Technical Knowledge
Make
Food Technology
Art
Media & Materials
Significant Artists
Vocabulary
Skills
Computing
Computer Science
Digital Literacy
Information Technology
E-Safety
Music
Review & Evaluate
Composition
Listen To
Play & Performance
PE
Communication
Participation
Competence
Performance
Science
Make Observations
Perform Tests
Ask Questions
Gather Data
Analyse Data
Use Equipment
Writing
Language & Vocabulary
Plan, Draft, Edit & Evaluate
Grammar & Punctuation
Text Structure & Features
Transcription
Reading
Word Reading
Comprehension
Maths
Number Sense
Addition & Subtraction
Multiplication & Division
Fractions
Measurement
Geometry
Statistics
Algebra