Y6 Summer 1 & 2 2021
Topic 5 & 6: Eureka - Ancient Greece
Our topic for the final term of Year 6 is a history-led study. The children will:
- Learn where Ancient Greece fits in the chronology of time periods studied
- Examine how Greek geography influenced the growth of city-states, and the differences between Athens and Sparta
- Understand how democracy developed and what it means to be democratic
- Think about how modern events can have connections with the past
Ancient Maya (from Year 5)
• Reading - revision of strategies used to answer questions about texts
• Reading a range of Greek myths and identifying common themes
• Re-writing Greek myths from the viewpoint of one of the characters
• Revision and application of spelling rules and patterns within writing
• Shape, angle, statistics.
• Revision of the content and strategies taught throughout Y6 in preparation for Y7.
• Lifecycles (from Year 5)
• Heart and Circulation
• E-safety - Online reputation
• Text adventures - creating a story using hyperlinks to allow the reader to choose their own adventure.
• Clay work and drawing linked to Ancient Greek pottery and mythical creatures
• Composing a backing track for Theseus and the Minotaur
• Songs for Leavers' assembly
• Modern democracy and different forms of government linked to rule in Ancient Greece
• Drugs, alcohol and tobacco education