6C 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Y6C
In Y6C, we follow Christ's Gospel message of love each and every day.
We learn, play and grow together always striving to be the person God wants us to be.
Y6C Spring Term
In the Spring Term, Y6C will study the importance of community as an essential and enjoyable part of life for people of every age and faith. As we continue to celebrate the Year of the Word, we will explore the wide variety of books in the Bible and evaluate the purpose for which they were written. This unit will help us to recognise that the Bible is the story of God’s love, told by the people of God. Y6C will discover how, for Christians, the Eucharist has a significant meaning and to receive communion means being in union with Jesus Christ and with one another. As part of our Belonging and Values unit, we will learn how the Jewish faith celebrate Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and how this begins with Rosh Hashanah (beginning of the Year) and concludes with great celebrations and the preparation for Sukkot (Festival of Gathering) by constructing a Sukkah. Our Jesuit virtues this term will focus on being, "Learned and Wise." We will be "learned" and strive to find God in all we do and experience and be "wise" in the way we use our learning to benefit everyone. This term is the most important to us as we prepare to celebrate the joy of Easter Sunday through our Lenten observances.
Y6C will begin their Literacy units by analysing the poetic styles and techniques of poets from Carol Ann Duffy and Roger McGough, to William Blake and William Shakespeare and will conclude their work by writing their own a narrative poem. We will also study a range of instructional texts that will form the stimulus to design an instruction manual detailing how to fly a “Lilly pad.” Reading extracts from, “Short!” by Kevin Crossley Holland and, “Thirteen Unpredictable Tales,” by Paul Jennings will help us to prepare a short suspense story based on an image from, “The Mysteries of Harris Burdick,” by Chris Van Allsburg.
Y6C will continue to build on key mathematical concepts learnt in the Autumn term and apply these to a range of problem solving and reasoning questions including: 2d and 3d shapes, coordinates, ratio, algebra, negative numbers, statistical data, plotting and interpreting data, and proving and explaining theories using fractions, decimals and percentages.
This term, the Y6C Science topic will study evolution and inheritance through the unit, “Out of Africa.” We will learn how life began in the sea, study a range of fossils and analyse the reasons dinosaurs became extinct. Our classification skills will enable us to group and separate animals and plants depending on their characteristics, and assess how living things have evolved over time and have adapted to their environments.
Robinwood Activity Centre
This term, we will visit Robinwood Activity Centre, Dobroyd Castle in Todmoredon, for our eagerly awaited three day residential trip. This is an opportunity to challenge ourselves, work as a team and try new activities including being thrown into the air in a giant swing, flying down a zip wire, shooting bullseyes in archery, building towers of crates (while standing on top of them), scaling climbing walls, problem solving in piranha pools and dungeons, supporting each other completing challenge courses (blindfolded), canoeing across the lake or jumping off a high platform onto a trapeze bar, but most importantly…having fun!
Y6C Autumn Two
During Autumn Two, Y6C will explore the topics of Vocations and Commitment as well as prepare for Advent and Christmas. We will continue to recognise the love God has for everyone through the Building the Kingdom unit celebrating life and recognising that November is the month of the Holy Souls.
The Literacy objectives in Autumn Two will initially be linked with the Building the Kingdom unit celebrating life. We will study a range of texts about the First World War, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as a range of primary and secondary sources from the war. These texts will help us to understand and examine the experiences of soldiers in World War One. We will be able to write formal and informal letters from the trenches, as well as a diary entry reflecting on the Christmas Day Armistice in 1914. Out unit of work will conclude with an assembly where we will read examples of our work, display our artwork depicting life in the trenches and sing, “Stille Nacht” as the soldiers in the First World War did.
Before Christmas, we will read and watch, “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg and compare stories depicted in books and films. This will help us to prepare to write our own versions of the Polar Express.
In Autumn Two, the objectives will continue to build on the concepts taught in Autumn One and include:
• Identifying common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.
• Long Division.
• Fractions – simplify, find common multiples, compare and order, add, subtract, multiply and divide.
• Calculate the area and perimeter of parallelograms and triangles.
• Calculate, estimate and compare the volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units.
Animals Including Humans
Our science topic this term will explore the similarities and differences between animals and humans. We will explore:
• The brain and central nervous system.
• The function of bones and muscles.
• The heart and the respiratory system.
• The circulatory system.
• The digestive system.
• How to keep healthy including a balanced diet, exercise and the effect of drugs on the body.
• The importance of medical research.
Files to Download
6C: News items
6C: Blog items
Year 6 Mathematics, English and PE Links on the Internet, by Miss Curran
Y6C Meditation on the Stations of the Cross, by Miss Curran
Y6C Recommended Reads For Spring and Summer, by Miss Curran
6C: Display work items
A Guide to Live by Recognising that God Never Stops Loving, by Miss Curran
Y6C Investigated how Microbes Develop, by Miss Curran
How can we save Endangered Animals and Plants?, by Miss Curran
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