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Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane

Houghton-le-Spring

Tyne & Wear

DH5 8DA

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Year 6

 

Curriculum Overview 2017-18

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Summer Term 2018

This term the Year 6 children will be studying the cross-curricular theme of WWII- with an emphasis on writing, linked very much to preparations for SATs. In Geography your child will be covering map work and the local area' linked to educational visits. We will look at both human and physical features and use six figure map references.

In English the children will be studying the novels Holes by Louis Sacher and 'Blitzed' by Robert Swindells. In Maths they will pursue lines of enquiry and propose general statements involving numbers or shapes. They will identify examples that do or do not meet a statement, and they will strengthen their understanding and methods through problem solving and the use and application of Mathematics. Every child will be set specific targets, which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

In science your child will be learning about living things and their habitats. Children will learn about the classification of animals and will use research skills and observations in order to apply these to both known and unfamiliar organisms.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays.

Summer Term 2018

This term the class will be going on the following Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit.

 

Thursday 3rd May (Mrs Jenkins &            Mrs Reeves)

Cinema

 

Monday 18th June (Mrs Reeves &            Mrs Jenkins)

Infinite Air Trampolining, Durham

 

Wednesday 11th July (Mrs Reeves &       Mrs Jenkins)

Sikh Gurdwara

BBC Newcastle, September 2017

Hit the Surf, Seaham, September 2017

YEAR 6 CHILDREN ATTEND 'BRING IT ON!' ENGINEERING EVENT

Companies and organisations from the North East assembled at the Stadium of Light to showcase the many varied and exciting career opportunities in the Engineering industry. A group of our year 6 pupils attended the event and enjoyed a day full of interactive activities and interesting presentations. They were also lucky enough to witness 'Dr Bunhead's Live science show' which was full of weird, wonderful and exciting science experiments.

October 2017

Monozukuri Caravan, Nissan, Sunderland, October 2017

Autumn Term 2017

This term the children in Year 6 will be learning about the cross curricular theme of ‘Climate and Weather’ and World War 1.  They will learn about and compare the different climate zones around the world, and how different types of weather occur and their effects, specifically in the sinking of the Titanic. The children will also find out about the main events of World War 1, how life in Britain was affected.

In English pupils will be studying the novels “Skellig” by David Almond, and “War Horse” by Michael Morpurgo, using these texts as a basis for exploring language and writing in different genres. In maths they will plan and pursue lines of enquiry and propose general statements, involving numbers or shapes, identifying examples that do or do not meet a statement and they will strengthen their understanding and methods of recording and reasoning through problem solving and the use and application of mathematics.  

In Science the children will be studying ‘Evolution’ and investigating ‘Electricity’.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays.

Autumn Term 2017

This term the class will be going on the following Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit.

 

Wednesday 20th September (Mrs Jenkins)

BBC Newcastle

 

Friday 22nd September (Mrs Reeves)

Friday 29th September (Mrs Jenkins)

'Hit the Surf', Seaburn Beach

 

Tuesday 3rd October (Mrs Reeves)

BBC Newcastle

 

Thursday 5th October (Mrs Jenkins)

Thursday 19th October (Mrs Reeves)

Nissan, Sunderland

 

Tuesday 14th November  (Mrs Jenkins)

Nissan, Sunderland

Newcastle Airport, January 2018

Heugh Gun Battery, Hartlepool, February 2018

Ouseburn Tunnel, Newcastle, March 2018

Spring Term 2018

This term the children will be studying the theme of ‘World War 1’. In English they will be studying the novel 'War Horse,' moving on to 'Holes' by Louis Sacher. Non-fiction writing will be linked to World War 1.

In Maths they will plan and pursue lines of enquiry and propose general statements involving numbers or shapes. They will identify examples that do or do not meet a statement, and they will strengthen their understanding and methods of recording and reasoning through problem solving and the use and application of mathematics.  

In Science the children will be studying ‘Light’ and ‘Animals’.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays.

Spring Term 2018

This term the class will be going on the following Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit.

 

Monday 15th January (Mrs Jenkins & Mrs Reeves)

Newcastle Airport

 

Tuesday 30th January (Mrs Reeves)

Nissan, Sunderland

 

Monday 5th February (Mrs Jenkins)

Wednesday 7th February (Mrs Reeves)

Heugh Gun Battery, Hartlepool

 

Wednesday 14th March (Mrs Jenkins)

Monday 19th March (Mrs Reeves)

Ouseburn Tunnel, Newcastle