Year 6 Autumn 2
Learning Values: Creativity, Lifelong Learners, Collaborative learners, Respect and responsibility.
S.M.S.C: We will be respecting our own opinions and the ideas and beliefs of others.
UNICEF: Article 30—You have the right to your own cultural identity and indigenous groups need special protection. This is linked to our rivers topic and the lives of the different indigenous groups who live along the Amazon.
English & Big Write
What do various poems have in common? I can compare poems by different poets and say how they are similar and different. I can look at the deeper meaning in poetry. I can form an opinion about poems. I can recite poetry in different forms. I can write a riddle, kenning, cinquain and metaphorical poem. Poems we will be analysing are: ‘Messy Room’ – Shel Silverstein; ‘The Listeners’ – Walter De La Mare and ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ – Robert Frost
Figurative language — Metaphorical Me:
How can poetry be used to explore abstract nouns? In this unit, we will be studying examples of figurative language (similes, metaphors and personification). We will investigate how authors describe characters. We will apply this learning to create our own descriptions of an abstract
noun, as though it is a human eg: a day in the life of ‘Hatred.’
What are the features of a non-chronological report? We will be using our knowledge of the Rivers topic to write a non-chronological report on the Amazon.
We will be using modelled text to understand the language needed to write clear instructions and use this to write instructions to make a simple Christmas craft activity for a Year 6 pupil.
Reading skills—Skimming and scanning, making predictions, making inferences, recognising the features of non-fiction texts
Pupils will write a characterisation of an abstract noun in the style of a poem.
Non-chronological report on rivers
Pupils will write a report on the ways humans/animals use the Amazon river.
Pupils will create a Christmas craft activity for a Year 6 pupil.
We will be continuing to learn about fractions, including comparing and ordering, simplifying, adding and subtracting fractions, as well as converting between mixed/improper fractions. We will also be converting between fractions/decimals and percentages.
We will then be learning about coordinates. We will be plotting and locating shapes in the 4 quadrants and using coordinates to translate and reflect shapes.
Our next unit will be on written addition and subtraction of whole numbers and decimals, using the formal written columnar method.
We will then be transferring these skills to solve worded problems. Following on from this, our focus will be place value and ordering of decimal numbers; multiplying and dividing by 10/100/1000 (including decimals); multiplying and rounding decimal numbers (inclusive of worded problems).
Our measurement topic includes converting units of length and converting between the imperial/metric system. We will be creating measured scale models to showcase our learning at the conclusion of this unit. We will also look at converting units of time. We will be consolidating our understanding of factors and multiples applying these to help us use the formal written method of short division to calculate ThHTO÷O and also to solve word problems.
Light – How can you light up your life?
Pupils will recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines. Pupils will use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.
Pupils will 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. Pupils will use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them
Continuing study of Henry Moore’s wartime sketches, building to a 3D representation. Is modern art truly art?
We will be looking at the light installations created by artist Dan Flavin and use his work to inspire our own ‘light sculptures’ combining the techniques of sgraffito and reflection. We will
discuss our opinions of modern art and take a virtual tour of modern art around the world, also looking at how artists show light in a variety of styles.
Is there life after death?
- Pupils understand that there are various beliefs about what happens at death.
- Some people believe in an afterlife, some in bodily resurrection, some believe in reincarnation, and others believe that we only have one life and death is final.
- Pupils will reflect on the beliefs of their own family.
How do rivers impact the lives of people living along them. We will describe and label the physical features of a river system. We will locate important rivers in the world. We will compare rivers in our local area (the Thames), with the Amazon river in South America. We will be writing a non-chronological report about rivers.
Exploring Lyrics and Melody. Can I compose a song with an awareness of the relationship between lyrics and melody?
Christmas concert preparation.
Whole day challenge to construct a bridge with given resources. How can I improve my structure?
We are Computational Thinkers
Pupils will design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals. Pupils will use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output. Pupils will use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
Applying Physical Skills
Children will develop stability, balance agility and interception skills through ‘Jump Ball’ and ‘Jump Roll Balance Games.
Can I maintain my balance?
How can I develop my sequence?
Health and Well-being
Pupils will learn how to keep themselves healthy. They will consider choices about healthy eating, fitness and their emotional and mental well-being. They will develop an age appropriate understanding of healthy relationships and staying safe from abuse and exploitation. Pupils will consider how to prevent all forms of bullying, including online bullying and prejudice-based bullying.
Can I ask and answer some questions about myself and others? Can I identify members of my family?
Pupils will also consolidate greetings and beginnings of conversations.
History: We will not be studying History this half term.