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Year 6

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You staff are:
6SH 6DP
Miss Salem Mr Perkin
Mr Hawker Mrs Gilmartin
Mr Ali
Mrs Zulaikah

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Spring 1

Spring 1 will follow on from the children’s learning last half term in relation to World Superpowers, however, this half term we will be focussing on a Superpower in the continent of Asia, China. In English we will be exploring the book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Murpurgo. We will use the text to develop reading fluency and comprehension skills, exploring the various themes within the story to write a diary entry in the role of the main character, utilising the skills necessary to create an amazing piece of writing.

In Maths, the children once they have completed the work on the ‘Four Operations’ they will move onto fractions, decimals and percentages in various contexts and operations including how the three of them are linked are you can use them to calculate their equivalents.

We will incorporate a number of foundation subjects (Geography, History, PSCHE, Art and Technology) into this, where we explore the human and physical geography, using a map to locate specific locations within China linked to Shang Dynasty, looking at the historical events have and the impact that they have and continue to have on the wider world. The children will investigate the use of Willow Patterns by Chinese artists, to then create their own piece of work in this style. Within food technology the children will investigate by doing market research in relation to a food product to create and take to market, including writing the instructions on how to create the product for someone else to follow.

In PE, the children will be learning about the various moves within gymnastics to link the sequences together, to combine and to create a performance with others.

Spring 1 - Overview Planning - World Superpowers China
Spring 1 Timetable

 

Autumn 2

Autumn 2 brings a new theme for our learning to revolve around, our new theme will be around World Superpowers America. In English we will explore the story of There’s a boy in the girls’ bathroom.  We will use this text to develop our reading fluency and comprehension skills. We will explore different themes in the story and produce a diary entry in role as a Bradley Chalkers.

In Maths, we will be continuing learning the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) in various contexts, including the introduction of long division, where they will learn and understand the various processes of each of these operations and how to check they have made the right selection. Moving onto fractions, decimals and percentages in various contexts and operations including how the three of them are linked are you can use them to calculate their equivalents.

We will be incorporating a number of foundation subjects (Geography, History, PSCHE, Computing and Art) into this, where we will be exploring human and physical geography, using a map to locate specific locations, looking at the impact of historical events have and are still having impacts on the world that we live, understanding of prejudice including what they can do to ensure that this doesn’t happen and investigation/creation of artwork in the style of an American artists.

wesbite Autumn 2In Science, we will be learning about the Human Body in relation to our circulatory system and the role that it plays in keeping us fit and healthy. The children will be creating a number of tests in order to test out their hypothesis.

In PE, the children will be taking part in invasion games like football, where they will consolidate and improve the quality of their techniques and their ability to link movements, improve their ability to choose and use simple tactics and strategies, keep, adapt and make rules for striking and fielding and net games and use and adapt tactics in different situations.

The children will also have an assessment week to help the children to prepare for their SATs, and help us to identify where we need to focus our learning in the Spring half term.

Autumn 2 Curriculum Planning - World Superpowers America
Autumn 2 Timetable

Autumn 1 Review

Autumn 1 brought back a sense of normal school life as we know it and it was so lovely to welcome the children back to school into this first term. The children returned to school with an intent and desire to grab every learning opportunity open to them. All the learning was around the theme of We’re all wonders (Emotions). This was been based on a book called ‘Wonder’, where the children investigated the text to make predictions, draw inferences in order to appreciate the various characters within the story to be able to write a letter and a diary entry in the role of the nominated character. The children were able to really get into the role of main character from the story to write amazing letters in the first person to the school he would be going to.

In Science, the children learnt the difference between evolution and inheritance and how this has affected the natural world and all plants and animals, including humans that live on Earth. The children did a number of investigations and research into this topic to gain a greater knowledge and understanding to present back to the class in a non-chronological report.

In Maths, we learnt about place value and number investigating numbers up to 10 million in relation to the value of each digit, comparing and ordering numbers in ascending and descending order. We moved on to the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) in various contexts, including the introduction of long division.

In PE, the children devised and performed their own dance routine to a tune/track that the class have agreed to as a group, we will look at rhythm and tempo of the sound and the impact that this will place on to the movement speed and level

Autumn 1

Autumn 1 has brought back a sense of normal school life as we know it and it has been so lovely to welcome the children back to school and into year 6. The children have returned to school with an intent and desire to grab every learning opportunity that they have to achieve their best possible work. We had planned around the theme of We’re all wonders (Emotions) for this half term. This has been based on a book called ‘Wonder’, where the children will be investigating the text to make predictions, draw inferences in order to appreciate the various characters within the story to be able to write a letter and a diary entry in the role of the nominated character. 

 We will be incorporating a number of foundation subjects (Geography, PSCHE, Computing and Art) into this, where we will be exploring human and physical geography, how to keep themselves safe both in the physical and virtual world and how to use art to show various emotions.  

In Science, the children will be exploring the difference between evolution and inheritance and how this has effect that this has had on the natural world and all plants and animals, including humans that live on Earth. The children will be doing a number of investigations, which will allow the children to make a hypothesis in relation to any future changes within a non-chronological report. 

In Maths, we will be learning about place value and number to investigate number up to 10 million in relation to the value of each digit, comparing and ordering numbers in ascending and descending order. Moving on to the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) in various contexts, including the introduction of long division, where they will learn and understand the various processes of each of these operations and how to check they have made the right selection. 

In PE, the children will be devising and performing their own dance routine to a tune/track that the class have agreed to as a group, we will look at rhythm and tempo of the sound and the impact that this will place on to the movement speed and level. 

 

Autumn 1 Overview Curriculum- We’re all Wonders

 

Summer 2

What are we learning about now?

This half term, we are learning about War and Conflict. Again, we are adopting a weekly subject focus approach in the form of a blocked curriculum. We have started by reading Boy 87 by Ele Fountain which is part of the Bradford Transition Project and have thought about:

  • What causes families to move from their home?
  • How does it feel to be a refugee moving to a new place?
  • What do refugees experience in their journey to safety?

In History week, we are going to explore the impact of World War 2 on Europe and Britain. We will be studying the diary of Anne Frank and Bombs and Blackberries which is a play script set in Britain during WW2 by Julia Donaldson. We will also be undertaking an Art and DT week in which we will be constructing air raid shelters models, emotive art work based on the wartime experiences of soldiers and Blitz landscapes. In Maths, we will be focusing on consolidating and developing our place value and arithmetic skills. We will also continue our unit on fractions, percentages and decimal numbers. At the end of the half term, we are hoping to visit Doe Park in Denholme for an action packed day of water sports, climbing and high ropes. We will be celebrating our time at Eastwood coming to an end and paying thanks to all the teachers that have helped us.

 

How can I learn at home?

Remember to read every day for at least 30 minutes. You can download GetEpic reading app and choose from the 1000’s of books on there for free.

Summer 2 Overview Planning - Conflict

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