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Reception 2020 - open mornings Wednesday 6th November 2019 and Friday 10th January 2020 - 10.00am - Reception 2020 - open mornings Wednesday 6th November 2019 and Friday 10th January 2020 - 10.00am  - Reception 2020

Year 6 Class Mr Griffin
Overview Terms 5/6 2018-2019

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 Evolution and Inheritance

Ø Living things and their habitats


We will recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. Children will also investigate plant and animal adaption.

The children will also learn that some micro-organisms are beneficial while others are not and about basic classifications.


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.


Ø A Sense of Place


In this unit children explore the rural and/or urban landscape as a starting point for two-dimensional work. They record their observations through drawing and photography. They use shape, form, space, colour, texture and pattern to develop and communicate their ideas in a painting. They consider the ideas, methods and approaches of artists who have responded to landscapes in different ways.


Ø Music Hall/ Performing Together

Ø Who knows? Exploring the musical process.


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. In this unit children will explore how they feel about music they hear, learning to express preferences. They will also continue to compose their own pieces of music.


Ø Coding Games


Children will design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts. Use sequence, selection and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output. Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.


Ø Shelters


In this unit, children learn about structures. They learn that structures can fail when loaded, and the use of techniques for reinforcing and strengthening structures. They are shown the strength of tubes as a construction material and textiles as a suitable cover for a framework. The children will then design and construct a framework-type shelter for an identified purpose.

These activities are done in a round and your child’s group will visit a different activity each week 

Ø Badminton

Ø Cricket

Ø Athletics

Ø Dance (PE – HALL)


Please ensure that your child comes every Monday with a P.E. 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.



Throughout Term 5 and 6 we will of course be revising all areas in preparation for SATS. After SATS, we will be covering a number of areas including number, algebra, geometry, fractions, measurement, ratio and proportion and statistics. In addition, we will be continuing with our 50 Challengers, table’s tests and problem solving activities.



Throughout Term 5 and 6, we will be revising all areas in preparation for SATS. In addition, we will be continuing with spelling, SPAG, story writing and handwriting and reading a variety of genres. After SATS, most English work will be tied up with the Year 6 production.

  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 at this moment will involve work related to SATS.
After SATS – for their homework – children will be asked to learn parts for the end of year production.