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Tudor Primary School

Tudor Primary School

Y6 Curriculum

The two Year 6 classes are currently taught by Mr Munro and Miss Cohen and they are supported by Mrs Parkes and Miss Edwards. Additionally, Mrs Smith teaches in 6Z on a Thursday morning and in 6Y on a Friday.

The children have been working extremely hard for their SATs tests that are in a few weeks’ time.
SATs week starts on Monday 9th May.

This section of the website will provide you with information about what is happening in Year Six. From time to time, we will add relevant photos, updated curriculum information and news. Most of this will be added to our blog so keep an eye out for these!

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 continue to be set homework weekly until SATs week is over. Reading homework will be set on a Friday due in the following Friday.

Maths CPG homework books will be set on a Thursday and due in the following Thursday.

SPaG.com and Spelling Shed homework will also be set each week to be completed online.

In addition, children are expected to read daily and have their reading records signed. These will be checked each morning.

After SATs, some writing tasks will be set on Google Classroom linked to our topic and their leavers assembly.

Have a look at our current topic web (see below) to give you further detail 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 as well as adapting and incorporating interesting activities and events as they come up, if they are useful for our learning.

Year 6 Thematic Learning – Summer 2022

Our topic this term is “Step Back in Time”. We will be learning all about how our lives have changed since the end of World War II and especially focusing on the local area of Hemel Hempstead.

In English, we will start by writing a persuasive toy advert. Next, we will write a non-chronological report about Hemel in the past. We will also be writing a suspense narrative based on the Buncefield explosion. Finally, we will write a set of instructions explaining how to play the board games we design in D&T.

In Maths, we will be recapping on any areas that the children found tricky (such as pie charts and algebra) and making sure they are ready for the transition for Secondary.

Our Science focus this term will be focus on Electricity and light. We will be creating a range of circuits, carrying out investigations and focusing on evaluating our findings.

In History, we will be looking at the development of industry within Hemel Hempstead. We will talk about different aspects, such as the railway, canal and The Paper Mill. Whilst in Geography, it will focus on how the population has changed and how this has affected the facilities within the town as well having a closer look at our river system.

In D&T, we will be focusing on electricity and will be working in pairs to create a board game including a range of electrical components.

In art, we will be developing our painting skills focusing on painting on silk. We will also be creating prints for T-shirts.

In Computing, we will be completing a variety of Computing days including producing our own advert for toys, a theme park based text adventure game and publishing our own yearbook.

In PSHE, we will be looking at how to manage and improve our mental wellbeing, assessing risk and discussing how our bodies change during puberty. We will also be doing lots of work to help our transition to secondary school.

Whilst our PE will focus on Athletic skills as well as different positioning and roles within team games and finally in Music we will look at notation and be writing our own songs in the style of a famous musician (in addition to learning some songs for our leavers' assembly).

See the parent summary below for more details and check our blog regularly to find out about our latest learning adventures!