This term we are reading 'Cogheart' by Peter Bunzl. It will form the basis of much of our reading curriculum. Using the text as a stimulus, the children will be taught comprehension skills: they will draw inferences, such as characters' feelings, thoughts and actions, they will predict what might happen, summarise the main ideas of the text and identify how language, structure and presentation contribute the meaning. In addition, the children will be working on improving their reading speed and fluency.
During the autumn term we will also be completing a variety of written pieces of work which will incorporate spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation, handwriting, presentation and composition. We will write formal letters, setting descriptions, short stories, balanced arguments and diary entries. The children will be taught how to plan, draft and edit their work using cohesive devices, to appropriate punctuation and to make successful grammatical choices.
The children will also have daily spelling, grammar and punctuation lessons which will focus on a variety of concepts:
The Books I will Read -
'Cogheart' by Peter Bunzl
Initially a focus for this term will be the children's arithmetic.The children will learn how to add, take away, multiply and divide fractions. They will also need to master all four operations and apply their learnt methods to increasingly large numbers, for example by dividing 35,645 by 26 both fluently and efficiently. Children will also need to be able to deal with numbers up to three decimal places.
Once we have tackled the children's arithmetic, the main focus for the Autumn term will be the children's understanding of number. The children will be taught the following areas in maths:
During the Atumn term, Year Six will be taught the topic 'Animals Including Humans'. They will be taught to:
During the second half of the Autumn, the children will complete the topic 'Living Things and Their Habitat'.
They will be taught to:
Throughout both of these topics, the children will be taught to work scientifically using practical scientific methods, processes and skills. They will be taught to:
In RE this term we will be studying the three themes of Domestic Church (Family), Baptism and Confirmation (Belonging
and Advent and Christmas (Loving). Our first topic is called ‘People’ and we will focus on members of our family. We will
also spend time looking at Islam and the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur.
ART AND DESIGN
Sculpture - 'The Tree of Life'
The children will be taught to use wire and to develop their techniques to create a sculpture.
Spreadsheets - a real life application of mathematics
Spread sheets are used all over the world and in everyday life to enable people to manage large quantities of data efficiently and effectively. Over the course of this unit of work the children will learn:
The children will complete the unit of work by designing and building their own spreadsheet to fulfil and particular task with a given set of data - much like any professional would need to as part of their job. The final task will very much take into account the child's current level of competency and will be designed to stretch their understanding to the limit.
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
The children will focus on their art curriculum for the autumn term
FRENCH - je sais parler en francias...
French is taught in school by Madame McCormick and is one of the diamonds in our school curriculum.
The children will develop their fluency in the spoken word. They will learn conversational French which will be almost exclusively oral. Our children will learn how to speak about themselves and communicate, in French about objects, days of the week, directions and birthdays.
The children learn a number of French songs and importantly develop their understanding and knowledge of French traditions and other French speaking nations outside of Europe.
The children will be completing the units 'Livin On A Prayer' and 'Benjamin Britten- A New Year Carol'.
They will be taught to:
During the autumn term, the children will complete the topic 'I Am A Warrior'. It will address the Dark Ages and will focus on the following areas:
The topic will be taught through historical enquiry whereby the children will start with a question and will they will have to investigate using a variety of primary and secondary sources. The following are the lines of enquiry that they children will investigate.
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Year Six will be completing a unit of gymnastics during the first half of the term and athletics during the second half. They will be taught to develop their flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance whilst communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will learn to develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities.
HOW TO KEEP MYSELF SAFE?
Online Safety – Share Aware/ Net-aware
The children will complete tasks which focus on how to stay safe online
Kids Safe Programme - The programme will focus on the following areas:
• Stranger Danger
• Vandalism and crime prevention
• Racism and bullying
• Road safety
• Green Cross Code
SOCIAL, CULTURAL, SPIRITUAL AND MORAL APSECTS OF LEARNING
Throughout the term, we will focus on our Social, Cultural, Spiritual and Moral aspects of learning. The children will be taught to engage and understand the moral and social challenges of our time; they are taught how to keep themselves safe and healthy and they will gain an excellent understanding of what it means to be a British citizen. In order to do this, we have a variety of activities planned.
The children will learn about other faiths throughout the Autumn term and across the rest of the school year.
The children will celebrate:
Over the Autumn term, the children will participate in a variety of assemblies which will focus on British Values. The topics they will focus on include:
The children will also look at the work of Emmeline Pankhurst. A piece of artwork will be completed focusing on her work. The children will learn about why she was such an inspirational figure alongside Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II and Rosa Parks.