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Discussion in 'Primary' started by moggycat, Nov 21, 2011.
The body is quite good for a focus. Can be linked with the Olympics and Greek games, exercise, bones, skeleton, teeth for Sci and can lead to MFL work. Music good too, start with Dem Bones, but lots of other songs to go on to and they have to compose music to imitate actions, which leads on to PE. Good maths links obviously, measuring distance, different weights/heights etc. English could look at imagining shrunk and go on a journey through the body for 'creative' plus all the instructions/ letters/ information texts.
Hope those ideas start the creative juices flowing.
In year 5/6 you really need to cover whatever aspects of science they haven't already met lower down the school. You could plan this whole fabulous topic and then find they have covered that science already. Get a list of what has been covered already, look at the NC and see what is left.
Materials changes/properties is another possibility.
Or just teach science separately?
thanks for the help so far guys x
I teach year 5/6 and we have been following the creative curriculum route for several years. We have a three year rolling programme which has changed but retains some core topisc which have worked well. One of the them is Sotrms and shipwrecks which is primarily a geography topic but also covers the water cycle, solids liquids and gasses, and some forces (floating and sinking). We fit science into the topic where possible, but don't force it in if it's not relevant and will not provide the coverage needed for this age group. At the moment our topic is life in Victorian times and my science has been taught discretely.