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6CC 2021 - 2022

Miss Curran

 

Welcome to Y6CC

In Y6CC, 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.

 

Y6CC Class Teacher is Miss. Curran and Teaching Assistant is Mrs. Doyle.

 

Virtues and Values

In Autumn One, following our Jesuit Values, we are growing to be Grateful and Generous remembering: it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.

Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being praise in his holy name.” (Psalm 103:1-5)

 

During Autumn Two, our Jesuit Values will focus on being Faith-Filled and Hopeful. We are faith-filled when we are living life as God inspires us to; putting the Gospel into action through our deeds. We are hopeful when we are optimistic, we trust ourselves and others; we don't give up; and we always remember to trust in God’s love.

His master said to him, “Well done, good and trustworthy servant; you have shown you are trustworthy in small things; I will trust you with greater; come and join in your master’s happiness.”

(Matthew 25:21)

We will continue to follow our Jesuit Values in spring one by being Eloquent and TruthfulWe are eloquent when we use language to express our ideas or opinions clearly and choose our words carefully so they are kind and compassionate. Eloquence isn’t limited to speaking and writing because we can express ourselves in other ways including music, drama, art or dance. God wants us to be truthful in all we do. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life,” (John 14:6), so being honest and truthful means we are following in His footsteps and living life the way God wants us to. Being truthful is being faithful to ourselves and to Jesus.

“The truth will set you free.”

(John 8:32)

 

In spring two, we are growing to be Learned and Wise. In doing so, we recognise God in all things and are learning to live our lives as He wants us to. We are wise in the ways we use our learning for the benefit of everyone.

“Love one another, as I have loved you.”

(John 15:12)

 

Religious Education

Autumn One - Loving

God Who Never Stops Loving

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish, but may have eternal life.”

(John 3:16)

During Autumn One, Y6CC will focus on the theme of God’s love. We will explore how God’s love for us in unconditional and how Jesus used parables and the Beatitudes to help us understand how we can grow in that love. We will recognise how forgiveness is an essential part of unconditional love and that God never stops loving and caring for us.

 

Autumn Two

Vocations and Commitment

“And he said to them, “Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Gospel to all creation.”

(Mark 16:15)

 

Advent and Christmas – Loving

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but may have eternal life.” (John3:16)


During Autumn Two, Y6CC 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 by celebrating life and recognising that November is the month of the Holy Souls.

 

Spring One

Community - Sources

“In the beginning was the Word: the Word was with God and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)

In Spring One, Y6CC 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 Word of God, 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.

 

Relating: Unity

“Jesus took the bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to the disciples, “Take it and eat,” he said, “this is my body.” (Matthew26:26)

We 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. 

 

Spring Two

Giving: Death and New Life

“Jesus said: I am the resurrection. Anyone who believes in me, even though that person dies, will live, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” (John: 11:25-26)

 

This term is most important to us as we prepare to celebrate the joy of Easter Sunday through our Lenten observances.  Y6CC will recall how Lent is a time to remember the suffering and death of Jesus; study the significance of the raising of Lazarus and recognise Jesus is the Bread of Life.  The liturgies of Good Friday - the Passion of the Lord- and the four parts to the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night, will help us to remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us and rejoice in His resurrection.

  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.

 

English

In Autumn One, Y6CC will use a range of sources to revise how to plan, draft and edit texts including “Battle Bunny” by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, and illustrated by Matt Myers.  We will use different media including: Haribo advertisements; the Pixar animation “Inside Out” by Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen; as well as the picture books “The Day the Crayons Quit” and “The Day the Crayons Came Home” by Drew Daywalt and “Red” by Michael Hall to write an informal persuasive letter. As part of our cross curricular writing, we will write a scientific report investigating how microbes reproduce.

 

The English objectives in Autumn Two will initially be linked with commemorating Remembrance Day. 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.  Our unit of work will conclude with an assembly where we will share 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.  As part of our Christmas celebrations, we will also write an original narrative based on the book, “The Polar Express,” by Chris Van Allsburg. 

 

In the Spring term, Y6CC will begin their Literacy units by analysing the poetic styles and techniques of poets including Carol Ann Duffy, Roger McGough and William Shakespeare.  We will read poems from, “The Lost Spells” by Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris and use these to help us write a kenning and free verse poem about animals and nature. 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. As part of our Science topic, “Evolution and Inheritance,” we will research the life and work of Charles Darwin and write a biography about him.  To conclude our Lenten preparation, we will write a newspaper report about the passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Mathematics

Number and Place Value

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit.
  • Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy.
  • Solve number and practical problems involving place value, comparison and rounding of integers.

Addition and Subtraction

  • Choose and use an appropriate method, including column addition, to add whole numbers with up to 7 digits, and identify patterns in the number of steps required to generate palindromic numbers.
  • Choose and use an appropriate method, including counting up, to add and subtract numbers with up to 2 decimal places, including in the context of measures and money and finding change, and use mathematical reasoning to investigate and solve problems.
  • Choose and use an appropriate method to subtract whole numbers with up to 7 digits.
  • Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy.
  • Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Multiplication and Division

  • Use appropriate strategies to multiply and divide mentally, including by multiples of 10, 100 and 1000.
  • Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers.
  • Multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a 1- or 2-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication.
  • Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy.
  • Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Use short multiplication to multiply 4-digit amounts of money by 1-digit numbers, and use estimation to check answers.
  • Use short division to divide 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, including those which leave a remainder; spot patterns, make and test general rules, and check when an answer does not fit the predicted pattern.
  • Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, making an estimate using multiples of 10 or 100 of the divisor, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding, as appropriate for the context.

Fractions, Decimals, Ratio and Percentages

  • Associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents for a simple fraction.
  • Compare and order numbers with 1, 2 or 3 decimal places.
  • Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts, and use mental strategies to solve problems involving simple percentages of amounts.
  • Multiply pairs of unit fractions by reading the × sign as ‘of’.
  • Multiply unit fractions by non-unit fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form.
  • Use mental strategies to multiply 2-digit numbers with one decimal place by 1-digit whole numbers.
  • Multiply 1- and 2-digit numbers with up to 2 decimal places by whole numbers.
  • Use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to 2 decimal places.
  • Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy.
  • Solve problems involving simple ratios, i.e. unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples.

Measures

  • Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure.
  • Convert between miles and kilometres.

Geometry

  • Draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles.
  • Illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius.
  • Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and use mathematical reasoning to find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons.
  • Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles.
  • Describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants).
  • Draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes.

Statistics

  • Interpret and construct pie charts and use these to solve problems.
  • Interpret and construct line graphs and use these to solve problems.
  • Read and interpret a range of tables, graphs, pictograms and bar charts and answer questions relating to data displayed in these.
  • Calculate and interpret the mean as an average.

Algebra

  • Use simple formulae.
  • Continue, generate and describe linear number sequences.

 

Science

Autumn One - Living Things and their Habitats

  • Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.
  • Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
  • Research the work of important scientists like Carl Linnaeus, a pioneer of classification.

 

Autumn Two - Animals Including Humans

Our science topic this term will explore the similarities and differences between animals and humans.  We will:

  • identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood
  • recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function
  • describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans
  • explore the work of scientists and scientific research about the relationship between diet, exercise, drugs, lifestyle and health.

 

Spring One – Evolution and Inheritance

Children should be taught to:

  • recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago
  • recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents
  • identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution
  • find out about how Charles Darwin developed his ideas on evolution

 

Spring Two– Electricity

Children should be taught to:

  • associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
  • 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
  • use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram
  • construct simple series circuits, to help them answer questions about what happens when they try different components, for example, switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors.

 

History

The Ancient Romans

  • Why Rome had a republic and then an emperor.
  • What daily life was like in Ancient Rome.
  • What happened when the Romans invaded another country.
  • Why the Roman Empire declined.

 

The Vikings and Anglo Saxons

  • What happened when the Anglo-Saxons invaded and settled in Britain.
  • About the Viking invasion of Britain.
  • About the life and legacy of Alfred the Great.
  • How to use archaeological evidence to find out about the past.
  • The history of Britain, from the Roman occupation to the Norman Conquest.

 

Physical Education

  • Physical Education lessons are on Wednesday and Friday.
  • Please come to school in your Physical Education kit including sensible trainers. 
  • Remember to tie long hair back and do not wear earrings.
  • During the spring term, we will base our dance lessons around our evolution and inheritance unit. We will return to our gymnastics topic and continue to develop sequencing and finishing skills.
  • In spring one, we will develop our sending and receiving skills with our City in the Community trainer and progress in spring two to use these skills in invasion games including football and netball.

 

Music

  • In the spring term, our music lessons will continue to link to the curriculum and we will learn how to sing a, “Viking Rock” song and a “Healthy Food Rap.”

 

German

  • Our German lessons will focus on describing: playing and enjoying sports, as well as describing ourselves including our hobbies and what we enjoy for fun.

 

 Art

  • In our art lessons, we are going to study the work of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. We will look at the inspirations behind his artwork; create symmetrical patterns and alphabet designs; as well paint a final piece inspired by some of his iconic patterns including, 'Willow Bough' and 'Strawberry Thief.’

 

P.S.H.E.

  • Y6CC will look at financial capability particularly money and material world values as well as emotional health. We will also investigate how we live life to the full.

 

Computing

  • We will investigate communication using the World Wide Web: its positive uses, safety and how to search topics.

 

Homework

  • Please read every night and bring your reading book and reading card to school each day.
  • Spelling and sentences homework will be issued each week; please bring your red homework book to school every day.
  • Comprehension homework will be issued each week; please ensure you have your comprehension workbook in school every day.
  • Mathematics homework will be issued each week. This is in addition to the online activities you can access via Rock Star Maths.

6CC: News items

NSPCC Number Day 2022, by Miss Curran

Maths Week England 2021, by Miss Curran

6CC: Blog items

Remembrance Day 2021, by Miss Curran

Advent Singing Week 1, by Mrs Seaborn

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