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/
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Spring Term 2020
Across the oceans, discovering wonders of the world, our Year 6 explorers will come across many challenges and theories. Meeting the mysterious Kensuke and following Michael on his epic survival journey, will give them an appetite for future discoveries, quests and the creation of technical documents. Not only will they discover why Orangutans call each other in a certain way but also how you can make pigment from natural products. Through the art of literacy investigations, Year 6 children will endeavour to design their own island and create information text on its evolution. Be prepared for these extraordinary experiences to venture home in the form of Watch Hill Wonders, Pester your Parent quizzes and survival in the wild constructions.
The awesome adventures never end in Year 6, as towards the end of the half term there will be challenges from the Darwin’s theories on the concepts of evolution, using their scientific skills to untangle the challenges set by the staff at Marwell Zoo. With their GSTEM and all inspiring talents, the children will be confronted with tasks from the discovery of a new species, to scientific experiments and researching the effects that global warming has on our natural environment. Survival in our ever-changing world will be some of the areas for discovery in the second half of the term.
Local field trips will enable Year 6 to investigate how our local coastline has changed and how this is managed. They will be carrying out comparisons to other local beaches and raising questions on the differences.
This term Year 6 will be immersed in a mind exploding adventures that will be talked about for many years to come.
Autumn Term 2019
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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‘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.