Welcome to our Year 6 Class Page
We have a very exciting year of learning ahead of us. We hope that the following information about our curriculum and routines will help you and your child settle into Sycamore Class.
Year 6 Teaching Team
Mr Currie – Class Teacher
Miss O'Brien - Teacher
Mrs. Doran – Teaching Assistant
Miss. Steele – Teaching Assistant
Physical Education Reminders
P.E kits are required on a Monday (Dance) & Thursday (P.E.)
On a Tuesday the children will be given homework and spellings, the Homework book should be returned to school by Friday. Children should aim to read and learn spellings on a daily basis. The children will have a weekly spelling test on a Friday and a multiplication quiz during the week.
This year at Kings Meadow, in a change to our curriculum, we have developed new themes and learning sequences to inspire our children that ‘LEARNING MEANS THE WORLD’! Information about our new ‘Dimensions’ Curriculum can be found in the Curriculum section of this website. The following information is specific to Year 6.
In Year 6 we are ‘Navigators’. Through our teaching, and the experiences we offer, this year our children will learn how to become:
LEADERS-I try to influence others, negotiating and balancing different views to reach workable solutions.
ABLE TO APPLY SKILLS-I can use previously acquired knowledge and skills to help complete a new task.
OVERCOMERS -I can work towards goals, showing initiative and without giving up.
FOCUSED- I can look closely at information, judging its importance and value.
Current Curriculum Theme
Our current theme is ‘I Have a Dream'.
“I Have a Dream...” is a thematic unit, based on issues of discrimination, particularly apartheid and
anti-semitism, with a key subject focus on history. Pupils will learn about the factors that contribute towards
discrimination and why different groups have been stereotyped and, as a result, persecuted and badly
The other subjects included in this thematic unit are art, music, ICT / computing, literacy, maths, science and PSHE. Breadth comes, not only from the range of subjects offered, but also from their careful integration, leading to more connected thinking. Global Dimensions help pupils develop a wider perspective and understand the links between their own lives and those of people around the globe, as well as understanding their place in the worldwide community.
Dimensions Curriculum puts great emphasis on curriculum depth. We focus on common attributes that ensure provision of a deep curriculum and use them to underpin our thematic units.
We consider these to be:-
meaning and relevance; cohesion; opportunities for inquiry; development of critical, creative and high order thinking skills; integration of subjects; provision of access to information from a range of sources and viewpoints; authenticity of end products.
Through elements such as ‘Making it Real!’, Catalyst Questions and Essential Learning Experiences (ELEs), teachers can then ensure a greater depth of learning.
In this theme we will cover the following Learning Objectives:
Hi32 Investigate the characteristic features of, and changes within, periods of history
Hi33 Devise historically valid questions about change, similarity and difference and investigate to find
Hi34 Investigate events in the past using primary and secondary sources
Hi35 Identify and describe reasons for and results of historical events, situations and changes
Hi36 Recognise primary and secondary sources
Hi40 Interpret historical evidence
Hi41 Select and organise relevant historical information, making appropriate use of dates and terms
Hi43 Recognise social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity of societies
Hi44 Recognise that the past is represented and interpreted in different ways and give reasons for this
Hi45 Recognise and understand the broad chronology of major events, and some key events in the wider
world, from ancient civilisations to the present day, and locate within this the periods, events and changes
they have already studied
Hi46 Use an increasing depth of factual knowledge to describe past societies and periods and make some
links between them
Hi47 Suggest possible omissions and the means of finding out
Hi48 Select and combine information from different sources
Hi49 Recall, select, organise and communicate historical information in a variety of ways
Knowledge Organisers / Curriculum Letter to Parents / Carers
Please download the files below to see our current Knowledge Organiser (WHISK Sheet) and our Curriculum Letter to Parents / Carers. These will provide you with a clear overview of all the subjects and learning that will take place in your child’s current theme.
Our current class novel is ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo .
Please keep checking this page for more information, links to useful websites and lots of photographs of our learning.