Year 6 - Polar Bears & Panthers

Your year 6 teachers are Mr Thorne in Polar Bears Class and Mrs Jay in Panthers Class. They are supported by Mrs Whitney, Mrs Greaves.
Year 6 Curriculum Overview - Autumn 2017
This term we will be covering the Stuarts and looking into the effects of the great Plague of 1665. The children will be using various historical sources to interpret and evaluate how people lived compared to life today.
This term will be history focus and next term will be geography.
The children will begin the year by looking more into e-safety and how to be safe online. This will be followed up by a visit from PC Alderman, who will deliver an e-safety workshop.
The second half of the term will be focused on Hopscotch, a computing app.
Art and DT
We will learn about Rousseau, a 17th century artists. The children will produce their own observational drawings of a jungle in the style of Rousseau.
Philosophy for children is a subject where the children have the chance to debate and express their opinions and beliefs.
We will begin the year with a unit based on The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. Their writing will be based upon re-writing the story, with additional characters.
We will also use this theme to write information texts about the main characters. A week of studying 'If' by Rudyard Kipling, will conclude this topic.
We will continue to look at the many features of SPag (spelling, punctuation and grammar) in English lessons and in small groups.
We will revise the four rules of number including the written methods and will continue to apply these skills through maths in context. We will focus on place value of larger numbers, multiples and factors and ordering whole and decimal numbers. we will also develop an understanding of word problems.
You can help your child by practicing their tables  regularly.
The science topics are; light and animals including humans.
In French the children will learn the vocabulary for clothing and seasons.
The topic is focused on Christianity and what it means to be part of the religion. 
The children will be expected to read every day and to have their reading records signed on a daily basis by an adult.
The children will be given a list of spellings on Wednesday, for a test on the following Tuesday. Please help your child to learn these each week and encourage them to understand the meaning of the words. Times table sheets will be the focus for the first half-term.

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Eastover Primary School, Wellington Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 5EX