Portraits - pupils reproduce a piece of art in the style of Frida Kahlo.
Sustainable Art - don't discard it, remake it! Pupils recreate a landscape of the school using only sustainable items.
Sculptures - pupils learn about Joe Scarborough and create sculptures influenced by his work.
Pupils use the Purple Mash scheme of work and learn about coding, spreadsheets, blogging, networks, binary and text adventures.
Textiles - combining different fabric shapes. Pupils design and make their own mobile phone holder to sell at the Christmas Fair.
Food Technology - culture and seasonality.
Electrical Systems - programming, monitoring and control. This project is linked closely to the children's work about electricity and light in science.
Every classroom strives to create and uphold a strong writing culture. By the time children reach Y6, they have been exposed to a range of genres and styles and are practised in discussing and identifying the audience and purpose of a piece of writing. Our writing sessions encourage learners to develop flexibility in making choices about effective vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. We also experiment with ways to structure and develop narrative and non-fiction texts. This is a part of the focus we place on children’s editorial skills; we consistently review and discuss their writing at every stage of the process so that they are considering its effectiveness in terms of vocabulary, structure and impact.
Genres covered in Y6 writing may include: poetry, memoir, speech-writing, stories and narratives in various genres, persuasive texts, dialogues and playscripts, and formal and informal letters.
How is climate change affecting the world? Our work is based on human geography and the impact the environment has on different populations.
Why is fair trade fair? We consider how the world’s resources are distributed and we learn about the importance of trade links and fair trade.
Who are Britain's National Parks for? We compare and contrast the various National Parks within the UK and make a visit to the Peak District.
In Year 6, we learn about the legacy of the Maya, the Sheffield Blitz and its impact on Sheffield and our final topic is on Elizabethan England and the changing power of monarchs from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II.
Areas of study include:
Recycling and expanding vocabulary from Y3, Y4 and Y5; birthdays; classroom objects; occupations; the alphabet; asking for clarification from a native speaker (asking for repetition, spelling etc); holidays; fruit and vegetables; animals; family members; transport.
There is additional focus on writing and spelling words (including use of accents on words and the difference it makes to pronunciation. By the end of KS2, children should be able to communicate for at least four unrehearsed exchanges. Children extend their written structure by using some common verbs in the present tense and a greater range of adjectives.
The pupils use the Charanga scheme of work and focus on rock music and old school Hip-Hop.
In the summer term, there is the long awaited Y6 Performance at the Montgomery Theatre and the end-of-year leavers' assembly.
Children develop all of the skills that they have acquired throughout key stage one and two and create more varied routines and movements. Athletics plays a big part in the children's learning in preparation for the district athletics competition in the summer.
Autumn 1 - dance; cricket
Autumn 2 - athletics; netball
Spring 1 - fitness; tag rugby
Spring 2 - OAA; dodgeball
Summer 1 - gymnastics; rounders
Summer 2 - yoga; volleyball
Mental Wellbeing (Health and Wellbeing) – pupils learn about recognising and managing their feelings.
First Aid - pupils learn how to call for help during an emergency, details to give on a 999 call, in addition to some basic first aid for dealing with choking.
Online Safety – pupils learn about sharing personal information, online protection, consent, stranger danger, bias and the digital media.
Physical Health (Health and Wellbeing) - pupils learn about life routines, healthy eating and hygiene.
Friendship (Relationships) - pupils learn about different types of friendships, anti-bullying, stereotypes and keeping and maintaining friendships healthy.
Family (Relationships) - pupils learn about different types of families and what makes a family, relationships within families and family diversity.
Living in wider world (Community) – pupils learn about the make-up of their community, belonging, how to help others, prejudice and finances.
Development and Puberty (Growing Up) - pupils look at how their bodies change, personal hygiene and get ready for the next chapter of their lives (linked to the science curriculum).
We follow the Discovery scheme of work for RE. Y6 focus on:
Religion: Islam (Beliefs and practices and beliefs and moral values)
Religion: Christianity (Christas, beliefs and meaning and Easter)
Living Things and their habitats
Light and Space
Animals Including Humans
Evolution and Inheritance