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Year 6

Year 6

Watson class

In Year 6, we ensure that all pupils have secured the key skills and knowledge they need to be successful in secondary school, which is inclusive of character skills and global perspectives that will prepare them for lifelong learning.

We have a bespoke transition for our year 6 students, as part of our haberdashers’ advantage, whereby they have opportunities to experience secondary school life in our local Trust secondary school. Furthermore, they will have experienced specialist teaching in areas such as art and music from our secondary colleagues to help to prepare them for the expectations at secondary school.

In the Autumn term, pupil learning is led by the curriculum vehicle ‘vote for me’ which allows pupils to respond to the critical question: ‘How can I influence people to narrow inequalities?’ This is supported by challenging texts which enhance pupil knowledge of social justice and equity, as well as enhance their ability to think critically and problem-solve.

UN Sustainable development goal

Goal 10 aims at reducing inequality within and among countries. This SDG calls for reducing inequalities in income as well as those based on age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status within a country

Year 6

Autumn Term  

Global perspective 

Social Justice and Equity

Character skill

Critical Thinking

Attitude outcome 

We are committed to social justice and equity. We question what we hear to discover truth and think and learn independently.

Hook 

 Visit the Houses of Parliament to explore democracy and political structures.

Critical question 

 How can I influence people to narrow inequalities?

Core & Supporting texts  

Non-fiction: Extracts from The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama

Fiction: Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Poetry: Equality by Maya Angelou

 

Curriculum driver 

 Possibilities/enrichment opportunity 

Vehicle ‘Vote for me!’

 

Students work in groups to create a presidential campaign in school. They explore previous campaigns, evaluating their effectiveness, and what the focus of those campaigns was. Their campaign will focus on social justice and equity, and how they would aim to achieve this should they be named president. This culminates in the ‘presidential nominees’ delivering their speeches to the rest of the school, with a ‘vote’ held afterwards for the junior leadership team.

 As the year progresses, our Year 6 pupils partake in a range of enriching activities such as a residential trip and their own school production.

At CTG, we are committed to achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, and share the belief that ‘ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.’ – UN. We have a moral imperative to educate our pupils about how they can create a sustainable world and we empower them to teach others through our curriculum.

2021-22 Spring Term Learning

 

UN Sustainable development goal

UN goal 16Peace, justice and strong institutions

 

  Year 6 Long term plan

Term 2

Global perspective

Peace and Conflict

Character skill

Collaboration

Attitude outcome

We value diversity. We have the belief and understanding that by working with others, we can identify our own valid contributions and the importance of compromise and listening to others. 

Hook  

Ancient Greece Day – children to take part in various activities linked to the Ancient Greeks, including food tasting, Greek jar design, culminating in a recreation of the Battle of Thermopylae.

Critical question  

Can my voice help foster peace around the world?

Core & Supporting texts

 

 

 

Fiction:

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman

Who Let The Gods Out? By Maz Evans

Non-Fiction:

So you think you’ve got it bad? A kid’s life in Ancient Greece by Chae Strathie and Marisa Morea

Curriculum driver

Communication

  Vehicle – Model UN

Students will work in groups as representatives of countries from each of the 6 continents. They will research their chosen country, including general information, resources, trade partnerships, human and physical geography. During the ‘model UN’ showcase, the children will face different crises in their groups, and will need to work together, as their country’s delegate, to solve these crises.