Year 6 Curriculum

2017 – 2018 Term 1B

English

In this term the children will be learning about Poetry and how to write creative fiction stories.

They will learn how to use figurative language to create beautiful imagery within poetry by understanding and using: metaphors, similes, personification, alliteration and onomatopoeia.

Children will look at different types of poetry and explore famous poems; furthermore, they will analyse and memorise them.

Within fiction children will learn how to be more creative in their writing by learning new skills and reading books across many genres.

Children will also be working on their punctuation, grammar and handwriting and increasing their vocabulary; to boost their confidence and improve their work in English and within all the other subjects.

Maths

Children will be looking at Using long multiplication, short division and Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.

They will also be revisiting mental strategies to divide by 2, 4, 8, 5, 20 and 25 as well as mental strategies to find simple percentages of amounts.

Children will be revisiting number and place value as part of revision.

They will be focusing on Understanding negative numbers; calculating small differences between negative numbers and negative and positive numbers and Solving subtraction of 5- and 6-digit numbers using a written column method.

They will be comparing fractions with unlike denominators; correctly use the terms fraction, understand what improper fractions and mixed numbers are and add fractions with the same denominator.

Finally children will learn how to find the area of 2d shapes and volume of 3d shapes.

Geography

Over the course of the next half-term, we will be exploring 3 of the countries that make up the United Kingdom; Wales, (Northern) England and Scotland.

After which we shall embark on an introductory study of North America.

Whilst studying these lands we shall look at their historical significance with brevity before exploring the geographical aspects of the land such as the coastlines, tourist attractions and various landscapes.

History

All roads lead to Rome.  Looking at how this statement was true geographically and is still true today of how our modern world connects with the ancient history.

We will learn how Rome began from humble beginnings and rose to be the known world at one stage, learn of its emperors, leaders and scholars, their legacies in language, science and logic and look at how different the daily life of a different Romans could be within this huge conglomerate.

Science

Children will identify and name the basic parts of a simple electrical circuit, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers, associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit and compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.

Computing

Students will be Software Developers. The children will learn about basic computer programming and the work of software engineers.

They will identify what makes a game successful, then plan and design a game using Scratch.

The girls will use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect, correct errors in algorithms and programs.

Finally they will execute their own games, and evaluate the games developed by other students.

Visual Arts

During our Art lessons this half-term, we will be looking at Perspective and how it changes the way one sees things.

Children will create their own paintings using Perspective whilst also exploring famous art pieces of old.

We will also look at modernism and realism in Art and how the concept of Art changed with the eras.

PSHE

During our P.S.H.E lessons this half-term, we will be exploring the topics of Racism, Bullying and Positive means of rectification.

Children will learn about the harms of Bullying, racism and discrimination of any kind and explore how forgiveness, kindness and peaceful means can be more effective than violence and retaliation.

We ask that Allāh aids us in our studies and gives us success.

P.E

In this term the children will be doing gymnastics which requires them to focus on improving the quality of their movement, for example, by stretching their fingers and pointing toes to help produce tension and extension.

They will plan and perform sequences of different actions and link these actions together smoothly.

R.E

In our Religious Education lessons this term, we will be learning about the Jewish Community. This will entail exploring their beliefs, origins and religious habits.

We will learn about how and what they worship and how this differs with other faiths. By the end of this study of ours, children will have a good understanding of the Jewish Community, who they are, what they believe in and how they worship.

Islamic Studies

Over the course of the next half term, we shall explore the topics of Kufr (Disbelief), Nifāq (Hypocrisy) and Puberty before proceeding to cover briefly, the Tafsīr of Chapters 87-90.

Whilst studying Kufr and Nifaq, we will look at the various types and their recompenses.
Whilst studying Puberty, we will explore the age of Takleef (accountability) and what causes a person to reach it.

During our study of Tafsīr, we shall extract key points of Tawhīd, the happenings of the last day and good Muslim conduct from the 4 chapters.

We ask Allāh to bless us in our studies and aid us in our path of Knowledge.

Arabic

Children will be covering the two conversational units: هل تُحِبِّينَ الأَكل؟ and لأ آخُذُ اللأَجرَ’.

Children will learn command verbs, how to ask and answers questions and also describing what they have done in the past.

They will practise their listening, reading and comprehension skills.

Children will also study throughout the half term, the action of turning masculine words to feminine words.

Children will also cover conversations; giving advice, asking to help, describing places, offering and rejecting.