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Year 6

Summer 2017

Class studies

Here are of some of the topics that the children will be studying over the term.

Year 6 classes

Children will be studying animals, including humans, and this will include the human life cycle.   In the second half of the term, children’s English studies will include the poetry of  William Blake and William Wordsworth.  In geography they will be carrying out class and individual studies on the European Union and researching different localities, explaining the physical and human features of the localities, and how they compare to our locality.  They will be continuing their studies on Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism in religious education.  Children’s Computing studies will include planning, filming and editing movie trailers and looking at how animations are created, drawing on different genres.  In art they will be focusing on still life painting. In music they will be identifying metre and rhythm and performing independent parts keeping a steady pulse. To complement their physical education studies, children will be enjoying a PGL week in Liddington, Wiltshire.

Spring 2017

Children’s studies       

Across the school in English, all children will be focusing on writing imaginative and thoughtful texts, which are appropriate to task, reader and purpose.   In mathematics, we continue to focus on improving children’s mental arithmetic ability and number fluency, alongside teaching other areas.

Year 6 classes

In  English children will be focusing on writing a persuasive, one sided argument, and then learning how to develop this by writing balanced discussions.  They will also explore the use of impersonal language in official documents.  Children’s fiction writing will cover a range of narrative genres, enabling them to develop a writer’s toolkit of stylistic features and devices. They will also be exploring the poetry of Maya Angelou. In science children will be focusing on electricity and light.  In geography children will be studying current global environmental issues caused by man made and natural changes.  In design and technology they will be designing and building a shelter for a specific purpose.  In computing children will be exploring how the internet is used for communication and collaboration.   In history children will be exploring the impact of the Victorian era on our locality.  In art they will design and create a sculpture to enhance an environment.   In music children will be constructing and composing chord patterns and in religious education they will be continuing their studies on Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism.  Work in PSHE and C will address how we face challenges and make decisions and continue the exploration of the theme of being a good friend and including everyone.  A trip to the Houses of Parliament is planned for 13th March to support their citizenship studies.

Autumn 2016

Whole school targets

As a school, in English we are concentrating on improving children’s writing.  This term our whole school targets are to improve children’s sentence structure and punctuation. All children will have English targets relating to this whole school target.

In mathematics, we are concentrating on improving children’s ability with mental arithmetic and their sense of number we have timetabled in extra time for this.  As part of the curriculum, all children, from Reception onwards will be learning French, and our Year 5 and Year 6 children will be learning Spanish weekly.  Our Year 6 children will also be introduced to German and Italian over the year.  We are also offering German and Spanish as a club to other year groups; do see the clubs list.

Year 6 classes

Children’s scientific studies will focus on the topic  Living Things and their Habitats. Later in the term they will be studying Evolution and Inheritance, with a focus on adaptation.  In history they will be studying the Changing Power of Monarchs, with a case study on Queen Victoria. They will be introduced to Victorian Music Hall songs in music.  Their Victorian studies will be consolidated by a visit to The Ragged School and The Museum of Childhood, on 13th October. In art, children will be exploring the work of William Morris, and creating their own patterns and a textile panel inspired by his designs. In religious education the children will be studying Christianity, and Buddhism and Hinduism, looking at worship, festivals and symbols.  In design and technology, children will be studying textiles and shoe materials and will design and make their own slippers.  In computing children will be investigating automated systems and creating and debugging algorithms.  They will programme physical devices, controlling inputs and outputs.  They will also study the poetry of Victorian poets including Robert Louis Stevenson and Emily Dickinson.

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