Welcome to Year 6 Learning

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Year 6 Curriculum Overview

Year 6 Spellings Homework

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Homework

Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.

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Big Talk

The children’s Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.

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Spellings

Spelling words are posted on this page each week for all groups. They are tested every week.

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Physical Education

Your class PE day is every Friday. Please remember your full Physical Education kit on this day.

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Reading

Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.

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Maths

Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only.

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Autumn 2 Topic - Ealing in WW2

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.

Be a Reasoning Robin

Be a Reasoning Robin

Be a Questioning Queen Bee

Be a Questioning Queen Bee

Be a Making Links Lion

Be a Making Links Lion

Be an Empathetic Elephant

Be an Empathetic Elephant
English

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 multi-clause sentences effectively to enhance our writing and use different narrative techniques to engage our readers.

In addition to this, we will be testing out our powers of persuasion later in the term, when studying and writing our own persuasive texts. Furthermore, we will revise common spelling rules and patterns.

Maths

Throughout this term we will continue to consolidate our understanding of our place value system and its relationship with all four operations. We will endeavour to embed our understanding within the curriculum by attempting to work on a range of mathematical puzzles and problems, including those with real life contexts.

In addition to this, problem solving activities will encompass a range of other areas of maths such as types of number (factors, multiples, prime numbers, squared and cubed numbers and orders of operation), simplifying fractions, fractions using all operations and plotting coordinates.

This unit allows the children to develop fluency with efficient columnar written methods for addition and subtraction, without and with exchanges. They will deepen their understanding of the columnar method for multiplication and develop an understanding of written methods for division.

Science

It’s what powers our lights when we flick the switch; powers our televisions when we want to watch X-Factor; powers our stovetops when it is time to prepare dinner. This term in science, we will be focussing on the joys and wonders of electricity.

In particular, we will be looking at circuits: creating and repairing them, adjusting the flow of electricity, comparing series and parallel circuits, and applying our knowledge and understanding of circuits to control technology.

Computing

This term, Year Six will have the opportunity to collaborate with each other to design and create their own websites. Following this, they will develop their skills further by designing and programming games.

History

Every locality has its own history but all reflect, in one way or another, the great events of our past. These events and developments have left traces that can be used to piece together the story of the local area that we live in. This term we will focus on what life was like during WW2 for those that lived in Ealing.

Music

Building on last term’s work, we shall be moving on to learning about classical composers and pop musicians and their ability to combine musical elements. Which current artists do you listen to?

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 artwork.

Religious Education

An upcoming trip to a local synagogue will allow us to develop our understanding of the Jewish faith even further. This will then allow us to have detailed discussions about Judaism, as well as other beliefs, which people hold.

Geography

By studying a range of maps gathered over the years, it can help us to build a picture of what Ealing looked like in the past. Therefore during our lessons we will be comparing maps of our local area spanning from before the war broke out to the present day. What do you think the main differences are going to be?

Physical Education

This half term we will be developing our skills in rugby and tennis. Dur- ing our gym lessons we will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance and learn how to evaluate and recognise our own success.

French

Bonjour! This half-term, we shall be working on being able to exchanging information about our school and our routines.

BASICS
KS2 assemblies will focus on Safety and Identity this half term. We will learn the qualities of being a good friend and particularly apply these during Anti- Bullying Week. Road Safety Week is also coming up this half term.
PSHCE
Say No! The children will be learning to recognise risks in different situations and then decide how to behave responsibly, including sensible road use.
ENRICHMENT
We certainly have a lot to look forward to this half term. In particular, in December we will be visiting the Imperial War Museum, where we will cast our eyes over many historical artefacts and learn even more about WW2.
GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
This term we will discuss the rights and responsibilities that we have as citizens of the UK and compare these to other societies around the world. Do you think that people take for granted the rights and responsibilities that they have been given?

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