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 Smith, Miss Hilton, Mrs Dickin and  Miss Halliwell.

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Curriculum Statement for Autumn Term

Year 6 – Class 11

English

At text level the children will explore and write a range of fiction and non-fiction genres. They will study a range of texts linked to our current themed work – Space. Pupils will read a number of extracts taken from information texts, biographies and adventure/fantasy stories. They will read and write a range of story openings, plots and endings, exploring the use of imagery and themes.

In grammar lessons, children will develop their use of descriptive vocabulary and explore types of nouns, verbs and adjectives. They will investigate synonyms and antonyms and study a range of punctuation. They will continue to develop their use of a range of sentence types, including complex sentences.

Spellings will 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 be focused around the themes of the week’s work.

Maths

The children will be taught the importance of place value. They will be taught formal and mental methods of solving calculations involving the four rules of number (+ - x ÷) and will tackle problems set in context. They will explore fractions. They will be taught how to identify and write equivalent and improper fractions. They will also solve calculations where addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions is necessary. Pupils will also investigate metric and imperial lengths, weights and volumes, and will study conversion methods.

 

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: Loving, Vocation and Commitment and Expectations, following the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work.

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

Science

During the first term the children will revise their knowledge of ‘The Earth and Beyond’. This physics based block will be closely linked to their themed approach lessons. Pupils will study the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the Solar System. They will investigate the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth and describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies. Pupils will use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night, and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

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 Space. Key skills from all the foundation subjects will be covered. They will be finding out about: the Sun and our Solar System; the history of astronomy and space exploration; leading figures in space travel; notable achievements of the space-age including the moon landings. Throughout the topic, to ensure pupils have a firm understand of this theme, children will engage in a number of cross-curricular learning activities including maths activities, science investigations, English and writing lessons.

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.

Computing

In Computing lesson the children will learn about how to keep safe when using the internet. Following this, they will learn to programme an interactive game using the control programme ‘Scratch’.

French

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

Additional Information:

Please note that SAT’s will take place week beginning: 11th May 2020.

 

Class 11 Writing - Spooky Stories

In writing lessons pupils have been learning about the structure of stories. Over three weeks, the children wrote story openings (character descriptions and descriptions of settings), plots that build up tension, and story endings (including cliff-hanger endings). Pupils were encouraged to use a range of descriptive techniques - skills which were taught in English lessons. The pupils produced some fantastic 'spooky stories' based around a haunted house. They are now in the process of word processing their work in computing lessons, and it will soon be available to publish onto our class page.

Hinning House - January 2017

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.
Summer School 2016 - Pupils visited the CBBC studios in Salford and had a great time hosting some of their favourite television programmes.
Summer School 2016 - Pupils visited the CBBC studios in Salford and had a great time hosting some of their favourite television programmes.
We worked with Mr Chamberlain at Open Minds click to find out more...