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Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 webpage, we hope this page gives you all of the information about Year 6 that you need. If you would like information about anything else please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Connolly & Mrs Casson.

Spring Term in Year 6

English

We will be reading The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde and learning to: use subjunctive forms and passive verbs in formal speech and writing, distinguish between the language of speech and writing, integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action, use semi-colons to mark boundaries between independent clauses, and punctuate bullet points consistently.

We will also be reading non-fiction texts about the classification of living things, and reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

Maths

  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Algebra
  • Imperial and metric measures
  • Area, perimeter and volume
  • Ratio and Proportion

We will be deepening our understanding of decimals and percentages; learning to use both metric and imperial measures, calculating area, perimeter and volume; and solving problems involving ratio and proportion.

Science

  • Living Things and their Habitats
  • Animals including Humans

We will be exploring how all living things can be classified based on their characteristics and the learning about the achievements of scientist Carl Linnaeus. We will also be studying how water and nutrients are transported around the human body by learning about the functions of vital organs and the circulatory system.

R.E.

  • Local Church
  • Eucharist
  • Lent/Easter
  • Islam

We will be studying topics related to ‘Sources’, ‘Unity’, and ‘Death and New Life’ as well as learning about Islam.

Art & Design

Cityscapes

We will studying the cityscapes of Charles Fazzino and Leonid Afremov and learning techniques relating to creating layers, textures and patterns when painting, and exploring the use of silhouettes and reflections in cityscape images.

Geography

Our Local Area

We will be learning about the physical and human geography of Huyton and undertaking local area fieldwork to investigate.

History

Crime and Punishment

We will be continuing our thematic study of crime and punishment across history and thinking about the key developments that have shaped our modern legal and criminal justice systems.

Computing

Online Safety Dilemmas

We will be working towards becoming online safety ambassadors by considering the best ways to respond to online safety dilemmas.

Music

You’ve Got a Friend

We will be learning to sing and play instruments to accompany ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ by Carole King and listening to a range female performers from the 1960s and 1970s.

Design and Technology

Great British Dishes

We will be developing our understanding of cooking and nutrition by exploring and preparing tradition British dishes.

P.E.

Gymnastics

We will be developing our gymnastics skills focusing group sequencing.

P.S.H.E.

Living in the Wider World

We will be thinking about belonging to a community, considering issues related to media and digital literacy, and exploring the world of money and work.

Spanish

  • Habitats
  • My Home

We will be expanding our Spanish vocabulary to include language relating habitats and home, and continuing to develop our understanding of Spanish phonetics and pronunciation.

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