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Rockmount Primary School

All Can Achieve

2014-2015

Welcome to our Year 6 Classes

 

Jade Class

Class Teacher: Vivian Bull
Teaching Assistant: Gill Hammerberg and Chris Francis

 

Diamond Class

Class Teacher: Liseli Graham
Teaching Assistant: James Taylor and Zara Job

 

Year 6 Curriculum Map for 2014-2015

 

Topic focus

Autumn
1st half

What Was Life Like In Our Area During The Victorian Era?

English: Classic Fiction - Oliver Twist; Biography/Autobiography; Recounts

Maths: Place Value; Multiplication/Division; Geometry; Measures; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History/Geography: Local History - Victorians

Science: Evolution And Inheritance

Computing: We Are App Planners

R.E: Christianity

Art/DT: Printing

P.E: Cross Country/Swimming

Autumn
2nd half

Crime and Punishment

English: Fairy-tale; Formal/Informal; Poetry

Maths: Place Value; Statistics; Fractions/Percentages; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History/Geography: Crime And Punishment Through The Ages

Science: Reversible/Irreversible Changes

Computing: We Are Project Managers

R.E: Christianity

Art/DT: Portraits

P.E: Netball/Swimming

Spring
1st half

North America

English: Legends; Brochures; Non Chronological Report

Maths: Place Value; Fractions; Ratio And Proportion; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History/Geography: North America

Science: Light

Computing: We Are Market Researchers

R.E: Buddhism

Art/DT: Pointillism/Beadwork

P.E: Gymnastics

Spring
2nd half
Islands

English: Explanation; Narrative; Poetry

Maths: Place Value; Probability; Angles; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History/Geography: Natural Disasters

Science: Living Things And Their Habitats

Computing: We Are Interface Designers

R.E: Buddhism

Art/DT: Create An Island

P.E: Invasion Games

Summer
1st half

Fairgrounds

English: Revision; Narrative; Reading And Writing

Maths: Revision; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History/Geography: Inventors -Pip Davenport

Science: Electricity

Computing: We Are App Developers

R.E: Journeys

Art/DT: Make A Fairground Ride

P.E: Athletics

Summer
2nd half

Mayans

English: Film and Narrative; Playscripts; Poetry

Maths: Transition Unit - Investigative Mathematics

History/Geography: Mayan Civilisation

Science: Animals Including Humans

Computing: We Are 'Marketers'

R.E: Journeys

Art/DT: Designers In History

P.E: Athletics/Orienteering

 

Please read our termly curriculum letter for more information

If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Viv Bull

 

Autumn Term

The term began in earnest as the children undertook a thrilling journey to Victorian England. Through this topic, they learned about the reign of Queen Victoria and what life was like for a Victorian child. We  also studied the local area making comparisons between then and now. 

In English, we wrote biographies and incident reports using 'Oliver Twist' as a stimulus. We  researched the life of Dr Barnardo and examined the impact that he made on the lives of children during this period. Towards the end of term, we took part in a Victorian workshop. Pinafores and waistcoats were at the ready!  

 

 

Our creativity was  put to the test  in science this term through our topic, 'Evolution and Inheritance.' We designed and created our own species demonstrating  the characteristics they have developed to adapt to a particular environment.

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Spring Term

During the Spring Term we learned all about North America. We compared the geographical features of a country in North America with those of a country in Europe. We also identified the position and significance of latitude, longitude, the Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and the Arctic and Antarctic Circle. Towards the end of the term, our geography focus shifted to studying islands and natural disasters.

 

In English we wrote legends based on native American Indian characters and produced magazine articles for travel brochures of North America and Europe. In addition, we used Ted Hughes poem, 'Wind' to explore figurative language. During World Book week we took part in an interactive poetry workshop and assembly led by the poet, Justin Coe who reminded us that we are surrounded by ideas for poems. 

 

As part of our R.E focus on Buddhism we visited our local Buddhist temple to help consolidate our learning. The staff were extremely warm and welcoming and answered all the questions that we had. The visit generated some interesting discussions around the common shared beliefs across a number of religions. 

 

Summer Term 

This term we will be learning about the importance of democracy focusing on the structure of our Parliament and the roles and responsibilities contained within it. We will run our own class election campaign alongside the forthcoming national elections (complete with class polling booths) to provide children with an insight into how it all works. 

 

In English we will be using the text 'Why the Wales Came' written by Michael Morpurgo, to consolidate and extend reading comprehension strategies. The text also provides ample opportunities to explore a range of different genres in writing including: formal letters, diary entries and character description.

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