The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind

Welcome to Year 6

Autumn term 2019

Staff

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

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
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Recounts
  • Letters

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)
  • Alegba
  • Statistics (Line, Bar, Venn, Temperature)

The children will be tested weekly looking at their appropriate cracking times table level.  The weekly test is on a Monday.

Science

Evolution; Reproduction and adaptation

Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)

Tolerance, different faiths and beliefs

Celebrations

History / Geography

Ancient Greece

Physical and human geography of the UK

Music

Make you feel my love – Historical context for ballads

Reflect, rewind, replay - Western classical, history of music in context, musical language

Art / Design Technology (DT)

Mayan masks

3D art form

French

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

Healthy Lifestyles

Presentations about ourselves & Fathers’ Day

Religious Education (RE)

Leaders in religious communities

Creation stories and the ultimate questions they raise

Physical Education (PE)*

Competitive games; Athletics, Swimming (Fridays from 6 May)

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

Computing

Communication and e safety – Evacuees

Algorithms and programming, data and information – website design

Key dates

  • 13-16 May - KS2 SATS
  • 23 May -      Bletchley Park trip
  • !0-14 June - Y6 Residential (PGL)

 

Long term plan 

 

Science

Computing

History

Geography

RE

Autumn 1

Living things and their habitats

Communication and e safety – Great Journeys

WW2

Weather and climate

Rules for living

Autumn 2

Light

Algorithms and programming – Fantasy Worlds

Light as a symbol in religious celebrations

Christmas

Spring

1

Electricity

Data and information – Africa

The Mayans

Trade: Interconnectedness and interdependence of the world

Celebrations related to key figures

Easter

Spring

2

Human circulatory system

Algorithms and programming – Victorians

 

Summer 1

Evolution

Communication and e safety – Evacuees

Ancient Greece

Physical and human geography of the UK

Leaders in religious communities

Summer 2

Reproduction and adaptation

Algorithms and programming, data and information – Website Design

Creation stories and the ultimate questions they raise

 

Music

Art, DT

PSHE

French

PE

Autumn 1

Livin’ on a prayer – History of rock

Drawing: WW2

Democracy

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

World War II

Competitive Games and Swimming

Autumn 2

Christmas play

Christmas textiles: Stockings

The rule of law

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

Verbs

Competitive Games and Dance

Spring

1

Classroom jazz – Historical context of jazz, improvisation

DT: Models of landscapes

Mutual respect

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

At School

Competitive Games and Gym

Spring

2

Fresh Prince of Bel Air – Historical context of Hip Hop

Cooking and nutrition

Individual liberty

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

Mothers Day & Easter

Competitive Games and Gym

Summer 1

Make you feel my love – Historical context for ballads

 

Tolerance, different faiths and beliefs

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

Healthy Lifestyles

Competitive Games/Athletics and Swimming

Summer 2

Reflect, rewind, replay - Western classical, history of music in context, musical language

Mayan masks

3D art form

Celebrations

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

Presentations about ourselves & Fathers’ Day

Competitive Games/Athletics and Swimming