Dinnington Community Primary School


Autumn 2017

Autumn Term

Our novel study this term is Trash.

All of our writing this term will be based on this book. We will be using the book as a stimulus for reading and writing by creating:


  • A job application persuasive letter
  • A setting description based on the children's first impressions of the dumpsite
  • A recount diary entry
  • A poem

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Our Project

Our project this term is based on Science.


Our key question is "Is all change natural?"




The following Year 6 objectives will be covered during this term

• Understand that light appears to travel in straight lines.

• Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eyes.

• Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them, and to predict the size of shadows when the position of the light source changes.

• Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes.

• Use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.

• Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.

• Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.

• Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

• Plan enquiries, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.

• Record data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, bar and line graphs, and models.

• Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.

• Recognise the importance of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way the human body functions.

• Describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

• Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics.

• Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

• Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.

• Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.

• Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.