During the first half of the Summer Term, Year 6 will be exploring tales of suspense and how to write stories and narratives, which include suspense and some unexpected twists for the reader.
Across our topic work, we will be exploring evolution and inheritance, and learning about places of geographical significance such as the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Andes Mountains and how the Grand Canyon was formed.
Mathematics, Science and Humanities
In Mathematics, we will begin by developing our conversion skills focusing on time, units of measure and capacity before revisiting and enhancing our knowledge of perimeter, area and volume. The later part of the term will see us studying coordinates and angles before interpreting information in pie charts and finally, constructing our own. All of this work will be underpinned by a strong focus on arithmetic skills and knowledge of number.
In Science, we will be learning about evolution and inheritance and how living things have adapted over time in order to survive. We will learn about fossils and how they are created and explore Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
In Geography, we will learn how to use an atlas to find significant locations around the world and identifying areas of significant interest across the globe.
Furthermore, we will begin to understand how landforms have changed over time and why this happens. We will also take part in a NetZero competition in partnership with Atkins Global, developing ideas of how we can reduce our carbon footprint.
English: writing, Grammar, Reading
In English, we will be exploring tales of suspense and learning how to write our own versions. We will be using Roald Dahl’s ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ as our stimulus for writing our own tension stories.
We will study how authors build suspense and the impact that language choices, sentence structure and unexpected events can have on the reader.
The clarity and cohesion of our story structures will be the focus for this half term as will the creation of exciting adjectives and description.
During Reading sessions, we will explore a variety of tales of suspense focusing on different characters, settings and writing styles. Here we will develop our ability to read aloud with clear intonation, tone and volume and retrieve, infer and summaries pieces of text.
RE, RSE, PE, Music and French
In RE, we will be exploring the values, morals and responsibilities of Buddhism. In RSE, we will be learning about our own identity and culture and how ours may differ to others.
In PE, we will be developing our athletic skills with a focus on control when running, jumping and throwing. We will add an element of competition during a ‘mini-athletics day’.
In Music, we will be learning about musical performance and emphasizing phrases, creating music to dramatic events.
French lessons will focus on conversational language and items that can be found in a school.
Please click on the link below to download the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Presentation regarding how we approach this aspect of the Year 6 curriculum.
Please click on the links below to download the latest Year 6 newsletter, homework and also the topic curriculum overview.
If you have any further questions about the content of the Year 6 curriculum please contact the Year 6 Team Leader, Mr Williams, who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.