The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind

Welcome to Year 6

Year 6 staff

6 West

  • Mrs Coppinger - Teacher (Mondays, Tuesdays)
  • Mr Ryan - Deputy Head (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays)
  • Mrs Sandoe - Teacher (Wednesdays)
  • Mrs Danskin - Teaching Assistant

6 East

  • Miss Knight - Teacher
  • Mrs Hobbs - Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Smith - Teaching Assistant

Summer term 2018

Curriculum overview

English

We will be studying and practising comprehension, grammar and punctuation, spelling/transcription and composition (writing), through a variety of genres, including:

  • Historical stories' settings
  • Descriptive writing
  • Poetry and playscript
  • Recounts
  • Letters

Spellings to learn will be given on a Thursday and tested the following Thursday.

Library

The children will visit the library as a class to check out, return and renew books on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon.

Maths

The curriculum for this term includes:

  • Place value and ordering numbers
  • Measures: mass, capacity and time
  • 2D shapes and 3D solids
  • Translation, rotation and transformation of shapes
  • Angles
  • Mental and written addition and subtraction
  • Mental and written multiplication and division
  • Fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion
  • Handling data and statistics, including averages
  • Using a calculator
  • Reasoning about number
  • Problem solving (in all of the above)

The children need to revise all their times tables up to 12x12, including the related division.  The weekly test is on a Tuesday.

Science

Evolution and inheritance

Computing

Sound works

Topic (History and Geography)

The Mayans; Map skills

Art/Design Technology (DT)

Headwear and masks

French

Language angels

Music

Ancient Mayan music

Religious Education (RE)

Ideas of God; Human responsibility for the environment; Suffering

Physical Education (PE)*

Competitive games; swimming (6E Tuesdays, 6W Fridays)

*Please can full PE kits be in school every day – T-shirts, shorts and plimsolls/trainers. All items of uniform must be labelled.

Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)

Tolerance of those with other faiths and beliefs; British Values

Long term plan 2017-2018

Subject

Autumn

I

Autumn

II

Spring

I

Spring

II

Summer

I

Summer

II

English

Literacy Framework

Literacy Framework

Literacy Framework

Maths

Maths Framework

Maths Framework

Maths Framework

Science

Adaptation and interdependence

Light/how we see things

Micro-organisms

Reversible and irreversible changes; dissolving

Changing circuits/forces

 

Computing

Great journeys

Information models

Sound works

History

The Mayans

 

Britain from 1930 (including WWII)

Geography

 

Map skills; physical geography of Mesoamerica

Rivers and mountains

Map skills

PE

Competitive games; swimming

Competitive games; dance

Competitive games; gymnastics

Competitive games; gymnastics

Competitive games; swimming

Competitive games; swimming

Art & design

 

Headwear and masks

Landscapes

 

People in action – artwork of war

 

DT

Temple models

 

 

Moving models

 

Cooking and nutrition – healthy meals

RE

Christian & Buddhist beliefs and practices

Christmas

Expressing faith through the arts

The importance of Jesus to Christians

Ideas of God; human responsibility for the environment; suffering

Music

Experimenting with rhythm and sound

Ancient Mayan music

(Tsompantli)

Composer study – Handel (Water Music suite)

Sing Song; music from WWII

Blitz Hits -

composing music to reflect the Blitz

French

World War II

Verbs

At school

Core vocabulary

Habitats

 

PSHE

Democracy

The rule of law

Mutual respect

Individual liberty

Tolerance of those with other faiths and beliefs

British values celebration