Year 6 Curriculum Newsletter

Year 6 Curriculum Newsletter

Please read the following information which highlights the areas your child will be studying throughout this term. We hope you will find it useful.

Maths

As mathematicians, your children will be studying a range of mathematical topics. Many of these topics will be revision based in preparation for the KS2 SATS. Post SATS, there will be a range of practical activities and mathematical investigations for them to work collaboratively through in preparation for their transition to secondary school.

 

English

Throughout the term, the children will be given the opportunity to read and engage with a number of fiction and non-fiction texts, where they will be able to analyse them. The children will also have an opportunity to write a range of fiction and non-fiction pieces. This term the children will read Hole by Louis Sachar and study the works of Charles Dickens.

 

Science

As scientists, the children will learn about life style choices and living things through practical experiments and investigations.

They will be taught to:

  • identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood
  • recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function
  • describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

 

RE

In RE, the children will be learning about Islam as part of our ‘other faiths’ topic. They will discuss what it means for Muslims to follow God and compare and contrast with other religions.

The children will look deeply into the topic of ‘pilgrimage’ and its significance across all faiths.

 

History

As historians, the children will be studying ‘Leisure and Entertainment across the 20th Century’. This will include looking at the similarities and differences between decades and studying how life has changed throughout these eras.

 

Geography

As geographers, the children will study coastal processes, comparing different coastal areas and regions of the UK, looking at the physical and human geographical implications, their similarities and differences. They will continue to consolidate previous local area and global mapwork and grid reference work.

 

Art/DT

As artists, we will be experimenting with our drawing and textiles skills.

 

PE

This term, the children will be studying competitive games and athletics.

 

Homework

Children will receive their weekly spellings on a Tuesday and they will be expected to learn them for their test on a Monday. There will be weekly English and maths homework sent home on a Friday afternoon which will need to be returned by Wednesday each week.

 

Many Thanks,

Mrs Cox and Mr I’Anson

 

Contact Us

St George's Church of England Academy
Neasham Road
Middleton St George
Darlington
DL2 1LD

01325 33 22 30

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