Year 6 Transition

Welcome to the Year 6 Transition area. Below are examples of the kind of activities that take place during the transition days.

KS2/3 Transition Week, Pontarddulais Cluster – Formula 1

Key

    • Activities to be completed in Primary Schools – will be required for transition week as a continuing activity, source of information or skill.
    • Activities to be completed during transition week using skills and/or resources started in Primary Schools.
    • Activities to form part of wider scheme of work undertaken by Primary Schools if they so wish.

Digital Competence

    • Create a database on F1 drivers
    • Analyse and graph data
    • Search using two or more criteria for a specific purpose.
    • Add or remove data fields to improve quality

NB: Shows cross-phase working on Hwb

Mathematics and Numeracy

    • Lap times & distances to 3dp / order / rounding to nearest whole and 2dp
    • Percentage of Fuel – How many laps could you do with x amount of fuel?
    • Inverse checks throughout
    • Distances from Grand Prix venues – scales, miles, km
    • Timetable of a racing driver – practice, qualifying, race, travel
    • Time zones – different venues
    • Measure the perimeter of a track
    • Profit & Loss – car costs, advertising, sponsors
    • Ticket Prices – Comparisons * Currency Converters
    • Cost of Tyres – durability i.e. number of laps they do, best buys
    • Conversions – miles to kms for race distances, litres to pints to gallons
    • Cost of a tank of fuel
    • Estimate the length of time a race should take – speed, distance, time
    • Average temperature & rainfall – data and graph
    • Line graphs of lap times
    • Bar Graphs – Points of races
    • Mode, median, range – Drivers ages
    • Population Density
    • Salaries – yearly, monthly, weekly, daily, hourly by minute
    • Plan a trip to a Grand Prix – airline comparisons, budget and currency
    • Tally charts – wins, poll position, last year’s finishes – fractions, decimals and percentages
    • Stadium capacity

Science and Technology

Design Technology

    • Using 2D design packages
    • Range of materials
    • Graphic designs for vehicles
    • Using CAM software
    • Streamlining of vehicles

Science

    • Complete investigation streamlining & air resistance in F1 vehicles
    • Success criteria
    • Prediction
    • Variables
    • Method
    • Results – Speed = Distance / Time
    • Line graph
    • Conclusion
    • Reflection/Evaluation

This will be a project started in primary school with the practical aspects being performed during transition week. Evaluations will then be completed back in year 6 class due to time limitations.

Humanities

Geography

    • Mapping the different countries
    • Temperature and rainfall graphs comparing two countries
    • Impact of building in the local area
    • Scale of distances from Silverstone to other tracks

History

    • Research the history of Grand Prix (Timeline)

Language, Literacy and Communication

Oracy

    • Discussion – Why is F1 a male dominated sport?
    • Interview with race driver, family member, team etc.
    • Voiceovers – children watch race with commentaries & then devise own voiceover
    • Presentation – showcase the car they have designed
    • Motivational speech
    • Persuasive pitch – why should you sponsor our team?

Reading

    • Research of countries
    • Biographies of racing drivers
    • Analysing F1 websites
    • Web Quest
    • Research relevant to maths data
    • Looking at examples of descriptive passages

Writing

    • Letter of application to be part of F1 team
    • Discussion task – building a racing circuit in local area
    • Senses poem
    • Persuasive leaflet about country
    • Pit stop instructional writing
    • Blogging a driver’s performance
    • Poster to advertise Grand Prix
    • Description of an F1 racer and family views

Health and Well-being

    • Choose success criteria for formula 1 driver
    • Fitness Testing – Components of Fitness E.g. Speed Test – 50m Sprint; Muscular Power – Standing Long Jump; Muscular Strength – Throwing a tennis ball as far as you can; Co-ordination – Tennis Ball Test; Balance – Stork Stand Test; Cardio-vascular Test – Skipping for a minute
    • Estimating & measuring actual scores for Fitness Test
    • Discussion – Building a Track in the local area – PMI Grid, Arguments for & against including Eco Issues, Socio-economic, Conclusion
    • Estimating & measuring actual scores for Fitness Test

Expressive Arts

Drama and Music

    • Cheerleading – create a chant to promote your team
    • Jingle or rap to advertise the team
    • Opening ceremony for a Grand Prix

Art

    • Design a new kit for a team.
    • Design a new logo for a team
    • Design a trophy for a team

Cymraeg

    • Oracy – job interview
    • Reading – read character description and draw the character
    • Writing – character description in the third person
    • Writing – conversation between two racing drivers (linked to character description)

KS2/3 Transition Week, Pontarddulais Cluster – Flight

Key

    • Activities to be completed in Primary Schools – will be required for transition week as a continuing activity, source of information or skill.
    • Activities to be completed during transition week using skills and/or resources started in Primary Schools.
    • Activities to form part of wider scheme of work undertaken by Primary Schools if they so wish.

Digital Competence

      • Create a database on aeroplanes
      • Analyse and graph data
      • Search using two or more criteria for a specific purpose.
      • Add or remove data fields to improve quality

NB: Shows cross-phase working on Hwb

Mathematics and Numeracy

    • Distances to 3dp / order / rounding to nearest whole and 2dp
    • Inverse checks throughout
    • Distances from between airports – scales, miles, km
    • Timetable of an airline pilot, airport flight list
    • Time zones – different countries visited
    • Measure the area / perimeter runways – scale drawings
    • Profit & Loss – spaceflight, advertising, sponsors, Virgin Galactic
    • Ticket Prices – Comparisons * Currency Converters
    • Cost of flight tickets – currency
    • Estimate the length – speed, distance, time different types of plane
    • Average temperature & rainfall – data and graph
    • Bar Graphs – volume of traffic through airport
    • Mode, median, range 
    • Population Density – working space in airport
    • Plan a trip to a holiday destination – airline comparisons, budget and currency
    • Tally charts, fractions, decimals and percentages
    • Symmetry – Escher
    • Temperature and rainfall graphs comparing two countries

Science and Technology

Design Technology

    • Using 2D design packages
    • Range of materials
    • Graphic designs for vehicles
    • Using CAM software
    • Streamlining of vehicles

Science

    • Complete wingspan investigation 
    • Success criteria
    • Prediction
    • Variables
    • Method
    • Results – Speed = Distance / Time
    • Line graph
    • Conclusion
    • Reflection/Evaluation

This will be a project started in primary school with the practical aspects being performed during transition week. Evaluations will then be completed back in year 6 class due to time limitations.

Humanities

Geography

    • Mapping the different countries / coordinates / grid references
    • Impact of building airport / runway in the local area
    • Scale of distances Amelia Earhart travelled

History

    • Research the history of Space Race / Flight (Timeline)

Language, Literacy and Communication

Oracy

    • Discussion – impact of new airport/runway?
    • Interview with Chuck Yeager
    • Voiceovers – children watch moon landing with commentaries & then devise own voiceover
    • Presentation – think of new Welsh airline
    • Persuasive pitch – why should you fly with us?

Reading

    • Research of AE / Airports / Bias
    • Biographies of AE/ AJ / Wright Bros.
    • Web Quest
    • Research relevant to maths data
    • Looking at examples of descriptive passages

Writing

    • Letter of application to be astronaut / pilot
    • Discussion task – building an airport in Gower
    • Senses poem
    • Persuasive leaflet about airport / airline
    • Persuasion – dream team for space mission
    • Flight crew instructional writing
    • Vlog as astronaut / IS
    • Poster to advertise airline / airport / AE Missing
    • Description of a historical space / flight figure

Health and Well-being

    • Choose success criteria for astronaut
    • Diet – space food / aeroplane food – healthy menu
    • P4C – factors affecting astronauts e.g. sunlight, gravity, nutrition, isolation, claustrophobia, relationships – preparation for
    • Fitness Testing – Components of Fitness E.g. Speed Test – 50m Sprint; Muscular Power – Standing Long Jump; Muscular Strength – Throwing a tennis ball as far as you can; Co-ordination – Tennis Ball Test; Balance – Stork Stand Test; Cardio-vascular Test – Skipping for a minute
    • Estimating & measuring actual scores for Fitness Test
    • Discussion – Building an airport in the local area – PMI Grid, Arguments for & against including Eco Issues, Socio-economic, Conclusion
    • Estimating & measuring actual scores for Fitness Test

Expressive Arts

Drama and Music

      • Jingle or rap to advertise the airline
      • TV advert
      • Radio Broadcast

Art

    • Design a new outfit for a pilot/AE/Hostess
    • Design a new logo for a plane / airline
    • Kite design
    • William Morris / Escher – bird designs

Cymraeg

    • Oracy – astronaut
    • Reading – read character description and draw the character
    • Writing – character description in the third person on AE / CY
    • Writing – conversation between AE / CY (linked to character description)

KS2/3 Transition Week, Pontarddulais Cluster – Le Grand Départ!

Key

    • Activities to be completed in Primary Schools – will be required for transition week as a continuing activity, source of information or skill.
    • Activities to be completed during transition week using skills and/or resources started in Primary Schools.
    • Standalone activities to occur during transition week, prepared by comprehensive.
    • Activities to form part of wider scheme of work undertaken by Primary Schools if they so wish.

Digital Competence

      • Create a database on aeroplanes
      • Analyse and graph data
      • Search using two or more criteria for a specific purpose.
      • Add or remove data fields to improve quality

NB: Shows cross-phase working on Hwb

Mathematics and Numeracy

 

    • Distances to 3dp / order / rounding to nearest whole and 2dp
    • Inverse checks throughout
    • Distances from between French towns – scales, miles, km
    • Timetable
    • Measure the area / perimeter – scale drawings
    • Profit & Loss – accounts for entrepreneurship element
    • Prices – Comparisons – nutrition bars / T de F accommodation
    • Estimate the length – speed, distance, time
    • Bar Graphs – compare contents of nutrition bars
    • Plan a trip to a holiday destination – airline comparisons, budget and currency
    • Story of the graph – e.g. height on a mountain stage
    • Pupils are going to choose different parts to create the best bike they can with a given budget for the Tour de France race. There are aspects of managing money, best buys, reasoning their answers/choices, percentages and averages involved.

Science and Technology

Design Technology – Make a Nutrition Bar

    • Keywords
    • Initial research – Lotus Diagram
    • Ideas – Image collage
    • Initial Design Features / Initial designs
    • Final design
    • Planning and making
    • Evaluation

Design Technology – Packaging for Nutrition Bar

    • Keywords
    • Initial research – Lotus Diagram
    • Ideas – Image collage
    • Initial Design Features / Initial designs
    • Final design
    • Planning and making
    • Evaluation
    • Using 2D design packages / Range of materials / Graphic designs for packaging / Using CAM software

Science

    • Investigation – Testing 3 different energy drinks to find out which is best for giving an athlete energy

Computer Science

    • iMovie adverts for nutrition bars
    • Create a database on cyclists / teams / bikes
    • Analyse and graph data
    • Search using two or more criteria for a specific purpose
    • Add or remove data fields to improve quality

Humanities

Geography

    • Mapping elements of La Tour de France / Grid references
    • Plan a Tour de Wales
    • Contours / Mountains
    • Fair Trade
    • Food miles

History

    • History of the bicycle – development of wheel
    • Database – Turning point of speed
    • History of the Tour de France

Religious Education

    • Meditation
    • Ethics of doping – Discussion text

Language, Literacy and Communication

Oracy

    • Discussion – Why can’t women compete in the Tour de France?
    • Interview with Geraint Thomas
    • Voiceovers – commentate on the final 500m of a Tour de France stage
    • Presentation – Dragon’s Den sales pitch for their nutrition bar

Reading

    • Research of T de F / Nutrition / Cycling
    • Biographies of Geraint Thomas / Chris Froome / Simon Yates
    • Research relevant to maths data
    • Looking at examples of descriptive passages

Writing

    • Food diary
    • Discussion task – doping / women in T de F
    • Senses poem – e.g. cycling up Mont Ventoux or a Welsh Mountain
    • Persuasion – sales pitch for nutrition bar
    • Recipes and DT instructional writing, menus
    • Vlog as cyclist or company selling nutrition bars
    • Poster to advertise nutrition bar / Tour de Wales

Health and Well-being

Physical Well-being

    • Challenge skills menu.
    • Circuit challenge. How many calories can you burn?

Food and Nutrition

    • Mission nutrition quiz
    • Calorific energy. Sports performance nutrition.
    • Hydration, ‘think your drink’ for ‘Tour de France’

Social Well-being

    • Team spin session. The journey of ‘Tour de France’

Mental Well-being

    • Winning at a price
    • Substance misuse and the ‘Tour de France’

Expressive Arts

Drama and Music

    • Jingle or rap to advertise the nutrition bar
    • TV advert
    • Radio Broadcast
    • Peer pressure role play – drugs
    • Creating music for relaxation / meditation
    • Acrostic Poem, Monologue & Costume design
    • Launchpad software to create musical section for opening event of TDF

Art

    • Design a new outfit for a T de F / T de W Cyclist
    • Design a new logo for a team
    • Tour de Wales posters
    • How artists capture movement and speed in their artwork
    • How artists represent sports people in art, use these ideas to represent cyclists
    • How artists capture energy in their artwork, use these ideas to represent cyclists

Cymraeg

    • Welsh athletes
    • 3rd person description of famous Welsh athletes

MFL

    • Rider profile – introducing yourself to fellow competitors
    • Colours and numbers
    • Language of the Peloton