Please note topics may change
Summer Term - Year 6
Hamstel Histories and a Geographical Enquiry
|English||This term we are creating a Writer’s Portfolio showcasing all of the writing skills that the children have learned in the juniors. Our writing pieces will each be based on a stimulus and will include include short story narratives, setting description, instructions and letter writing.|
This term will be exploring angles on a line, around a point and in shapes. We will find the radius and diameter in circles.
We will also be understanding and interpret graphs and charts. We will also be exploring positions and movement of points on a quadrant grid. We will continue to develop our problem solving and reasoning skills.
|Science||This term we are becoming nature scientists. We will be conducting an enquiry about the wildlife at Hamstel School and observing this over time. Alongside this, the children will learn about the give kingdoms of living things, learn to classify both animals and plants and devise and use a classification key.|
|Computing||This term, we will be exploring the concept of variables in programming through games in Scratch; relate them to real-world examples of values that can be set and changed and then use variables to create a simulation of a scoreboard. The children will apply the skills that they have learnt to create their own project.|
This term, we will be studying Pablo Picasso's well-known collection of self-portraits. The children will be delving into the artistic form of avant-garde cubism and learning all about the evolution of Picasso's work. They will then use their artist research to portray his style of work by creating their own series of self-portraits, experimenting with a range of mixed media.
|Geography||We will be carrying out an enquiry into the location of Southend United’s current ground. We will look at impact of the current ground and hypothesise about good alternative locations. We will investigate the move of the ground to an alternative location.|
|Music||We will be learning and rehearsing the songs for our end of year production|
We will be learning the skills of cricket including bowling, batting and fielding.
We will also develop our performance in athletics; running, jumping, throwing and relay.
We will be choreographing and learning a dance for performance at the end of the term.
This term we will explore different ways of managing change. We will think about and describe how it might feel to move to secondary school and how friendships may change and how to deal with this.
|RE||This term we will be exploring how religions and other ways of thinking can help us explore ultimate questions, such as ‘Why are we here?’ and ‘Why should we be nice to others’|
Spring Term 2 - Year 6
Around the World in 30 Days
Stimulus: Kensuke's Kingdom
Variety of genres: Character and setting description, balanced argument, contrasting diary entries and continuation of a chapter.
Children will be revising all the topics taught so far this year ready for our SATs tests.
All four number operations
Decimals and percentages
|Science||Evolution and Inheritance|
Spreadsheets - Excel
|Design & Technology|
Applique based on Hokusai’s The Wave
Les HabitatsChildren will learn the vocabulary for different habitats
Around the WorldPhysical features including rainforests, volcanoes and earthquakes
Performance – Circle of LifeGlockenspiels, singing and percussion
To understand what the term ‘criminal responsibility’ means for them.
Explore positive and negative forms of peer pressure.
Consider how decisions impact on life chances
Key question: Is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?The role of faith in charity and generosity.
Spring Term 1 - Year 6
Stimulus: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
Aspects of shape and movement
Continued arithmetic and reasoning practice
|Art & Design||Exploring the work of artistic illustrator, Paul Kenton|
Web page creation.
|French||The weather and different parts of a country|
Perform and compose music using Glockenspiels
Sports Hall Athletics
|PSHE||Understand the positives and negatives of being and using things online. Understand ways to deal with situations online and who to talk to for support.|
Faith and the arts
Is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?
Autumn Term Year 6
Conflict & Co-operation
Focus Text Fiction - Letters from the Lighthouse
Non-Fiction - Contrasting diary entries
Focus Text Fiction - Parvana’s Journey
Non-Fiction - Persuasive text
Place value, four operations, fractions, decimals
Living Things - circulationElectricity
|Art & Design||Henry Moore|
Computing Systems and Networks – search engines3D Modelling
|Design & Technology||Shelters|
|Geography||Physical geography around the world|
World War 2Other world conflicts
|PSHE||Growth mindset, rights for all|
and CommunityBelief in Action in the World