Year 6 classes
Bowood and stonehenge
Bowood Teacher – Mrs R Eveleigh
Bowood Teaching Assistant – Mrs T Griffin
School Councillors: TBC
Stonehenge Teacher - Mr S Pearce
Stonehenge Teaching Assistant - Mr D Cooper
School Councillors: TBC
What’s happening in Term 1?
Here is our curriculum map for 2018-19.
Here is the topic web for Term 1.
This term, Stonehenge and Bowood are concentrating on the environment with heavy links to geography and DT. We will be focussing particularly on mountain ranges: how they are formed, why they are important and animal relationships with them. We will be researching explorers and scientists and make a cross-curricular link with the classic: Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne. We will also be focussing on a range of key texts that are linked with stories from other cultures as well as how humans are affecting their environments.
In English, we will be looking at classic fiction and will also be researching key figures in history, using this to write biographies. We will study figurative language through poetry and songs. In maths, we continue to revise key topics and will look at measurement and shapes as well as using a wide range of mental methods with number in order to teach pupils more efficient skills.
In science, we will be focussing on evolution this term, researching important men and women which propelled it into scientific prominence over the last century. ICT will be useful here, allowing students to use the internet as a means of research and also create information posters about the environment.
In PE, we have a sports coach that will be focussing on invasion games and different skills we can use to become succesful. As well as this, exercising daily will be taught as it is an important part of learning, with scientific studies showing attibuted brain function in learning correlates with an hour’s exercise daily (Wendy Suzuki, Healthy Brain Brain, Happy life, 2016)
Linked with this will be the promotion of a growth mindset: how children can work with others in order to become experts in what they learn. No child’s talents are fixed and anyone who uses their time and focus on a certain area will improve.
Use this link to access overviews of the curriculum for all the National Curriculum subjects at Westbury Leigh Primary School, broken down by year groups.
Reading and Writing
- Parent Leaflet for Reading and Writing in Year 6
- Parent Leaflet for Reading and Writing in Years 5 & 6
View our age related expectations below:
Here is some further information to help with Maths at home: