Year 6 Curriculum Projects (Wales)

Below is a brief outline of each of our Year 6 curriculum projects. These projects help practitioners to create an engaging and creative Year 6 (or mixed age) curriculum.

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Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs)

Blood Heart

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 and design; Computing; Design and technology; Mathematics; Music; Physical education; PSHE.

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

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 and 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

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 help 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 and design; Computing; Design and technology; History; Mathematics; Music; Physical education; PSHE; Science.

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

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 and design, English.

Also covered: Computing; Design and technology; Geography; Music; Physical education; PSHE; Science.

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

Topics: Ancient civilisation; 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 and design; Computing; Design and technology; Geography; History; Physical education; Science.

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

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 and design; Computing; Design and technology; Geography; History; Mathematics; Music; Physical education; PSHE.

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

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 and design; Design and technology; History; PSHE; Science.

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

A Child's War

NC topics: Second World War; History beyond 1066

Use our pre-planned Year 6 Welsh history and culture project, A Child’s War, to teach children about how World War Two affected Wales. This fully-resourced project develops children’s knowledge of the war, including evacuation, daily life and the effects of bombing in Wales.

Subject focus: Welsh history and culture; English.

Also covered: Computing; Design and technology; Geography; Music; Physical education; PSHE.

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

Topics: Victorians, History beyond 1066, The Industrial Revolution

Develop children’s knowledge of Victorian times in Wales with our comprehensively resourced Welsh history and culture project, Revolution. Our high quality teaching resources help Year 6 children learn the key features of this period, how the Victorians shaped ideas, society and industry and how these changes affected people in Wales.

Subject focus:Welsh history, English.

Also covered: Art and design; Design and technology; ICT; Physical education; Science.

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

Topics: Tudors, History beyond 1066

Use our pre-planned Year 6 Welsh history and culture project, Roses and Royals to teach children about the Tudors in Wales. This fully-resourced project develops children’s knowledge of how the Tudor dynasty began, the chronology of significant monarchs and how Wales and England changed during Tudor rule.

Subject focus: Welsh history, English.

Also covered: Design and technology; Geography; Maths; Physical education; PSE.

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

Icon

Use our pre-planned Year 6 Welsh history and culture project, Icon!, to teach children about the modern icons of Wales. This fully-resourced project develops children’s knowledge of inspirational people and how they influence modern culture, while exploring the pros and cons of social networking.

Subject focus: Welsh culture, English.

Also covered: History; ICT; Maths; PSE

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

Use our pre-planned Year 6 Welsh history and culture project, Pits and Ponies to teach children about the coal mining industry in Wales. This fully-resourced project develops children’s knowledge of how and why mining started, the impact of the industry on daily life and the legacy and future of coal mining in Wales.

Subject focus: Welsh culture, English.

Also covered: Geography; ICT; Maths; Music; PSE; Science.

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

Fallen Fields

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 and 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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Broad Oak Primary School
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Hockley Heath Primary School
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Brackensdale ER Junior School
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Barry Island Primary School
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Blackrod Primary School
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