Welcome to Year 6 LearningKey information for children, parents and carers
Year 6 Curriculum Map
Year 6 Spellings
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 MapSummer 1 Topic - The Vikings Are Coming
Building Learning Power: Year Six, get set to flex your BLP muscles this half term! In preparation for our SATs, we will focus on revising the skills that we have previously acquired and make links between different areas of the curriculum. Furthermore, we will be reasoning as we provide evidence to support our arguments in English and strategies in maths.
“Waiter, waiter, there’s a fly in my soup!” This half-term, Year Six will be learning how to construct formal letters of complaint, using detailed paragraphs and carefully selected evidence to support their arguments.
Furthermore, we will explore the relevant language used to construct formal and informal letters, ensuring that our choice of vocabulary has the optimum impact for its purpose.
Following this, we shall learn how to use the features of discursive texts to create balanced arguments, based on topics including healthy eating and our curriculum. Our focus for grammar and spelling this term is to construct grammatically correct sentences in a range of genres, with a focus on our personal writing targets.
Throughout this half term, our Year Six mathematicians will be revising and consolidating our understanding of place value, the four main operations and how to solve challenging mathematical problems.
We shall further develop our understanding of shape, space and measure with a focus on drawing, measuring and calculating missing angles in triangles and other two dimensional shapes. Throughout our lessons, we will aim to use the correct mathematical vocabulary and always provide detailed answers.
For all of you inquisitive science lovers, you will certainly enjoy our next unit: Living things and their Habitats. During our lessons we will look at the history of classification of living things from Aristotle to the present day.
We will learn about the 5 Kingdoms, including a variety of living things, great and small. We will study the binomial system introduced by Linnaeus and the 7 levels of classification used today. In addition, we will learn why classification is important and use and create classification keys.
We are marketers! During this unit, we will be marketing a software application which we designed in an earlier computing unit.
Working collaboratively, we shall gain an understanding of how computing can be used in marketing, using a variety of software, on a range of digital devices.
The Dark Ages – an obscure period of time, soon after the exodus of the Romans. This half term, we will be exploring this era with a particular focus on the arrival of the Anglo – Saxons and Vikings.
We shall learn about the lifestyles and traditions of these groups as well as the hardships that they faced.
By exploring musical processes, it gives us the opportunity to develop and demonstrate our musical skills and understanding. We will consider how composers began to compose, suggest starting points to stimulate composition and compose music to a given brief.
Art & Design Technology
Let’s prepare for the Viking invasion! As part of our history topic, pupils will be researching Viking weaponry, with a view to design and create their own shields. We will be exploring the various colours, patterns and techniques which were traditionally used in the making of these shields.
‘Special leaders’ are the focus of this half term’s topic and throughout it, we shall be identifying the leadership qualities that we possess and learning how to develop them, using role-play. We shall also be developing our noticing and empathy skills, which will allow us to have a greater awareness of what makes an effective leader.
Our world is full of interesting lifeforms. During our geography lessons, we will be exploring biomes found in different parts of the world. We will discover how organisms adapt to cope with life in their biome and we will investigate threats that may impact on natural ecosystems.
This half term we will be developing our skills in cricket, athletics and dance. Throughout these lessons, we will be focussing on the use of hand- eye coordination, speed, flexibility and agility.
In preparation for our upcoming visit to France in June, we will be refining our spoken French, including greetings and short conversations about our interests and hobbies.
In assemblies this term KS2 will learn more about the 4 Rs of Building Learning Power: Reflectiveness, Reciprocity, Resilience and Resourcefulness. We will enjoy Year 1 and Reception class assemblies too.
People Around Us
We will be continuing to learn about People Around Us, which involves us identifying and appreciating the various national, religious and ethnic identities in the UK. We will learn about different types of relationships that can be formed and recognise how to create positive relationships.
Year Six will be questioning whether or not we can generate growth within our own mini biomes, as part of our geography topic.
We will be discussing the interdependence of living organisms within biomes around the globe. In addition to this, we will be considering the impact which people have on them.