Our Curriculum

Spring 2

English
Over the next two half terms we will be looking at The Victorians. We will start our unit by reading the poem, The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. We will be looking at the poem in depth and different characters points of view throughout the poem. This will lead to some descriptive writing about the Highwayman and a diary entry written by his lover –Bess.

Mathematics
As mathematicians we will be exploring algebra and looking how it is often used in our daily lives. Furthermore, we will also be looking at co-ordinates & continue to look at 3D shapes and nets.

Topic
In Topic, we will be looking at The Victorians. We shall be exploring what life was like as a Victorian and what Bradford was like during that time. This will lead into a local study of Saltaire. We will also be looking at Charles Darwin - one of the great minds of the Victorian era and his theory of evolution.

Art
This half term we will be researching and drawing in the style of Gustave Dore using chalk and charcoal.

PE
Our days for PE this half term are: Monday afternoon & also Thursday afternoons. In the sessions we will be developing our skills and looking especially at Key Steps gymnastics & dance.

We will also be having competitive sport on Wednesday afternoons every third week. For this half term our weeks are:

28th February & 21st March

RE
During our RE lessons we will answer the following questions ‘What does it mean to be a Sikh?’ We will be looking closely at the religions and the comparisons it has to Christianity.

Spring 1

English
This half term, we will be using the answering the question ‘Should children under the age of 11 have access to a mobile phone? We will be writing a balanced argument on the issue. We will also be writing a persuasive leaflet enticing readers to go on holiday to Mexico (our country from One World week). Furthermore, the children will be writing a range of different descriptive pieces ready for their writing mentor, who provide feedback and help each child’s writing develop further.

Mathematics
As mathematicians we will be exploring measurements (Metric & Imperial) and looking how to convert between the measures. We will also be looking a shape (2D & 3D), area & perimeter and also looking how to calculate volume.

Topic
In Topic, we will be looking at All Living Things & Mexico. We shall be exploring what classifies as an animal & who began the classification of animals, insects & birds. This will lead into looking at preservation of animals and how we can make a difference in the world.

Art
This half term we will be drawing animals linked to our topic – All Living Things – the children will be using charcoal to draw in their art books.

PE
Our days for PE this half term are: Monday afternoon & also Tuesday afternoons. In the sessions we will be developing our skills and looking especially at Hockey & Tri-golf.

We will also be having competitive sport on Wednesday afternoons every third week. For this half term our weeks are: 10th January & 31st January

Music

In music our focus will be music from Mexico during One World Week, followed by music by Benjamin Britten and jazz music. We will be listening and appraising music, as well as improving our singing, continuing to play recorders and xylophones, whilst learning to read music.

Autumn 2

English
This half term, we will be using the book ‘Warhorse’ to generate different forms of writing such as diary, narrative and explanation. The children will be writing sentences of varying length, looking at using vocabulary to create description to engage the reader.

Mathematics
As mathematicians we will be exploring fractions (how to compare and order, add and subtract & multiply and divide fractions, decimals and percentages.

Topic
In Topic, we will be looking at which countries were involved in WW1 and looking at the events leading up to the First World War. We shall be exploring what life was like in Britain during this time as well as what life was like in the trenches.

Art
This half term we will be entering a national art competition linked to the First World War.

British Values
As responsible citizens, we will be looking at mutual respect.

Music
In music we will be:

  • Listen and appraise ‘BBC Ten Pieces’
  • Warm-up games
  • Singing
  • Improvising
  • Playing the glockenspiel
  • Explore the link between sound and symbol.

And…….Michael Jackson’s music and his influence on Pop music.

  • Also begin to look at Jazz and improvisation.
    Singing Christmas songs / carol service


Autumn 1

Welcome to Year 6

I hope that you've all had a lovely summer holiday and are excited for the challenges ahead.
Over the next half term, we will be reading Mondays are Murder and writing short stories which contain a flash back.   We will then move on to writing non-chronological reports on an endangered creature of your own choice.
In Maths, we will be going back to basics and looking at the place value.   We will then move on to look at the four operations (Addition, Subtraction, Division and Multiplication).
For our initial topic, we will be looking at Light and Electricity.   I would like you to think of some questions that you would like to have answered during the topic for this half term.   What we study is up to you!
Our days for PE are going to be Monday afternoon and Thursday morning.
In RE, we will be answering the question - How does growing up bring responsibilities and commitments?
If you or your parents/carers have any questions, please feel free to come and speak to me at any time.
I am looking forward to the year ahead.

Mr Heath


Important Information

PE Kits - please bring the PE kits in on Monday and take home on Friday.

Homework is set on Friday and due in on Thursday. This will consist of MyMaths and spellings.

 

Our Class Agreement

Be responsible for school property.
Always be respectful and polite to everyone.
Pay full attention to the person who is speaking.
Answering back is prohibited.
Always be kind and caring to others.
Play nicely and fairly.
Be positive and try your best in every subject.
Help and encourage others around you.
Keep the classroom tidy.
Raise your hand when you would like to speak.
Be calm and sensible around school.
Bullying is not tolerated.