Year 6 Autumn Term Curriculum
Autumn Term – More Questions than Answers
Areas of learning
As geographers, we will:
- explore the implications of the sale and redevelopment of Kneller Hall and investigate the impact of these on the local community.
As scientists, we will
- investigate the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle through practical experimentation and analysis of data.
Within computing, we will:
- explore computer networks and use the internet for research
- We will recognise that the opinions of others are to be treated respectfully.
- We will undertake roles of responsibility within the school community.
- We will use the question ‘How will the sale and redevelopment of Kneller Hall impact on the local community?’ to initiate a further discussion about this and other local environmental issues
Spiritual & Moral
- Through class discussion arising from literacy, science and geography topics we will consider questions for which there are a range of opinions and no definitive answers.
- We will reflect on the ways in which people can become involved in influencing the issues that affect their local community whilst showing respect for a range of viewpoints
Reading: (Word reading / Comprehension)
- Reading: (Word reading / Comprehension)
- Increase familiarity with a range of books;
- Identify themes and conventions and compare these across books they have read
- Show understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action
- Discuss words and phrases that capture readers’ interest and imagination
- Draw inferences about characters’ feelings, thoughts, emotions and actions
- Apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that they meet.
- Ask questions to improve their understanding, identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
- Predict what might happen from details stated and implied
Writing: (Transcription / Composition)
- Plan writing by identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form
- Note and develop initial ideas, drawing on reading
- Draft and write by selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary
- In narratives, describe settings, characters and atmosphere, integrate dialogue to convey character and advance action
- Use a range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs
- Evaluate and edit by proposing changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
- Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors
- Perform their own compositions, using appropriate intonation, volume, movement so that meaning is clear
- Prepare play scripts to read aloud
- Select appropriate grammar and vocabulary, and understand how such choices can change and enhance meaning
Speaking and Listening:
- Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, responding to texts
- Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and build vocabulary and knowledge
- Articulate and justify answers and opinions
- Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, imagining and exploring ideas
- Participate in discussions, presentations, performances and debates
- Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to the contributions of others
- Select and use appropriate registers for effective communication
- Use spoken language to develop understanding through imagining and exploring ideas in discussion, role-play and drama
- To read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit
- To round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy
- To identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
- To identify the value of each digit in numbers given to three decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1 000 giving answers up to three decimal places
- To use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
- To solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts
- To use simple formulae
- To express missing number problems algebraically
- To solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three decimal places where appropriate
- To recognise that shapes with the same area can have different perimeters and vice versa
- To draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles
- To describe positions on the full coordinate grid of all four quadrants.
- To interpret pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems
Whitton High Street
- To describe and understand types of land use
- To interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps and diagrams
- To use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in a local area using a range of methods such as sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies
- To communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps and quantitative skills
We are network technicians:
- To appreciate that computer networks, transmit and receive information digitally
- To understand the basic hardware needed for computer networks to work
- To understand the key features of internet communication protocols
- To develop a basic understanding of how domain names are converted to numerical IP addresses
- To use the internet safely and effectively for research purposes
Art / D & T
Use sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
- To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
- Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history
Staying Alive: circulatory systems and the impact of lifestyle on bodies
- To recognise parts of the circulatory system
- To understand the function of some of the parts of the circulatory system
- To understand the need for a healthy balanced diet
- To investigate some effects of exercise on the body
- To take measurements
- To present data in appropriate ways
- To use evidence to support or refute an assertion
- To explain the effect of drugs on the body
- To analyse data and suggest how it supports ideas about a healthy diet and lifestyle
PE / Games
- 2c Apply rules and conventions for different activities.
- 4a How exercise affects the body in the short-term.
- 4b To warm-up and prepare appropriately for different activities.
- 4c Why physical activity is good for health and well-being.
French – Le Weekend
Performing, composing, listening and discussing music.
Students will be learning to:
- Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes.
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.
- Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression