Year 6 - 6S (Miss Scrimshaw/Mrs Spacagna), 6B (Miss Bradford ),  6T (Miss Taylor)

World in Conflict

Essential Knowledge


Diary entry based on ‘War game’

  • Children to read war game and establish understanding of beginnings of war.

  • Focus on character empathy for main character- discuss thoughts feelings and


  • Establish a sound understanding of the historical facts of WW1

  • Understand and explore the features of diary writing and informal language.

Letter home from the trenches

  • Children to continue reading war game and understand the experience of war.

  • Children to focus on the lives of local soldiers and the letters that they sent

      home- examine letters from the trenches.

  • Empathy- reassurance and censorship.

  • Features of letter writing and informal language.

Create an autobiography

  • Explore the life of Winston Churchill through a variety of sources

  • Create a timeline of information.

  • Children to research their own lives through the use of learning logs.

  • Develop understanding of chronology.




Across the curriculum the children will:

  • Reading for a range of purposes.

  • Increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books.

  • Checking for sense.

  • Discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of

      words in context.

  • Inferring of characters feelings and emotions.  

  • Describing settings, characters and atmosphere.

  • Distinguishing between statements of fact and opinion.

  • Retrieving, record and present information from non-fiction.

  • Participating in discussions about books that are read to them.

  • Writing recounts / write persuasively.

  • Writing biographies


They will be:


  • selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning

  • in narratives, describing settings, characters and atmosphere and integrating dialogue to convey character and advance the action

  • précising longer passages

  • using a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs

  • using further organisational and presentational devices to structure text and to guide the reader [for example, headings, bullet points, underlining]

  • asking questions to improve their understanding

  • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence 


Speaking and listening, word and sentence structure remain an ongoing skill that is developed through all literacy lessons. Similarly VCOP is continuously used throughout the children’s writing.

Children on a daily basis will be undertaking guidedreading sessions.



  • Interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems.

  • Calculate and interpret the mean as an average.



The children will:


  • Learn how light appears to travel in straight lines and how this affects what is seen.

  • Look at appliances, circuits, lamps, switches, insulators and conductors.

  • Explore micro-organisms- food preservation.




  • Select use and combine a variety of software including internet services. Range of devices.

  • E-safety- teaching the children about keeping safe on the internet and other devices.



The children will:


  • Use field work to observe measure and record human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods.

  • Explore different countries, culture comparisons. Local area study.  Map work




  • A study of a theme in British history.

  • Modern European history since 1914 - WWI and WWII



The children will be learning about:

  • The religious significance of the holocaust.

  • Moral questions of war- ethics, is war every justified?

  • Community spirit during the Blitz

  • The culture of the time- jiving, singing etc



  • Children can take part and support their peers in challenging and adventurous activities. ​

  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.


Art and Design  


Year Six will have the opportunity to grasp what it means to be an artist who has to work in a war zone. They will study war artists from the First World War such as Paul Nash and the Second World War such as Henry Moore. They will learn about the mediums and techniques applied to create a body of work in difficult circumstances.


Prior knowledge: Y5 Observational drawing of the figure in movement.


Generating Ideas: The children will have the chance to extend ideas from starting points and collect information through drawing in sketchbooks.  They will use a variety of drawing materials in particular graphite and use it to enhance ideas. They will be able to identify opportunities to improve their work from any unexpected results as work progresses.


Making: The children will use drawing as a means of recording the figure. They will have the opportunity to use graphite to create effects such as a good variation of both line and of tone. They will use a choice of techniques to depict movement, perspective, shadows and reflection.


Evaluation: They children will compare ideas, methods and approaches in their own and others' work and say what they think and feel about them. They will adapt their work according to their views and describe how they might develop it further. 


Knowledge: The children will learn about artists that work in war zones and the qualities they would need to do this work. They will study several works from artist both of the past such as Paul Nash and Henry Moore and those of contemporary war artists and learn how to comment on them. They will have the opportunity to use graphite and create outline and tone with the prospect of improving their observational drawing. T


Literacy: Through group discussion and interaction the children will have opportunities to take different views into account and extend their ideas due to the discussion. They will ask relevant questions to clarify, extend and follow up ideas and respond to others appropriately, taking into account their ideas.


History: Through art the children will learn about history in chronological order covering artists in the First and Second World Wars. They will see changes and similarities over the two periods of time and have the opportunity to comment on them.  They will understand that history is not just written down but can be recorded by artists in a non-verbal way.

This term Year 6 are learning about