Curriculum Newsletter for parents – April 2012.
Year 6 Class teacher - Mrs Gallagher
Your child will be working on the following curriculum during this term. Please feel free
to talk to the class teacher about any area of this curriculum.
Revision for SAT’s Revision for SAT’s
Shape and Space 2D and 3D shapes, circles and ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ by C.S
patterns. Lewis – in depth study of a novel.
Handling Data – graphs and tables, interpreting
Maths Puzzles – using and applying number.
Information Technology Science
Research for IPC topics – The Olympics past and Sex Education, Puberty and Reproduction
present. Plus IPC
Lifestyles and Cultures
How drugs affect our body -IPC
THROUGH THE TOPICS OF:
The Athlete - The Olympics
IPC-The Olympics IPC curriculum links:
The main focus of these units is the history of PE: How to measure our heart rate, if
the Olympics, the planning and preparation of we can improve our performance over
the modern Olympics, the physical and mental time, which is more important: talent or
challenges faced by the athletes, and the practice?
Olympic aim: to represent the unity of the five Technology: How athletes use the
continents symbolised by the Olympic rings. latest technologies, how to invent a new
Issues surrounding fair play and international high tech device.
peace are also explored. Science: effects of exercise on your
body, how friction, forces and gravity
The children will find out about how Olympic work, how drug use affects your body.
athletes train, what they need to eat, and what History: how the Olympics have
motivates them, as well as discovering more changed, how important the Olympics
about the human body, sporting talent and the is.
power of practice. The children’s learning will Geography: which cities have hosted
then focus at the exit point on their own the Olympics, the journey of the
Olympics Day. Olympic flame.
Music: how to write a song for our
Art: how to depict movement in art,
how to create an Olympic sculpture.
International: what are the Olympic
values, what the future holds for the