Welcome to Year 6

Outline Planning for Summer Term 2022 Years 5 & 6

Dear Parents,

Listed below are the themes for each subject area that we will be following this term which we hope you will find useful.

Core Subjects

Maths: Year 6 have been working hard towards their Maths SAT’s papers. After the half-term, work on Maths in Year 6 will be based on a series of real-life scenarios in which children will be given the opportunity to work together and alone using all of the skills they have acquired to solve in-depth and challenging situations in real life contexts. There will also be tasks to help with transition to Year 7. Year 5 will continue to work on refining core skills of number, shape and space and handling data and practise applying those skills using an investigative approach.

English: In Year 6 we will be studying a block of work exploring fairy tales using the modern story Blackberry Blue. We will also create an information text in our non-fiction unit, using the text The Lost Book of Adventure. In Year 5 we will be looking at a range of fiction and non-fiction including a fiction unit based on the classic short story, ‘How The Whale Became’, and a biographical book about the ascent of Everest. There will continue to be an emphasis on the importance of becoming a life-long reader and work on how to continue to select appropriate and exciting books for independent reading.

Science: In Year 6 we will be exploring Evolution and Inheritance and Animals Including Humans in our Science work this term. We also have some workshops with Alex Mack to support our learning for these topics. Children will be encouraged to record their findings in a variety of ways. Year 5 will be exploring living things and their habitats. The children will learn and understand specific concepts and will be given the opportunity to set up enquiries, record and evaluate their results. We also have planned a trip to Paignton Zoo to extend our learning in this unit.

Computing: We will continue to develop our knowledge and understanding of researching information from the Internet as well as improving our word processing skills.  Year 6 will be learning about geotagging and combining their computing skills to create their leavers book. Year 5 will be creating a blog based on a topic which is important to them and after half-term will be creating a 3D architectural model.

Geography: Year 6 are considering our local area and how geography may change in our future. We will be carrying out fieldwork opportunities to enhance this learning. Year 5 are learning about trade – how and where our clothes and food come from and the importance of fair trade and sustainability.

History: Year 6 will be researching WWI and WWII using our local knowledge of Exercise Tiger that took place on Slapton sands. Year 5 will be looking at the important journeys that people have made in history and the sacrifices people had to make for these journeys.

Art & DT: Year 5 and 6 will be looking at Painting in art where they will learn about mixing primary colours, identifying hot and cold colours, experimenting with different textures and blending. Children will also analyse art work and describe techniques they can see being used. In DT the children will be planning, making and evaluating a mechanical systems using pulleys and gears.

Music: In Year 6 we are considering how music shapes our way of life, we will explore hip hop, gospel and salsa. Year 6 will also be involved in a Leaver’s Performance. In Year 5 we will be exploring Pop, Orchestral and Funk music.

RE: Year 6 will be considering ‘What would Jesus do?’  and how this impacts how Christians decide to live their life in our Christianity unit and then after half term consolidate their learning by comparing the ways religious people live their lives compared to humanists. In Year 5 we are learning about the Kingdom of God and how we can link Christian beliefs to help us with problems in the world today. Then after half term we will also be consolidating our knowledge from the year and answering the question ‘How can faith help us when life gets hard?’.

PSHE: Everyone in the unit will be developing their social skills, learning to get on with each other, respecting people and property. Year 6 will be focusing on Living in the Wider World where they will learn about the importance of belonging to a community, spending decisions that affect the environment and careers and the workplace which will help with their transition to secondary school. Year 6 are also completing their Civic Award this term. Year 5 will be learning about our rights and responsibilities to ourselves, in the community and in the wider world as well as the importance of being a critical consumer and why we pay taxes.

French: Our French this term will explore some very interesting topics. Both Year 5 and Year 6 will consolidate our learning from last term: Year 6 will continue to learn about the planets and the solar system and adjectival agreement; Year 5 will continue on habitats and learning how to use cognates to help understand unfamiliar language.

Year 6 will then cover healthy lifestyles, looking at healthy eating and exercise, including following a recipe in French.  Year 5 will be re-visiting a topic explored in our history syllabus – The Olympics, looking at the history and events of both the Ancient and Modern Olympics.

P.E: We are very excited to be able to get back into the swimming pool this term and children have been notified of their swim day and procedures.

Year 5 will also be learning the rules and skills of Tennis. Year 6 are focusing on net games learning how to play volleyball, and both Year 5 and 6 will have athletics sessions taken by Mr Mansell.

Forest School: This term is also our turn in the woods with Mrs Moore and her forest school sessions. Year 5 are before May half-term; Year 6 in the second half-term.

All of the work undertaken will ensure that children are reaching their personal learning goals.  Work is given with support where needed to ensure that everyone can access the curriculum and can “be the best that they can be.”

If you have any items which are relevant to any of the above subject areas we would be delighted to borrow them.

As usual, it is our hope that you will support your children where necessary with homework, regular reading and the learning of tables and number bonds.

If you have any queries or concerns about your child’s educational or social development please do not hesitate to contact school and we will organise a meeting with you. You can also send messages via your child’s Reading Record. Thank you for your continued support.

With best wishes

Charlotte Ramsden and Lauren Murray

Year 5                          Year 6

This Year’s Curriculum

Stokenham Area Primary School Curriculum Map

If you would like further information in relation to the curriculum please feel free to contact the school office.