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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Spring Term 2020

Areas of study for Year 6*

                                    

Literacy 

‘Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Anne Duffy

Similes, metaphor and personification

Descriptive sentence writing

Narrative: Alternative Endings

‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty

Diary Entry Writing

Non-chronological Reports

Formal and Informal Letter Writing

Victorian Day Recounts

Narrative: Short Stories

‘Plastic or Planet?’ Formal Written Arguments

‘Private Peaceful’ by Michael Morpurgo

Formal and Informal Letter Writing

Diary Entries

Descriptive paragraphs building tension and suspense.

First World War Poetry

Numeracy

Number and place value including: ordering and comparing numbers with up to 7-digits, decimals and negative numbers.

Roman Numerals

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Factors, Multiples and Prime Numbers (to 100)

Fractions including: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of simple fractions and mixed numbers.

Ordering and comparing fractions and mixed numbers.

Finding fractions of amounts.

Identifying equivalent fractions

Converting and comparing fractions, decimal and percentages.

2D shapes, including area and perimeter and parts of a circle.

3D shapes, including volume of cubes and cuboids and nets.

Reflection

Translation

Co-ordinates

Angles, including: identifying missing angles on straight lines, around a point and inside quadrilaterals and triangles.

Statistics including: bar charts, the mean, median, mode and range of data sets, line graphs and pie charts.

Reading

‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty

‘Private Peaceful’ by Michael Morpurgo

First World War Poetry

Guided Reading sessions will focus on developing inference and deduction skills through targeted comprehension activities.

Vocabulary building and dictionary work.

MFL

To learn key facts of Tudor history in French

To decode text

To describe Henry VIII and his wives

To memorise information

To create a storyboard

Learn in French the essential elements that all plants and animals need to survive.

Learn about some of the key habitats in our world.

To learn in French which plants grow in specific habitats.

Learn about which animals live in specific habitats and look at some of their adaptations.

RE

How do religious leaders and sacred texts contribute to believers’ understanding of their faith?

What is morality?

How do the teachings of Jesus help Christians understand their faith?

What does the Qur’an teach Muslims?

Why are the Buddha’s teachings so important to Buddhists?

Why are the 10 commandments so important for Christians?

Why are the 5 pillars of Islam so important to Muslims?

Why is the Noble Eight-Fold Path to Enlightenment so important to Buddhists?

What have we learnt from our trip to the Mosque and Church?

PE

To perform a balance with a partner

To perform group balances

To use the large apparatus

To pass and receive a ball

To use a range of throws

To develop skills when playing team games

Topic

Significant Monarchs: Queen Victoria and her reign

Including studies of workhouses, inventions, schools, railways, clothing and Dr Barnardo.

First World War

Including studies of the reasons for the outbreak of war, life in the trenches, weaponry and technology developed during the war, the role of women and how it changed as a consequence of WW1 and why we celebrate remembrance day.

Science

Evolution and Inheritance

To be able to recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.

To be able to recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.

To plan an investigation into how animals are adapted to survive in their environment.

To be able to identify how animals are adapted to their environment and how this can lead to evolution through natural selection.

To identify how plants are adapted to suit the environment that they live in in order to survive and reproduce.

Living things and their habitats

To give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

To describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.

History

Using digital and paper based sources and reference material to gather information and present evidence about the topics outlined above.

Geography

Countries of Europe circa 1914 and comparing to current map.

Music

A History of Music

Computing

Microsoft Excel

Networking and the Internet

Art, Design & Technology

Design and Technology: Textiles

To contrast and compare designers who use a range of textiles and patterns.

To research cushion construction and design from existing products.

To design a cushion based on a design brief.

To learn a range of stitches to join fabric.

To stitch and make a cushion from a design.

To evaluate the effectiveness of my product and design.

Art: Silhouettes of First World War Battlegrounds

Creating artwork inspired by the works of Augustin Edouart

*If you require additional information relating to our school curriculum, please ask at the school office or the class teacher.