Curriculum Notes Year 6 Autumn 2016

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to another year at Little Sutton Primary School.  We hope you enjoyed the summer holidays and we look forward to working with you and your child this year.

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the Autumn term.  We have also written a reminder with regards to dinner money, medication and equipment needed in school.  Details with regards to homework are also included.

We hope that these notes will enable you to support your child with the work they are carrying out at school by providing them with opportunities to extend their knowledge of the subjects.  We would also appreciate you supporting them to complete homework to a high standard and return it on time as well as ensuring they have all the equipment they will need.

Below is an overview of all the subjects and topics your child will be covering in the Autumn term.

Maths 

Place Value x, +, – and ÷                                            Shape & space

Real life problems                                                       Handling data & measures

Fractions, decimals & percentages                            Securing number facts

Scales                                                                         Coordinates

Area and perimeter                                                     Time

Literacy

To begin with the children will be exploring and writing biographies and autobiographies. They will be studying Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’, exploring playscripts and visual representations.

Through the study and reading of Kensuke’s Kingdom, the children will be looking at persuasive writing, letters, diary entries, reports, balanced arguments, and also newspaper reports later in the year.

Science

Living things and their habitats (Microbes and classification) Evolution and Inheritance

ICT

Use of search engines, mapping programmes and websites for geographical research.

Explore interactive models of climate change

Creating geo-trails

Creating adventure games

Geography

Using maps, atlases, globes and digital computer mapping locate countries and describe features

Human Geography: settlements, land use, economic activity including trade links, distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water. Independent study.

Art

Use sketch books to create, communicate, explore, investigate, make and evaluate.

Techniques to create effect: clay, paint, charcoal, pencils.

Work will be linked to other curriculum areas.

Design Technology

Pizzas – designing and making as part of enterprise week.

PE/games

Rugby, hockey, gymnastics.

Music

listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians

RE

Being fair & just.                                              Living by rules.

Identity & belonging.                                       Creating unity & harmony.

Friendship programme

Equipment required

Please can you ensure your child has the following equipment in school

Berol Handwriting pen or fountain pen.

Pencils

Water Bottle

Ruler

Crayons

These, and other items, may be borrowed from school if they are forgotten.  Ink erasers, biros and tippex in any form are not allowed.  Please also ensure all uniform, PE kits, bags etc are named.

Homework

Monday           Spelling and times tables

Tuesday          Maths

Wednesday     Literacy

Thursday         Topic

Friday              Reading

Each piece of homework is expected to take about 30 minutes to complete.  Maths will be differentiated by sets and literacy & spelling in groups.   Homework is usually due in one week after it has been set.  Reading may also be set but if not then children are expected to read their own material independently.  There may also be some French homework some weeks.

Homework follows DfES guidelines and may be in a variety of forms including practical activities which may need some adult support.  If you feel your child is getting too little or too much homework please come in and see us.

Dinner Trips/ Clubs money etc

Dinner Money is £10.75 per week and should be paid for on ParentPay.   Details for trips and clubs etc are sent out separately but will generally be paid for through ParentPay unless otherwise specified.  If you do not have access to ParentPay yet please ask for details at the office or, send correct amount by cheque or cash in a named envelope.

Medication

Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date.

Class Information

Please avoid booking medical appointments etc. next May due to SATs tests.  SATs will take place during the week commencing 8th May 2017

Children will need their PE kits for Tuesday and Wednesday and we would prefer children to bring their kit on a Monday and take it home for washing on a Friday.

On a Wednesday afternoon, while the Y6 staff use time for planning, preparation and assessment, the children will enjoy one hour of French and one hour of PE.

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year.

Mrs Whittaker & Miss Peck