Welcome to Year 6 LearningKey information for children parents and carers
Year 6 Curriculum Overview
Year 6 Spellings Homework
Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.
The children’s Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.
Spelling words are posted on this page each week for all groups. They are tested every week.
Your class PE day is every Friday. Please remember your full Physical Education 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.
Year 6 Curriculum MapAutumn 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Bonjour! This half-term, we shall be working on being able to exchanging information about our school and our routines.