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Year 6

Welcome to our Year 6 Class Page.  

Curriculum Information for Parents and Carers – Year 6 Summer Term 2023

The Summer Term is here and we would like to share with you a summary of what your child will be learning in class.  We would also like to share some ways that you can support your child at home.

Detailed information about the topics can be found in the Knowledge organisers at the bottom of this page.  The Knowledge Organisers contain the key vocabulary and learning for each topic and you can look at these with your child over the course of the term.

English

Summer Half Term 1: We will be studying Macbeth by William Shakespeare.  This text will also provide many opportunities for writing such as description, monologue and balanced arguments.

Summer Half Term 2: We will be reading Skellig by David Almond.  We will also have an opportunity to take part in debate and refine our creative writing skills.

At the beginning of the term, we will prepare to sit our Reading and Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation SATs.

Mathematics

Summer Half Term 1:  We will be learning about the properties of shapes.  We will learn how to use both a protractor and a compass.  Children will use these tools to learn how to find the angle in triangles and information about circles.  We will also learn about statistics with particular attention to bar and line graphs.

Summer Half Term 2: We will be refining our knowledge of problem solving whilst also preparing to transition to secondary school.

At the beginning of the term, we will prepare to sit our Mathematics SATS which include Arithmetic and two Reasoning Papers.

RE

Over the Summer Term, we will be learning about and looking at Pentecost particularly looking at Witnesses, Common Good and Unity.

Science

Summer Half Term 1: We will be studying the Human Body, specifically the heart and the circulatory system, blood and its function, and the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Summer Half Term 2: This term we will be studying buoyancy and floating and sinking.  We will undertake an in depth study of the Titanic to support these concepts.

History

This term, we will explore why people go on a journey, and look at five very different types of journey in depth, ranging from the Tudor period to modern-day refugees.

Geography

This term, we will be learning about our local area.  We will take part in a field trip where we will walk around Richmond identifying buildings and houses that we would like to preserve and that will fit into our world for the future.

Computing

Summer Half Term 1: We will be learning about online safety and what to do when we come across different situations online.  We will learn about the importance of passwords and why we should keep them a secret.

Summer Half Term 2: We will be learning about Big Data and identifying the differences between Wi-Fi and Mobile Data.  We will also find out more information about hacking and how it can be prevented.

French

In French, we will learn how to describe the key features of the local area, including shops, as well as the names of rooms in a house.  We will also learn the phrases for different hobbies to include in the end of year recorded presentation.‚Äč

Music

Summer Half Term 1: We will be composing and performing a Chorus in small groups, developing our keyboard, ukulele and singing skills.

Summer Half Term 2: We will be preparing for the School Production!

PE

Athletics: We will be learning to improve and select the correct technique for each event at Sports Day and learn how to officiate events.

Rounders: We will be developing the quality and consistency of our fielding skills and understanding of when to use them such as throwing underarm and overarm, catching and retrieving a ball.  We will be developing knowledge of the different roles of bowler, backstop, fielder and batter and applying tactics in these positions.

Art

This term, we will revisit our still life skills, creating a variety of pieces influenced by different artists and using a range of mediums.

Design and Technology

This term, we will learn about cooking and nutrition.  We will have an opportunity to read and look at recipes from books and online sources.  We will then work in groups to create our own class recipe that we will use to have our own class ‘Come Dine with me’.

RHE (Relationship and Health Education)

This term, we will be continuing our work from the LIfe to the Full unit.  Further information will be provided closer to these lessons.

Educational Visits

Summer Half Term 1: We will be travelling to the Isle of Wight to develop our independence, physical and relationship-building skills.

Summer Half Term 2: We will be visiting The Globe Theatre and taking part in a workshop based on the play Macbeth.

How you can help your child at home

At home you should continue to read daily for 20 minutes.

You should practise your times tables and Freckle Maths for 20 minutes daily.