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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.

 

Can We Make The World A Better Place? Spring 2018

Curriculum Out Line for Linmere Year Six – Spring Term

Literacy

This term we will be covering several topics, and reading class stories; including  continuing to read Wolf Brother by Michael Paver and starting to look at the magnificent ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Blundell.

 Narrative Writing En6/3.3

We will be looking at the different genres of narrative text and learning about the different structures and features, particularly effective in descriptive writing.

Information texts En6/3.3

We will be learning about the different features of an information text. We will be applying this to composing an informative text about an animal and how it is specifically adapted to its environment.  Last term, the children learnt about Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, and this term, we will be looking at how his theories are evidenced in the natural world.

 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 non-fiction text and improve their writing, aided by the VCOP pyramids and the skills learnt in grammar lessons.

 Grammar En6/3.4

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 continous 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 Ma6/2.3; ratio and proportion Ma6/2.4. We will be starting to look at statistical analysis and shape and space Ma6/4.1.  The children will also be learning to apply their learnt knowledge to solving mathematical reasoning questions, the type of questions that they will encounter in the KS2 SATs papers 2 and 3 in May.

Science

This half term , children will be learning about Electricity Sc6/2.3  and then we will be moving on to look at Evolution Sc6/2.4.  We will be developing an understanding of the key scientific concepts of evolutionary theories, looking at evidence of adaptation through the use of Fossils.  We will also be addressing the environmental factors that cause change and lead to adaptation or extinction, e.g. climate change.

In our unit on Electricty, we will be exploring circuits and looking at how changing the number of cells in a circuit (changing the voltage) affects bulb brightness, buzzer speed etc.  The children will also be learning the universally recognised symbols used to denote different elements in circuit.

Topic

Our Topic this term is “Can we make the world a better place?” We will be having a visit from the Rangers at Chester Zoo, who will be talking to Year 6 about Rubbish – a hot topic in the media at the moment, what with the impact of plastic in our oceans having been highlighted recently.  We will be looking at many different topical issues affecting our planet and animals, including climate change, sustainability and deforestation.  Ge2/1.3 a & b    

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.

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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How did Britain Begin?

 

Curriculum Out Line for Linmere Year Six

Literacy

 

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

 

Narrative Writing

We will be looking at the different genres of narrative text and learning about the different structures and features. We will then be focusing on myths and legends linking with the myths of the Greeks and the Romans that we will be looking at in our topic.En6/3.3

 

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 “How Did Britain Begin?” focusing on key figures from this period 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 How Did Britain Begin? This topic we will be looking at the exit of Roman Rule from Britain and the subsequent invasion of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings.  We will be learning about early settlements and the first kingdoms that ruled England before the Battle of Hastings in 1066.  The children will also be taking part in an Anglo Saxon day, they will be cooking and sampling foods from a typical Anglo Saxon feast.Hi2/1.3 Hi2/1.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer topic web

Literacy

 

 

 

This term we will be covering several topics, and reading several class stories; including  continuing to read Wolf Brother by Michael Paver.En6/2.1

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.

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. En6/2.2a

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.

The children will also continue to learn High Frequency spelling words each week.En6/3.1

Numeracy Ma6/2.2h

 This term we will be continuing to learn about fractions, percentages and decimal; ratio and proportion. We will be continuing to prepare the children for the SATs, through practicing questions that involve problem solving and the application of learnt skills.

Topic

Ge2/1.3b and Ge2/1.4a

DT2/1.2

Our Topic this term is “What is the Reason Behind it ALL?” 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.

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.

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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