Y6 Autumn 2 2020
Topic 2: ‘Secret Agents'
History: Looking at the significance of the Battle of Britain as a turning point in British history, and the role of intelligence agents during WW2.
History Key Questions:
- What were the major events leading up to the Battle of Britain?
- Which countries were involved?
- Who was Churchill?
- What were the Luftwaffe's plans for invading Britain?
- What role did British pilots play during the Battle of Britain?
- Why was it significant?
- How were code breakers and secret agents used in WW2?
- Learning to persuade - looking at WW2 propaganda
- Persuasive writing - letters, information sheets and debates
- Narrative writing based on 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll
- WW2 poetry
- Factors and multiples
- Formal methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
- Percentage, decimal and fraction equivalence
Science - Electricity / Forces
- What are the dangers of electricity?
- Completing and repairing circuits
- Drawing circuit diagrams
- Forces - Friction & air resistance (catch-up from Y5)
- Scratch - using IF/ELSE blocks to control options and create Morse Code
- E-safety – privacy, security and risk online
- Breaking down problems into algorithms and creating a decision tree to fix a broken electrical circuit
- Learning to program in MakeCode and download this to Micro:Bits
DT: Using electronics with switches to create secret agent Morse code devices
Music: Songs of WW2, Creating propaganda music
PE: Games: Invasion games - basketball Dance: based on WW2 & the Charleston
PSHE: Human Rights - A safe place to live
SMSC: The Benefits System
RE: The Christmas Mystery: Why two stories? Considering the idea of interpretation and how the Christian account of Jesus’ birth is described in the Bible in the books of Matthew and Luke.