Welcome to Year 6
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.
Long Term Curriculum Plan
Yearly Curriculum Plan
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!
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.
God’s call to individuals and their responses.
The life and growth of the first Christian communities.
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.
Invasion Games, Street Dance and Swimming (including Life Saving)
Art / Design Technology
Children will use Churchill’s paint of choice, watercolours, to paint a scene from Chartwell. BBC Your Paintings Textiles – combining different shapes– (pencil cases)
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 Chamberlain’s speech at the outbreak of the war, the Battle of Britain, the heroic rescue at Dunkirk, the Blitz and the D–Day land- ings. Learn about the inspiring stories and achievements of significant people such as Winston Churchill.
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
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.
The children will look at E Safety and how to make reliable inter- net searches.
Core Vocabulary/Grammar At School
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 Mendel’s 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.
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
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
Jesus’ attitude to sinners and responsibility to choose good.
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.
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.
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 appreciation–Pupils 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.
Pupils will look at bullying online.
The Weekend World War II
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
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 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.
A variety of prayers and prayer forms, formal and infor- mal, used for personal and community prayer.
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 Dolls– Textiles. Clay faces in style of Mayan Masks Electrical systems
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 eco–garden and investigate the best place for a bench in the garden.
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.
Clarinet lessons from Music Specialist. Singing for per- formance
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.
Healthy Lifestyles The Planets
Why not complete this trail set by Lancaster University Engineering Department? You could take photos along the way and keep a diary/information book of the trail.
My name is Noah I go to this school. Everyone knows me: I am the one that’s dead cool. Mr Findlay is Scottish but doesn’t wear a dress He calls it a kilt; well he should know best. Mr Karim is an athlete A real sporty fella He goes for a run With his cute dog called...
Dear Parents and Carers,
As we look for new ways for our pupils to stay active and improve mental and physical well-being, we have recently ordered a skipping rope for each pupil (#RopestopupilsChristmas) from Dan the Skipping Man.
This is a gift to say a big thank you for their hard work this year.
Your child will be receiving their skipping rope very shortly, if they have not already.
The aim is for the skipping ropes to be used alongside the video resources online from Dan the Skipping Man.
After the Christmas break we would like the children to bring the skipping ropes back to school, so they can be kept within their class bubble. They will be used in PE lessons and break times when they are permitted to carry on with this great initiative.
Guidance for new inspiration and ideas see our website (website Link)
Here is your welcome video to give your children some inspiration: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WUxZOLgaqJS3VVJxHRNKNl0UXEj1Bocd/view?usp=sharing
Please encourage your children to try these new skills, tricks and challenges, to stay healthy and most of all have fun!
Merry Christmas and Happy Skipping!
From all at St Bernadette’s