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Kings Worthy Primary School

Y6 Autumn 1 2019

Topic: Storm Chasers – a study of hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes, focused on the USA and exploring the causes and impacts of these natural phenomena.

Key Questions for this unit:

  • Where on Earth is the USA?
  • What do I already know about this enormous country?
  • How does the geography of the USA change between the Pacific and Atlantic coasts?
  • What causes hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes and why do they affect some regions but not others?


  • Using maps to locate the countries of North America and to become familiar with the some of the states and the geography of the USA
  • Using a range of  evidence to study the causes of hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes
  • Using case studies to focus on the human impact of these phenomena


  • Revision and extension of sentence level grammar; labelling and understanding different word types
  • Using guided reading sessions to explore ways in which authors use grammar structures for effect
  • Using hurricanes as a theme and stimulus for story writing, focusing on planning and structure to create  tension and suspense


  • Mental calculations using all 4 number operations
  • Place Value - reading, writing, comparing numbers up to 10 million, rounding and negative numbers
  • Revision of formal written methods and the application of these in real life situations
  • Shape and geometry – including properties, nets and angles

Science: Light

  • Explore the idea that light travels in straight lines
  • Understand how we see objects
  • Plan and carry out scientific enquiry to investigate these concepts and be able to record and present findings 


  • edit images to create Pop Art effects
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work
  • use MOTION, LOOKS, SOUND blocks in Scratch, to create and alter variables and to explore effects

Art: Pop Art

  • Study the work of Jasper John and Roy Lichenstein and produce art work in the style of these artists

Gymnastics: individual and partner work to create sequences of movement on floor and apparatus
Games: tag rugby

RE: Journeys

  • What journeys have we made?
  • Why might a journey might be special; to who and why?
  • Look at pilgrimages made by people of different faiths.