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Who inspires us?

Curriculum Overview

 

Literacy

One of the first things the children will be writing when they get into Year 6 is a letter of application for the job roles.

After that they will be writing biographies for famous people linking in with our topic of ‘Who inspires us?’  The children will be learning how to plan, draft, write and edit their writing.  En6/3.3    En6/3.4

In reading the children will be learning comprehension skills and understanding more about how they can give reasoned justifications for their views. En6/2.2

 

Numeracy

Initially we will be focusing on place value and learning about numbers up to 10 million and to four decimal places. Ma6/2.1 They will learn about patterns in numbers and this will lead on to us looking at addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Ma6/2.2

 

Science

In Science the children will be learning about habitats Sc6/2.1 and animals including humans. Sc6/2.2. We will be leaning about the different parts of the human body including the circulatory system and then we will move onto describing the things we need to survive.

 

Topic

Our topic this term is ‘Who inspires us?’ As a class we will be focusing on inspirational people who have helped to change the world.

 

We even have a trip to Manchester Science and Industry museum planned as well as our camping residential. For visitors we have some safari rangers from Chester zoo coming in and a space VR workshop for all the children.

 

PE

PE will still be taught on a Monday and Wednesday, so please make sure you have your full PE kit in school (PE2/1.1). Swimming will take place on a Thursday (PE2/1.2).

 

 Homework

Children will be provided with a Homework grid, where they will complete a piece of Homework once a week. 

 

Spelling and handwriting will be given out on Monday for a test on Friday (En5/3.1, En5/3.2).

 

Reading: weekly your child will be given reading homework (En5/2.2) and in addition to this could you please read with your child as frequently as possible (even if they are a free reader, as this is proven to improve a child’s comprehension skills).

 

Where In The World Are We?

How do we celebrate difference?

Curriculum Out Line for Linmere Year Six – Spring Term

 

 

Literacy

This term we will be covering several topics, and reading several class stories; including continuing to read Wolf Brother by Michael Paver.

Non chronological reports

Children will be writing non-chronological reports about the adaptations and evolutionary development of animals, focusing on Penguins among other animals.  They will be learning about the features of this type of writing and how to include features such as bullet points, sub-headings, fact boxes and diagrams to enhance their writing.

 

Grammar

Children will be learning about  how to use and identify active and passive voice; learning the difference between synonyms , antonyms and homonyms; looking at modal verbs and verb tenses; developing an awareness of past and present continuous tense. They will continue to improve on their understanding of the grammar contingent of the curriculum.

 

Numeracy

This term we will be continuing to learn about fractions, percentages and decimal and beginning to develop our understanding of ratio and proportion. We will be starting to look at statistical analysis and shape and space.

 

Science

This half term, children will be learning about adaptation and evolution.  They will begin to recognize that living things have changed overtime and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth Millions of years ago.  They will also be learning about how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

 

Topic

Our Topic this term is “How do we celebrate difference?” We will be learning about the development of art over time, from the Stone Age artists to modern day art, and developing our own art to replicate the style of famous artists or styles of art throughout history.  We be incorporating the music from around the world; different dance styles in PE, including tribal dance and the origins of dance; we will be looking at Drama styles and how these have evolved over time.

 

Homework

Homework will be given out on the first Wednesday of half term, this along with Spellings, will be posted on the school website. It will be collected on every following Wednesday.  Spellings will be tested on Fridays.

 

Reading: please read with your child as frequently as possible (even if they are a free reader, as this is proven to improve a child’s comprehension skills).  Children are expected to record a comment in their reading diaries – they should write this themselves -  at least 3 times a week.

Where is all the evidence? Autumn Term 2018

Curriculum Out Line for Linmere Year Six

 

Literacy

 This term we will be covering several topics, and reading several class stories.

Letter Writing

We will be learning about the layout, language features and structure of Letter writing.  The children will be writing letters in the form of applications for jobs, through their applications for Year 6 roles.

 Biographies and Autobiographies

In this topic the children will have the opportunity to investigate a range of Biographies and Auto biographies by asking relevant questions, researching to explore their differences and their effectiveness.

 We will be combining this with our topic “Where is all the evidence?” focusing on key figures from this period (such as Howard Carter) and key events  Children will develop their skills to reflect critically on what they have seen and read. They will develop their ability to write using the characteristics of each form of nonfiction text and improve their writing aided by the VCOP pyramids.En6/3.4  En6/3.1

 

Numeracy

 Initially we will be revising place value and how to order and round whole and decimal numbers up to 10 million and to four decimal places.  The children will be investigating number patterns and missing number questions. This will then lead on to algebra. The children will be counting, partitioning and calculating, (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), both whole and decimals numbers giving their answers to 3 decimal places.Ma6/2.1 Ma6/2.2

 

Science

This half term we will be studying living things and their habitats. We will be learning about the history of the classification of living things from Aristotle to the present day and we will begin to understand why classification is important . We will be using and creating classification keys.Sc6/2.1

 

Topic

 Our Topic this term is “Where is all the evidence?” This topic we will be looking at the Ancient Egyptian civilisation.  Hi2/1.3 Hi2/1.4

We have lots of exciting things planned, such as themed cooking (DT2/2.1). We will also be plotting events on a timeline in chronological order and learning all about how they lived, worked and their beliefs. (Hi2/1.4). We will also be creating our own Ancient Egyptian artwork including masks and sarcophaguses (DT2/1.2).

We will have educational trips based around our topic too and lots of cooking days, art days and use of the MacBooks to learn as much as we possibly can about the Ancient Egyptians.

Computing

We will be using the MacBooks and iPads to support various lessons throughout the Autumn term. We will use Purple Mash to improve on our coding skills learnt in Year 5. We will also be using the internet to support various lessons, particularly the world wide web to research and communicate (Co2/1.4).

RE

 

This term we will be focusing on Christianity. We will be looking at the important features of the life of Jesus and their meaning for Christians.

PE

 

PE will still be taught on a Tuesday and a Wednesday, so please make sure you have your full PE kit in school (PE2/1.1). Swimming will take place on a Thursday (PE2/1.2).

 Homework

Children will be provided with a Homework grid, where they will complete a piece of Homework once a week.  This will be collected in on a Wednesday.

‘My Maths’ homework will also be available. Could all Homework please be completed by the following Monday.

Spelling and handwriting will be given out on Monday for a test on Friday (En5/3.1, En5/3.2).

Reading: weekly your child will be given guided reading homework (En5/2.2) and in addition to this could you please read with your child as frequently as possible (even if they are a free reader, as this is proven to improve a child’s comprehension skills).

What do we know about our world? Summer Term 2018

 

Curriculum Out Line for Linmere Year Six – Summer Term

Literacy

This term we will be covering several topics, and reading several class stories; including The Explorer by Kathryn Rundell

 Persuasive Writing (En6/3.3)

We will be looking at the different examples of persuasive writing, including leaflets and advertising fliers through different medias.  The children will be planning, drafting and writing their own persuasive leaflets about ‘The Eden Project’.  Children will be using their experiences learnt during their residential to develop their writing further. 

Descriptive writing(En6/3.3)

They will also be writing a descriptive writing piece about the journey of a river, linked to Topic work.

Children will develop their skills to reflect critically on what they have seen and read. They will develop their ability to write using the characteristics of each form of nonfiction text and improve their writing aided by the VCOP pyramids.

Grammar(En6/3.4)

Children will continue to improve on their understanding of the grammar contingent of the curriculum and will revise SPaG objectives in preparation for the SATs.

Numeracy

This term we will be continuing to learn about fractions, percentages and decimal; ratio and proportion. (Ma6/4.1)We will be continuing to prepare the children for the SATs, through practicing questions that involve problem solving and the application of learnt skills.  Children will begin the term by looking at Co-ordinates and learning about how to identify missing coordinates in four quadrants.

Science

The title of the unit this half term is “Animals including Humans”. SC6/2.2)By the end of the unit, the children will be able to identify the name of the human circulatory system and will understand the functions of the heart.  They will begin to recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function.  They will also be able to describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans

 Topic

Our Topic this term is “What do we know about our world?”  We will be learning about physical geography in different locations and historical land usage.  The children will be developing an understanding of climate change and its impact on the earth, through studies undertaken within the Biodomes of the Eden project.  We will also be looking at the way human development has changed our planet and looking at demographical differences and their impact, with a comparison between our local environment and Cornwall.  Further studies will reflect on one of the workshops that we will be participating in at The Eden Project – Rainforest Survival.  We will be finding out about Tribes of the amazon and how they use the land resources at their disposal to survive.

 Homework

Homework will be given out on Monday, this along with Spellings, will be posted on the school website. ‘My Maths’ Home Work will also be available. All Homework should be completed by the following MONDAY, until after SATs.  At this point, children will then partake in the new Whole School Homework programme of activities, as outlined in the parent workshop.

Spelling and handwriting will be given out on Monday for a test on Friday.

Reading: your child will be given guided reading homework and in addition to this could you please read with your child as frequently as possible (even if they are a free reader, as this is proven to improve a child’s comprehension skills).  Children are expected to record a comment in their reading diaries, at least 3 times a week.

 

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