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Year Six

The children will make connections between current struggles and those in the past, looking at how segregation has impacted and continues to impact the lives of individuals and groups of people.  They will have the opportunity to showcase their learning through a non-chronological report.

In English, the children will continue to develop their fictional writing style as they write present-tense narratives in role of Stella (a young girl facing segregation) describing the build up to a key day in Black History – voting day. They will learn to empathise with this character, who has learnt to cope with growing up experiencing such inequality, before applying this to their own narratives and building upon their writer’s voice. Children will learn how to include a balance of dialogue and description to create imagery for the reader whilst also moving the plot forward. They will also be exposed to techniques that will allow them to switch appropriately between levels of formality; these include the use of technical vocabulary and ‘slang’. Based on our curriculum learning, children will also be writing a newspaper article reporting on a suspicious sighting of the Ku Klux Klan; they will learn how to write formally, include examples of direct and reported speech as well as writing factually about an event. They will use both writing opportunities to develop the children’s voice as a writer and awareness of their audience, whilst simultaneously weaving in principles of sentence structures, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

In maths, the children will begin by continuing their learning about fractions, decimals and percentages including ordering, finding equivalents and problem solving.  They will then be learning about measurement covering area, perimeter and volume.  Children will develop their reasoning skills and continue to focus on their times table and arithmetic skills.

In art, we will be studying the work of Sam Cannon, who is an artist who tries to convey a positive message of peace through the words she uses in her artwork.

In history, we will be exploring segregation in America and how influential people tried to bring around change.

In PE, we will be focusing on core exercises and developing attacking and defending skills.

In RE, we will be learning about Christianity and how the faith compares to other religions.

In science, we will be learning about light and how we see, building upon prior learning in year 3.

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Year 6 Autumn 1 2021 Curriculum Newslett... 10th Sep 2021 Download
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Year 6 Spring 1 2022 Curriculum Newslett... 04th Jan 2022 Download