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Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Year 6

Advances in science and technology are transforming the way that we live our lives. Each and every one of us is affected by change – but have we ever stopped to consider what this change means for ourselves, our communities and the world?

It’s... What Price Progress?

 

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the types of technology we use in our daily lives
  • About technology that is being developed for the future
  • How to evaluate existing technology against agreed criteria
  • How to design and make our own future technology to meet a need
  • How to evaluate each other’s’ designs

 

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About important inventions and discoveries from the past
  • About famous people whose ideas caused social change
  • How our local area has changed and developed over time

 

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • About modern and historical scientific ideas and processes
  • About famous scientists and the inventions/processes that they developed

 

In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the music created by different composers
  • How to compose our own expressionist music
  • About the development of musical instruments

 

In Society, we’ll be:

  • Debating what makes someone an entrepreneur
  • Finding out about the availability of technology in other countries around the world

 

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to create a piece of art in the futurist style
  • How to create a piece of art in the dadaist style

 

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About sustainable ways of living

and then...

 

English has 300 million native speakers in countries across the globe. It is the third most spoken language after Mandarin and Spanish but is the most popular second language in the world. English is an evolving language that has changed constantly throughout the 1500 years that it has been spoken. The story of how English has developed and grown mirrors that of Britain and of today’s global world.

It’s... The Story of English

 

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • How the English language has developed over the last 1,500 years
  • Who has invaded and settled in Britain over time
  • What everyday life has been like for people living in Britain, and how this is reflected in their language
  • How English has spread around the world

 

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How the invention of the printing press changed our world
  • How to plan, design and create a book

 

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • About illuminated manuscripts
  • How to create an illuminated manuscript

 

In Physical Education, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to play running, jumping, throwing and catching games similar to those children played in the past
  • How to develop the rules and play a game using attack and defence

 

In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to compare music from different historical periods
  • How to read basic musical notation

 

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • How English is used around the world
  • About endangered languages

and finally...

 

One day, you should have the right to vote – to decide who will lead your country. What will you do with your vote? Which party or leader would you choose? What issues would get your attention? Politics is about taking an active role and interest in the future, to improve our lives and those of others.

It’s... Champions for Change

 

In Society, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the system of government in our home and host country
  • About different types of government around the world
  • How to canvas opinion on what people think about the school/local area
  • What makes a good leader
  • How to write a successful political speech

 

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the origins of democracy
  • How and why empires have been established
  • About a historical campaign or revolution for change

 

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to create our own party logos and campaign posters

 

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About global issues that should concern governments around the world

 

‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered’
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