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ST.THOMAS OF CANTERBURY

CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

Year 6 Class Mr Griffin

Overview Terms 1/2 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.

SCIENCE

Ø Light

Ø Animals including humans

 

This first unit consolidates and extends children's understanding of light. Children will recognise that light travels in straight lines. We will learn about the structure of our eyes and how we can see things.

Through this unit children consolidate their knowledge of healthy lifestyles and recognise the impact of diet, exercise and drugs on the way their bodies work. We will describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

HISTORY

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.

GEOGRAPHY

Ø How and where do we spend our time?

 

This unit makes the link between how and where children spend their leisure, recreation and working time. In doing so, it develops the theme of settlement within the school's local area. It focuses on the skills associated with the design and implementation of a local survey and developing a range of mathematical skills to collate, interpret and present findings.

ART AND DESIGN

Ø People in action

 

In this unit children explore how to convey movement in their work. They explore dynamic activities such as sport as a starting point for making work in two dimensions and look at how the idea of movement is shown in different kinds of art and experiment with different methods and techniques to show movement.

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

Ø Slippers / Pencil Cases

 

Although entitled “Slippers” the children will in fact be evaluating, designing and making their own pencil case from felt or another appropriate material of their choice. This they will stitch and decorate to their personal taste.

P.E.

Ø Tag Rugby

Ø Football

Ø Badminton

Ø Hockey

Ø Swimming

 

Please ensure that your child comes every Monday with a Games kit and the appropriate foot wear (trainers, football boots 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.

R.E.

Ø Domestic Church – family: loving

Ø Baptism/Confirmation – belonging: vocation

Ø Advent/Christmas – loving: expectations

 

See the reverse of this sheet for details

I.T.

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

Music

Ø Songwriter: Exploring lyrics and melody.

 

This unit develops pupils' ability to compose a song with an awareness of the relationship between lyrics and melody. Pupils learn of the important role played by lyrics in songs .In particular they focus on the different functions of lyrics in conveying mood, expressing attitude or telling a story.

NUMERACY

 

The children will follow the National Maths curriculum.

LITERACY

 

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. Maths and English in on Wednesday.

Please check with your child, what their homework is, ensure 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 and reading recorded in your child’s contact book.