Class Teachers: Alison Davies, James Farmer, Natasha Morgan
OUR AUTUMN 1 TOPIC IS THE KINGDOM OF BENIN
We aim for all Year 6 children to have a fun-filled, exciting and educationally stimulating end to their time at primary school. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum as well as opportunities for children to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities. We also spend a considerable amount of time preparing the children for the transition into secondary school by encouraging them to become independent and organised learners. In addition, we plan an extensive unit of work focusing on all aspects of personal, social and health education in the second half of the summer term to ensure all pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education.
We will provide broad and balanced teaching opportunities which will promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Children in Year Six have many opportunities to shine, whether through sports, the arts or in academia. Our teaching of British Values alongside the school’s own core values aims to embed pupil empathy, consideration and kindness and develop a common mutual respect for different cultures, societies and religions plus an understanding of the importance of the rule of law and democracy.
Year 6 Teaching Team
|Year Group Leader||Alison Davies|
|Class Teachers||Alison Davies (Baobab Class )|
|Natasha Morgan (Banyan Class )|
|James Farmer (Beech Class )|
|Teaching Support||Maria Panayiotou (Mathematics)
Rosie Sawyer (Art)
Paula Hurst ( Forest school)
Bren Amooty ( PE)
|Higher Level Teaching Assistant||Wendy Armah
|Teaching Assistant||Tom Hoffman|
|Teaching Assistant||Silvia Quisbert|
|KS2 SENDCO||Matthew Henson|
Curriculum / Learning
Our School Values for this academic year (2021-2022) are: Friendship (Autumn 1), Helping Others (Autumn 2), Patience (Spring 1), Courage (Spring 2), Ambition (Summer 1) and Sharing (Summer 2).
Termly Class Curriculum Letter
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Access to age-appropriate resources from London Grid for Learning ( including Purplemash)
SATs Assessment Information for Parents and Carers
The National Curriculum
Click on the link below for the national curriculum for England
The Topics we will be Teaching
Discover all the topics by downloading the Year 6 curriculum map.
By the end of Year 6, pupil’s writing and reading is expected to be sufficiently fluent and effortless for them to manage the expected demands of the curriculum in Year 7. Our aim is to prepare our pupils for secondary education by ensuring they can consciously control sentence structure in their writing and understand why sentences are constructed as they are. Also that they understand nuances in vocabulary choice and age-appropriate academic vocabulary through practice and a discussion of language through our ‘Big Read’ and ‘Talk for Writing’ programmes . We will whenever possible, encourage pupil confidence, enjoyment and a mastery of language through public speaking, performance and debating opportunities.
The principle focus of mathematics in Year 6 is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. By the end of Year 6, pupils are expected to be fluent in written methods for all four operations, including long multiplication and division and in working with fractions, decimals and percentages. Furthermore, pupils should be able to solve a wider range of problems, of increasing complexity using efficient written and mental calculations.
Mathematics Programme of Study
The principal focus of science teaching in upper key stage 2 is to enable pupils to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. Pupils will be encouraged to explore and talk about their ideas, asking their own questions about scientific phenomena. Pupils will be expected to answer science questions using different types of scientific enquiry, including: observing changes over different periods of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out comparative and fair tests and finding things out using a wide range of secondary sources of information. Also drawing conclusions based on their data and observations and using evidence to justify their ideas and to use their scientific knowledge and understanding to explain their findings.
The following subjects: Art and Design, Design and Technology (D&T), Geography, History, Computing, French (MFL), Music, Physical Education (PE), Religious Education (RE) and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education (SMSC)/Citizenship are taught within exciting topic lessons over the academic year.
Topics are driven by different subjects (e.g. History and Religious Education). All foundation subjects will be taught through this cross-curricular approach providing the different disciplines with a practical learning context. Each new topic commences with a planned ‘launch’. Launches may be a workshop, a school trip, a visitor/guest/parent presenting to the year group, the sampling of international foods/dance and/or opportunities to celebrate cultural/religious festivals. To discover the Foundation Subject Skills and Knowledge we will be teaching within the topics download the skills and knowledge link below.
Ourselves and others
These lessons will focus equipping the children with important and essential life and citizenship skills. Our school uses the PSHE Association, St John’s Ambulance and Christopher Winter Project (CWP) lessons and resources when delivering RSHE. Further information regarding the teaching of RSHE can be found in our (RSHE) policy which can be accessed from our Policies page on our school website. The schemes of work for each year can be found on the Curriculum page on our school website.
Year 6 will be looking at Wider living, First aid (choking), Preventing early drug use and Puberty, relationships and reproduction
To continue to enjoy French songs and stories introduced in class, please follow this hyperlink (by clicking on the following underlined words) of the Rhodes Avenue Primary Pinterest page. Please ask an adult to create a free Pinterest account for you to be able to access it and explore the different boards under adult supervision.
Yr 6 songs and stories are found on this Pinterest board.
The suggested sites also exist as applications on Androids and Macs.
The Skills and Knowledge we will be Teaching