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Woodbridge Junior School

Happy Children Inspired to Learn

Summer Term 1

Summer 1 objective overview - What makes a Grand Design?


Our topic question this term is ‘What Makes A Grand Design?’


This topic will link to History, Geography, D&T and Enterprise. We will start the topic exploring how construction of housing has developed across the centuries.  Pupils will identify the features of particular eras and predict what house of the future may look like. They will look at housing today and how architects and builders are striving to make homes environmentally-friendly and eco-sustainable. Pupils will then work in groups to design and plan a home for the future, following a given brief.



In this ‘Light’ unit, year 6 will learn about light, how we see, shadows, reflection and refraction. The children will learn how light travels and how this enables us to see objects. They will demonstrate their knowledge by designing and conducting their own investigations. They will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate refraction, carrying out some fascinating experiments into the effects of bending light. Furthermore, they will have chance to predict what will happen in an exciting investigation into the visible spectrum. They will work in a hands-on way to explore how light creates the colours we see. They will also learn about the anatomy of the human eye and how it allows us to see.