Year 6 – St. David – Mrs Ruddy
September 2019 Curriculum
This term, Year 6, as part of their Innovation and Industry topic are studying the Victorian era. This entails looking at Victorian life, in particular the Industrial Revolution. Children will be focussing on how the iron, steel, cotton, steam and coal industry progressed and affected daily life. To supplement this work, children will be visiting the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley to see at first-hand what life was like. Linked to this, in Design and Technology, children are studying mechanical systems, in particular gears, pulleys and cams with a view to designing and making their own fairground ride. As part of their study, they will research what fairground rides were like during Victorian times and will have a chance to see some in action at the Black Country Living Museum.
In Science this term, children are learning about Electricity with a view to understanding how it can be generated and the impact on the world. They will also be learning how to wire a plug; a valuable life skill! After October half-term, children will be studying Evolution – where we came from and how we have evolved.
In Religious Education, Year 6 are learning about what it means to be a Muslim; they will begin by studying Islam. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate during these sessions. This topic links nicely to our PSHE where we are celebrating differences.
In our ICT lessons, children are learning how to be explorers by creating Geotrails and after October half term, they will become Charity fundraisers!
Our new music lessons look at specific songs; our first one is ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams and in French we are learning about the weather and seasons.
I am very much looking forward to teaching all of these amazing topics and helping the children to expand their knowledge and understanding of the world they are in.
All children are expected to read regularly every week to an adult; each time they read, they will receive raffle tickets. When they have read 5 times, they will receive raffle tickets and a merit, which will count towards their house. Other prizes for reading will be given in class throughout the year.
Could you please ensure that your child brings their home/school planner in to school every day. Please feel free to write any comments in it.
Every Friday your child will bring their planner home which will have been signed by their teacher. This should be countersigned by the parent/carer and returned to school again on Monday morning. Children will receive a merit for planners that have been signed when returned on Monday.
St David Class Rules
- Put your hand up if you want to speak.
- Don’t shout out
- Respect the school/class environment and equipment
- Concentrate at all times
- Treat others as you would want to be treated yourself.
- Respect everyone
- Be helpful and kind to others
- Don’t distract others
- Work as hard as you can
- Listen to the person speaking
- Follow the school values
- Keep all 4 legs of the chair in contact with the floor at all times