Year 6 Long Term Plan

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Year 6 2017/18HT1HT2HT3HT4HT5HT6
EnglishReportsStory openings
Diary entry
Diary entry
Persuasion Instructions
Newspaper report
ReportNewspaper article
MathsPlace value
Problem solving
Mental strategies
Place value
Place value
Fractions, decimals percentages
Place Value
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Problem solving
Place Value
Geometry, position and direction
Application ok skills in number puzzles and games
ScienceHealth and Lifestyles
Children find out about the circulatory systems in humans and recognise the impact of diet and lifestyle on the ways their bodies function.
Light and shadows
The eye
The children learn about the properties of light and how our eyes depend on it for sight.
Children learn about how circuits are put together and analyse the success of different circuits
Working with solutions
Children learn about the water cycle and how water is cleaned.
Darwin Evolution and Adaptation
Children learn that living things have changed over time and how fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.
Classification of plants and animals
Children learn about how and why animals are classified in a variety of ways.
Science investigationHeart rates
Children ask and answer questions about their resting heart rates. “Whose heart rate recovers quickest and why?”
How do shadows change during the day? What affects the density of a shadow?
To investigate what effects the brightness of a bulb/loudness of a buzzer.
Clean water
Children make filters to clean water
Investigating adaptation
Children investigate how plants and fruits have adapted to their environments.
Children investigate different ways of classifying plants and animals.
HistoryIndustrial revolution and health in BradfordDarwin’s voyages
Children learn about Charles Darwin and the significance of his voyages.
Technological developments since WW2 (research project)
The children learn about how technology has changed over time especially over the last 100 years.
GeographyUK cities, regions and featuresBiomes, Time zones and atlas work
Children learn about biomes and their key attributes. They use a range of maps and atlases to identify the position and significance of the topics and lines of longitude and latitude.
World industry and trade links Grid references compass points map work
Children look at how land use differs around the world and how it has changed over time.
Children learn about how to keep themselves safe online and what it is and is not acceptable to share on the internet.
Children use modelling programmes to create representations of real life objects.
Children learn about how to keep themselves safe online and what it is and is not acceptable to share on the internet
Computer Science
Children create and debug programmes involving sensors.
Data Handling
Children will use technology to represent and interpret data in a variety of ways.
Information Literacy
Children will use the internet to research topics they are interested in. They will evaluate validity of the information found.
Art and DesignSelf Portraits
Children combine different mediums to create split self-portraits.
Biomes collage
Children use collage to create representations of biomes
Water and ice
The children use ice and water to create interesting effects in paint.
Observational drawing
Children emulate Darwin and make realistic representation of animals and plants.
Design and TechnologyHealthy Food
Children will design, make and evaluate a healthy dish.
Children design and build periscopes that use mirrors to change the direction of light.
STEM festival
Children will design and make items to solve a given problem.
REPilgrimageInitiation ritesSpecial People
MFLColours and Countries
Children learn more about French colours and the names of counties.
Children look at French classroom instruction and use them in context.
Children will learn language to discuss their family.
PESports Hall Athletics
Children take part in a variety of modified track and field activities. Some children will take part in competitions against other schools.
Tag Rugby
Children play Tag Rugby thinking about the key elements of ball control, communication and movement.
The children experiment with movement and balance.
Children will learn the Haka dance.
Striking and fielding games
Children play a range of games focusing on striking and fielding skills.
Outdoor and adventurous activities
Children will work as a team to improve problem solving and orienteering skills.
MusicLivin’ On A PrayerHappyClassroom Jazz 2Fresh Prince of Bel AirMake You Feel My LoveReflect, Rewind and Replay
Children will learn about drugs (including alcohol and tobacco) and their risks.
Children will learn how to stay physically and emotionally safe.
Identity (Puberty)
Children look at the changes that are taking place inside their bodies.
Children will learn about the role money plays in their own and others’ lives.
Children will learn how to stay physically and emotionally safe.
Relationships and citizenship
Children will learn about different relationships and how to maintain them. They will learn about what makes a good citizen.
Trips and VisitsIMPS
The children take a trip to the hospital to find out more about how they can look after themselves and others.

Stay safe Odsel
Children will learn a lot of practical ways to keep themselves safe.
National Media Museum
The children visit the NMM to a range of light and shadow workshops.
Treasure Island Drama workshops
Children will participate in drama workshops based on the classic story of Treasure Island.
Thwaites Water Mill.

Water Aid Visitor
Buddhist Visitor

MAGNA Science museum
Children will learn about forensic science.
Children will watch a film about Inventions.

Black hills camping trip

Water Mill (Thwaite Mills)

As part of the water topic we are studying in Year 6, we went to visit a working water mill in Leeds. We were fascinated by the way water is used and how the mill works without electricity. During our visit, we had the opportunity to learn about how water wheels work and the different kinds of water wheels. This half term, we have also had a visitor who came to talk to us about how important water is. This lead us to research ways to save water.


Saving Water

Based on our research, we have produced leaflets and written letters about why it’s important to save water and how we can do it. Did you know, 1 in 9 people in the world do not have access to clean water? That’s almost 900 million people! Also, in Britain, the average person uses 132 litres of water, a day.

Treasure Island

As part of our Treasure Island work, Year 6 were lucky enough to work with 2 professional actors. We really enjoyed dressing up as the characters and freeze framing parts of the story. It really helped us when we started our writing from Jim’s perspective in the barrel.


As part of our Geography and Science learning, we researched Biomes and found out about the different climates, plants and animals of each. Each group were then given a Biomes to create using a shoe box and different materials. We had lots of fun and created lots of mess!

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This half term, we went to BRI to learn more about how to keep ourselves safe by attending the Injury Minimisation Program for Schools. We learnt a lot about how to keep ourselves safe and what to do when we find someone who has been injured.

Children practising the CPR procedure (DRS ABC) on Auntie Joan.

Newlands Mill Disaster

We also studied some local history, this half term, by exploring the Newlands Mill Disaster which occurred in West Bowling, in 1882. The topic touched our hearts and the details of the sorry incident will always be remembered.

Children produced a poster, using Pic Collage, to summarise the events.

Children wrote reports about the events that occurred, in West Bowling, in 1882.


This half term Year 6 visited the National Science and Media Museum to visit exciting light workshop and the newly refurbished ‘Wonderlab’.

  ‘Light it up’ workshop.


 Exploring the Wonderlab.

Video Stimuluses

Our writing this half term has been based around video stimuluses. We watched a short adventure clip about a young boy name Theo and his sister Lana. Here is a link to the video –

Some fantastic, exciting writing was produced as you can see below.

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