Year 6

Year 6 Yearly Overview

 

 

Autumn

 

Spring

 

Summer

 

RE

 Domestic Church-

Family: loving

 

Baptism/Confirmation

Belonging: vocation and commitment.

Advent/Christmas -

loving: expectations.

Local Church -

community:sources

Eucharist - relating:unity

 

Lent/Easter -

giving: death and new life

Pentecost- serving:witnesses

Reconciliation - interrelating :healing

Universal Church - world: common good.

Judaism - Yom Kippur

 

 

Science

 

Light

 

Evolution and Inheritance

 Electricity

Bright Sparks Day

 

 

Properties and Changes of Materials

Animals

Life Cycles

 

Geography

Human and physical study of Greece

Climate zone and mountains. Types of settlement and land use. Europe countries and cities.

Europe - countries/cities

United Kingdom - cities bombs

Areas evacuated to.

 

Rivers

 

History

 

Ancient Greece

 

 

WW2

Evacuees in Cumbria

 

 

 

ICT

E- safety

X- curricular work – Research and producing Word Documents.

E- safety

X- curricular work – Research and producing Word Documents.

 

 E- safety

X- curricular work – Research and producing Word Documents.

E- safety

X- curricular work – Research and producing Word Documents.

 

Art

Artist Study

Van Gogh

Mixing Paints

 

 Dolphin Fresco

Collage

 

 London Bomb Scenes

 

Poppy collages

 

 The work of Picasso and L.S.Lowry

 

D & T

 

 

 

 

 Make soup to WW2 recipe

 

 

 

P.E.

Gymnastics – Vanessa

Ultimate Frisbee

Football - coach

Tag Rugby - coach

 Tri Golf

 

 

 Kwik Cricket

Running for fitness

Swimming

Rounders

Athletics

 

P.S.H.E.

 Democracy - How it started In Greece.

Democracy now.

Work of WWF and other charities.

The Holocaust

The United Nations - peacekeeping 

 

 

 Sex education

 

 

Welcome back after the Easter holidays. This term we have the SATS from the 8th to 11th May. A timetable was sent to you prior to the holidays. All the children are invited to come to school at 8:30 on those mornings for breakfast and a chat to calm any nerves!

PE will be on Mondays and Fridays for the first half term - the children will be getting cricket coaching on a Monday and will need outdoor PE kit. After half term PE will be on a Wednesday and Friday. The children will go to RRMA Pools to have swimming lessons on a Wednesday and will need swimming costumes and a towel on that day. After SATS the children will be running a mile a day and will need PE kit everyday.

On the 7/8th June the children will be taking part in a two day workshop with Tania Crockett from Eden Rivers Trust. On the 15th June the children will go to Lightwater Valley to celebrate their time at St Bede's School.

 Summer Planning

RE

Pentecost – Christians believe that the spirit of God is active in each person and in a special way in the community of believers which is the Church. The Feast of Pentecost is the celebration both of the gift of God’s Holy Spirit and the trust of God places in people to be witnesses in the world.

The children will learn that it takes courage to be a witness but that The Holy Spirit enables people to be a witness to the Easter message.

Reconciliation – The Church believes that the anointing of the sick is one of the seven sacraments. It is intended to strengthen those who are ill.

The children will learn that when people become sick they need care and about The Anointing of the Sick.

Universal Church – The common good is central to Catholic Social teaching and is intrinsically linked to social justice. At the heart of this teaching is respect for the human person made in the image of God; the social well-being and development of all; peace between all peoples; understanding of the equality of all and respect for difference; human solidarity and an awareness of being part of God’s global family.

The children will learn Justice is good for all and about the work Christians do for the common good of all.

Judaism – Judaism is taught for one week in Summer term. In Year 6 the children will learn about Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is probably the most important holiday of the Jewish year. The name “Yom Kippur” means “Day of Atonement”. It is a day set aside to atone for the sins of the past year.

 

Literacy

The children will study the text “Floodland” by Marcus Sedgwick. They will, through discussion and drama write in role as various characters from the text.

 Persuasive Writing – they will write a letter to Mrs MacMillan regarding their thoughts about wearing school uniform in school.

 Finally they will write an explanation text about river features.

Numeracy

Revision of all areas covered for SATS.

Fractions Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions. Add and subtract fractions with same and different denominators. Multiply and divide fractions

Solve problems that require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents.

Addition and Subtraction including problem solving –Use all 4 operations to solve problems using measure. Use inverse to check answers.

Mental and written multiplication and division – multiples, factors, revise methods and inverse. Use cubes and squares.

Measurement – convert different units. Estimate and calculate capacity. Use all 4 operations to solve problems involving measure.

Geometry- describe position on all 4 quadrants. Reflect and translate shapes. Measure and draw angles. Know names of angles. 

 

Science

Animals including humans

Pupils should be taught to:

Describe the changes as humans develop to old age.

Pupils should draw a timeline to indicate stages in the growth and development of humans. They should learn about the changes experienced in puberty.

Pupils could work scientifically by researching the gestation periods of other animals and comparing them with humans; by finding out and recording the length and mass of a baby as it grows.

 

Geography

Rivers – The children will study the components of the water cycle. How rivers erode, transport and deposit materials to produce particular landscape features. They will study The River Eden from source to sea and visit the river in the local area looking at particular features. They will also study the characteristics of a river system in another part of the world – The River Nile.

They will take part in fieldwork organised by the Eden Rivers Trust.

 

Art

The children will study the works of Van Gogh and LS Lowry and do some paintings and sketches in their style.

PE

The children will receive lessons from a Kwik Cricket coach and build on their skills from Year 5. They will also play Ultimate Frisbee and rounders. After May half term they will have 6 weeks of swimming lessons at the pool at RRMA.

After SATS the children will be running a mile a day.

 

PSHE

Following the Coram Life Education scheme Year 6 will be learning about how they live in the wider world. They will be learning about how children's rights have changed from the 18th Century to present day.

 

ICT 

The children will copy and paste pictures from the internet onto a word document. They will learn how to use a search engine. They will learn how to use the internet safely.