Year 6

 In Year 6, the children will be learning:

Spring Term

Subject

Subject/Unit of Learning

English

  • Further development of reading comprehension skills - inferring, use and meaning of increasingly complex and technical vocabulary, justifying and evaluating a range of rich and diverse texts independently and positively
  • Explain and discuss what has been read through formal presentations and debates
  • Apply knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes when reading aloud
  • Accurate spelling of words in word list from Years 5 and 6
  • Accuracy in use of formal and informal language in speech and writing
  • Range of reading and writing opportunities – planning, composing, editing and improving using high quality texts and real life contexts

Maths

  • Percentages
  • Ratio
  • Algebra
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Volume
  • Geometry
  • Position and Movement
  • Graphs and Averages

Computing

  • Parrot Education: Drone Coding
  • iCompute for iPad

PE

Days:

6M Monday

6G Thursday

6K Thursday

  • Hockey
  • Dance
  • Cricket
  • Tag Rugby
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics

History

  • The History Of Space Travel
  • The beginning of the ‘Space Age’
  • The space race between Russia and America
  • First human in space and first woman in space
  • First man on the moon
  • Space Shuttle Challenger
  • The ISS
  • Curiosity landing on Mars

Geography

  • Contrasting localities
  • Human and physical geography of two different world regions
  • Differences in cultures and society of the two regions

Languages

(Mandarin)

  • How to tell people your age
  • Counting up to 20
  • Revision of daily greetings
  • Writing 1-5
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Understanding the meaning of Red and significance of Chinese New Year in Chinese culture
  • Describe our school uniform and colours
  • Describe a person’s appearance
  • Naming of 5 animals and pets

Music

  • Composition: Space based on Holst - The Planets

RE

  • Similarities and differences of different religions and worldviews

PSHCE/Global Citizenship

  • Growing Up: Me and My Body
  • Coping with pressure
  • Challenging stereotypes
  • Creating positive relationships

Homework

  • Complete a minimum of two projects during each term
  • Practise spellings given every week
  • Practise joined handwriting
  • Practise times tables up to 12 weekly
  • Read for 30 minutes every day

Miss Griffin -  Year Group Leader