Year 6 Autumn 2018

“Bodies” Learning Objectives


Animals Including Humans:

- Can identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.
- Recognises the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function.
- Can describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.
Evolution and Inheritance:
- Recognises that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.
- Recognises that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.
- Can identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.


Locational and Place Knowledge:

- Can describe in detail and understand the human characteristics of some of the largest cities in the UK (population, economic activity and transport systems).
- Can describe the environmental regions, key human and physical characteristics, countries and major cities of Europe, North and South America.
- Can explain how time zones (including day and night) in different countries around the world affect the human and physical geography of a place.
- Understands how human and physical geography can lead to similarities and differences in a range of environments studied.


Chronological Understanding:

- Can identify trends in different periods of history (making connections and comparisons) to improve historical perspective.
- Uses vocabulary in context and understand the terms relating to different types of history (e.g. cultural, economic, political, religious and social).
- Can create timelines for memory using dates, details and eras (showing knowledge of how to check for accuracy).
- Can suggest and research information sources required to present an in depth study of a local town or city.
- Describe the positive or negative impact of a period of history on contemporary society.


Digital Literacy:

- Understands computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
- Can use search technologies effectively to respond to given enquiries and support their learning.
- Understands how results are selected and ranked.
- Is discerning in evaluating digital content, understanding that some information on the web is not always accurate, unbiased or reliable.
- Can select, use and combine a variety of software and digital devices to design and create a range of multi-media content that accomplish given goals.
- Can use technologies and software to collect, analyse, evaluate and present data and information (e.g. spreadsheets, databases).


Thinking Artistically:

- Independently make informed decisions on how to use wide range of tools, materials and techniques creatively.
- Approaches creative projects in a systematic way.
- Makes informed decisions about colours, shade, tone and texture.
- Refines decisions about materials, techniques and tools; exploiting opportunities as they go (eg mistakes, new materials, additional tools).
Skills and Techniques:
- Can use a range of tools within the same piece with increasing confidence and accuracy.
- Can exploit the potential of materials for given effect.
- Can add light and shade to convey depth.
- Uses perspective to create a realistic image.