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Year 6 - Curriculum

Dear Parents,

Below you will find the curriculum your child will be covering this Spring term (2023).  Not all subjects are taught each term but are covered throughout the year. As a result of this planner, you may be able to discuss the areas with your child or do research together.

 

Spring Term

RE

  • Baptism and Confirmation - Celebrations of the Holy Spirit- they will learn about the celebration of Baptism and continue to prepare for their Confirmation. They will explore the signs and symbols of the Sacraments and hear about the gift of the Holy Spirit being given in the celebration of these sacraments.
  • Lent - they will develop their knowledge and understanding of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. They will explore the teachings of forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • Holy Week - they will learn about the passion of Jesus. They will explore reasons why Christians have described the death of Jesus as a sacrifice.
  • Easter - they will study the story of Easter from the perspective of Thomas. They will learn about Easter and the promise of eternal life.

Literacy

  • Play Scripts – the children will be exploring features of a play script, drama; using expression and body language and turning famous fairy-tales into their own play scripts.
  • Poetry - the children will use techniques of dialogue to explore issues and respond to suggestions made when reading and writing poems (links to PSHE).
  • Wonder – the children will begin to read this exciting and relevant story. This will link to PSHE and the transition to secondary school.

Numeracy

  • Decimals and Percentages - Read and write decimals to 3dp, multiply numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 giving answers to 3dp, solve the calculation of %’s and make comparisons.

  • Measurement - Use, read, write and convert between standard units for mass, length, volume and time. Convert miles and kilometres, calculate perimeter and area.

  • Ratio - Generate and describe number sequences, find missing number problems algebraically.

  • Geometry and Statistics - Illustrate and name parts of the circle; including radius, diameter and circumference. Interpret and construct pie charts, calculate the mean.

Science

  • Electricity
  • Light

PE

  • Net Wall games.
  • Gymnastics.

Thematic Curriculum

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PSHE)

History

  • World War II

Art

  • Victorian Architecture
  • William Morris

Geography

  • Geographical Issues
  • North America

Music

  • Reggae

PRE / PSHE

  • Dreams and goals steps to success, money matters, recognising own achievements, aiming high
  • Healthy me puberty, girls and boy bodies, spots and sleep, body image, drugs and ownership of own bodies

 Homework

  • Homework is given out on a Monday and should be handed in on Friday.  Reading books are changed on a Friday, ready for Monday.

 Spellings

  • Spellings are given out on Monday and tested on Friday.

Autumn Term

RE

  • People of God - Looking at the books of the Old and New Testament, identifying key people within the books and their lives.
  • Followers of Christ - much of this topic will be covered through our Confirmation preparation. We will look at who Jesus is, what Jesus asked of his disciples, the life of Jesus through the Gospels.
  • Advent - preparation and symbolism associated with Advent.
  • Christmas - Reflection through the Gospels about the birth of Christ, looking at images and associated symbolism.

Literacy

  • Sentence types - Alan Peat sentences and their structures.
  • Narrative structure - Fantasy stories, stories from a familiar setting, traditional stories, spy thrillers and quest adventure stories. A variety of focus texts including ‘Harry Potter’, ‘The Hobbit’, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’, various titles by Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Morpurgo.
  • Biography and autobiography - Focus text- ‘Boy’ by Roald Dahl
  • Poetry - personification and style, use of similes and metaphors.
  • Journalistic writing - comparing journalistic reports through media e.g. newspaper, television, radio and online reporting.
  • Shared reading text - ‘Carrie’s War’ by Nina Bawden.

Numeracy

  • Place value - read, write and order numbers to 10 000 000, rounding and using negative numbers in context.
  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division - Add and subtract multi-step problems in contexts, multiply and divide 4 digits by 2 using formal methods, identify common factors, multiples and prime numbers.
  • Fractions – ordering, simplifying, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Solving problems - involving multi-step calculations for all four operations and including ratio and proportion.

Science

  • The Human Heart System – circulation, components of human blood, heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Classification - organisms, plant and animal cells, vertebrates and invertebrates.

PE

  • Invasion games. (Tag Rugby).
  • Gymnastics.

Thematic Curriculum

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PSHE)

Music

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Reggae

Art

  • Renaissance Art
  • Renaissance Sculpture

History

  • WW1
  • The Suffragettes

Geography

  • Spatial Sense
  • South America

PRE / PSHE

  • Gifts and talents
  • Changes to the body 

 Homework

  • Homework is given out on a Monday and should be handed in on Friday

 Spellings

  • Reading books are changed on a Friday, ready for Monday.

 

Year 6 Class Blog

Welcome to the Year 6 Twitter Takeover !! We hope you enjoy seeing all the great things we get up to in our school day.

Today we set up our altar, we have changed the cloth to green because it is ordinary time in the Catholic calendar.

We were so excited to come back together again after 6 weeks apart - we spoke about all things summer!

First RE lesson of the year was a success! We learnt about our class saint Maximillan Kolbe. He is a great role model who links to our British Values of Tolerance and Respect and Catholic Social Teaching of Human Dignity.

Today it is Our Lady Mary’s birthday, we prayed an extra Hail Mary for her together.

HM Queen Elizabeth II. May she rest in peace.