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 2 Topic - The Year 6 Production
Building Learning Power:
How well have you built your learning power? This half term, Year 6 will be focussing on the end of year production. In order to put on a successful show, we will need to collaborate with each other and show teamwork. In addition to this, we must also use our imagination and get into character. However, before any of this can begin, we must plan our performance. Be ready to flex those BLP muscles!
Be an Empathetic Elephant
Be a Revising Rabbit
Be a Reasoning Robin
Michael Morpurgo’s amazing novel ’Private Peaceful’ will be our focus this half-term, as we chart the journey of a family through the hardships of the First World War. From the battlefields, the main character’s memories are full of family life, deep in the countryside, until an event occurs, which will change his life forever…
The text will allow us to further develop our ability to construct formal letters, create detailed recounts and personal diary entries, which allow us to empathise with the characters. Furthermore, we will explore the relevant language used to construct different text types and apply this independently.
Throughout this half-term, our Year 6 mathematicians will be collaborating, as they take part in a range of challenging investigative activities. Such activities, will give the pupils an opportunity to apply the many maths skills they have developed over the course of the year. Furthermore, this will contribute towards the transition to Year 7.
For the remainder of the term, pupils will discover that variation can help the survival of species and that Darwin described this as his theory of evolution by natural selection.
We will be continuing the ‘We are marketers!’ unit of work and 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.
This half term, we will continue to explore the era of the Vikings. In particular, we shall learn about the lifestyles and traditions of these groups, as well as the hardships that they faced.
Throughout the final half-term, pupils will be given the opportunity to learn and perform a range of songs, as part of the Year Six Production.
Art & Design Technology
This half-term will allow us to put the finishing touches to our already impressive Viking weaponry. We will explore the various colours, patterns and techniques which were traditionally used in the making of these shields. In addition to this, we will be making show-stopping props for our production.
‘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.
During our geography lessons, we will be concentrating on the changes which have occurred to land masses over time, represented in varying maps and other historical documents.
This half term we will be developing our skills in cricket, athletics and dance and preparing for Sports Day. Throughout these lessons, we will focus 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 hear stories about kindness. They will also learn about being good sportsmen and women in readiness for Sports Day. We have Reception class assemblies to enjoy.
People Around Us
This half term the children will learn about puberty and reproduction. Furthermore, the children will learn about physical and emotional behaviour in relationships.
Lights! Camera! Action!
Year Six will be collaborating and demonstrating a strong sense of teamwork as we embark on our final performance, as a year group.
We will be celebrating the sense of achievement, as well as our sense of identity. Underpinning the activities taking place elsewhere in the curriculum, we will develop our ability to cooperate and reach group decisions.