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Tudor Primary School

Tudor Primary School

Y6 Curriculum

The two Year 6 classes are currently taught by Mr Munro (6Y) and Mr Crowder (6Z) and they are supported by Mrs Parke, Mrs Durham and Mrs Wood. Additionally, Mrs Smith and Mr Higgins teach Year 6 on a Friday.

This section of the website will provide you with information about what is happening in Year Six. We will update the blog each week, sharing learning highlights and some key information and news.

Year 6 is a year filled with many excellent opportunities and experiences for the children, however it does come with some extra responsibilities. Our topics this year are ‘Raiders and Traders' (Autumn), ‘Extreme Environments’ (Spring) and ‘Step Back in Time’ (Summer).

Children will be set homework weekly. The homework in CGP books (reading, maths and grammar) will be set on a Friday due in the following Thursday. Spelling homework will be set each week (supported on Spelling Shed) and there will be a spelling test the following week. In addition, children are expected to read daily and have their reading records signed. These will be checked each morning and there will be rewards for consistent readers.

Both classes will enjoy two weekly sports sessions.  Please ensure pupils have the correct kit in school for these sessions. 6Y's are on Tuesday and Wednesday and 6Z's are on Wednesday and Friday.

Have a look at our current topic web to give you further details on the areas of study.  Please bear in mind that this is a working document and the plans will be adjusted to suit the children in the class and their interests.

If you have any questions or would like any more information, please use the red books to contact your class teacher.

Year 6 Thematic Learning – Spring 2024

Our topic this term is “Extreme Environments”. We will be learning all about different biomes and climates around the world and linking this across the curriculum.

In English, we will start by writing a biography on Ernest Shackleton. Next, we will be looking at creating a nature documentary. After half-term, we will write a balanced argument on a topic linked to our theme. Before finally, looking at writing some powerful description about a storm.

In Maths, we will be looking to apply our calculation skills to wider variety of aspects of maths. These will include shape, percentages and even some algebra.

In Science, Year 6 will be looking at “Evolution and Inheritance”. This will include looking at how living things have changed over time and how fossils provide information about how living things lived on earth millions of years ago. We will also learn about how animals and plants have adapted to survive in their environments.

Our topic work will have a Geography focus this term, with vocabulary like longitude and latitude being used. As well as focus the different biomes and climate zones and their features. The history aspect will look at famous explorers and their expeditions.

In D&T, we will be developing our food skills and creating a dishthat will be self-contained and easy to take on an expedition. We will learn about where food comes from and how to cook and prepare food in a safe and hygienic way. We will practise specific skills and then apply them to making our final product. We will then evaluate our product and carry out a taste analysis. Whilst our Art will focus combining different techniques (including water colour and digital art) in the styles of Stephen Mcmennamy and Hokusai.

In PSHE, we will be supported by Watford FC to look at mental health and dealing with upcoming changes and pressures. In RE, the year group will focus on symbols and actions within Hinduism and Buddhism amongst others. Additionally, French will focus on words and phrases needed to go shopping.

This terms Computing will include creating a text adventure game as well as creating a videoed advert. Whilst our PE will focus on adventurous activities, gymnastics as well as different positioning and roles within team games.

In Music we will look at notation and how to combine rhythms to create complex rhythmical beats. This will take inspiration from diverse acts such as Stomp and African drumming.