Curriculum Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 curriculum page. This page will provide you with an overview of some of the learning the children will be immersed in.  We are sure that your children will enjoy and benefit from their final year at Gomer Junior School.

Year 6 is a very exciting year! The children have reached the top of Gomer Junior School and now they have many fun responsibilities in leading their peers and running the school.  It is the intention of the Y6 Team to prepare the children for secondary school through increasing their independence, leadership opportunities and academic success.  Learning expectations are very high as we prepare to send them off in July.

Below is an overview of each term. For more detailed information regarding subject areas, please visit: http://gomerjuniorschool.co.uk/our-school/curriculum/

Home Learning – if you need to send anything to the school electronically, please email to:

Y6 @gomerjuniorschool.co.uk

SATs – working with the school to help your child

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Autumn Term

We look forward to an exciting new term for our Year Six. Lots of exciting opportunities and experiences have been organised from creating and programming robots in computing to the new discoveries of WW2 culminating in an explosive child led exhibition to be held in November. With the main focus will be The Battle of Britain linking closely with our literacy; we will be sharpening our writing skills through newspaper articles, instructional writing, poetry and historical narrative. Read all about it!

We will be stretching our legs and working up a sweat through a variety of games and sports. The main focus this term is looking at stamina and different ways in which we can build and excel through personal reflection and targets. A first for Gomer the children will be challenged to learn new sport Ultimate Frisby.

Back to the bookwork, our challenging maths curriculum moves onto fractions, decimals and percentages. We will be learning how to use these in real-life contexts and also – a discipline which is very important in preparation for our SATs – we will be aiming to become fluent in conversion. Do you know what 1/8 is as a decimal? If not, you soon will.

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Summer Term

‘Learning For Today for the Challenge of Tomorrow’  is definitely a key statement within the Year 6 team. This is, unbelievably, the last term for our current Y6 at Gomer Junior School and what a packed term it is going to be with lots of activities and learning opportunities to be encountered between now and July.

To start the term we will be investigating the complexities of the Maya Civilisation and also making links with the Melody School in Guatemala- a traditional Maya School. 

Our Secret Agent Tests (SATs) are a challenge that we are prepared for and with the positive / give it a go attitude in Year 6, WE ARE READY!

STEM is key to our learning and as we venture through our last term. We will be investigating, enquiring and developing ideas around the human circulatory system with links to the athletes that are training for the Americas Cup- INEOS Team UK.

And there is more! Year 6 will be involved in a transition project set by their new school, problem-solving in maths and the opportunity to study the classic novel, Frankenstein.

Many sporting opportunities feature in the summer term: cricket, tennis, athletics and of course sports day. As our pupils approach the end of term they will experience transition days where they visit their new setting.  A key event within this term is the residential at PGL on the Isle of Wight. The excitement starts with four forms of travel before we even get to the centre. The pupils will encounter many exciting challenges both physical and personal through the fun packed activities package over a weekend in July.

Autumn Term 2018

It is with great pleasure that we welcome our new Year Six’s to back to Gomer Junior School. We have a challenging, thought-provoking and fun term ahead across a range of subjects. Our main text which underpins our literacy curriculum is Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. From this stimulus we will be writing diary entries, information texts about wild sea creatures and perhaps a pinch of persuasive prose, too. But wait! It does not end there. Ever heard of The Great Wave by a Kanagawa? Fret not if not because we’ll be studying this important piece of art and applying our own watercolour skills too to recreate, reimagine and reinvent this 19th century masterpiece. In addition to flexing our mental power with the aforementioned in addition to maths (place value, four operations), gSTEM and science (evolution), we’ll also be flexing our bodies through gymnastics. A healthy body and an inquisitive mind packed with knowledge is the aim. Can we do it? Of course we can. Go Gomer!