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Year 6 - Curriculum Overview 2017/18
Class Teachers: Miss McLeod, Mrs Spink and Mrs Piper
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Pollington, Miss Walters and Mrs Fairfowl
PE day: Tuesday
Home Learning: Your child’s home learning tasks will be set weekly on a Friday and will be due in by the following Thursday. These will consist of an English, a spelling, a maths and a mental arithmetic task.
Reading at home: It is expected that your child reads for 20 - 30 minutes every day. This must be recorded in their Reading Record Books and initialed by an adult. It is an expectation that Reading Records are brought in to the academy each day so that teachers can monitor the reading happening at home.
Spelling Focus: Children should revise the spellings on the Year 3 & Year 4 spelling list and practice the Year 5 & Year 5 spelling list words. Children should also be learning the personal spellings sent home each week in their Spelling Log.
Arithmetic Focus: Children should be practicing their times tables (up to 12 x 12) and be able to rapidly recall them.
This term, our key text will be The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The children will have the opportunity to write figurative poetry, fictional recounts ( rom different character’s viewpoints), a persuasive one–sided letter, reports, arguments, debates (was Mr Tumnus guilty?), narratives about the imaginary world (including setting description) and non-chronological reports about how to look after the environment. We suggest the pupils read the following texts: Narnia series, Alice in Wonderland, Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit, Northern Lights.
This term the topics of place value, multiplication and division will be covered. The children will develop their skills on statistics and fractions and decimals. Additionally, basic mental maths skills (including number bonds and times tables) and basic arithmetic skills will be covered and the children will have the opportunity to apply these skills within a context or problem.
All other subjects (including French)
Science: The children will be focusing on animals, including humans. Children will be learning how living things (micro-organisms, plants and animals) are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics based on similarities and differences. They will be also able to give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics. The children will recording their data using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, table scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
RE/PSHE: Journey of Life- Exploring Changes. What are the circumstances that that change things in peoples’ lives? Why are some people admired because of their qualities? Why are special moments in some people’s lives marked by religious ceremonies? How do non-religious people mark special times? What special ceremonies do we have at the beginning of our life, Why is marking a change from childhood to adulthood to adulthood still important to many people? What promises do people make at their weddings?
French: The children will be learning the vocabulary relating to the weather and seasons