Year 6 - Key Progression

Year 6

Turning points in British History WW1 and WW2

  • World War I from 1914-18.
  • The majority of World War I was fought in muddy trenches.
  • The Battle of the Somme was a major battle in the war. It lasted 141 days.
  • On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, World War 1 officially ended. This date is known as Armistice Day.
  • The treaty of Versailles was the most important of the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end. 
  • World War II from 1939-1945
  • The allied forces fought battles on land, at sea and in the air.
  • The Battle of Britain is the name given to an air attack over Britain by the German Luftwaffe in the summer and autumn of 1940.
  • The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 often referred to as D Day.
  • Many children were evacuated from towns and cities to safer places in the countryside.
  • Rationing was introduced in 1940 to make sure that everyone had a fair share of the items that were hard to get hold of during the war.

1960s and Liverpool

  • A youth driven cultural revolution took place in the mid to late 60s. This included art, music and fashion
  • There were many changes in society e.g. home life, fashion, music and youth culture
  • There were many significant firsts and inventions e.g. the first human in space, Lego was invented, the first soap opera, Coronation Street began, the first heart transplant took place.
  • Liverpool was the home of the Mersey beat style of pop music in 1960s.

The Mayans

  • The Mayans were indigenous people of Mexico
  • Mayan culture was established by 1000 BC
  • The Mayans made discoveries in science and maths including the use of zero in maths.
  • The Mayans developed the science of astronomy, the calendar systems and hieroglyphic writing.
  • They invented the first organized ball game.
  • They were the first people to make chocolate.
  • The modern day Mayans still live in the boundaries of the old empire.

Local Study

  • Liverpool developed as a significant port and centre of trade (from the slave trade to cruise ships).
  • The port had a significant impact on the people and the place of Liverpool as a city. and its standing in the United Kingdom and the wider world (social, economic, cultural).
  • The Maritime Museum and the World Museum as key sources of evidence for the changing fortunes of the Liverpool docks.

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