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 ‘Global Warning'.
“Global Warning” is a thematic unit, which is geography-focused with sustainability and eco literacy at its
heart. This project-based theme involves pupils applying their learning about the global environmental
issues of waste and pollution by creating a board game, which is both educational and fun. The pupils will
work in groups to research, design and produce their board game, after which they will present and
demonstrate it to the class."
The other subjects included in this thematic unit are art, design technology, drama, ICT / computing,
literacy, science, maths and music. 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:
Ge53 Ask questions, explore, describe and explain geographical patterns, similarities, differences and
physical and human processes
Ge54 Collect and record evidence independently
Ge55 Investigate ways in which environments can be managed sustainably and why this is important now
and in the future
Ge57 Observe and explain how human patterns are influenced by both human and physical features
Ge56 Identify and explain different views that people, including themselves, hold about topical
Ge58 Use and select primary and secondary sources of information and evidence, suggest conclusions and
present findings 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.