Year 6

Teacher/Literacy Coordinator - Joshua Chivers
Teaching Assistant - Paula Manley
Hazel Peart (PM)

Autumn Term

SCIENCE 

We will be learning about animals including humans. We will learn the importance of keeping healthy and the impact it has on the human body.

We will find out how plants and animals transport water and nutrients and explore the circulatory system and the function of the heart. We will discuss the effects of drugs on the human body. We will record data using scatter graphs, diagrams, bar charts and tables.

We will then move onto learning about electricity. We will learn about how changing the thickness of a wire affects the brightness of a bulb, how changing the number of batteries affects the sound of a buzzer and how changing the number of light bulbs affects the brightness of a lamp. We will take measurements using a range of scientific equipment.


MATHEMATICS 

We will be working on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using efficient written methods. We will solve problems involving the 4 operations and will begin to use decimals and fractions at a year six level.

We will work on calculation using mental methods.

We will be working on solving problems involving ratio and proportion, developing our reasoning skills and the ability to solve multi-step problems.


ENGLISH 

Children will be inferring from pictures linked to the slave trade and the underground railroad. This will link closely to slavery and Harriet Tubman which we will be studying in History lessons.

We are also reading ‘Suffragette’, where we will learn all about the rights of women and the battle to get the right to vote. We will be looking at civil rights movements.

Finally, we will be reading ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’, a magical tale set in Paris.


COMPUTING 

We will be learning how to use technology safely and where to get help. We will focus on coding and programming and on algorithms and decomposition. We will also look at programming on screen and de-bugging.


HISTORY 

Children will learn about the inspiring life of Harriet Tubman and how she escaped slavery. Pupils will then create a biography outlining the events of her life. This will be our cross-curricular writing focus.

GEOGRAPHY 

Our topic is extreme weather and we will be finding out about the earth’s extremes from raging tropical storms, violent erupting volcanoes to terrifying towering tsunamis.

We will gain an understanding of how these extremes affect people, landscapes, and their communities


PSHCE 

We will be discussing the importance of friendships and thinking about study and organisational skills.


ART & DT 

Our art topic is based on art illusions. We will learn how artists play with perspective, line and colour to create clever and mind-bending illusions.

We will use techniques such as vanishing points and apply the rules of perspective to create realistic interiors.


MUSIC 

We will be learning the Ukulele and focusing on rhythm


R.E 

We will be thinking about what qualities are important to a religious leader and how different religions and world views create celebrations.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

Children will be taking part in

gymnastics, dance and football.