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Rockmount Primary School

All Can Achieve

2016-2017

Welcome to our Year 6 Classes

 

Pearl Class

Class Teachers: Mrs Liz Waller 
Teaching Assistant: Mr Chris Francis

 

Coral Class

Class Teacher: Mr Dan Hall
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Christine Bristow, Mr James Taylor and Mrs Margaret O' Meara 

 

Year 6 Curriculum Map for 2016-2017

 

Topic focus

Autumn
1st half

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

English: Core Text- 'Street Child'; Classic Fiction - Oliver Twist; Biography/Autobiography; Recounts; Poetry

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

History/Geography: Local History - Victorians

Science: Biology- Plants and Photosynthesis 

Computing: Programming

R.E: Christianity

Art/DT: Printing

P.E: Games/Swimming

Autumn
2nd half

Crime and Punishment  

English: Core text- 'Wild Boy' ; Balanced Arguments; Speeches; Crime Fiction

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

History/Geography: Crime And Punishment Through The Ages

Science: Biology-Plants and Photosynthesis

Computing: Programming

R.E: Christianity

Art/DT: Sculpture

P.E: Netball/Swimming

Spring
1st half

North America

English: Core text-'Indian in the Cupboard'; Legends; Brochures; Poetry

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

History/Geography: North America

Science: Chemistry 

Computing: Programming

R.E: Buddhism

Art/DT: Pointillism/3D maps

P.E: Gymnastics

Spring
2nd half
Natural Disasters

English: Core text-'Kensuke's Kingdom' ;Explanation; Science Fiction; Poetry

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

History/Geography: Natural Disasters

Science: Living Things And Their Habitats

Computing: Programming

R.E: Buddhism

Art/DT: Painting Acrylic/Watercolour

P.E: Invasion Games

Summer
1st half

Journeys

English: Core text- 'Why the Whales Came' ;Revision; Narrative; Reading And Writing

Maths: Revision; Problem Solving; Arithmetic

History/Geography: Inventors -Pip Davenport

Science: Electricity

Computing: Programming

R.E: Journeys

Art/DT: Aboriginal Art / Make A Fairground Ride

P.E: Cricket

Summer
2nd half

Time Gone By

English: Letters; Adverts; Poetry

Maths: Transition Unit - Investigative Mathematics 

History/Geography:  Mayan Civilisation

Science: Animals Including Humans

Computing: Programming

R.E: Journeys

Art/DT: Designers In History

P.E: Athletics

 

Please read the 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: Dan Hall.

 

Autumn term

Year 6 have had a busy start to the year and their feet have barely touched the ground!

Pupils have gone back in time to the Victorian era and have been learning all about children’s lives in the 19thCentury. Our core text, ‘Street Child’ is an emotional book which follows the life of a real Victorian boy, Jim Jarvis, and tells the story of Dr.Barnardo’s children’s charity. History will come to life when pupils visit our local branch of Barnardo’s to look at the Victorian buildings.

Our new Book Club guided reading format sees many pupils choosing their own book and through group discussion, really getting to understand different aspects of the text on a deeper level.

Empiribox Science has turned our children’s fingers green in the first few weeks with a learning focus on plants. Pupils have been getting their hands dirty in the Edible Playground to support their understanding and in the classroom, we have been caring for and examining Venus Flytrap plants.

Coral Class have started swimming this half term whilst Pearl Class are focusing on throwing and catching skills.​

Coral and Pearl enjoyed a rip-roaring trip back in time and were immersed in the world of the Victorian classroom last week. Stern teachers, dunce caps, rote-learning, chalk and canes were the order of the day when pupils experienced what lessons would have been like for those Victorian children lucky enough to go to school. Children also engaged in drama and role play to gain a better understanding of life for children in Victorian London.

 

Spring term

All aboard! It was full steam ahead for year six as we waved farewell to 2016 with a return journey  to King’s Cross railway station in London to see a theatre production of our core text, The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit. Pupils were captivated by the unusual set: a real life railway track and steam locomotive which really brought the action to life! We have since been busy updating the Edwardian novel, setting it in modern times. 

 

 

Summer term

Well done to Year 6 for working so hard to complete their SATs. We are looking forward to our last half term together. There is still plenty to keep us busy as we are still waiting to find why the whales came! Our ongoing science focus is chemical changes. Our favourite lesson so far has been to explore the chemistry of chocolate. Tasty as well as informative! Rehearsals have started for our end of year performance of Olivia and we are excited by the prospect of a trip to Kidzania.

 

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