Our Curriculum Overview
Numeracy and Literacy objectives are covered weekly we use Abacus, Bug Club, Rising Stars, Pie Corbett's s Igniting Writing and Mathletics in order to deliver our curriculum.
WOW Driver - Reading (in an extreme way)
Pinkery, River ( Poetry ) Habitats, Food Chains, The Water Cycle, Changes of State, Forgiveness , The Prodigal Son , Extreme Reading , Place Value, The Four Operations ( Maths) , Diaries ( Pinkery) Reviews and Discussions ( Reading ) and Explanations ( Science) in Literacy . Internet Safety, Editing writing, Padlet collaborative learning, Concept Mapping ( Computing ), John Ruskin Art - sketching and watercolour.
WOW Driver - History ( the school as a museum)
The Mayans, Non Chronological Reports, Mayan Stories, Fractions and Decimals , Shape , 3D models,Advent, Singing Music
Internet research, collaborative learning using Computing , Scratch Coding, John Ruskin Art ( oil pastel), Science Show (King's College) , Electricity Project,
WOW Driver. - Science ( scientific enquiry)
Gears and Levers, Forces , Light sand Sound, Rocksand Fossils ( Taunton Museum visit)Magnetism Friction, Materials, Electricity, The Human Body, Data Logging, Spreadsheets, Excel, Graphing, Averages , Dat Handling , Problem Solving, Explanatory Texts , Passive Voice, Recounts , Report Writing , Long Division, Long Multiplication, Algebra
WOW Driver. - RE. Stories from Around the World
Peter the Poet , Poetry , British Values , Equality , Plays , Story Writing, Word Problems ( Singapore Bar Modeling ), Geography- maps / localities, The Internet - global communication.
WOW Driver - Art
Victorians , John Ruskin, Sketching, Watercolour, Sewing Samplers ( DT ) Greek Architecture, Sculpture, SS Great Britain, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bridges ( DT ) , Debate, Simulations ( Computing)
WOW Driver - PE
Sports Day , Triathlon Project , Victorian and Greek sporting events , Debate , Event Filming , Greek Tragedy or Shakespearean Play, Music , Composition Piece , Reflection Writing , Poetry Recital , Clifton Cathedral Music Rehearsals , Garage Band ( Computing ) Problem Solving, Bike ability, Dance Show, Debating.
These are our Non - Negotiables for the year. Your child's most recent targets have come from this document.
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We take 'Challenge' very seriously....
These are ideas for how to fill in your Reading Log . Please see the school ' Twitter' page for further examples.
Some great Reading Log entries if you need a model.
Reading Interview sessions are taking place to make sure all children are assigned the correct book.
The shelves are bursting with books all around the school. Please make sure that you have an exciting book to read at home !
Take a look at these photos. If you are not able to visit the classroom at the start of the year then this will give you an idea of what it looks like.
Your child will be coming home with a Guide to Life in Class 6 . Please could you read it with them.
The Non - Negotiables will give you an idea of the Literacy and Numeracy requirements for the year.
I have provided a possible reading list for anyone wanting to stock their bookshelves at home however I have quite a few of the books in the classroom already.
We really enjoy Critical Thinking puzzles. There is a permanent puzzle station outside classes 5 and 6 for children to use. This puzzle is similar to the puzzles used during our termly Critical Thinking Days.
Some of the favourite books and authors that you can find on the Year 6 shelves. Try some of these out.
Homework is to learn spellings, learn times tables, read every night and fill in Reading Log. Please read Bug Club and remember to answer the bugs . I have sent home a Summer Reading List ( pictured below) to motivate the children to read excellent texts over the next few months which will prepare them for KS3 . It is important that they keep up their reading standards so that their abilities do not decline before school transfer. I am going to continue to expect high standards from homework tasks. I have set a history project for the summer and homework will be presented as part of the project so it will need to be of a high quality. The homework will be used in class so it needs to be completed. I think it is important that the children maintain their high standards until the end of the term. I will be using Transition Books in school as well which I will transfer to secondary school so that these standards can be maintained through transition.
Summer dates for the diary.
Sharing excellent work and self / peer marking on our working wall in class.