Term 3 – Blood Heart!
This has proved to be a very exciting topic for Year Six in the past! We will be looking at how the heart works and the flow of blood around the body. We will be getting some real hearts (not human!) to dissect and observe. We will also be looking at healthy and unhealthy eating, doing an experiment about how pulse rate changes with different types of exercise and learning about the dangers and benefits of illegal and legal drugs.
As this topic is about the body and health and as the children are rapidly maturing and developing, towards the end of the term we will also be carrying out a series of PSHE lessons about sex and relationships. We will cover the physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty, and human reproduction. Each lesson the children will have a chance to write an anonymous question in our ‘think box’ which – within reason - either myself or a female teacher will answer. Please do come and see me if you would like more information about these lessons.
Here is a brief summary of the learning that will be carried out in each subject this term:
- Narrative writing relating to our book, Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman.
- Recounts based around journalistic writing.
- Non-chronological reports about the heart.
- We will continue to cover all the SPAG required in the national curriculum in preparation for the SATs test, and ensure we include the SPAG we have learned in our extended writing.
- Place value.
- Position and direction.
- Roman Numerals
- Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.
- Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function.
- Describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.
- Taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate.
- Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
- Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentation.
- Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments
e-safety and designing a website
- Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
- Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content.
- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
Learning a range of skills (including passing, marking, positional sense and movement) in preparation for the end of term inter-house netball tournament.
Learning vocabulary for sports and keeping healthy.
Making a replica heart
- Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.
Designing and making a healthy meal.
- Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet.
- Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savory dishes using a range of cooking techniques.
- Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.
Other subjects not mentioned here are covered through cross-curricular work and in more detail in other topics at different points of the year.
Recommended Reading for Year 6 - It is extremely important that children continue to read on a regular basis outside of school.
If parents require further curriculum information then please contact the class teacher.