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Reception 2019 - Open Morning - 7 January at 10.00am

Year 6 Class Mr Griffin
Overview Terms 1/2 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 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.


Ø How can we find out about the Indus Valley civilisation


In this unit children learn about the Indus Valley civilisation from archaeological sources. Children find out about the characteristic features of the society and period, through historical enquiry.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Ø Domestic Church – family: loving

Ø Baptism/Confirmation – belonging: vocation

Ø Advent/Christmas – loving: expectations


See the reverse of this sheet for details


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 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.



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. 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.