History The stone age will be the first history topic in Year Six. The children will study stone age life by investigating stone circles, cave art and early settlements such as Skara Brae. The children will develop a chronologically secure knowledge of the stone age whilst enjoying a range of cross-curricular activities.
Geography During the Autumn term the geography topic will focus on the countries of Europe (including Russia). Children will be given a specific country to do an indepth study of and will present their findings back to the class at the end of the unit (see curriculum challenge).
Music The children will develop an understanding of the history of music and will study great composers from each phase. Each child will be encouraged to respond to pieces of well known music by drawing a visual interpretation of the song.
In the Autumn term Year 6 children will study a variety of text types, such as description, biographies and fiction genres.
The Year 6 children will be consolidating and extending their knowledge and skills in Numeracy.
They will focus on effective writing styles and examine the key features of each type of text. Underlying this, the children will revise their knowledge of spelling, punctuation and grammar.
This will include negative number, division, factors and fractions. We will focus on subject specific vocabulary and relating maths to real life situations. Underlying this the children will continue to revise their times tables and mental maths.
Meet the Flintstones Science
The topics this term are based on the biology aspect of Science. The children will be studying two topics. The first explores evolution and inheritance whilst the second unit focuses on health and lifestyle.
Throughout Year Six the children will develop Digital Literacy through the use of a range of programs and internet services. They will explore all of the five core strands over the course of the year: Programming E-safety Technology in our lives Data handling Multimedia
Both units link to our history unit for the Autumn term.
D/T The first DT unit will focus on the use of textiles to create a stone age clothing garment. During DT sessions the children will be encouraged to work independently, trouble shoot and work out next steps to resolve any problems in their practical work.
PE Dance: (Jewish Dance) The children will explore, improvise and combine movement ideas fluently and effectively. They will also evaluate and refine their work. Netball: The children will be learning new skills in netball such as attacking and defending. They will also develop their team skills.
RE + PSHE RE The children think about the beliefs, traditions and cultural celebrations of the Jewish faith. PSHE: The class will hold regular discussions to consider how to deal with new beginnings and getting on/falling out with friends.
Children will use a sketch book and a variety of materials to create cave art. They will work with textured surfaces to evaluate the effect they can have on the outcome of a piece.
The children will learn a range of useful classroom and conversational phrases. The will have opportunities to listen to, speak, write and read a range of French phrases.
This unit links to the stone age history topic this term.
Our curriculum challenge: Create a European signature dish and bring it into school to share with the class. Bon appétit!
Towards the end of the term the children will be introduced to seasonal phrases which they will use to create a French greetings card.