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 ‘Wars of the World'.
“Wars of the World” is a thematic unit, based on conflicts past and present, with a key focus on history and
geography. Pupils will learn about the root causes of war and have an understanding of its impact, focusing
on the two World Wars in particular. They will also learn about civil wars and look at examples, before
focusing on present day warfare. Pacifism and the importance of peace will also form part of the theme.
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 di?erence and investigate to find possible answers
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
Hi38 Place events, people and changes into correct periods of time
Hi39 Use dates and vocabulary relating to the passing of time, including ancient, modern, BC, BCE, AD, century and decade
Hi40 Interpret historical evidence
Hi41 Select and organise relevant historical information, making appropriate use of dates and terms
Sc38 Plan different types of scientifc investigations
Sc39 Make predictions based on scientifc knowledge
Sc40 Carry out a range of scientific investigations
Sc41 Begin to recognise and control variables where appropriate during investigations
Sc42 Identify trends and patterns and offer explanations for these
Sc44 Take measurements using a range of scientific equipment with increasing accuracy and precision
Sc45 Understand why observations and measurements need to be repeated
Sc47 Record data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification
keys, tables, bar and line graphs
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 ‘Kasper Prince of Cats’ by Michael Morpurgo .
Please keep checking this page for more information, links to useful websites and lots of photographs of our learning.