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Kings WorthyPrimary School

Y6 Autumn 2 2020

Topic 2: ‘Crime and Punishment'

History: Looking at how Crime and Punishment has changed over the past 1,000 years.  On the 11 November, we have a trip to Oxford Castle and the prison.  Once we have costs back for the coach, we will send you a letter with the costs and details.  

History Key Questions:

  • How were criminals punished 800 years ago, and how do we know?
  • What does the legend of Robin Hood tell us about mediaeval justice?
  • How did crimes and punishments change between 1500 and 1750?
  • Why did punishments become so bloody in the 18th century?
  • Why did so much change happen in the 19th century?
  • Has the way we catch and punish criminals improved that much in the last 100 years?


  • Writing balanced arguments - letters and debates
  • Writing a non-chronological report about Crime and Punishment 
  • Narrative writing based on the poem 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes
  • We will be reading 'Holes', by Louis Sacher


  • Fractions and decimals
  • Converting Units

Science - Electricity / Forces

  • What are the dangers of electricity?
  • Completing and repairing circuits
  • Drawing circuit diagrams
  • Forces - Friction & air resistance (catch-up from Y5)


  • E-safety – privacy, security and risk online
  • Breaking down problems into algorithms and creating a decision tree to fix a broken electrical circuit
  • Learning to program in Crumble and Scratch

DT: Using electronics with switches to create electronics games

Music: Film music

PE: Games: Invasion games - basketball and Gymnastics

PSHE: Human Rights - A safe place to live

SMSC: The Benefits System

RE:  The Christmas Mystery: Why two stories?  Considering the idea of interpretation and how the Christian account of Jesus’ birth is described in the Bible in the books of Matthew and Luke.