Welcome to Year 6 LearningKey information for children, parents and carers
Year 6 Curriculum Map
Year 5&6 Word List
Year 6 Spellings Homework
Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.
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 (not biro).
Year 6 Curriculum MapSpring 1 Topic - FORCES IN ACTION
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. Our Reasoning muscle will also be stretched by ensuring that we justify and support our responses in all areas of the curriculum.
Throughout our English lessons, we will strive to accomplish our new writing targets and produce high quality writing that displays our understanding of authorial techniques and figurative language. In particular, we will develop our understanding of personification, similes and metaphors which are used effectively in poetry. Furthermore, we will revise complex spelling rules and patterns.
Also this term we will be planning and writing impressive persuasive speeches in order to convince an audience to take much needed action in order to combat an issue. Eventually we will present these speeches to the year group. In addition to this, we will be testing out our powers of persuasion when we role-play being barristers in a court of law based on the events in The Highwayman.
Later in the term, we will be exploring the world of Coraline and will be writing our own letters to her parents.
During maths this term we will be continuing to focus on developing our explanation and reasoning skills, linked with the mathematical conclusions we make; using words, symbols or diagrams as appropriate. We will work towards solving challenging multi-step problems, involving fractions, decimals and percentages; choose and use appropriate calculation strategies at each stage.
May the force be with you this term, as we put our knowledge of scientific forces to the test. Our learning will be based upon forces in action as we investigate how gravity, air resistance, viscosity and friction affect the movement of various objects within challenging, yet fun science activities.
This half term, Year Six will be designing the look and feel of our own app’s interface. We will begin to sketch out our ideas, plan the different screen layouts for our app and develop these using a wireframing tool.
As part of our Forces topic in science, we will be looking at the contributions made by scientists throughout history, including the late English physicist and mathematician, Sir Isaac Newton.
We will be improvising and performing impressionist music as part of an ensemble. Throughout this unit, we shall be focussing on the different elements of music, in particular, timbre and texture.
Art & Design Technology
Hats off to Year Six! This term, we will be researching and developing a prototype for a hat this is innovative, functional and appealing. Our unique headwear will be designed using a range of different techniques and materials.
Throughout this unit, we shall be investigating different beliefs about life after death and encouraging children to share their feelings of loss and hope for the future. Furthermore, we will learn to respect different faiths and to reflect on the beliefs of our family.
Our geography lessons this term will consist of developing an understanding of the key aspects of climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts. We will use maps, atlases and globes to locate countries and describe the geographical features studied.
This half term we will be developing our skills in tennis and cricket. In gym lessons we will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance and learn how to evaluate and recognise our own success.
This term we will listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding using simple sentences, vocabulary and phrases in French.
Assemblies this term will focus on Identity and Safety. We will discuss personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these. Children will be also informed of strategies on how to keep safe in different settings.
Living in the Wider World
This term children will be learning what is meant by charity, fund raising, celebrating differences and how to stay safe online. The children will also learn to challenge gender stereotypes.
The children will be learning to recognise risks in different situations and then deciding how to behave responsibly by thinking of the choices available to them.
This half-term, we are planning to visit a local Synagogue as part of our recent learning about Judaism in RE.
This term we will discuss the choices that we make and the consequences of these choices. In addition, we will relate this to our responsibility as a good citizen.