Curriculum: Autumn Term 2017

  • Read, write and compare 6-digit numbers and know what each digit represents
  • Read, write and compare 1-, 2- and 3-place decimal numbers
  • Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000
  • Round decimals to nearest tenth and whole number and place on a number line
  • Convert decimals (up to 3 places) to fractions and vice-versa
  • Use mental addition strategies to solve additions including decimal numbers
  • Use column addition to add 5-digit numbers, decimal numbers and amounts of money
  • Solve problems involving number up to 3 decimal places, choose an appropriate method to solve decimal addition
  • Find missing lengths and angles
  • Understand how brackets can be used in calculation problems
  • Use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations, solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems using knowledge of the order of operations
  • Convert between metric units; revise reading the 24-hour clock and convert 12-hour times to 24-hour
  • Read and write Roman numerals
  • Find time intervals using the 24-hour clock
  • Use mental addition and column subtraction to solve subtractions of amounts of money and word problems
  • Use mathematical reasoning to investigate
  • Use mental multiplication strategies to multiply by numbers such as 4, 8, 5, 25, 19, 29 and 99
  • Revise using short multiplication to multiply 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and use this to multiply amounts of money

Poetry 
Powerful Language: In this unit, the children will explore a range of poems about the natural world by Ted Hughes. They reinforce comprehension strategies to answer questions or puzzles in the poems. They explore similes, metaphors and personification in the poems, writing their own free verse, nature poems based on close observation. In the final writing task, they write their own poems about the seasons drawing on whole class work and use feedback to edit and improve their poems.

Non-Fiction: In this unit, the children explore the Big Question: Which animal makes the toughest migration? They read the interactive eBook, using the skills of skimming and scanning to find answers to question and using the organisational features of the eBook to find information. They revise and develop using relative clauses to present information clearly. In their writing task, children plan and write a chronological report about a specific animal migration.

In PE, we are learning:

Tennis: This tennis unit provides the basic skills of tennis. Competition is not the main focus of the course, rather skill acquisition. Children will learn the name of the lines on a tennis court. They will also learn fundamental movement combinations such as run/catch; catch/throw and dribble pass. Children will follows rules and safety procedures while participating in a variety of physical activities.

Ice-skating: This ice-skating unit is about basic skills of ice-skating. Children will also learn the rules and safety procedures while doing so.

Felt Phone Cases unit – the class will learn about how to write their own design criteria. They will design products with the user in mind thinking about aesthetics and functionality. Annotated designs will be used to communicate ideas as well as step by step plans. Children will learn how to make a paper template and how to sew a running stitch, back stitch, whip stitch and blanket stitch. Finally, when they have made their felt phone case, children will learn how to write a detailed evaluation.

In this term, pupils will learn about the capabilities of the smart phones and think of a problem that a smart phone or tablet or tablet app could solve in order to pitch the idea for their new app to the class.

  • Quran Recitation
  • Practising Tajweed rules
  • Implementing Tajweed rules
  • Group reading
  • Second half of Juz 30

Duas Grade 6 duas

Surahs
Surah Yaseen, Surah Mulk, Surah Rahman, Surah Waaqiah

Curriculum: Spring Term 2017

In this term, we will be learning about:

  • Islamic studies topics
  1. Story of Suleman (AS)
  2. Rulings of ghusl
  3. Adhaan & Iqamah
  4. Ada & Qada
  5. Prophet Ishaq (A.S)
  6. Salah Drill
  7. Model Janazah
  8. Salah – our link to Allah SWT
  9. Hunayn & Taif
  10. Sajdatus Sahwa/Translation
  11. Salah in congregation
  12. Concentration in salah
  13. Personal hygiene
  14. The last days of the Prophet (PBUH)
  15. Rulings on fasting
  • Surahs

Please check surah chart for your child.

  • Duas
  1. At the time of sunset
  2. When seeing the moon
  3. At the time of drought
  4. When there is excessive rain
  5. Dua when leaving a gathering
  6. Entering a shopping centre
  7. 99 names of Allah SWT
Fantastic, Funny, Frightening
In this unit, the children explore and compare style in different genres. They read the interactive eBook, asking questions and developing understanding of inference and the author’s use of language, structure and presentation. They use discussion and role-play to explore formal and informal language. They develop editing, proof-reading and peer-review skills. After exploring different genres, they select their favourite and write stories for younger readers.
 
Word Detectives
It’s Word Detectives week! Children take on the role of word detectives to investigate spelling patterns and generate their own spelling rules.
 
Comprehension Revision
This unit is designed to provide a series of revision sessions based on the key comprehension skills of inference and information retrieval. Children answer questions about the author’s choice of language and the structure of texts, and practise finding evidence from the text to support their answers. Each lesson focuses on a different skill and uses an extract from a different text. Children may have already encountered these texts in the Wordsmith fiction, non-fiction and poetry units, but they do not need to be familiar with the text in order to answer the questions. The recommended route suggests an order of lessons, but you may choose to focus on the question types with which your class needs most support.
  • Read and write numbers with up to 7-digits, understanding what each digit represents; work systematically to find out how many numbers round to 5000000; solve subtraction of 5- and 6-digit numbers using written column method (decomposition).
  • Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000; compare and order numbers with up to three decimal places; know common fraction / decimal equivalents; multiply pairs of unit fractions and multiply unit fractions by non-unit fractions
  • Use partitioning to mentally multiply 2-digit numbers with one decimal place by whole 1-digit numbers; multiply numbers with two decimal places; use short multiplication to multiply amounts of money; use estimation to check answers to calculations; use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by numbers between 10 and 30.
  • Name, classify and identify properties of quadrilaterals; explore how diagonal lines can bisect quadrilaterals; understand what an angle is and that it is measured in degrees; know what the angles of triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons and octagons add to and use these facts and mathematical reasoning to calculate missing angles; recognise and identify the properties of circles and name their parts; draw circles using pairs of compasses; draw polygons using a ruler and a protractor
  • Add and subtract numbers using mental strategies; solve addition of 4- to 7-digit numbers using written column addition; identify patterns in the number of steps required to generate palindromic numbers; solve subtraction of 5-, 6- and 7-digit numbers using written column method (decomposition); solve additions and subtractions choosing mental strategies or written procedures as appropriate; read, understand and solve word problems
  • Identity common factors and common multiples; understand that a prime number has exactly two factors and find prime numbers less than 100; understand what a composite (non-prime) number is; use long division to divide 3- and 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers, giving remainders as a fraction, simplifying where possible

 

Ancient Greece 
History: The Ancient Greece unit will teach your class about who the Ancient Greek people were, when they lived and where and how they were able to establish their empire. They learn how the political system worked in Ancient Greece, investigate the legacy of Athenian Democracy and compare it with the political systems we have today. The children also compare and contrast the modern day Olympics with the Ancient Greek events and use their mathematical skills to present their findings in the form of a Venn diagram. They also learn about and order events from the Battle of Marathon and write in role to present the events from a specific viewpoint. In addition to this they learn about Ancient Greek religion, research information about a variety of Greek gods and write their own Greek myth. Finally, they use historical evidence to find out about the Trojan War and use the information to write and re-enact scenes from it.
 
Our Changing World
In this unit, children will discover some of the many ways in which the world around them is changing. From coastal erosion to political changes, there are many factors at work. Children will learn about the structure of the United Kingdom and how its shape and geography have changed over thousands of years. Using an online database of photographs, children can explore how landscapes change. In the final lesson of this unit, children have the chance to predict the future and look at which might change again in their lifetimes

Earth and Space

Students will be covering the following:

  • Describe a sphere.
  • Identify scientific evidence with support.
  • Name the planets in the solar system with support.
  • Explain how the planets orbit the Sun.
  • Explain how night and day occur.
  • Make predictions about night and day in different places on Earth.
  • Report and present findings from enquiries with support.
  • Explain that the Moon orbits the Earth not the Sun.

Properties and changes of materials

This ‘Properties and Changes of Materials’ unit will teach children about different materials, their uses and their properties, as well as dissolving, separating mixtures and irreversible changes. The children will sort and classify objects according to their properties. They will explore the properties of materials to find the most suitable material for different purposes. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate the best thermal insulator to make a lunch box, making predictions and forming conclusions. Furthermore, they will have chance to find the best electrical conductor, in the context of making floodlights brighter. They will have the opportunity to work in a hands-on way to explore dissolving, identifying the different variables in their own investigations. They will find out about different ways to separate mixtures of materials, using filtering, sieving and evaporating. Finally, they will learn about irreversible changes, and participate in two exciting investigations to create new materials, including casein plastic and carbon dioxide.

We will be designing the following Apps in this term. The details of each App are listed below:

PaintPot

Dip your finger into a virtual paint pot to draw in that color.

  • Drag your finger along the screen to draw a line.
  • Poke the screen to make dots.
  • Use the button at the bottom to wipe the screen clean.
  • Change the dot size to large or small with the buttons at the bottom.
  • Take a picture with the camera and then draw on that picture.

MoleMash

A mole pops up at random locations on the screen, moving once every second.

  • Tapping the mole causes the device to vibrate, increment a display of “hits” (increasing it by one), and move the mole immediately to a new location.
  • Tapping the screen but missing the mole increments a display of “misses.”
  • Pressing a Reset button resets the counts of hits and misses.

Ladybug Chase

Control a ladybug by tilting the device.

  • View an energy-level bar on the screen, which decreases over time, leading to the ladybug’s starvation.
  • Make the ladybug chase and eat aphids to gain energy and prevent starvation.
  • Help the ladybug avoid a frog that wants to eat it.

This term we are concentrating on games. We will be looking at the following objectives:

  • Can choose the most appropriate throw to use within a game
  • Can call out for a catch in a game showing they know they are in the best place
  • Can hit a ball into a space to help increase the score within a game; can dribble a ball in different directions and avoid obstacles
  • Can help other members of the team to find space within the team game
  • Can use a range of attacking and defending skills when playing a team game.

Curriculum: Summer Term 2017

Class Teachers

Apa Maria Khan
Class Teacher
Apa Parjima Akhtar
Class Teacher