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Leighton Primary School

Year 6

Here you can find out the curriculum expectations for Year 6 and learn about what they will be doing this term.


Spring term

The Spring term is an exciting and important term for the children in Year 6.

During the Spring term, our topic in Year 6 will be World War I and later in the term World War II. We will take a thought-provoking journey back in history to learn all about the Great War and how it changed the lives of millions of people across the globe. Children will discover how European empires, who were all vying for supremacy, came to war at the beginning of the 20th Century. How did the assassination of an Archduke trigger the outbreak of war? What technological advances were made as a result of war? Why did the end of the First World War lead towards the Second World War? A selection of the intriguing questions that children will seek the answers to this term.

Alongside topic lessons, Year 6 English lessons will focus on World War One. This will include: narrative writing about the horrors of the trenches; newspaper reports about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand; letters home from the trenches; information texts about World War One and writing poetry based on War.

In science, Year 6 will travel back over billions of years to investigate how life on Earth came to be. Children will consider the Theory of Evolution and the life of Charles Darwin. They will learn about adaptation and inheritance; and how this enabled life to survive in vast variety of environments on our planet.

World War One provides the backdrop for Art and DT this term. Year 6 will create recruitment posters which were used by governments to persuade men and women to support the war effort. Inspired by ‘Line of fire’ Diary of an Unknown Soldier, children will sketch some captivating images of life in war. As the term goes progresses, year 6 will create a papier-mâché replica of front-line trench.

Of course, the children will be busy preparing for their SATs which take place in May. We will organise a meeting for parents closer to the date to keep you informed of any key information regarding SATs.