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?
Judaism – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
Vocation and Commitment – big question: What is commitment in life?
Expectation (Advent) – big question: Should we have expectations in life?
In Autumn 2 our key text is ‘Skellig’ by David Almond.
Our writing foci for this text will be:
- Narrative —short story/descriptive writing
- Poetry exploration
- Journalistic writing
- Writing in role (diaries and informal letters)
Destination Reader programme.
Key skills: Prediction, Questioning, Clarifying, Summarising, Inferring, Evaluating and Making Connections.
Year 6 Grammar objectives.
In Autumn 2, we will be focusing on:
- Conjunctions (co-ordinating and subordinating)
- Active and Passive voice
- Direct speech punctuation
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.