Year 6 – Darwin Class

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Class Teacher : Mrs E Preston

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Lakey & Miss Rawding


Year 6 Long Term Plan                                                      Focus – Tudors

Poetry – using surreal unusual and amusing images

Persuasive writing


Playscripts – link to work about Shakespeare and the theatre.

Stories with flashbacks – read stories set in Tudor times. Write a historical story that contains flashbacks, using information known about life in Tudor times.



Collect data from pulse rate investigation in science and draw line graph.

Measure and record data, e.g. shadow length, in light investigation for science.

Describe positions on a coordinate grid.


Number and place value, including ordering decimals.

Addition and subtraction using the formal written method.

Formal written method of short and long multiplication and division.

Perform mental calculations.

Solve problems involving all four operations.

Use estimation to check validity of answers.

Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000.

Compare, order fractions and simplify fractions.

Add and subtract fractions.

Recognise, describe and draw 2D shapes.

Angles in shapes, around a point, on a line.

Translate and reflect shapes on coordinate grids.

Measurement – length and time.

Recognise equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages.

Calculating percentages of numbers.


Working scientifically throughout.

Animals including humans –

Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.

Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their body functions.

Describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

Link to work on Tudor exercise and collect data from pulse rate investigation.

Light –

Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines.

Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.

Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes.

Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.

Include work on creating silhouettes and collect data from light investigation.

Design and Technology

Design, make and evaluate throughout.

Food – understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet. Link to work on healthy lifestyles in science.

Mechanical and electrical – understand and use electrical systems in their products – make a torch.

Mouldable materials – make their own candle.

Textiles – make a Tudor pomander.



Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom – location of important Tudor buildings/estates, cities and ports.



Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing and painting with a range of materials e.g. drawing and painting portraits of monarchs, producing silhouettes.

Learn about great artists and architects in history e.g. Hans Holbein and typical Tudor architecture.

Draw, cut and assemble an armoured figure using careful cutting and sticking techniques.


Develop an understanding of the history of music – listen to Tudor music, find out about instruments e.g. the lute and hurdy-gurdy.

Perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voice and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression – Tudor songs.


Study an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.

§  e.g. the changing power of the monarchs, religion, leisure and entertainment, the theatre, crime and punishment, transport and travel, art, music, rich and poor, medicine and health and the plague, the Armada.