Cornerstones Curriculum Year 6 Projects

Year 6 Curriculum Projects

Here is an overview of all of our Year 6 curriculum projects. Although they are aimed at Year 6 children these projects are designed with differentiation in mind. The difficulty level can be increased or reduced to suit different ages or abilities making them ideal for teaching mixed or single age group classes.

Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs)

A Child's War

NC topics: Second World War; History beyond 1066

Use our pre-planned Year 6 history project, A Child’s War, to help children understand the cause and effect of the Second World War and develop empathy for what it was like to be a child at the time. Our high-quality resources will also teach children about significant events and people.

Subject focus: History; English.

Also covered: Computing; D&T; Geography; Music; PE; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Blood Heart

NC topics: The human body; Circulatory system

Teach children about the human circulatory system and heart health in our pre-planned science project, Blood Heart. This Year 6 project and supporting resources develop children’s knowledge about the workings of the heart and significant medical discoveries.

Main focus: Science; English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; Mathematics; Music; PE; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Darwin's Delights

NC topics: Evolution; Inheritance; Charles Darwin; Adaptation; Living things; Habitats

Develop children’s knowledge of evolution and inheritance with our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced science project, Darwins Delights. This Year 6 project and supporting resources teach children about living things and their habitats, DNA and Darwin’s theory of natural selection.

Subject focus: Science; English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; Geography; History; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Frozen Kingdom

NC topics: Antarctic; Polar regions; The Titanic

Develop children’s knowledge of polar regions with our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced geography project, Frozen Kingdom. This Year 6 project and supporting resources helps teach children about the interconnections of this extreme ecosystem and how humans and animals seek to conquer it.

Subject focus: Geography, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; History; Mathematics; Music; PE; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Gallery Rebels

NC topics: Great artists; Artistic techniques

Use our pre-planned Year 6 art and design project, Gallery Rebels, to help children learn about significant artists and artistic movements. Our high-quality teaching resources cover the impact of society on art and help children master new painting and drawing skills.

Subject focus: Art & Design, English.

Also covered: Computing; D&T; Geography; Music; PE; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Hola Mexico!

NC topics: Ancient Civilization; The Maya; Mexico; Non-european society

Use our pre-planned, comprehensively resourced Year 6 music project, Hola Mexico, to teach children about the ancient Maya civilisation, and how their environment, beliefs, architecture and mathematical knowledge made the Maya one of the most sophisticated ancient civilisations.

Subject focus: Music, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; Geography; History; PE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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ID

NC topics: Inheritance; Identity; Genetics; Values and beliefs

Develop children’s knowledge of classification and inheritance with our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced science project, ID. This Year 6 project helps children explore human identity, genetic characteristics, family traits and their own values and beliefs.

Subject focus: Science, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; Geography; History; Mathematics; Music; PE; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Revolution

NC topics: Victorians, History beyond 1066, The Industrial Revolution

Teach children about life in Victorian times with our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced history project, Revolution. This Year 6 project and supporting resources develop children’s knowledge about Victorian culture, including significant people and inventions of the time.

Subject focus: History, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; Geography; Music; PE; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Tomorrow's World

NC topics: Future technology; Computing; Algorithms; Communication

Use our pre-planned, comprehensively resourced Year 6 computing project, Tomorrow’s World, to teach children about modern-day communication, including how to build a website, e-safety and the movers and shakers in the world of technology.

Subject focus: Computing, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; D&T; History; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Special Projects

Fallen Fields – First World War

NC topics: First World War; History beyond 1066

Develop children’s knowledge of the causes and effects of the First World War with our pre-planned and fully resourced special history project, Fallen Fields. This Year 5/6 project teaches children about significant battles, people and the impact of this devastating war.

Subject focus: History, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; Geography; Music; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Firedamp and Davy Lamps

NC topics: The Industrial Revolution; History beyond 1066

Develop children’s knowledge of the coal mining industry with our pre-planned, fully resourced Year 5/6 project, Fire Damp and Davy Lamps. It teaches children about the history of coal mining, the impact of industrial action and the legacy and future of coal mining in the UK.

Subject focus: History, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Geography; History; PSHE, Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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