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Year Six

Mrs Connolly is the teacher in our Year Six class. Mrs Jessop teaches on Thursdays. Our PE day is Monday.

Class Saint

St Josephine Bakhita. The Patron Saint of Sudan. Feast day is 8th February. 

Josephine had a happy and prosperous start to life but was kidnapped as a child by slave traders. After 12 years of being bought and sold, she ended up in Italy where she was placed in the custody of the Canossian Sisters of Venice. Whilst there she learnt about God - Josephine said she had always known about God but did not know who He was. Josephine felt called to follow Christ. When the slave owner returned, Josephine refused to leave and the case went to court. It was found that slavery had been outlawed in Sudan before Josephine was born and so she was declared free. She chose to remain with the Sisters often travelling and telling her story to others. 

St Josephine Bakhita, pray for us.

Spring Term Curriculum Overview

Maths

Ratio: Ratio language and symbol. Ratio and fractions. Scale factors. 

Algebra: Function machines. Form expressions. Formulae. 1 and 2-step equations. 

Decimals: Rounding, adding and subtracting decimals. Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000. Multiply and divide decimals. 

Fractions, decimals and percentages: Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. Order fractions, decimals and percentages. Find percentages of an amount. 

Area, perimeter and volume: Area of triangles and parallelograms. Volume of cuboids. 

Statistics: Line graphs, dual bar charts, pie charts, the mean. 

English

Grammar and Punctuation: dashes, colons, semi-colons, apostrophes, parenthesis, synonyms, antonyms, prepositions, adverbials, passive voice.

Ancient Egyptian Time Travel: Narrative writing based on an informative text

Non-fiction writing: Instructions and Explanation texts

RE

Sources: The Bible - the special book for the church

Unity: Eucharist - enabling people to live in communion

Death and New Life: Celebrating Jesus' death and resurrection 

 

Geography

Patterns of Human Migration - A study of famous patterns of migration such as the Windrush generation, as well as more recent examples and lesser-studied trends. Children will understand push and pull factors, and the impact of migratory patterns on both nations. 

Science

Evolution and Inheritance - recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

Animals, including Humans - 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.

Design and Technology

Food - Celebrating culture and seasonality. Know how to use utensils and equipment including heat sources to prepare and cook food. Understand about seasonality in relation to food products and the source of different food products.

PE

Dance: Actions, dynamics, space and relationships in phrases of movements 

Computing

Excel spreadsheets: Inputting, organising and interpreting data 

Music

Harmony: Using voices and body percussion to sing in canon and chords

PSHE / RSE

Emotional Well-Being- learn about pressures that they may experience from themselves, others and the media. How to build resilience through thankfulness, use simplified CBT techniques to manage their thoughts, feelings and actions and cope with new or difficult feelings such as romance and rage. How children may be affected by what they see online, including pornography.

Life Cycles - learn about God’s design for creating new life through an understanding of menstruation, fertility, conception, foetal development in the womb and childbirth. Sexual intercourse within the context of marriage being God’s plan for the place of sex within a relationship (parents are entitled to withdraw their child from this lesson). A session on death and grief helps pupils to consider and communicate about death in a direct yet gentle way, and consider ways to support themselves and others. A celebration of the journey of change pupils have been on, and look forward to upcoming changes including the transition to secondary school. Children will reflect on God’s presence with us throughout our lives, and how this helps us to cope with change of all kinds.