Year 6 - Key Knowledge and Learning Outcomes
Year 6 Key Knowledge
- World War 1 was from 1914-1918
- The Battle of the Somme took place in 1916
- The Armistice took place on 11th November 1918. We remember Armistice Day every year on the same date.
- The Treaty of Versailles (Peace Treaty) was signed on 28th June 1919
- World war 2 was from 1939 – 1945
- The Battle of Britain took place in 1940
- The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 often referred to as D Day
- Coronation Street first aired in 1961
- JFK was assassinated in 1963
- Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech 1963
- The Beatles had their first hit in 1963
- England won the world cup in 1966
- The Mayan culture was established in 1000 BC
- The Mayan culture lasted until 1697
- The Mayan biggest city was Tikal which means at the water Hole 600BC and 900 AD
- The port of Liverpool is 7.5 miles (12.1KM) which runs from Brunswick Dock to Seaforth Dock to the East side of the Mersey
- Birkenhead Docks are on the West side of the River Mersey.
- The Port of Liverpool is the UKs most centrally located container port.
- History of Liverpool can be traced back to 1190 when it was known as Liuerpul meaning a pool or creek containing muddy water.
- Liverpool was involved in the slave trade from 1700-1807.
Year 6 Learning Outcomes
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 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.
- 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.