TOPICS YEAR 6 WILL COVER DURING 2016-2017
Autumn 1:1 - Hola Mexico
Autumn 1:2 - A Child's WarFrozen Kingdom
Spring 2:1 - Frozen KingdomBlood Heart
Spring 2:2 - Blood Heart
Summer 3:1 - SATs
Summer 3:2 - Gallery Rebels/Young Enterprise Project
Year 6 is the final Year of Primary Education and so a major focus is on the National SATs tests taken in May. Children are provided with all the necessary skills in order to take these tests, which comprise of the following:
These tests allow children to show the progress and attainment they have achieved during their time at secondary school. The way children are assessed has changed this year as levels will no longer be used. Instead you will receive a scaled score as to whether your child is below, at or above National averages.
During the Year the children are taught Maths, English and Science which are the Core areas of the curriculum, alongside the Foundation subjects which are: Geography, History, Art, Design and Technology, P:E, R:E, PSHE and I.C.T. We follow a creative curriculum (Cornerstones) which allows lots of these subjects to be taught under one theme. Our R:E subjects follow the Birmingham syllabus (SACRE).
Year 6 learn about some fascinating topics during their final year at primary school. Here is what we learn about during Year 6
Autumn 1:1 - Hola Mexico - As part of our first topic we will study the great country that is Mexico. We will discover the food, fashion and fun that is all around this vibrant country, along with sampling some of the amazing sounds and spices that are so popular in this region. We will take a step back in time and find out about the discovery of chocolate through the Maya tribes. Our trip will be to Cadbury World where we will experience a variety of different zones and learn first hand the history of choclate
Autumn 2: A Child's War - During this topic we learnt about World War 2 as history was our focus lesson. We discovered why the War started and the important figures that were part of this decision. Our favourite part was dressing up as evacuees and living as a war child. This was a bit scary as we imagined what it would have been like to experience such a change in your life. Also we created pictures illustrating what a city would look like during a night time bombing mission. Science this term will be looking at dissolving and how we can speed it up, along with what materials dissolves and evaporation.
Spring 1: -Frozen Kingdom - This topic is Geography based and will allow us to discover some of the harshest land areas in our planet. We will learn about what it would be like to visit there, the landscape and the animals that make this part of the world their habitat. we will trace the history of this environment and use data to look at temperatures. Poetry will be used in this topic especially when thinking about the Northern Lights and their influence in a variety of media. Science will focus on adaptation as to how animal can survive in the conditions they live in.
Spring 2:2 - Blood Heart - This topic is focusing on Science and how to keep healthy. We primarily look at the functions of the heart and what we can do to prevent heart disease. This topic allows the children to design healthy foods as well as a fundraising event for the British heart Foundation.
Summer 3:1 - SATs - This half term spent revising for our tests, along with booster sessions and preparation questions. Science - revision of forces.
Summer 3:2 - Gallery Rebels/Young Enterprise Scheme - As part of our final topic we will study how art has changed and been influenced over the years. We also will take part in a Young Enterprise project which will focus on designing a new product to sell and make a profit.
Autumn 1:1 - living by rules and morals
Children will be looking into the rules we follow in society and what happens when these aren't followed. We will also by thinking about our morals and whether people have different morals or should everyone have the same.
Autumn 1:2 - Creating unity, harmony and forgiveness
Children will be looking at how we should treat people no matter what their differences are to ourselves. We will be thinking about how to create harmony in different situations and whether you should forgive no matter what. there will also be some work on the true meaning of Christmas.
Spring 2:1 - Remembering Roots and courage
We will be studying the story of Noah and how looking back into the past can help us determine a better future. Along with this we will be examining what it is like to be courageous and who we know or have read about that did something courageous to make the world a better place.
Spring 2:2 - Easter and Suffering
Here we will study the Easter story and the values that it gives to Christians. We will think about the suffering that Jesus went through for Christians all over the world.
Summer 3:1 - Expressing Joy/Eid and The Lord's Prayer
This half term we will be looking at what makes us happy and also learning about why Muslims celebrate Eid and how they do this. Also we will be learning about the Lord's Prayer and what is significant about it for Christians.
Summer 3:2 - Being Curious, valuing knowledge and being reflective
In our final half term we will be asking ourselves why is why important? This will lead into lots of discussions about what Islam teaches us about Moses through this bible story. Finally we will be thinking about what is perfection if there is such a thing. This will allow us to look at spiritual journeys through different religions and how these can influence our every day lives.
During the school year the following PE topics are taught. For more details about each area please visit the PE section of our academy website.