Year 6 – Overview for the Summer Terms
Teachers – Mr Jarvis, Mrs Gandolpho.
How does the view from our window shape your life?
This term, we will be exploring the painting A View From A Window by Camille Pisarro. To begin the topic we will be looking at environmental changes which have happened over time and considering the human impact involved. We will consider environmental changes from different perspectives. We will then narrow our focus on rainforests with a particular view to investigating the production and use of palm oil – we will visit the Living Rainforest later in the term as part of this project. .
In Term 6, we will look at an alternative view of the world with a local study, focusing on the history of Aldbourne and surrounding villages. As a part of this study, we will once again work with the Aldbourne Heritage Group who look forward to sharing with us their expertise on how Aldbourne changed over time.
Our planet and environmental change will be the inspiration of our writing this term including explanations about processes such a food production and human impact on climate change, descriptions of the changing sights and sounds of the rainforest and persuasive letters to promote change in the way we look after our planet.
We start the term with a focus on fractions, decimals and percentages before moving on to study algebra. This will then be followed by learning about measurement and conversions. After that we’ll develop our understanding of shape and angles before we tackle ratio and proportion and a unit on statistics.
Science will link heavily with our topic this term and we will investigate scientific processes such as the water cycle as we study the impact of climate change on the weather across the world. We’ll spend time focusing on plants – considering how different plant varieties have evolved to survive in the rainforest.
In RE, will explore further key issues within Christianity, exploring the question “How can following God bring freedom and justice?”
Home learning will be given out every Friday to be completed for the following Thursday. Children will be given a piece of work in English and maths (we might have a few weeks off homework after SATS though). Please continue to read with and listen to your children read as it has a major influence on their progression in school.
PE is currently timetabled to take place on a Monday afternoon, however this may change. A full PE kit must be in school on this day. We’ll start the summer term with a focus on cricket before moving on to athletics after half term.
We’ll work on a unit called ‘moving on’ as part of our work on transition to secondary school. We’ll also think about relationships, healthy bodies and being god citizens.
After our house event, we’ll continue the theme of composition in music. Our inspirational musician will be Vivaldi (The Four Seasons). In DT we will refine some food technology skills and in art our theme will be the changing environment.