Year Six: Brian Clough and Jesse Boot

This half term in English, we will be reading the book ‘The Promise’ by Nicola Davis and thinking about the importance of the community and kindness. These themes are important to our whole curriculum as we want to build a culture of kindness and respect. In the second half term, we will read the book ‘Rebound’ by Kwame Alexander in English.

The GREAT project will be delivered by visitors to school and its aims are to enable the children to gain knowledge about healthy relationships, to explore what domestic abuse is and to know where to go for help and support.

In computing, for example, we will be learning about online safety and the importance of using the internet responsibly. We will then continue to develop coding skills in order to write and debug computer programs.

We will be learning more about the history of our local area and how Radford changed following the Industrial Revolution. This will include understanding the legacy of the slave trade on Nottingham. To follow this, we will be exploring how clothing is manufactured today and how peoples’ lives are affected by ‘fast fashion’. We want the children to think about the impact of clothing manufacture and waste on the environment so will be upcycling and item of old clothing into something new in our design technology lessons.

Our Religious Education (RE) will be a chance to reflect on the words and principles that different cultures and religions hold. The RE curriculum is inclusive. Therefore, the children will discuss and explore non-religious views. Then, the children will acknowledge the principles of the people that follow the Christian, Sikh and Islamic faith.

For science, we will be studying evolution and inheritance. The children will recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. Additionally, we will delve into the work of Charles Darwin and understand his famous theory of evolution by natural selection. In the second half term, we will build on this by learning about animals, including humans.

In art lessons we will be learning collage techniques inspired by the work of Derek Gorse. Our stimulus will be nature and our local community. This will be followed by work to improve painting techniques after half term.

Our maths will have a number focus this term, starting with learning about place value and calculation before developing our fractions understanding.

PE day for Brian Clough class will be Friday until the week of 4th October then it will be on Fridays. Jesse Boot class will have PE on Tuesdays. Please ensure that your child has the correct kit on these days including trainers as we will try to go outside most weeks.

Here are the knowledge organisers for some of our work this term:

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