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Stonehill School

Growing Lifelong Learners

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Growing Lifelong Learners

Year 6

Hello and welcome to Year 6. This year is an exciting year and of course your child's final year of primary school. If you have any questions and need to contact me about anything,  please do so via my email:

 

oliviafreeston@stonehill.herts.sch.uk

 

 

Current Curriculum 

Frozen Kingdoms - Geography

This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of polar regions, including the North and South Poles, and includes a detailed exploration of the environmental factors that shape and influence them.

Electrical Circuits and Components - Science

This project teaches children about electrical circuits, their components and how they function. They recognise how the voltage of cells affects the output of a circuit and record circuits using standard symbols. It also teaches children about programmable devices, sensors and monitoring. They combine their learning to design and make programmable home devices.

Inuit - Art and Design

This project teaches children about the Inuit way of life, including some of their cultural and artistic traditions.

Learning from earlier in the year:

Circulatory System - Science

This project teaches children about the transport role of the human circulatory system, its main parts and primary functions. They learn about healthy lifestyle choices and the effects of harmful substances on the body

Maafa - History

This project teaches children about Africa past and present and the development of the slave trade. It also explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.

Food For Life - Design and Technology

This project teaches children about processed food and healthy food choices. They make bread and pasta sauces and learn about the benefits of whole foods. They plan and make meals as part of a healthy daily menu, and evaluate their completed products.

Our Changing World - Geography

This essential skills and knowledge project revises the features of Earth, time zones and lines of latitude and longitude to pinpoint places on a map. Children find out more about map scales, grid references, contour lines and map symbols. They learn about climate change and the importance of global trade. Children analyse data and carry out fieldwork to find out about local road safety. They study patterns of human settlements and carry out an enquiry to describe local settlement patterns.

Trailblazers, Barrier Breakers - Art

This project teaches children about significant black artists and their work, and provides opportunities to analyse and create artwork inspired by them.

Tints, tones and shades - Art

Our first unit in Art this year concentrated on mixing tints, tones and shades. We used this knowledge to help up create landscapes with perspective. 

This project teaches children about colour theory by studying the colour wheel and exploring mixing tints, shades and tones. They learn about significant landscape artworks and features of landscapes before using this knowledge to create landscape paintings.

KEY DATES

SATs Week: Monday 8th May - Thursday 11th May 2023

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