Leigh Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

‘Live And Learn With Jesus’

Windermere Road, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 1UX

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Class 11

Welcome to Class 11 - Year 6

Class Teacher - Mr Trew

The teaching assistants based on top floor are - Mrs Davies, Mrs Rigby, Mrs Dickin and  Miss Halliwell, Mr Judge.

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Curriculum Statement for Autumn Term

Year 6 – Class 11

English

At text level the children will continue to explore and write a range of fiction genres including adventure, mystery and fantasy stories. They will read and write a range of story openings, plots and endings, exploring the use of imagery and other themes. Pupils will then move on to exploring more non-fiction genres: information texts, letters, explanation texts, recounts (newspaper reports).

In grammar lessons, children will further develop their use of descriptive vocabulary and explore types of clause structures and phrases. They will investigate verb forms and a range of Year 6 punctuation including punctuation for parenthesis (brackets, dashes and commas) and the use of colons and semi colons. They will continue to develop their use of a range of sentence types to add mood and atmosphere to their writing, including the use of more complex sentences.

Spellings will continue to be taken from the Year 6 spelling bank in the National Strategy and will be given out most Mondays. Spelling tests will usually take place the following Friday.

Additional English homework may be set on Fridays and will often be focused around the themes of the week’s work.

Maths

The children will continue to explore fractions with a particular focus on percentages and decimals. Following on from this, they will spend time studying Position and Direction: coordinates, transformations, translations, rotation and symmetry. Pupils will also investigate Measurement, Perimeter, Area and Volume including metric and imperial lengths, weights and volumes, and conversion methods. They will continue to be taught formal and mental methods of solving calculations involving the four rules of number (+ - x ÷) and will tackle problems set in context across all topics covered this term. Towards the end of the term they will pay to particular focus to the concept of algebra and will learn how to use simple formulae.

To help your child in Maths please ensure that they practise their times tables and complete all homework on time. Homework will be set every Wednesday and Friday.

 

Religious Education

The topics studied this term are: Sources, Unity and Death & New Life, following the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work.

The children will also continue to learn about other faiths and religions

Science

Pupils will continue their investigations into the physics based topic Light. They will recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines and that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye. Pupils will be able to explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes. They will use their understanding of how light travels in straight lines, to explain why shadows are created and how they have the same shape as the objects that cast them. Pupils will then further their explorations into shadows by conducting scientific enquiries to explain why they change in size and shape.

 

Pupils will then move on to study the biology based topic of Evolution and Inheritance. During this area of study, they will learn how plants and animals adapt to their environments in different ways and how this may lead to evolution. They will learn that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the earth millions of years ago. Pupils will recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind. They will learn that offspring inherit characteristics from their parents but are not identical.

 

The children will plan and carry out observations and experiments based on these topics, ensuring that they consider how to make a test fair, and they will broaden their scientific vocabulary.

The children will use the results that they have gathered to draw conclusions about what they found out and will represent data in a variety of ways.

Themed Approach

The topic focus for this term is The Ancient Egyptians. Key skills from all the foundation subjects will be covered. Pupils will investigate a number of geography and history based objectives including an investigation into where and when other early civilizations existed. They will then carry out an in-depth study of Ancient Egypt, exploring where in the world Egypt is located and its geographical land features. They will then move on to develop an understanding of why the River Nile was so important to the early Egyptians. Pupils will also explore who the Ancient Egyptians were, including class structures and religion (gods and goddesses), and learn about the empire that they built.

French

These lessons will continue to be delivered by a qualified French teacher.

As part of our 'Come and See' lessons we have been researching the lives of people who have shown great courage and commitment. We read the life story of Nelson Mandela and produced this piece of artwork made up from some of his inspiring words.
As part of our 'Come and See' lessons we have been researching the lives of people who have shown great courage and commitment. We read the life story of Nelson Mandela and produced this piece of artwork made up from some of his inspiring words.

Computing

In computing lesson the children will learn about how to keep safe when using the internet. Following this, they will be taught how to create and programme an educational game using algorithms in ‘Scratch’. The children will design and import sprites and will be able to control, order and debug.

Physical Education

In their PE lessons, the children will continue to develop their games skills and investigate body shape, travelling, flight and balance in gymnastics. PE kits should be kept in school at all times.

Additional Information:

Please note that all Year 6 pupils will undertake Statuary Assessment Tests (SATs) week beginning 11th May 2020.

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