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Northborough Primary School

Year 5 and Year 6 (Upper Key Stage 2)

Cycle A

Year  Group Objectives

Project

Topic Overview

Year 5

Stargazers

Journey through space, the final frontier... Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our solar system!

Investigate the eight planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth. 

Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone or is there other life forms out there?

Main focus: Science; English.

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

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/projects/cornerstones-curriculum-topics/year-5-curriculum-projects/#resource-id-8

Year 6

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.

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/projects/cornerstones-curriculum-topics/year-6-curriculum-projects/#resource-id-8

Year 6

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.

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/projects/cornerstones-curriculum-topics/year-6-curriculum-projects/#resource-id-4

Year 6

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.

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/projects/cornerstones-curriculum-topics/year-6-curriculum-projects/#resource-id-7

Year 5

Alchemy Island

It’s time to suspend your disbelief and open your mind. We’re going on a magical journey to Alchemy Island!

You’ve got your map, co-ordinates and everything else you need to make your way across Alchemy Island. Don’t forget to pack your imagination! 

Got your suitcase ready? Then let the journey begin...

Main focus: Music; English.

Also covered: Computing; D&T; Geography; Science.

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/projects/cornerstones-curriculum-topics/year-5-curriculum-projects/#resource-id-1

Year 5

Scream Machine

Roll up, roll up! You’re going on a day trip to a theme park to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair.

Learn about the science behind roller coasters.

Okay, ready to ride? Don’t forget to scream if you want to go faster!

Main focus: Science; English.

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

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/projects/cornerstones-curriculum-topics/year-5-curriculum-projects/#resource-id-7

Year 5

Allotment

Let’s grow! A crispy carrot, a luscious lettuce or a tasty tomato. Dig deep and put your back into it, making your own tubs and planters and nurturing your greens.

After all that hard work have your fingers gone green?

Main focus: Geography; English.

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

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/projects/cornerstones-curriculum-topics/year-5-curriculum-projects/#resource-id-2

Cycle B

Year  Group Objectives

Project

Topic Overview

Year 6

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.

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/projects/cornerstones-curriculum-topics/year-6-curriculum-projects/#resource-id-6

Year 6

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.

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/projects/cornerstones-curriculum-topics/year-6-curriculum-projects/#resource-id-1

Year 6

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.

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/projects/cornerstones-curriculum-topics/year-6-curriculum-projects/#resource-id-3

Year 5

Pharaohs

Let’s travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings.

Find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture.

Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt – who knows what treasures you will find?

Main focus: History; English.

Also covered: Art & Design; D&T; Geography; PSHE.

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/projects/cornerstones-curriculum-topics/year-5-curriculum-projects/#resource-id-6

Year 5

Beast Creator

A bug, a creepy-crawly, a beast! He’ll tickle your skin then go in for the sting!

Arachnids, invertebrates, molluscs and myriapods, hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks… Come search for these minibeasts, and let’s sort them out! 

But I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly… perhaps she’ll die?

Main focus: Science; English.

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

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/projects/cornerstones-curriculum-topics/year-5-curriculum-projects/#resource-id-3

Year 6

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.

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/projects/cornerstones-curriculum-topics/year-6-curriculum-projects/#resource-id-9