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YEAR 6 CURRICULUM PLAN FOR RELIGION, SCIENCE AND FOUNDATION SUBJECTS

 

 

 

RE

SCIENCE

ICT

HISTORY

GEOG

DT

ART

PE

MUSIC

PSHE

FR

AUTUMN 1

Loving

Judaism

Vocation

Hinduism

Expectations

 

Light and Shadows

We are adventure gamers

The Americas

(Black History

WWI

The Americas

Stockings

 

Texture

Colour

Dance

Samba Drumming

 

Myself

Community

La Weekend

AUTUMN 2

Electricity

We are computational thinkers

 

 

Invasion games

Christmas carol concert

 

 

Les Vetements

SPRING 1

Sources

Unity

Death and New Life

 

 

Evolution and Inheritance

 

We are advertisers

Historical weather changes

Extreme Earth

Sculpture

A sense of place

Gym

Exploring sounds

Composition relating to weather

 

Natural disasters

Famine

Carbon Footprints

Ma Journee

SPRING 2

Interdependence and adaptation

SATS revision – accessing the internet

Net and Wall

games

Les Transports

SUMMER 1

Witnesses

Healing

Common good

Judaism

Animals including humans

We are travel writers

WWII

Greeks

Local study WWII

Geography of Greece

Structures

What a performance

Striking and fielding games

 

Listening and responding

RSE

Hygiene

Choices

Le Sport

SUMMER 2

Healthy Living

Including RSE

We are publishers

Athletics

Year 6 Journey

Rock Music

On va faire la fete

 

WHAT WE WILL BE DOING AT SCHOOL THIS YEAR

An overview of the work being carried out in Year 6 during the

Autumn Term:

In R.E, our topics are:

Loving- We will be exploring the concept of unconditional love.

 

Vocation-We will be developing understanding of the vocation of a Priest.

 

Expectations- We will be deepening understanding of Advent and the expectations leading to the birth of Jesus.

 

Judaism and Hinduism- We will explore the festivals celebrated.

 

In English we will be:

  • Reading ‘Locomotion’ and ‘Stay where you are and leave’ exploring the issues raised in the books through drama and writing.
  • Making cross-curricular links with our curriculum.
  • Reading with fluency and confidence.
  • Checking that text makes sense and asking questions to clarify understanding.
  • Empathising with characters in our reading.
  • Predicting what might happen from implied meanings.
  • Evaluating how authors use figurative language and the effects it creates.
  • Identifying and comparing themes used in poetry.
  • Role-playing scenarios from our books and performing poetry.
  • Creating freeze-frames to depict thoughts and feelings.
  • Trying out others’ ideas and giving helpful feedback.
  • Writing for a range of purposes including poetry, letters, recount, biography and non-chronological reports.
  • Describing characters and setting.
  • Using different layouts to organise writing.
  • Proof reading for spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors.
  • Consolidating our use of capital letters, full stops, question marks and apostrophes.
  • Spelling homophones correctly.
  • Writing legibly and using letters of an appropriate size.

 

In Maths we will be working on:

  • Reading, writing and ordering numbers to 10,000,000.
  • Rounding numbers to any degree of accuracy.
  • Knowing the value of each digit to 3 decimal places.
  • Rapid recall of all times tables.
  • Using estimation to check answers.
  • Solving multi step problems.
  • Using long and short methods of multiplication with numbers up to four digits.
  • Calculating differences between negative numbers.
  • Comparing fractions with different denominators.
  • Finding fractions of amounts and simplifying fractions.
  • Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators.
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions by whole numbers.
  • Using pictorial representation to understand and explain calculations.
  • Using a variety of methods to show our understanding of number including ‘active maths’.

 

In Science we will be working on:

Investigative science

  • Planning different types of scientific enquiry to answer questions.
  • Taking measurements using scientific equipment.
  • Recording data, using test results to make predictions, reporting and presenting findings, identifying scientific evidence.

Light and shadows

  • Recognising that light appears to travel in straight lines.
  • Using the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.
  • Explaining that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes.
  • Using the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.

Electricity

  • Associating the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.
  • Comparing and giving reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.
  • Using recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.          

 

In Computing we will be learning to:

Make a text-based adventure game

  • Explore text based programming – python and trinket
  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals.
  • Use sequence, selection and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output.
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.

Use ICT to research new information, make cross-curricular links and present information in a variety of ways.

 

In Geography we are learning to:

  • Locate the world’s countries using maps, interpret a range of sources of geographical information including maps and globes.
  • Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human features of the world (trade links, climate zones etc)
  • Focus on North America- environmental regions, key physical and human (PSHE) characteristics, countries, states and major cities.
  • Introduce precise geographical words.
  • Identify the position/significance of latitude/longitude, the equator.
  • Describe and make links between places and features.

 

In History we are learning to:

  • Find out and place events, people into correct periods of time.
  • Use dates and vocabulary to describe the passing of time.
  • Know about cultural diversity.
  • Identify and describe reasons for historical events.
  • Make links between the main events and changes within periods.
  • Ask and answer questions. 
  • Select and record information relevant to the focus from a variety of sources.
  • Communicate knowledge and understanding of history.

In Art we will be working on:

  • Considering famous artists use of colour.
  • Using texture, tone and shape to create new effects.
  • Discussing our own and famous artists’ work, drawing comparisons and reflecting on creations.
  • Developing the experience of embellishing.

 

In Design and Technology we will be working on:

  • Using tools safely and accurately.
  • Planning the order of work and developing a design specification.
  • Constructing products using permanent joining techniques.
  • Pinning, sewing and stitching materials together to create a product.
  • Making modifications as we go along.
  • Evaluating against the original criteria and suggest ways to improve.

 

In Music we will be learning to:

  • To perform confidently as a soloist or part of a group from memory.
  • To play a variety of tuned and untuned instruments with increased control, using tempo for mood effects.
  • To play a rhythmic pattern on tuned/untuned instruments using a variety of music notations.
  • To compose a piece of music containing two or more rhythmic or melodic parts.
  • To evaluate and improve a piece of work and make suggestions to others.
  • Sing in harmony, in tune and with expression.

 

In P.E: we will be learning to:

Dance

  • Perform to an accompaniment communicating individually, with a partner or in a group.
  • Comment on what works well, explaining why.
  • Describe how dance contributes to fitness and wellbeing.
  • Recognise how costume, music and set can help to improve a dance performance.
  • Combine and perform skills with control.

Games

  • Perform skills with greater speed.
  • Choose when to pass or keep possession and make progress towards a goal.
  • Choose and use different formations to suit the game.
  • Know the importance of being fit.

 

In French we will be learning to:

  • Understand familiar spoken words and phrases.
  • Identify and note personal responses.
  • Use short phrases and express responses.
  • Take part in simple conversations, supported by visual and other cues and express their opinions.

In PSHE we will be:

  • Establishing the rules and standards for our classroom.
  • Revisiting our understanding of the key messages of the school’s mission statement.
  • Working on the attitudes and dispositions identified as being appropriate for Year Six pupils – these will be ongoing throughout the year and will be revisited and reinforced constantly.
  • Making cross-curricular links across our curriculum.

 

Spring Term:

 

In RE our topics are:

 

Sources- We will explore 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 English we will be working on:

  • Using knowledge of text types, forms and styles to inform writing.
  • Empathise with emotion in deeper texts.
  • Exploring the difference and when to use Standard and Non-Standard English.
  • Explaining what we have understood from reading and justifying opinions by referring to the text.
  • Working out meanings of new words in context.
  • Identifying and discussing themes.
  • Explaining how an author has used language to manipulate the reader.
  • Planning and writing for a clear audience and purpose.
  • Integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action.
  • Select carefully chosen vocabulary to reflect appropriate formality.
  • Use a range of devices to build cohesion.
  • Use brackets, dashes or commas for parenthesis.
  • Use semi-colon and colons to separate clauses.
  • Proof reading writing for grammar, punctuation and grammar errors.

 

In Maths we will be working on:

  • Converting related units of measure from smaller to larger and vice versa.
  • Comparing and classifying geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes.
  • Finding unknown angles in triangles, quadrilaterals and polygons.  
  • Solving multi-step problems by identifying steps needed.       
  • Knowing how and when to calculate the mean of a set of data.
  • Constructing, interpreting and solving problems involving pie charts and line graphs.      
  • Describing positions on the full coordinate grid.
  • Translating and reflecting shapes using all four quadrants.    
  • Reducing ratios to the simplest forms.
  • Solving simple problems involving the calculation of percentages.
  • Solving problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using fractions and multiples.
  • Using written division methods where the answer has two decimal places.
  • Multiplying one digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers.               

 

In Science we will be working on:

Interdependence and Adaptation

  • Identifying how plants and animals are adapted to their environment in different ways.
  • Describing how living things are classified into plants and animals and giving reasons for classification.
  • Describing ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

Evolution

  • Recognising that all living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.
  • Recognising that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.

 

In Computing we will be learning to:

Create a short television advert

  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content.
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs.
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour, identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

Explore computer networks

  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.

 

In Geography we are learning to:

  • Recognise the physical geography of mountains, coasts, volcanoes and earthquakes.
  • Use atlases to describe different features.
  • Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human features of the world.
  • Describe and make links between places and features.
  • Describe and understand key aspects of earthquakes.

 

In Art we will be working on:

  • Considering famous artists use of colour and its application.
  • Exploring the use of texture in colour and on different surfaces.
  • Developing the consideration of colour for purpose.
  • Developing the concept of one and introducing the concept of two point perspective.
  • Developing an awareness of how paintings are created through composition.
  • Developing an awareness of composition, scale and proportion in artwork.
  • Improving mastery of art and design techniques with a range of materials.
  • Discussing our own and famous artists’ work, drawing comparisons and reflecting on own creations.
  • Developing control and experimenting with particular qualities of tone, shades, hue and mood.

 

In Design and Technology we will be working on:

  • Working collaboratively on a larger scale.
  • Producing increasingly detailed preparatory sketches.
  • Making imaginative use of knowledge of tools, techniques and materials to express ideas and feelings.
  • Identifying suitable equipment and material to convey ideas.
  • Developing the experience of embellishing.

 

In Music we will be learning to:

  • Perform significant parts from memory.
  • Organise musical ideas into a musical style.
  • Perform and direct a short performance effectively.
  • Analyse the genre, style, time and place of a piece of music using musical vocabulary.
  • Compare composers and music from a variety of eras, genres/styles and cultures.
  • Organise music electronically and create electronic sounds to represent musical ideas.
  • Record music to evaluate and improve.
  • Play a rhythmic pattern on tuned and untuned instruments.
  • Use more formal notation to represent composition.

 

In P.E we will be learning to:

Perform Gymnastics

  • Perform fluently and with control, even when performing difficult combinations.
  • Work well with a partner or small group.
  • Make up longer sequences and perform them with fluency and clarity of movement.
  • Vary direction, levels and pathways, to improve the look of a sequence.
  • Use planned variations and contrasts in actions and speed in sequences.
  • Understand what it is important to include in a warm up for gymnastic activity.
  • Recognise that a cool down is important.
  • Understand how gymnastic activity helps overall health. 
  • Watch performances and use criteria to make judgements and suggest improvements.
  • Explain how a sequence is formed, using appropriate terminology to describe technique and composition.
  • Comment on what works well, explaining why.

 

In French we will be learning to:

  • Understand familiar spoken words and phrases.
  • Identify and note personal responses.
  • Use short phrases and express responses.
  • Take part in simple conversations, supported by visual and other cues and express opinions.
  • Begin to use knowledge of grammar to adapt and substitute single words and phrases.

 

In PSHE we will be:

  • Consistently reinforcing the rules and standards for our classroom.
  • Revisiting our understanding of the key messages of the school’s mission statement.
  • Working on the attributes and dispositions identified as being appropriate for Year Six pupils – these will be ongoing throughout the year and will be revisited and reinforced constantly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Term:

 

In RE 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.

 

In English we will be working on:

  • Reading aloud with intonation.
  • Using pertinent and specific vocabulary when explaining a point.
  • Work out meanings of increasingly complex vocabulary.
  • Summarise the key points in a more complex text.
  • Showing understanding of texts through presentation and debate.
  • Selecting parts of writing that need to be developed in detail.
  • Using formal and informal structures and styles appropriate for the reader.
  • Affecting the emotions of the reader at points in the text.
  • Manipulating word order for effect.
  • Varying sentence structure to expand ideas and provide emphasis.
  • Using speech to convey and develop a character.
  • Ensuring that the style and content of writing accurately reflects the purpose.
  • Using passive appropriately in writing.
  • Understanding passive and active voice.
  • Using the ‘perfect form’ of verbs for effect.
  • Using a range of devices for cohesion across a text.
  • Recognising and understanding the subjunctive.
  • Knowing how colons are used and using them correctly.
  • Using dashes to mark the boundaries between independent clauses.
  • Using hyphens in writing.
  • Using semi colons accurately.
  • Spelling common words which feature hyphens.
  • Using knowledge of roots, prefixes and suffixes to aid spelling.

 

In Maths we will be working on:

  • Performing mental calculations that include large numbers and mixed operations.
  • Rounding any number to the degree of accuracy required.
  • Reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to 10,000,000 and knowing the value of each digit.

Converting related units of measure from smaller to larger and vice versa.

  • Solving measure problems involving decimal notation up to 3 decimal places.
  • Using both long and short methods of multiplication with numbers up to 4 digits.
  • Using estimation to check answers to calculations.
  • Solving multi-step problems by identifying steps needed.                   
  • Recalling the facts that allow us to identify factors, multiples and prime numbers.
  • Solve multi-step problems by identifying steps needed.
  • Solving simple problems involving the calculation of percentages.

 

In Science we will be working on:

Understanding how our bodies function

  • Identifying and naming the main parts of the human circulatory system.
  • Describing the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.
  • Recognising the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function.
  • Learning the importance of keeping ourselves clean.
  • Appreciation of the changes we are going to experience throughout puberty and to discuss any worries.

 

In Computing we will be learning to:

Be travel writers

  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content.
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs.
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour, identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

Be publishers

  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.

 

In Geography we are learning to

  • Appreciate that aspects of the local area have changed.
  • Know how population changed as a result of the war.
  • Realise the impact on houses and housing.
  • Recognise the impact of the Blitz.
  • Know why evacuation occurred and how people felt about it.
  • Appreciate the difference in the way of life.
  • Know important architecture.
  • Recognise the city states of Athens and Sparta.

 

In History we are learning to:

Have an understanding of what life was like during World War II

  • Appreciate that aspects of the local area have changed.
  • Understand how education was affected.
  • Know how population changed.
  • Realise the impact on houses and housing.
  • Know about the changes in law and order.
  • Appreciate the hardship and need for rationing.
  • Study new technologies – code breaking.
  • Recognise that the past is represented and interpreted in different ways.
  • Give reasons for differences between ages.

Study Greek Culture

  • Know the reasons why citizens and slaves were different.
  • Appreciate the difference in games and leisure.
  • Know some plays and understand the importance of theatre.
  • Study the significance of soldiers and warfare.
  • Know some beliefs and customs.
  • Know Gods, Goddesses, myths and legends associated with the Greeks.

 

In Art we will be working on:

  • Using colour to express moods and feelings.
  • Applying knowledge of different techniques to express feelings and mood.
  • Observing and using a variety of techniques to show the effect of light on people.
  • Producing increasingly accurate drawings of people.

 

In Design and Technology we will be working on:

  • Producing increasingly detailed preparatory sketches.
  • Communicating ideas through detailed drawings.
  • Planning the order of work, choosing appropriate materials, tools and techniques.
  • Selecting appropriate tools, materials, components and techniques.
  • Using tools safely and accurately.
  • Recording evaluations using drawings with labels.
  • Developing a design specification.
  • Constructing products using permanent joining techniques.
  • Evaluating products, identifying strengths and areas for development.
  • Exploring, developing and communicating aspects of design proposals by modelling ideas in different ways.
  • Making modifications as we go along.
  • Evaluating against original criteria and suggesting ways that products could be improved.

 

In Music we will be learning to:

  • Compare music from a variety of eras, genres/styles and cultures.
  • Analyse the genre, style, time and place of a piece of music using musical vocabulary.
  • Perform significant parts from memory or notation.
  • Present and direct a short performance effectively.
  • Sing songs in harmony, in tune and with expression in Major and Minor keys.
  • Play a rhythmic pattern on tuned and un-tuned instruments with increased control.

 

In P.E we will be learning to:

Play rounders

  • Create a warm up and explain how it is organised.
  • Recognise our own and others’ strengths.
  • Identify what is needed to improve performance and suggest how to do this.
  • Know the importance of particular types of fitness to the game.
  • Use different ways of bowling.
  • Bowl underarm accurately.
  • Vary how we bowl.
  • Bat effectively, using different types of shot.
  • Field with increased accuracy.
  • Throw over arm with accuracy and for a good distance.
  • Hit the ball from both sides of the body.
  • Direct the ball away from fielders, using different angles and speeds.
  • Plan to outwit the opposition individually, as a pair or as a team, when they are batting, bowling and fielding.
  • Gauge when to run after hitting the ball.
  • Use tactics which involve bowlers and fielders working together.

 

In French we will be learning to:

  • Understand familiar spoken words and phrases.
  • Identify and note personal responses.
  • Use short phrases and express responses.
  • Take part in simple conversations, supported by visual and other cues and express opinions.
  • Begin to use knowledge of grammar to adapt and substitute single words and phrases.    

 

In PSHE we will be:

  • Embedding the rules and standards for our classroom
  • Revisiting our understanding of the key messages of the school’s mission statement.
  • Working on the attitudes and dispositions identified as being appropriate for Year Six pupils – these will be ongoing throughout the year and will be revisited and reinforced constantly.
  • Learning more about our bodies and relationships through our RSE lessons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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