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Spring Term

 

Welcome back to what will be an incredibly busy but rewarding period in year 6!

Take a look at some of the topics and activities we will covering over the course of the term.

 

Don't forget that Booster sessions will start early in Spring 1 every Tuesday after school.  More info to come via letter.

 

 

English

In English we will be looking at:

  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation work.
  • Our key texts will be: 

Fiction: The Hobbit (By J. R. Tolkien), The Piano (Animation)

Poetry: Cargoes (John Mansfield)

Non-fiction: Anne Frank Diary and biography.

  • Focus areas: Diary writing (informal) and biographies, extended writing with emotive focus, building longer texts with cohesion.

 

Mathematics

In Mathematics we cover:

  • Number: Decimals, percentages, ratio and algebra
  • Measurement: Converting units and perimeter, area and volume
  • Multi step problem solving
  • Tables daily revision
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Booster SATS practise sessions (Every Wednesday 1.00-3.15pm)
  • After school Booster (Every Tuesday 3.15-4.00pm)

 

Science

In science our topics will be:

  • Animals including humans - investigating the circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems, healthy eating, drugs and medicines.
  • Evolution and inheritance - thinking about characteristics passed from one generation to the next and how species have adapted to suit their environments. It goes on to explain the process of natural selection, and how our understanding of the process of evolution has developed over time thanks to the work of scientists and palaeontologists.

 

RE

 

  • Theme: Beliefs and Meaning Concept: Salvation Key Question: Is anything ever eternal? Religion: Christianity
  • Theme: Easter Concept: Gospel Key Question: Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was on Earth? Religion: Christianity

 

Computing

In ICT we will:

  • Control - experiment with coding different programmes to be followed virtually or with a floor robot.
  • Data Handling - explore a variety of data handling programmes that allow pupils to present data (e.g. science data) in a variety of ways.

 

Creative Curriculum Theme

 

In Geography we will explore the continent of North America.  We will observe, read and create our own maps that detail a range of geographical features including climate, land forms, typology and the economics of the continent.

 

In History we will explore WWII with a particular focus on Anne Frank and the Persecution of the Jews,

 

In Art and Design we will explore the work of David Hockey and digital art. 

 

Technology will focus on the creation of our own class Fairground using a variety of mechanisms to rotate, spin, turn and lever.

 

Physical Education

In PE Year 6 will be developing skills in:

  • Gymnastics (supported by PE coordinator)
  • Striking and Fielding (Cricket)

 

Modern Foreign Language

Continued Italian lessons with our new Italian teacher.  Content of lessons to be confirmed.

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Term

 

Welcome to Y6! 

 

We have lots of exciting activities planned for the autumn term.  Please read on to find out more...

 

English

In English we will be looking at:

  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation work.
  • Our key texts will be: 

Fiction: The Hobbit (By J. R. Tolkien), The Graveyard (by Neil Gaiman)

Poetry: Silver (Walter De La Mare) 

Non-fiction: Electricity and Electrical Circuits information texts (Science topic link), factual reading linked to Bridges (Technology topic link) and Crime and Punishment research (History topic link)

  • Focus areas: non-chronological reports (fact books/booklets), character and setting descriptions and settings, building longer texts with cohesion.

 

Mathematics

In Mathematics we cover:

  • Place Value
  • Mental and written calculations (+, -, x and divide)
  • Fractions
  • Multi step problem solving
  • Tables daily revision
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Booster SATS practise sessions (Every Wednesday 1.00-3.15pm)

 

Science

In science our topics will be:

  • Electricity - exploring circuits with a range of components (linked with technology topic)
  • Light - exploring how the human eye works, how light travels and rainbows

 

RE

 

  • Theme: Beliefs and Practices Key Question: What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God? Religion: Islam

  • Theme: Christmas Concept: Incarnation Key Question: How significant is it that Mary was Jesus’ mother? Religion: Christianity 

 

Computing

In ICT we will:

  • Develop our understanding of presentation software including advancing our skills in Powerpoint.
  • Develop skills in communication via email and other communication systems.

 

Creative Curriculum Theme

 

In Geography we are going to explore natural disasters as part of our Extreme Earth Project developing map reading skills and knowledge of the geography of the continent, climate, population and economics.

 

In History we will explore Crime and Punishment with a particular focus on WW2.

 

In Art and Design we will explore working in 3 dimensions using a range of materials including clay.  We will also experiment with colour and light making links with our science topic.

 

Techonology will focus on the creation of a variety of bridges with support from Newcastle University STEM team.

 

Physical Education

In PE Year 6 will be developing skills in:

  • Basketball/Tag Rugby (led by Falcon's Coaching team)
  • Dance

 

Modern Foreign Language

Continued Italian lessons with our new Italian teacher.  Content of lessons to be confirmed.

Summer Term 18

 

English

In English we will be looking at:

  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation work.
  • Our key texts will be - The Piano - an animation depicting characters from WW2, Pandora - A futuristic film clip describing life on an undiscovered planet and a variety of poetry and non-fiction texts relating to topic work. 
  • Focus areas:  Building longer texts with cohesion, refining and editing our work and improving spelling and use of advanced punctuation.

 

Mathematics

In Mathematics we cover:

  • Revision of all areas of mathematics in preparation for SATS.
  • Problem Solving and Reasoning activities though Maths Investigation
  • Booster SATS practise sessions (Every Tuesday 1.00-3.15pm)

 

Science

In science our topics will be:

  • Evolution and inheritance - Charles Darwin Theory
  • Super Scientists - lots of practical investigations in and outside the classroom

 

RE and PSHE

Our RE AND PSHE topics are: 

  • Beliefs and Moral Values exploring, 'Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives?'

 

Computing

In ICT we will:

  • Explore sound and music, digital imagery and video editing

 

Creative Curriculum Theme

This term we will explore:

  • 'Monet and the Impressionists'
  • Gustav Klimpt and his use of colour and pattern
  • WWII 
  • Extreme Earth - current global distasters

 

Physical Education

In PE Year 6 will be developing skills in:

  • Football Coaching - led by PE specialist
  • Athletics 

 

Modern Foreign Language

The topic we are covering:

Introduction to Italian - greetings, numbers etc.

 

 

 

 

Spring Term 18

 

English

In English we will be looking at:

  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation work.
  • Our key texts will be - Skellig (By David Almond), Anne Frank's Diary (linked to WW2 topic work) and non-fiction factual reading about 'Light' (science topic link) and advertising (linked to property sales and Skellig text).
  • Focus areas: non-chronological reports (fact books/booklets), writing to create tension and atmosphere, building longer texts with cohesion.

 

Mathematics

In Mathematics we cover:

  • Number- Decimals, Percentages and algebra 

  • Measurement - converting units, perimeter, area and volume

  • Number- Ratio

  • Booster SATS practise sessions (Every Tuesday 1.00-3.15pm)

 

Science

In science our topics will be:

  • Light - The Human Eye, Natural and Artificial Light, Bending light, reflection and refraction.
  • Evolution and inheritance - Charles Darwin Theory

 

RE and PSHE

Our RE AND PSHE topics are: 

  • Money Matters and Say No topics with possible 'Make £5 grow Enterprise'.

 

Computing

In ICT we will:

  • Explore 'Control' technology and Data Handling.

Creative Curriculum Theme

This term we will explore:

  • 'Art illusions' in Art and Design.
  • 'Fairgrounds' will be the focus of our technology project.
  • Guitar tuition and composition

 

Physical Education

In PE Year 6 will be developing skills in:

  • Gymnastics
  • Striking and Fielding (cricket)

 

Modern Foreign Language

The topic we are covering:

Introduction to Italian - greetings, numbers etc.

 

 

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