Harworth Church of England Academy - Class 6

Harworth Church of England Academy

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Welcome to Class 6

Welcome to the Class 6 web page.  Here you will find information about what topics we are studying as well as useful links to help you with your learning. 

Click here to see the long term plan for Year 6. 

Welcome back to the first half of the Summer Term

Thank you to everyone who attended the SATS meeting last term. It was lovely to have so much support.  Click here for the PowerPoint presentation I went through in the meeting.  Examples of games are listed below for revision.

Literacy

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/index.htm

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacyresources/files/alpha/alpha.htm

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/lookcover/lookcover.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits/activities_y6/activity2.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/reading/

https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/childrens/childrens-fun-free-word-activities

Maths

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/index.html

https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

https://www.mathplayground.com/

http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/maths.php

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/data/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/

 http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/mentalmachine2.html

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6

 

Here are the list of topics we will be studying this half term.

Summer Term 1

Our main topic is called 'Going for Gold' which is all about Ancient Greece.  We will be learning about 4 key periods of history during this time as well as understanding what democracy is.  We will focus on Athens and Sparta and how their states were led. 

Literacy

Our Guided Reading text will be Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.  It is all about a 12 year old boy who becomes involved in Greek mythology.  We will be writing our own Greek myths by creating our own monsters.

Numeracy

We will be recapping all the key concepts as well as completing lots of investigations to develop our reasoning skills.

Science

This term's topic is called 'Same but different' which is all about evolution and

inheritance.  We will be investigating what these terms mean in addition to

learning all about the life and work of Charles Darwin and Mary Anning.  

 

Religious Education

Our topic is all about religion, family and the local community.  We will explore what it is like to be part of a community before looking at religion in Harworth and further afield in Nottingham.

Computing

We will be creating our apps using MIT Inventor this term in a topic called 'We are interface designers'.

Physical Education

This term's topic is Health and Fitness.  The topic will involve looking at how to stay healthy and monitoring how hard we are working when we exercise.  We will also be completing the DARE project which is all bout making sensible choices in life to keep us healthy.

Art

In our topic 'Its all gone to pot' we will be making Greek pottery and tiles in clay and developing our sculpting techniques.

 

Spring Term 2

Our main topic will focus on geography and how Europe changed during World War II.  We will learn about which countries were involved in the war and the Allied, Axis and Neutral powers.  We will look at Europe in detail and which countries Hitler invaded.  Our map skills will continue to improve by using atlases to support our topic.

Literacy

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We will continue to read our class text which is called When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr.   It is set in World War II and focuses on a girl called Anna and her family who are forced to hide from the Germans.  

Numeracy

This term will focus on coordinates, reflection, translation, geometry, fractions and measures.  We will also continue to learn formal methods for arithmetic.

Science

This half term is called 'Staying Alive'.  We will be learning how the circulatory system works by looking at the parts of the heart and lungs in detail.  We will investigate how our pulse rate is affected by exercise as well as learning about how to keep our hearts healthy.

Religious Education

Our topic this term continues to focus on the Holocaust.  We will understand what life was like for Jews before World War II began before comparing it to life during and after the war.  We will also focus on the Easter story and the different festivals that take place. 

Computing

Our year long project continues with creating screen designs on paper before creating the using a prototype programme called Just In Mind.

 

Physical Education

This term's focus is physical skills.  The unit will involve controlling different types of jumps and balances before combining two or more in a sequence.  

 

DT

Our topics is called 'Wartime Recipes'.  We will research rationing and what types of food were available during WWII.  We will find out the types of recipes people made before designing and making our own recipes. 

Music

We will continue with Music Express as well as continuing to learn popular songs from World War II for example We'll Meet Again and Pack Up Your Troubles.

 

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Autumn Term 2

Our main topic will be history with a focus on World War I.  We will be visiting Southwell Minster for a Remembrance Day to mark the centenary as it is 100 years since the end of World War I.  We will spend time looking at how the war began and the significant events that occurred.  Labelled diagrams of trenches will be produced as well as creating scrapbooks about life at home throughout the war.

Literacy

We will continue reading War Horse by Michael Morpurgo and gain an understanding of how the war effects the main characters.  We will be studying war poetry as well as writing our own historical stories set in World War I.

Our reading comprehension work will continue to be based around this book.  Grammar, punctuation and spelling will be taught daily as well as handwriting twice a week.  Black Beauty by Anna Sewell is our Guided Reading text for this term.

To practise your spellings online click here

Useful links

https://www.michaelmorpurgo.com/

http://warhorsethenovel.weebly.com/index.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04rs0qr

https://www.wordmania.com/uk/

Numeracy

This half term we will focus on , the four number operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), fractions and percentages and measures.  Arithmetic and mental maths will take place daily.

Useful links

https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z826n39

Image result for electric circuit

 Science

This half term is called 'Power to the People' which focuses on electricity.  We will learn how to draw circuits using scientific symbols as well as understanding how the number of bulbs, buzzers and motors effects a circuit.

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/revision/Science/electricity.htm

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspx?cat=72

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zj44jxs

http://mysteryproductions.com/hyper/Hypermedia_2003/Thelwell/Site/index.html

Religious Education

This unit is called 'God'.  We will be considering what characteristics we think God should have by building our own God..  We will also look at how David, Jon and Isiah describe God in the Bible.  Towards Christmas we will focus on a piece of artwork entitled 'Incarnation' and create a storyboard based upon it.

Computing

Our whole year project about creating an app for a smartphone continues.  The focus this half term is on data handling by generating graphs and pie charts based upon the feedback given by Class 5 at the end of the first half term.  

Physical Education

PE will be on Friday afternoons with Mrs Potton.  Our school follows the real PE scheme and this half term's focus is on creative skills. This will involve changing and adapting games using tactics, rules or tasks to make them more challenging.

Design Technology

We will be researching, planning and making our own working mineshaft after visiting Caphouse Colliery at The National Coal Mining Museum last half term.  We will learn how pulley systems work and then design our own working models. 

Music

We will use Music Express this term.  We will also practise Christmas songs and traditional carols to sing to the residents of Brailsford House.

French

French will be taught by Mrs Potton on Friday afternoons.  Our school follows the Rising Stars scheme called Euro Stars.  This half term's topic is called 'Voici et Voila'. 

Welcome to the start of the Autumn Term

Below are a list of the subjects and topics we will be studying during the first half term.

 

Autumn Term 1

 Our main topic is geography based with a focus on fossil fuels - specifically coal.  We will be learning about renewable and non renewable energy before investigating the advantages and disadvantages of coal as an energy source.  We will visit The National Coal Mining Museum to experience life underground as well as discovering how coal is mined.  Map and graph work will be produced relating to coal production.  The topic will finish with a case study on Poland who use coal as their main source of power.

Useful links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/ztxwqty#z8sk7p3

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/energy/advantages/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zqtckqt

http://ncm.org.uk

Literacy

Our class text is War Horse by Michael Morpurgo.  We will be studying the main characters by learning all about their appearance, mannerisms, emotions and feelings before writing detailed descriptions.  Our reading comprehension work will also be based around this book.  Grammar, punctuation and spelling will be taught daily as well as handwriting twice a week.  Black Beauty by Anna Sewell is our Guided Reading text for this term.

To practise your spellings online click here

Useful links

https://www.michaelmorpurgo.com/

http://warhorsethenovel.weebly.com/index.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04rs0qr

https://www.wordmania.com/uk/

Numeracy

This half term we will focus on place value, the four number operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and geometry.  Arithmetic and mental maths will take place daily.

Useful links

https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z826n39

Science

This half term is called 'Let it shine' which focuses on how light travels.  There will be lots of investigations including reflecting light, changing the size of a shadow and understanding how light is made up.

Useful links

http://www.mylearning.org/interactive-fullscreen.aspjourneyid=1231&resource=2751

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zbssgk7

Religious Education

This unit is called 'Beliefs and Questions: Islam and Hinduism'.  We will be learning about their different beliefs and comparing the similarities and differences.  We will also look at the impact of these religions on their daily lives.

Useful links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zh86n39/resources/1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zpdtsbk/resources/1

 Computing

This is a whole year project all about creating an app for a smartphone.  The focus this half term is on investigating the features of a smartphone before generating an idea for a new app.  The ideas will then be pitched in teams in the style of Dragons' Den.

Physical Education

PE will be on Friday afternoons with Mrs Potton.  Our school follows the real PE scheme and this half term's focus is on cognitive skills. This will involve developing skills in throwing and catching as well as changing direction and speed with a ball.

Art

Our artist is George Bissill.  He was a local artist from Nottinghamshire who was a coal miner who dug under the trenches during World War I.  His artwork focuses specifically on miners underground.  This term we will learn all about his style before using charcoal, paint and textured media to create our own images.

Useful links

http://www.mylearning.org/george-bissill--miner-soldier-and-artist/p-4727/

Music

We will continue to use Charanga as our main scheme of work but we will also focus on learning a few mining folk songs this half term.

Useful links

https://www.charangamusicworld.co.uk/login

https://www.efdss.org/efdss-education/resource-bank/resources-and-teaching-tools/coal-mining-with-folk-arts-and-poetry

French

French will be taught by Mrs Potton on Friday afternoons.  Our school follows the Rising Stars scheme called Euro Stars.  This half term's topic is called Notre école (Our school).