Year 6 Curriculum – Autumn 2020
Please see below an overview of our curriculum. We will continue to use the Google Classroom to set homework. It will go live each Monday morning and is due each Friday. Please check the Google Classroom regularly – we are using it to share photos and videos from your learning in class.
Autumn Come and See topics:
Loving – big question: Do you have to earn love?
Vocation and Commitment – big question: What is commitment in life?
Expectation (Advent) – big question: Should we have expectations in life?
Key Text: Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers – Whole school text in response to the unique events of 2020.
- Poetry, including exploration and analysis of poetic devices and form
- Contemplating Principles of Justice, Equality and Co-existence
- Devising a Social Contract
Key text: Firebird by Saviour Pirotta
- Use of figurative language techniques
- Informal letter writing
- Narrative – Setting description
Key text: Skellig by David Almond
- Narrative —short story/descriptive writing
- Poetry exploration
- Journalistic writing
- Writing in role
Destination Reader programme.
Key skills: Prediction, Questioning, Clarifying, Summarising, Inferring, Evaluating and Making Connections.
Year 6 Grammar objectives
Year 6 Spelling objectives and revision of Year 3/4/5 statutory word lists.
We adopt a teaching for mastery approach to maths and our lessons are designed to support the aims and objectives of the new National Curriculum. We are adjusting the content taught this term to ensure key concepts that may have been missed during school closure are covered.
- Number and Place Value
- Number — addition, subtraction, multiplication and division: formal written methods
- Fractions — addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of.
- Reasoning and problem solving
The overviews of the teaching for mastery approach are:
Number is central and a large proportion of time is spent reinforcing number to build competency.
We teach within the required key stage and support the ideal of depth before breadth.
Ensure students stay together and work through the schemes as a whole group.
Provide plenty of opportunities to build reasoning and problem solving into the curriculum.
Humans and animals over time (Biology).
Tuesday – LFA coach-led PE (games, team sports)
Friday – teacher led session (focus on building flexibility, core strength, technique, control and balance).
The Maya Civilisation
E-Safety – staying safe online including social media.
Linked to topic work in English, History and RE.
A warm welcome to our brand new Year 6!
We are all greatly looking forward to seeing you all back in school on Monday after a very strange six months!
We know that you’ll be feeling a mixture of excitement and perhaps a little apprehension but we want to reassure you that whilst daily life in school may initially feel a little different, we are all going to work together to make it as fun and ‘normal’ as possible.
You’ll undoubtedly have many questions for us to answer and we will endeavour to set your minds at ease next week as we all settle back into school life once more.
Please try to drop in to Google Classroom where you will find a brief video anticipating your return.
We wish you a wonderful weekend and can’t wait to see you on Monday.
With very best wishes,
Miss White & Ms Fulton