Years 5 & 6

Main Theme: The Black Death. (Geography, Art and History)

End of Theme Project: A book based on the Plague, that includes artwork and scientific facts on the Plague.

Intent: What wider skills do we want the children to have developed by the end of this theme, supporting future learning and life skills?

  • Problem solving
  • Working as part of a team
  • Reasoning
  • Ability to change things when it isn't going to plan
  • Information gathering
  • Making links
  • Confidence
  • Concentration
  • Resilience

Intent: Outline the factual/topical areas that will be covered, enhancing the development of knowledge and cultural capital?

  • How people lived in the medieval times
  • How did the Black Death arrive in London
  • What were the symptoms and what happened as a result
  • Poverty and famine
  • How the plague spread and understanding of germs
  • Population and the effects of the plague
  • The consequences and aftermath on the country and its people

Intent: What opportunities will there be to develop literacy and numeracy skills?

  • Non-chronological report
  • Information text
  • Newspaper report
  • Descriptive paragraphs
  • Story making
  • Living Graph

Intent: Cross-Curricular links: Which curriculum areas will be covered during this theme, developing cross-curriculum knowledge and skills?

  • Geography
  • History
  • Art
  • Design and Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Science

Impact: What opportunities will be provided to assess the development of knowledge and skills?

  • A non-chronological report about the invasion of the plague
  • An information text about the plague
  • Descriptive paragraphs (The plague, causes, symptoms and cures)
  • Newspaper report about the spread of the plague
  • Drawing, designing and making of the plague doctors, their outfits, and their cures
Subject Knowledge/Skill Curriculum Areas covered
I can use a variety of sources including documents, printed sources, the internet, databases, pictures, photos, artefacts to collect information about the past. Computer Science
I can order events that happened during the plague in chronological order. History
I can answer historical questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. History
I can choose the best ways of organising and presenting relevant historical information. Writing, speaking & listening
I can improve my mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint and clay. Art and design
I can understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography. Geography
I can identify and describe types of plague, the causes, symptoms and cures. History, English
I can use coordinates to describe the position of London and Europe on a map. Geography
I can use logical thinking, creativity and imagination. Art and design

Impact: What specific areas of knowledge/skills will be developed during this theme, which will be assessed at different times by the teacher and by the pupil?

• I can they work to own targets and be motivated to achieve them.
• I am prepared to learn from my mistakes.
• I can plan a difficult task, and anticipate possible stumbling areas and overcome them.
• I can organise myself and resources well when working independently.
• I am able to plan longer activities, breaking them into manageable steps.
• I can adapt and apply learning to new situations.
• I am able to make use of success criteria to see if a task has been completed successfully.
• I can revise my work after listening to the views of others.
• I can listen to and follow instructions independently.
• I can take on a specific role in a group.
• I can share my thoughts and ideas with the class.
• I can have a go at something even if I am unsure.

Impact: What specific wider skills will be developed during this theme, which will be assessed at different times by the teacher and by the pupil?

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