St. Mary's RC Langley
What are we Learning

Autumn

English

As well as daily guided reading sessions, weekly spelling, grammar, handwriting and drama lessons, this term year 6 will be basing their writing around a variety of texts.

 

This term we will:

  • Learn to write for a range of audiences.
  • Use paragraphs to organise ideas.
  • Select selecting vocabulary and grammatical structures that reflect the level of formality required mostly correctly
  • Use a range of cohesive devices, including adverbials, within and across sentences and paragraphs sentences and paragraphs.
  • Use a wide range of clause structures, sometimes varying their position within the sentence.
  • Use adverbs, preposition phrases and expanded noun phrases effectively to add detail, qualification and precision
  • Begin to use commas for clarity, punctuation for parenthesis, semi-colons and dashes.

 

Maths

Place Value – read and write 7 digit numbers, order and compare 7 digit numbers, round 7 digit numbers, 

Addition and Subtraction – adding and subtracting mentally, adding and subtracting decimals.

Geometry (Properties of shape/position and direction) – build 3-D shapes, nets of 3-D shapes, use co-ordinates to locate shapes, plot shapes in four quadrants, use co-ordinates to translate shapes and use co-ordinates to reflect shapes.

Multiplication and Division – use formal methods to multiply 4d x 1d and 2d x 2d.

Fractions – order, add and subtract fractions, find common factors and multiples and simplify fractions.

 

As well as learning these skills we will be applying them to reasoning problems, word problems 

and real life situations.

Science

Evolution and Inheritance

 

This term through a range of scientific enquiry and investigations children in year 6 will learn 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.

RE

During the Autumn term year 6’s topic is ‘God’s Love’. In this unit we will explore:

 

•       The love and care of people – Explore.

•       God’s love is unconditional and never ending – Reveal.

•       Acquire the skills of assimilation, celebration and application of the above – Respond.   

                                                        

Topic

During the Autumn term year 6’s topic is ‘The Mayan Civilization’.

This term we will:

  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.
  • Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and that different versions of past events may exist, giving some reasons for this.
  • Regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference and significance.
  • Note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.
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