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Year 6 curriculum

As your child enters the final year of key stage 2, the creative curriculum continues to excite, stimulate and challenge. The children are given a wonderful opportunity to develop their team building and leadership skills during a week at Manor Adventure, an outdoor pursuit activity centre, as well as participating in a year group theatre production, performed at the Solihull Sixth Form College theatre.

Autumn term 2019

Journeys

Autumn 1 – Journeys Knowledge Organiser

Literacy

  • The Arrival (Shaun Tan)
    • diary, letter, story chapter, a balance argument
  • The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien)
    • retelling, diary, setting and character descriptions

Maths

  • The children will be given opportunities to develop their mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills through the mathematical themes and cross curricular activities:
    • Number and place value
    • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Fractions and decimals
    • Ratio and proportion
    • Algebra
    • Measurement
    • Statistics

Science

  • Classification
  • Study of plants and animals

Religious Education

  • Human Rights
    • Exploration of the work and impact of significant figures including Martin Luther King, John Bunyan and Guru Hargobind

Geography 

  • Migration and immigration
  • World biomes
    • rainforests
    • distribution of natural resources

Computing

  • Blogging
  • Online safety

Physical Education

  • Tennis
  • Hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance

Art, Design and Technology

  • Dragon eyes
    • sketch
    • clay
  • Zooming in
    • oil pastels

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • Being me in my world
  • Taking care

French

  • Verbs and grammar

Music

  • Charanga music
    • classroom jazz


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Spring term

Adventure

Literacy

  • Captain Scott
    • Reading and writing for different purposes from the perspective of a cross-curricular project on explorers
    • Grammar focus on advanced punctuation (semi-colons and colons) and passive and active voice, perfect and progressive verb tenses
    • Reading comprehension activities to develop the skills of selecting and evaluating the use of evidence and authorial intent.
  • Multi-genre: Journey to the River Sea
    • The novel addresses many issues: growing up; respect for traditions; people and cultures; racism; approaching new experiences. Pupils respond creatively to its many themes.

Maths

  • The children will be given opportunities to develop their mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills through the mathematical themes:
    • Number and place value
    • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Fractions and decimals
    • Ratio and proportion
    • Algebra
    • Measurement
    • Position and direction
    • Properties of shape
    • Statistics

Science

  • Electricity
    • Circuits
    • They investigate how different components affect the flow of electricity and at the difference that the length and thickness of wires can make
    • use their knowledge of series and parallel circuits to build games
  • Light
    • They study shadows and reflectivity, build a periscope and investigate the effectiveness of sunglasses

Religious Education

  • Hindu worship
  • The Final Mystery

 Geography

  • Study of Biomes
    •  children will be identifying natural environments around the world and recognising how humans can cause both improvement and damage

History

  • Study of Mayan Civilisation

Computing

  • Design digital games using Scratch, Kodu and Makey Makey software
  • App creation

Physical Education

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics

Art, Design and Technology

  • Pupils will explore the use of colour, pattern, line and texture through the completion of portraits of Antarctic explorers and line drawings of ships
  • Making a miniature sleeping bag

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • My Feelings
  • Drugs

French

  • Hobbies and preferences
  • Identifying big cats, describing them and their habitats

Music

  • Pupils will sing and perform ‘The Ship of Dreams’

 


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Summer term

Challenges

Literacy

  • An encounter with Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Pupils will explore a range of themes such as power, fate, free will, relationships and betrayal
  • Pupils will become familiar with Shakespeare’s language in both prose and poetry

Maths

  • The children will be given opportunities to develop their mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills through the mathematical themes:
    • Number and place value
    • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Fractions and decimals
    • Ratio and proportion
    • Algebra
    • Measurement
    • Properties of shape

Science

  • Evolution
    • Pupils learn about the life and work of Charles Darwin
    • They learn how animals and plants are adapted to their environment

Religious Education

  • The Bible

Geography

  • Earthquakes and volcanoes
    • Map Skills
    • Naming the physical features of the Earth
    • Study of people and places

Computing

  • Film making (using Windows Movie Maker)
  • E-mail and blogging

Physical Education

  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Athletics

Art, Design and Technology

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • Moving On

French

  • Transition
    • Exploring future tenses

Music

  • Mayan Music


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