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St Joseph the Worker

Catholic Primary School

Year 6

WHAT WILL I BE DOING AT SCHOOL THIS TERM?

An overview of some of the work being carried out in Class 6 during the Autumn term

 

In English we will be working on:

  • Plan and write stories using a clear narrative structure and plot line.
  • Construct sentences in varied ways.
  • Select words for appropriateness and effect.
  • Use strategies to check coherence of own and others work.
  • Write in the third person.
  • Write using complex sentences.
  • Identify and use nouns; pronouns, common, abstract and collective.
  • Identify and use the definite and indefinite article.
  • Verb tenses present, past and future.
  • Use of commas to separate phrases.
  • Understand what they read by; drawing on inferences, predicting what might happen from details stated.
  • Provide reasoned justification for their views.
  • Narrative with Flashbacks
  • Biography and Autobiography
  • Structured poetry
  • Explanation
  • Letters & Diaries
  • Author Study

 

In Mathematics we will be working on:

  • Read and compare 6-digit numbers, negative numbers and decimals
  • Convert decimals into fractions and vice versa
  • Compare, order and convert fractions and their equivalents
  • Use mental strategies to add and subtract decimals
  • Continue to use the 4 operations (add, subtract, multiply and divide) and the correct methods
  • Express missing number problems algebraically
  • Know the correct order to complete number sentences contain brackets etc.
  • Measuring and converting between a range of measures
  • Telling and converting time between 12 and 24 hour clocks
  • Calculate area and perimeter for 2D shapes
  • To solve mathematically problems systematically and have clear mathematical reasoning
  • Multiply using long multiplication and solving 2 step problems
  • Continue to build upon our times tables efficacy

 

In Science our topics are:

Growing Up and Growing Old –

  • We will understand the changes that happen as humans develop; compare and analyse gestation periods; understand puberty changes; describe changes as we age; consider the impact of living longer.
  • We will work scientifically to collect, record and compare data; make and test predictions; present findings.

Classifying Critters-

  • We will understand how living things can be classified into groups scientifically; observe and record similarities and differences; decide on the best way to present evidence; identify the five kingdoms of living things and research fungi and microbes.
  • We will work scientifically to interpret observations and use them to develop our own explanations; to identify and classify; to plan and perform fair tests; to use observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions and to gather and record data to help in answering questions.

 

In R.E. our topics are:

Loving       

  • We will explore the love and care of people and reveal that God’s love is unconditional and never ending.

Vocation a Commitment

  • We will explore commitment in life and reveal the vocation to the priesthood and religious life.

Expectations

  • We will explore the meaning of expectation and reveal that Advent is a time of joyful expectation of Christmas, the Word becoming a human person, Jesus.

     Judaism

  • We will explore Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and the value of atonement through the Jewish faith.

 

In Computing the children will be taught how to stay safe when using technology both in and outside the school environment. They will be taught how to report concerns about content and contact when using ICT. They will use ICT with other subjects to research topics and express their ideas through communication technology. They will design, write and debug simple programs using Espresso.

 

In Geography our topic is rivers. Through this topic the children describe the key aspects of the human and physical features of a river. They will use the correct geographical language to describe and explain these features. They will use maps, atlases and globes to locate rivers throughout the world.

 

In History our topic is the Mayan Civilisation. Through this topic the children will learn about the achievements of the Mayan civilisation c AD 900. They will study their origin, their way of life and why they no longer exist today.

 

In Art our topic is the study of the ceramic works of Clarice Cliff. Through this topic the children will develop their techniques and control when working with clay and acrylic paint. They will use their sketch books to record their observation and review and revisit ideas.

 

In Design and Technology the children will be designing and making shelters following a design brief. They will plan, measure and make using a variety of tools. They will evaluate their model against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work.

 

In Music our topic is Composers. Through this topic the children will appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music from great composers and musicians. E.g. the Last Night of the Proms.

 

In P.E. the children will swim to improve stroke and distance in front crawl, back stroke, breast stroke. The children will develop their sending and receiving skills in invasion games (netball, basketball, football, tag rugby). They will play competitive games applying basic principles for attacking and defending.

 

In French we will continue to recap and revise previous vocabulary and language. Our topic is On mange! The children will learn to ask for a variety of food. They will learn phrases for shopping including the cost. They will speak and write in sentences.

 

Year 6 Autumn Term

September 2016

 

WHAT WILL I BE DOING AT SCHOOL THIS TERM?

An overview of some of the work being carried out in Class 6 during the Spring term

 

In English we will be working in Booster groups, this will allow children to work with peers of the same ability and at the appropriate pace for them. Their homework will reflect this.

  • Analyse good pieces of quality writing and use as models to develop their own compositions.
  • Plan their writing by identifying the audience for and the purpose of the writing.
  • Use success criteria to scaffold their work.
  • Construct sentences in varied ways.
  • Select words for appropriateness and effect.
  • Use strategies to check coherence of own and others work.
  • Propose changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning.
  • Identify and use prepositions of time, place and manner.
  • Identify and use adverbial phrases.
  • Identify and use subordinate clauses.
  • Use colons and semi colons.
  • Drawing on inferences, predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.
  • Provide reasoned justification for their views.
  • Recognise how authors use language, including figurative language.
  • Identifying the conventions of the layout of non-fiction text.
  • Provide reasoned justification for their views.
  • Persuasion
  • Letters and Diaries
  • Free verse poetry
  • Newspaper Reports
  • Narrative- Extended Stories

 

In Mathematics we will be working in Booster groups, this will allow children to work with peers of the same ability and at the appropriate pace for them. Their homework will reflect this.

The children will be familiarising themselves with the format of SAT‘s papers and addressing the content within.

  • Read and compare 7-digit numbers, negative numbers and decimals
  • Convert decimals into fractions and vice versa
  • Increasing range of numbers as we continue to use the 4 operations and know when to use them correctly
  • Solve problems involving square and cube numbers
  • Manipulate numbers up to 3 decimal places
  • Add, multiply, divide fractions and find their equivalence
  • Multiply decimals and money using formal written methods
  • Explore 2D and 3D shapes and their properties with angles, nets, area and perimeter. Particular focus on circles
  • Data Handling: Pie charts, conversion graphs, distance/ time line graphs
  • Shapes and co- ordinates involving translation
  • Ratio

 

In Science our topics are:

Let it Shine –

  • We will understand light and shadow; understand how light travels and how it can be reflected; recognise that light is made up of more than one colour.
  • We will work scientifically to represent and report on findings; take accurate measurements; identify and manage variables in an investigation; present findings and conclusions from experiments; use secondary sources to answer questions

Electrifying-

  • We will recall circuits symbols; construct simple circuits; explain how circuits work; change components in a circuit and explain the patterns produced; design and build a circuit to a design brief; represent circuits scientifically; consider impact of electricity on the environment.
  • We will work scientifically to present findings and conclusions; investigate an idea by managing variables; use results to make predictions and suggest further tests to conduct.

 

In R.E. our topics are:

Sources      

  • We will explore a wide a wide variety of books and the purpose for which they were written. We will reveal the Bible as the story of God’s love, told by the people of God.

Unity

  • We will explore what nourishes and what spoils friendship and unity. We will reveal how the Eucharist challenges and enables the Christian family to live and grow in communion every day.

Death and New Life

  • We will explore how loss and death bring about change for people and reveal how the Church’s seasons of Lent, Holy week and Easter; the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus led to new life.

 

In Computing the children will be taught how to stay safe when using technology both in and outside the school environment. They will be taught how to report concerns about content and contact when using ICT. They will use ICT with other subjects to research topics and express their ideas through communication technology. They will design, write and debug simple programs using Espresso.

 

In Geography our topic is North America. The children will learn about the geographical similarities and differences, (physical and human features) within a region of North America. They will use the correct geographical language to describe and explain these. They will locate these regions on maps, atlases and globes.

 

In History our topic is Britain since the 1930’s. The children will continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge of the events that led to WW2 and the life in Britain after that time.

 

In Art our topic is the study of the artist Van Gogh. The children will study the works of this artist and how the changes in his life reflected the way he painted. They will use their sketch books to record their observation and review and revisit ideas. They will work with a variety of media to compose their own painting in the style of Van Gogh.

 

In Design and Technology the children will be working with textiles and designing and making Flip Flops/Slippers. They will research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional and appealing product.

 

In Music our topic is to compose music for a children’s story. They will listen to Peter and the Wolf and use this as a starting point for their own work. They will use percussion instruments to compose their own piece matching the instruments to the characters/objects in a story.

 

In P.E. the children will study dance. They will learn how to respond to music learning basic movements. They will work collaboratively to adapt these movements to compose and perform their dance routine. They will evaluate each other’s performance. In gymnastics they will develop their flexibility, control and balance on both floor and apparatus. They will think of imaginative ways to use these skills to move in a controlled manner.

 

In French our topic is Le Cirque.  The children will practise their pronunciation. They will respond to questions asked. They will begin to work out the meaning of unfamiliar words.

 

Year 6 Spring Term

January 2017

 

WHAT WILL I BE DOING AT SCHOOL THIS TERM?

An overview of some of the work being carried out in Class 6 during the Summer term

 

In English we will be working in Booster groups, this will allow children to work with peers of the same ability and at the appropriate pace for them. Their homework will reflect this.

  • Analyse good pieces of quality writing and use as models to develop their own compositions.
  • Plan their writing by identifying the audience for and the purpose of the writing.
  • Use success criteria to scaffold their work.
  • Construct sentences in varied ways.
  • Select words for appropriateness and effect.
  • Use strategies to check coherence of own and others work.
  • Propose changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning.
  • Revise all aspects of grammar that has been covered this year.
  • Use passive verbs to affect the presentation of information in a sentence.
  • Use hyphens to avoid ambiguity in a sentence.
  • Punctuate bullet points consistently.
  • Drawing on inferences, predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.
  • Provide reasoned justification for their views.
  • Recognise how authors use language, including figurative language.
  • Identifying the conventions of the layout of non-fiction text.
  • Identify how language structure and meaning and presentation contribute to meaning.
  • Instructions
  • Discussion
  • Classic poetry
  • Play scripts
  • Narrative Stories

 

In Mathematics we will be working in Booster groups, this will allow children to work with peers of the same ability and at the appropriate pace for them. Their homework will reflect this.

The children will be familiarising themselves with the format of SAT‘s papers and addressing the content within.

  • Revise reading and comparing 7-digit numbers, negative numbers, decimals and fractions
  • Applying the 4 formal written methods to written problems
  • Solve problems involving square and cube numbers
  • Solve number sentences using appropriate mental strategies
  • Understand order of operations in a number sentence
  • Explore 2D and 3D shapes and their properties with angles and scale factor
  • Revising and extending written multiplication and division
  • Shapes and co- ordinates involving translation
  • Solving number and practical problems

 

In Science our topics are:

We’re Evolving –

  • We will understand and recognise similarities and differences in people; recognise why offspring resemble and inherit characteristics from their parents; understand animal adaption and natural selection; learn the work of scientists who discover fossils; understand the importance of fossils; explore evolutionary timescales.
  • We will work scientifically to collect and present data in a variety of ways; develop research skills and interpret data; recognise that observations can be used to support ideas.

 

In R.E. our topics are:

Witnesses   

  • We will explore the courage to be a witness and reveal Pentecost; the Holy Spirit enables people to witness to the Easter message.

Healing

  • We will explore that when people become sick they need care and reveal the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

Common Good

  • We will explore justice for the good of all and reveal the work of Christians for the common good of all.

Islam

  • We will learn how the 5 pillars of Islam give guidance to Muslims in their daily life.

 

In Computing the children will be reminded how to stay safe when using technology both in and outside the school environment. They will be reminded how to report concerns about content and contact when using ICT. They will continue to use ICT with other subjects to research topics and express their ideas through communication technology. They will understand the main components of a computer. They will develop their programming skills by designing games using the Scratch program.

 

In Geography our topic is using Mapping skills. Through this topic the children will practise and develop their mapping skills by learning basic compass directions when using a compass, learning what OS symbols represent on a map, using six figure coordinates to locate a site and complex scaling.

 

In History our topic is Britain since the 1930’s. The children will continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge of the events that led to WW2 and understand the changes that took place after the WW2 and the reasons for such change.

 

In Art our topic is the study of landscapes. The children will study the works of a variety of landscape artists and their individual styles. They will use their sketch books to record their observation and review and revisit ideas. They will work with a variety of media to compose their own landscape painting. The focus of landscape will be the Isle of Wight.

 

In Design and Technology /Computing. Through this topic the children will design and make a model that can be controlled by a computer program. They will work collaboratively on design, making and writing a simple program which incorporates movement, light and sound.

 

In Music our topic is to develop an understanding of the history of music. Through this topic the children will begin to understand why certain pieces of music were written to reflect their life at a given time.

 

In P.E. the children will develop their net skills through tennis and their striking skills through cricket and rounders. They will develop skills in sprinting and relays; they will develop different techniques for throwing (javelin, discus, shot put and rounder balls).They will learn how to jump for height and distance. In swimming some children will continue to swim for distance and technique whilst proficient swimmers will learn water safety skills.

In French our topic is C’est Moi. The children will bring together all their work in French throughout KS2 to complete a poster and booklet about themselves in French.

 

Year 6 Summer Term

April 2017

What Will I Be Doing 2016 to 2017

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