Year 6 2018 - 2019
Year Six is not only a last chance to enjoy your time here at Belgrave but also very important in preparing you for your journey onwards and upwards to high school. It is full of challenges and excitement right from the word go, with the week long residential to Conway coming at the beginning of the Autumn term.
We have three key aims that underpin everything that we do throughout the year. These are to become:
Responsible Citizens Successful learners Confident Individuals
We also have key life skills that we work towards. These are:
Team work Communication Managing time and Money
Problem Solving Keeping Yourself Safe
Having these aims and key skills helps us to understand what our education here at Belgrave is really about and also ensures that everything we do will be relevant to life in the future.
A very warm welcome to Year Six everybody! I hope you are all looking forward to what promises to be an exciting term with highlights including our trip to the Conway Centre at the end of September. Below you will find an overview of what we will be covering over the course of the term. There are also some documents at the bottom of this page that you may also find helpful.
History: Key ideas and Inventions since 1066:
We will work as a class to identify key ideas and inventions that have had an influence on our country over the last 1000 years. I am keen to be lead by the children for this topic but we will certainly look at the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species in 1859 as this is part of the science curriculum this term
As we look back over the last 1000 years in history, I would like us to 'look forward' in our first English unit of work by reading and writing some science fiction. We will focus on use of different sentence types for effect and creating atmosphere through setting descriptions.
Later on in this term, we will look at persuasive writing, including writing descriptions for houses (Estate Agent language) and also writing in the style of Shaun Tan - an Australian author/ illustrator.
We will begin by studying place value and numbers up to and beyond 1 million. For more details, please see the document to bottom of the page: Maths Termly targets...
Evolution - children will be taught to:
- recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago;
- recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents;
- identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.
- using Kodu (coding software) to control a Mars rover and create a simulation of landing a rover on a planet.
- EXCEL - learning to create 'live' tables and spreadsheets.
This is just a brief overview of some of the things we will cover this term. As ever, our aim is to ensure that we deliver a broad and balanced curriculum and that the children have an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in a wide range of subjects. They will be taught French and RE by Mrs Woodman and PE by Mark Phillips. Music will be taught follwing the Charanga Scheme of work and art will often be taught in descrete blocks linked to topic or specific themes.
5th September 2018
I have been SO IMPRESSED with all the summer homework that you have done. Brilliant! Well done and thank you so much - I have loved seeing it all and it will really help with the new topic. Have a look on the gallery for a few examples...
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