Welcome to Year 6 LearningKey information for children, parents and carers
Year 6 Spellings
Year 6 Curriculum Map
Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday. It is often posted on iMontpelier .
Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.
Spelling words are posted on iMontpelier. They are tested every week on Tuesday.
Your class PE day is Monday. Please remember your PE kit on this day.
Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.
Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only (not biro).
Year 6 Curriculum MapAutumn 1 Topic - World War 2
Building Learning Power:
Our learning muscles will be stretched this term as we focus on Making Links between different areas of the curriculum and using Questioning to challenge and extend our thinking.
We will be Empathising with the people who lived through this era by Listening to different accounts of wartime life.
Our Reasoning muscle will also be stretched by ensuring that we justify and support our responses in all areas of the curriculum.
What better way to learn about World War 2 than to immerse yourself into the lives of those who lived during that time. In our English lessons we will be reading the biographies of the influential leaders who changed the world and we will be peering into the diary of Anne Frank. In addition, we will use this theme as a stimulus to engage our readers and write exciting narratives. Once we have done this, we will empathise with an evacuee and find out what life was really for children like William Beech in Goodnight Mr Tom.
Throughout these units, we will strive to accomplish our writing targets and produce quality writing that displays our understanding of sentence structure and punctuation. In particular, we will consolidate our understanding of how to use complex sentences effectively to enhance our writing and use different narrative techniques to engage our readers. Furthermore, we will revise common spelling rules and patterns.
There is certainly lots to cover this term in maths, some of which includes: consolidating using all operations to work with whole numbers and decimals, rounding numbers and finding the difference between positive and negative numbers.
We will be describing and explaining sequences, using simple expression and formulae, using known facts to calculate with decimal numbers and identifying prime numbers. We will be drawing 2d and 3d shapes accurately and classifying them using their properties.
In addition, we will be collecting and presenting data in a variety of ways to solve problems, converting measures between units and comparing readings from different scales.
What did the light bulb say when it was turned off? I’m delighted!
Look around you, how many light sources can you find? At the end of this exciting topic, you will recognise and understand how light travels, understand how we see things and explain how shadows are cast!
Have you ever wondered what refraction is and how it is used every day? Are there any other questions that you have about light and shadows?
During this unit, you will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of light and to carry out scientific investigations. You can then present your findings as well as interesting facts to your class.
As children continue to explore the world through the web, the issues of e-safety will continue to become more apparent.
This term affords the opportunity for children to collaborate with each other to express these issues through the design and creation of their own apps.
Have you ever wondered how World War 2 started or what impact it had on the rest of the world?
This term we will have the opportunity to discover the answer to these valid historical questions and find out so much more by using a variety of sources to investigate the past.
“Come and feast your tear dimmed eyes, on tomorrow’s clear blue skies.”- Vera Lynn.
Music has the power to influence one’s mood. What role did music play in WW2 in changing the morale of those affected?
Art & Design Technology
During art week to help inspire us, we will be studying the works of Escher, Gaudi, Kurt Werner and Banksy.
We will look at the techniques used to create impressive illusions, architecture, cityscapes and street art, which we will then use as a stimulus for our own art work.
In order to develop our understanding of different faiths, we will start the year by learning about the Jewish faith.
Our lessons will consolidate previous learning about one of the oldest religions in the world and enable us to understand practices and traditions within Judaism.
The impact of World War 2 led the world to change in many ways.
In our lessons we will be exploring and comparing maps to see exactly how the Nazi invasions affected physical geography, in addition to natural resources in particular countries.
This half term we will be developing our skills in rugby or gymnastics.
During our lessons we will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance and learn how to evaluate and recognise our own success.
Many of you are already looking forward to visiting France in the summer term, therefore in class we will further develop our basic conversational skills including: greetings and instructions in real life contexts. We will also revise numbers 1-50 and beyond.
In assemblies this term our BASICS focus is on Belonging and Aspiration as we start a new academic year. We will be recognising Black History Month in October and celebrating the school’s diverse community during International Week.
The children will be asked to collect contributions for Ealing Foodbank later this half term as we support those in our community who are in need.
Health and Wellbeing
This term children will be learning what is meant by a healthy lifestyle, maintaining positive wellbeing and ways of keeping emotionally and physically safe.
We will learn about rights and responsibilities and diversity and equality.
Coming up this term we have a visit from an engineer, who helped design Heathrow Terminal 5. During this visit we will get the opportunity to have a go at a very interesting construction challenge of our own.
We also have our class assemblies and arts week coming up shortly too, so check the diary of events for dates.
We will be considering how war affects different cultures and countries around the world. In addition, we will investigate the role of democracy in society.