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

A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory.

And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender!’.

Main 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

Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry… blood flows through our bodies in all its vibrant shades of red. Let’s explore our circulation system! Now surgeons, don’t be squeamish as we dissect an animal heart and examine the veins, arteries and chambers up close. They all work hard to move blood around our bodies.

Hearts pound, flutter and maybe skip a beat... What makes your heart race? Is it a secret? Cross my heart, I won’t tell!

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

Ship ahoy! We’re off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle. Can you trace his route across the vast ocean?

Stop at the magical Galápagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Darwin develop his theory of evolution by natural selection.

Ready to trace the origin of species? Let’s set sail!

Main 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

Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands... vast wilds, hostile territories, incredibly beautiful yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow or pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs.

So wrap up well everyone and settle by the fire. I’m just going outside and may be some time...

Main 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

Colours collide, melting together on the canvas: an impression of light, a rage of red, a lobster perched on a telephone… Come and find out about the bizarre and eccentric minds of the gallery rebels!

Art can be an act of rebellion. Can you change the world with a paintbrush, a thought, or an idea?

Take up your arms and fight for the cause...Paintbrushes and sketch books at the ready - let's make art!

Main 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!

Welcome to Mexico! Get ready to explore this unique country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its pulsing rhythms and fun-packed festivals.

Have you got what it takes to be chief? Let’s find out…

Main 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

Who do you think you are? Are you an extrovert or an introvert, a singleton, a twin or even a triplet?

Let’s discover what makes you… you!

From your fingerprints and footprints, genes and DNA, everything is unique to you. So why do you look just like Mum or Dad… or even Auntie Rose?

Explore the world of human identity and how our unique features can be used to tell us apart from others or help to solve a crime!

And remember to love being you… Why? Because there’s only one you: you’re one of a kind!

Main 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

Are you listening, boy? What is 27 plus 45? Come on – faster now, we haven’t got all day!

Find out about super-strict schools by travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom. Make sure you’re on your best behaviour though as punishments are unquestionably terrible!

Discover a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things we take for granted today: the electric light bulb, the telephone and even the first flushing loo!

Full steam ahead to the Victorian age!

Main 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

Text messages, emails, websites, blogs and podcasts – there are so many ways to communicate.

Discover the movers and shakers in the world of technology – the people who’ve shaped the modern world. Perhaps you might be a visionary for the next generation?

Let’s start today on Tomorrow’s World...

Main 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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“Ofsted love the curriculum and it is what brought us through as a 'good' school.”

Richard Osler, Deputy Headteacher
Broad Oak Primary School

“Ofsted were extremely positive about the way that we had used the Cornerstones framework to 'revamp and expand our previously narrow curriculum' and told the school leaders that this had been a 'wise decision'.”

Ruth Scales, Assistant Head Teacher
Westwood Farm School

“You can see the impact when you talk to the children in my school, the parents, the staff and my governing body.”

Roulla Gabriel, Principal
Hockley Heath Primary School

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“I believe it made a major contribution to our school moving from 'Requires Improvement' back to 'Good'.”

David Hall, Head Teacher
Brackensdale ER Junior School

“Cornerstones allows us to be creative and explore exciting themes through a robust teaching framework.”

Dominic Broad, Acting Deputy Head Teacher
Barry Island Primary School

“Cornerstones gave us all a fresh start and we've never looked back.”

Jill Bramwell, Deputy Head
Blackrod Primary School

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“My daughter is totally engaged with the curriculum and coming home so happy ”

Karin, Parent of Year 5 pupil
St. Michael's RC Primary