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Curriculum Overview

 

Summer Term - Year 6

Hamstel Histories and a Geographical Enquiry

                                                                                                                                            

EnglishThis 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.  
Maths

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.  

ScienceThis 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.  
ComputingThis 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. 
Art

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. 

 

GeographyWe 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. 
MusicWe will be learning and rehearsing the songs for our end of year production 
PE

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.  

PSHE

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. 

 

REThis 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’ 

 

Curriculum Overview

 

Spring Term 2 - Year 6

Around the World in 30 Days

                                                                                                                                                          

English

Stimulus: Kensuke's Kingdom

Variety of genres: Character and setting description, balanced argument, contrasting diary entries and continuation of a chapter.

 

Maths

Children will be revising all the topics taught so far this year ready for our SATs tests.

Place value

All four number operations

Rounding

Estimating

Money

Measurement

Fractions

Decimals and percentages

ScienceEvolution and Inheritance
Computing

Spreadsheets - Excel

Design & Technology

Applique based on Hokusai’s The Wave

 

French

Les Habitats

Children will learn the vocabulary for different habitats
Geography

Around the World 

Physical features  including rainforests, volcanoes and earthquakes
Music

Performance – Circle of Life

Glockenspiels, singing and percussion
PE

Hockey

Tag Rugby

Netball

Gymnastics 

PSHE

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

RE

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.

 

                                                                                                           

Curriculum Overview

 

Spring Term 1 - Year 6

Mission Impossible

                                                                                                                    
English

Stimulus: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz  

Explanation Text  

Persuasive Letter

Action Scene 

Maths

Ratio 

Algebra  

Aspects of shape and movement 

Data handling  

Negative numbers  

Continued arithmetic and reasoning practice 

ScienceLight
Art & DesignExploring the work of artistic illustrator, Paul Kenton 
Computing

Web page creation. 

FrenchThe weather and different parts of a country 
Music

Perform and compose music using Glockenspiels  

Music Theory 

PE

Hockey/Tag Rugby/Netball 

Sports Hall Athletics 

PSHEUnderstand the positives and negatives of being and using things online. Understand ways to deal with situations online and who to talk to for support. 
RE

Faith and the arts  

Key question: 

Is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity? 

 

Curriculum Overview

 

Autumn Term Year 6

Conflict & Co-operation

                                                                                                                                    

English

Focus Text Fiction - Letters from the Lighthouse

Non-Fiction - Contrasting diary entries

Focus Text Fiction - Parvana’s Journey

Non-Fiction - Persuasive text

Maths

Place value, four operations, fractions, decimals

Science

Living Things - circulation

Electricity
Art & DesignHenry Moore
Computing

Computing Systems and Networks – search engines

3D Modelling
Design & TechnologyShelters
FrenchSchools
GeographyPhysical geography around the world
History

World War 2

Other world conflicts
MusicSinging
PE

Dance

Hockey/tag rugby/netball

Athletics

PSHEGrowth mindset, rights for all
RE

Grace, Harmlessness

and Community

Belief in Action in the World

 

 

 


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