Year 6 Victorian Dress up Day letter
The Bird Man
Term 1 curriculum overview
|English (includes reading and writing)|
We will be reading Holes by Louis Sachar. We will learn different reading strategies, including inference, as well as enjoying the text for pleasure.
We will be writing a letter in character, a biography of an influential person and a magazine article.
|Maths||We will develop our skills with number and place value, including decimal numbers and negative numbers.|
We will reflect and evaluate the work of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. We will be learning about proportion and creating our own portraits using the themes of symbolism and surrealism.
Living things and their habitats
We will learn about the classification of the animal kingdom and research animals in different habitats.
|Geography and History|
We will be learning about the people, the place and the history of Mexico.
|Design Technology||We will be learning about food and drink linked to Mexico. This will include tasting and making delicacies.|
|Music (taught by Miss Dalton, Director of Music)|
To be confirmed
6GS swimming first six Tuesday mornings
6RS outdoor PE first six Tuesday afternoons
We will learn skills and apply them in striking games and invasion games.
Lessons led by Sportitude on Wednesday afternoons.
Being me in my world
We will identify goals, reflect on how we learn and the choices we have in our learning journeys.
Islam (beliefs and practice)
We will consider the question: 'What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God?'
We will use Purple Mash to develop our programming skills.
|Spanish (taught by Mr Sewell, Spanish subject leader)||To be confirmed|
DAILY READING - every pupil has a green reading record which they are expected to keep up to date with the texts they read. There is a space for parents and carers to comment or sign. Pupils may bring home a book from the class library or the Accelerated Reader library. Every pupil should have an Accelerated Reader book in school at all times. Parents have been emailed the rewards that have been set up for reading at home on a regular basis.
Home learning can consolidate learning in class, provide opportunities for further study, develop links with parents and families and encourage independence in pupils. We are aware that secondary schools will expect pupils to be well organised and prepared so we aim to provide our pupils with the chance to learn these habits in Year 6.
A paper based home learning task that consolidates learning in class is set every Friday and is due on the following Wednesday. The task should take no longer than 20 minutes in total. It is reviewed in class with the pupils so questions can be answered and misconceptions addressed.
Pupils have access to myON (reading), Times Tables Rock Stars (multiplication facts) and Purple Mash (different curriculum areas). Login details can be found in reading records.
The Year 6 PE days are Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Please come to school wearing your PE kit.
Here is the PE uniform:
Plain black sweatshirts/jumper (or school jumper/hoodie instead)
Plain black jogging bottoms
Black trainers or plimsolls
All PE uniform is to be plain. No sports clothing.