Welcome to Year 6

Sycamore Class

In Year Six, the class teacher is Miss Burke

If you need any further information about what is going on in your child’s class, or you would like to discuss anything in more detail, please contact the class teacher directly via email or call the school office for a telephone appointment.

sycamore@st-bernadettes.lancs.sch.uk

Long Term Curriculum Plan

Yearly Curriculum Plan

Science

Identify sources of light & revise facts that light travels in straight lines & opaque objects form shadows. Under- stand that to see, light needs to enter the eye. Investigate light reflection & refraction, white light made of many colours & the speed of light. Begin with revision of simple circuits and then lots of hands on experience with symbols, diagrams and incom- plete circuits. Two enquiries about the length of wire in a circuit and the use of cells. Compare series and parallel circuits then face some challenges!

Religious Education

Revelation Key
imaginary that speaks of God in the Old Testament and the Gospels.
Gospel accounts of how the lives of men and women were changed by their encounters with Jesus.

The Church
Gods call to individuals and their responses.

The life and growth of the first Christian communities.

Celebration
Ways in which love and commitment are important in human life. 
A variety of prayers and prayer forms, formal and infor- mal used for personal and community prayer.

Life in Christ
The Christian values which inform Love of neighbour and oneself. The ways in which love of neighbour can be shown.

PE

Invasion Games, Street Dance and Swimming (including Life Saving)

Art / Design Technology

Children will use Churchills paint of choice, watercolours, to paint a scene from Chartwell. BBC Your Paintings Textiles combining different shapes(pencil cases)

History

Learn about the Second World War in Europe and why the Battle of Britain was such a significant turning point in British History; Learn about the timeline of im- portant events such as Chamberlains speech at the outbreak of the war, the Battle of Britain, the heroic rescue at Dunkirk, the Blitz and the DDay land- ings. Learn about the inspiring stories and achievements of significant people such as Winston Churchill.

Geography
Placing Places UK, Europe and the World maps, globes and digital mapping. Study the water cycle and the physical ge- ography of coasts and coastal features. Learn about coastal erosion and the impact of the sea on human activity

Music

The children will take part in the Ten Pieces project (BBC) which encourages children to develop their own creative responses to the classical music they hear in the Ten Pieces film.

The children will also cover performance through differ- ent genre.

Pupils will continue their progression with composing using the Glockenspiel using Charanga.

ICT

The children will look at E Safety and how to make reliable inter- net searches.

French

Core Vocabulary/Grammar At School

Science

Discuss fossils as evidence of life millions of years ago and study the life of Mary Anning. Compare offspring with parents and see how plants/animals are adapted to habitats. Look at Darwin, Wallace and Mendels contributions to our understand- ing of evolution. Explore the structure of the heart and lungs. The double circulation through the lungs and the rest of the body is ex- plained and children learn more about blood! How does exercise affect pulse rate? Why exercise is good for us and what can harm the heart and lungs.

Religious Education

Revelation
Gospel accounts of Jesus
public ministry and teaching. Gospel accounts of how the lives of men and women were changed by their encounters with Jesus

Celebration
The structure of the Eucharist. 
To name the Sacraments of Holy orders and matrimo- ny and explain their significance in their own words

Life in Christ
Jesusattitude to sinners and responsibility to choose good.

PE

Hockey Children will use different techniques for passing, and shooting the ball in games with accuracy and control. Cross Country Children will choose the best pace for running over longer distances. Gym Children will perform travelling, rolling, jumping and bal- ancing actions clearly and consistently and fluently, with good body tension and extension. Children will perform a group balance and paired balances including, part weight bearing with control. Children will perform either counter balance or counter tension with a partner with control.

Geography

How did trade get global? Food and global trade The global supply chain What does the UK export and to where? Investigating Fairtrade. Highest valued exports.

History
Discover the lasting influence of the Ancient Greeks on the western world. Investigate the timeline and four main periods of the Greek Empire.. Explore differ- ent kinds of historical sources and evalu- ate their usefulness. Learn about the sig- nificance of the Ancient Greece Olympics. Research the details and structure of the ancient Olympics and recreate significant parts of them.

Music

Music appreciationPupils will cover a number of musical styles this term including Pop, Jazz and Gospel. Pupils will continue their progression with recorder, using the Charanga scheme.

ICT

Pupils will look at bullying online.

French

The Weekend World War II

Science

Look at the history of classification of living things from Aristotle to the present day. Study the binomial system introduced by Linnaeus and the 7 levels of classification used today. Understand why classification is important and use and create classification keys

Religious Education

Revelation
Gospel accounts of the coming of the Holy Spirit and transformation of the disciples. Key imagery that speaks of God in the Old Testament and the Gospels.

The Church
The teaching role of the apostles especially through the New Testament letters. The cost of discipleship. The gifts of the Holy Spirit which are given to individuals and groups for the service of the whole community. The life and growth of the first Christian communities.

Celebration
A variety of prayers and prayer forms, formal and infor- mal, used for personal and community prayer.

PE

Athletics Children will learn techniques when running over short and longer distances. They will perform a range of throwing techniques. The children will learn how to jump from one foot then two. Rounders Children will learn to play with increasing awareness of tactics. Tennis coaching from Bowerham Lawn Tennis Club Borwick Hall Outdoor Adventure Days

Art / Design Technology

Artist – Frida Kahlo oil Pastels/POSCA pens Mayan Worry DollsTextiles. Clay faces in style of Mayan Masks Electrical systems

Geography

Where is Brazil? An identification of the human and physical features. The Brazilian climate. Urbanisation: the great tug of war (push/pull) A city of two halves. The indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest. What is life like in Brazil? Fieldwork– Design an ecogarden and investigate the best place for a bench in the garden.

History
Study the fascinating Maya in this vigorously researched topic. Discover where and when the Maya built their magnificent civilisation as you develop a range of skills across the cur- riculum. Investigate how they lived, their cul- ture and their legacy. Compare their lives to your own as you bring your learning together.

Find out when the Maya are first recognised by archaeologists and when this society is said to have come to an end, recognising that there are still living Maya people today. Examine the different types of evidence that tell us about the Maya. Explore the region of the Maya civilization in Mesoamerica and create a Maya corner in the classroom.

Music

Clarinet lessons from Music Specialist. Singing for per- formance

ICT

Programming Understand that efficient algorithms can be used to solve problems and to plan for specific out- comes. Design and write programs that accomplish specific goals. Use sequence, selection and repetition in programs. Use logical reasoning to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.

French

Healthy Lifestyles The Planets

Virtual Tour

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