Year 6 Parents Information Booklet Autumn Term Topic: Exploring the World ‘At Harlow Green Community Primary School we want your child to feel happy and secure through offering a broad, stimulating curriculum which challenges and motivates. We aim to provide opportunities for children to achieve their full potential academically, creatively and socially’. Knowledge and Understanding Communication, Language & Literacy DT Literacy To assemble and combine materials to create a To create and describe a character totem pole or a tipi To identify features of different fiction To create a research based design To plan and create detailed design plans and genres evaluate them To create a performance To follow detailed plans to create a Chinese dragon To write a short story Humanities To write a poem using personification and To develop an understanding of life beneath the powerful imagery ocean To understand the features of a biography To explore South America., Africa, Asia and Australasia using a variety of secondary sources and an autobiography To develop an understanding of the life of a Native American French RE To use numbers to 30 To know the main beliefs and practices of all To introduce family members Christians To say how many people are in a particular To understand that the Christian church is divided into different groups which have different family traditions To ask and answer questions about brothers To investigate buildings and icons from the Eastern and sisters Orthodox churches To introduce masculine and feminine To investigate how Christians worship in Africa and China To compare Harvest celebrations around the world To investigate the role of missionary work Personal, social & Emotional Development Physical Development To know when, where and how to find Athletics support. Children to participate in a circuit of To develop group work skills. athletic activities, running throwing and To debate a topical issue. jumping. Children to record their times and To understand the feeling of being distances. frightened. To understand the feelings of others. Cultural Dance To develop calming down strategies. Learning a selection of cultural dances To understand what helps us to learn and including: Samba, hula, Masai war dance, play well together. Chinese dragon dance and the Haka. Creative Development Tag Rugby Art To handle, pass and receive a rugby ball. To combine and manipulate materials to To understand the term tagging. create a collage To play small sided competitive games. To identify features of an artists work. To play tactically to attack and defend. To understand traditional Chinese painting To work co-operatively to organise and techniques. maintain a game. Music Learning to play recorders with a music specialist Mathematical Development Knowledge and Understanding (please see the school website for information on how to carry Science out different methods of calculation) To know that green plants need light in order to Multiply or divide any number, including decimals by grow well 10, 100 or 1000 and understand the effect To understand the importance of roots to a plant. Estimation and rounding up or down To understand that different plants grow in Multiply and divide HTU ×/÷ TU using standard different conditions. written methods To know why fertilisers are added to soils Use standard written methods to subtract using To use keys to identify animals and plants numbers less than 10 000 To understand and create food chains Use a calculator to solve problems involving multi- To understand how plants and animals are suited to step calculations. their environment Consolidate times-table facts to 10 × 10, derive To make observations of different soils corresponding division facts To know that light from an object can be reflected Express a quotient as a fraction, or as a decimal by a mirror Properties of odd and even numbers, including their To know that we see light sources because light sums, differences and products from the source enters our eyes. Recognise and explain patterns and relationships Know that when a beam of light is reflected from a Use the terms ‘parallelogram’, ‘rhombus’ and surface its direction changes. ‘trapezium,’ and begin to know their properties. To understand that shiny surfaces reflect light Begin to use the term ‘kite’ better than dull surfaces. Classify quadrilaterals, using criteria such as ICT parallel sides, equal sides, equal angles To develop a multi-media presentation. Group discrete data in equal intervals To create sound buttons and buttons to link pages. Construct a grouped frequency table To use the internet as a research tool. Draw and interpret a bar graph based on grouped To use ICT as a presentation tool. data Dear parents/guardians, Autumn Term Dates This information book aims to give you an overview of your child’s learning during the Autumn Term (1st half). Week Beginning Parent Welcome Objectives that your child’s teacher aims to 28.9.09 Meetings cover are listed, whilst it is split into general Week Beginning Maths Week subject areas many of these objectives will be 12.10.09 taught through a cross-curricular approach i.e. an 14.10.09 Governors Meeting RE lesson may be taught using music as a stimulus. If you feel you can contribute resources 23.10.09 Mr Allan’s class (photographs, artefacts etc), or have a particular assembly interest in any area of this topic please contact Week Beginning Parents Evenings your child’s teacher. 2.11.09 20.11.09 Mrs Hamilton’s class Our topic in Year 6 during the autumn term is assembly ‘Exploring the World’. We will be using this as a Week Beginning Enterprise Week theme to link all of the foundation subjects. It will 30.11.09 allow us to cover wide aspects of history, Week Beginning Christmas Productions geography and art, embedding this within our ICT 7.12.09 curriculum. In design and technology we will be Week Beginning Christmas Parties looking at famous structures such as the Great Wall of China and how they were constructed. The 14.12.09 children will have the opportunity to practise their creative writing skills using their own invented explorers. Mrs Hamilton and Mr Allen School Uniform All uniform must be named Gold polo shirt Bottle Green sweatshirt or cardigan Grey or black trousers, skirts or pinafores Green checked summer dresses Black shoes No jewelry other than a watch may be worn. (recently pieced ears must be covered with plasters, earrings must be removed as soon as possible) PE Kit All PE Kit must be named and kept in a drawstring bag Plain white top (no buttons or collar) Dark shorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings (no pockets) Sandshoes or trainers Long hair must be tied back Homework Numeracy: Work set on a Monday to be returned by the following Wednesday. Literacy: Work set on a Friday to be returned by the following Monday Reading: As arranged by your child’s teacher.