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Year 6    Class   Mr Griffin
Overview Terms 3/4 2017-2018

 During this term your child will be studying a number of modules from the NATIONAL CURRICULUM 2014. We believe in the importance of partnership between home and school. To further develop this relationship we feel it is important that you are fully aware of the topics your child will be covering during this term. We know that we can depend on you to support your child completely in tasks undertaken.



Ø Electricity

Ø Evolution and inheritance



The unit consolidates children's knowledge of materials which are electrical conductors, extends understanding of ways in which the brightness of bulbs or speed of motors in a circuit can be changed. In this unit children will recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. We will recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.



Ø What were the effects of Tudor Exploration?



In this unit children find out about how the knowledge of the world changed during the Tudor period. They also learn about how and why the Tudors explored the world and what the conditions were like for men at sea. They will learn about Drake’s voyage around the world and why the Roanoke settlement failed.



Ø Rivers




In this unit, the children will find out more about why rivers are so important to the towns and villages that have developed on their banks. By looking at the features of rivers, and the natural and human ways that rivers change over time, children will explore the life stories of rivers. Children will learn the names and locations of the major rivers of the UK and the world.

ART AND DESIGN          


Ø What a Performance (Hats)


In this unit children investigate headwear and costume worn in different times and cultures, including theatre costume. They use this as a starting point for designing and making a piece of headwear for an infant child at Easter, using a range of textiles and other materials.



Ø Biscuits



This unit develops children's skills, knowledge and understanding of food, building on the previous units in which children prepared food products using simple processes. The children learn how to adapt a basic recipe to develop a product with specified criteria. Investigation of existing products from other cultures will inform design ideas.


Ø Performing Together


This unit develops and demonstrates pupil’s ability to take part in class performances with confidence, expression and control. They sing and play songs into two or more parts, play instrumental accompaniments.


Ø Local Church _ Community

Ø Eucharist

Ø Lent/Easter Giving


There is an RE letter to parents on the reverse of this giving details of this terms areas of study.


Ø Build a web page


Children will learn what HTML is (Hyper Text Markup Language) and how it works. They will make a simple web page using HTML. They will add text and images to a HTML web page. They will learn how to lay out and design a web page using CSS –


Ø Netball

Ø Badminton

Ø Tag Rugby

Ø Swimming

Ø Dance


Please ensure that your child comes every Monday with a Games kit and the appropriate foot wear (Trainers or Plimsolls) regardless of the weather, as this often changes over the course of a day. It is also important that kit is washed regularly. Swimming kit is required every Thursday – Term 3 only.

Children will work with partners and learn how to develop shapes and balances.





The children will follow the National Maths curriculum.





The children will follow the National Literacy curriculum


We hope you find this information useful and if you have any questions about the work being covered by the class during the term please feel free to see me at the end of the day.

Additional Information

Homework should remain fairly constant i.e. spelling test on Thursday, Maths and English in on Wednesday.

Please check with your child, what their homework is ensuring that it is completed to a satisfactory standard and handed in on time. (It is better to do a little each night, than to leave it all until the night before. A timetable can be a useful tool to help establish a manageable routine.) Reading and revision of times tables should be regularly practised at home.