Year 6 Spring 1
Meet the teacher
Learning Values: Determined to achieve our best; harmonious; respect and responsibility; collabora ve learners; perseverance.
S.M.S.C: Recognising and appreciating the value of money; Understanding, respecting and exploring the impact of civilisations of the past and how they have helped shape the future.
English & Big Write
– We will look at the features of newspaper ar cles and write our own news reports.
– Can I use the passive voice?
– Can I use reported speech?
– Can I use modal verbs?
– Linking with our history unit, pupils will be looking at examples of Greek myths and performing them.
– Who were the heroes and villains of Greek mythology?
Can I use the following sentence types?
_ing, _ed sentences; 3 bad dash sentences; double –ly; emo on word, (comma); short sentences for impact.
Can I use the following reading strategies?
– Supporting opinions with evidence from the text (quotations)
– Making predictions
– Cause and effect relationships (linking to the plot of the novel)
– Locating information – skimming and scanning
– Reading for meaning – both literal and inferential
- Create a newspaper report about a famous landmark that has disappeared.
Myths and legends
- To create and describe heroes and villains from Ancient Greek mythology and writing action sequences between them.
– Addition and subtraction, mental and written methods
– Calculating / place with negative numbers
– Multiplying HTU x TU using par oning, grid a and formal written methods
– Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using the formal wri en method of short division where appropriate, interpreting remainders according to the context.
– Perform mental calcula ons, including with mixed opera ons and large numbers and decimals.
– Solve problems involving addi on, subtrac on, mul plica on and division considering the order of operations.
– Solve problems involving the calcula on and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to 3 decimal places where appropriate.
– Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and me from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to 3 decimal places. Calcula ng perimeter and area of simple and compound shapes.
Fractions, decimals and percentages:
– Associate a frac on with division and calculate decimal frac on equivalents *for example, 0.375+ for a simple frac on *for example, 3⁄8+
– Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts.
– Solve problems involving the calcula on of percentages *for example, of measures and such as 15% of 360+ and the use of percentages for comparison
– Use ratio and propor on to solve problems.
– Enumerate possibili es of combina ons of 2 variables
– Generate and describe linear number sequences
– Express missing number problems algebraically
– Find pairs of numbers that sa sfy an equa on with 2 unknowns
– Use simple formulae
– Interpreting pie charts, line graphs, and bar graphs.
– Finding the mean, mode, median of a set of data.
- What impact does electricity have on our lives?
- We will be drawing circuit diagrams, investigating circuits, how to make bulbs brighter and dimmer and using a range of circuits and components.
- Do more batteries mean a brighter bulb?
- How does electricity help us at school and home?
- How does a knowledge of circuitry help us outside of school?
(Geography – alternate terms with History)
What impact did the Ancient Greeks have on modern culture?
– We will identify in uences from Ancient Greece on British society, including democracy.
– Geographically, we will learn about the location of the city states, focusing on Athens and Sparta in particular.
– We will look at Greek mythology and Gods/Goddesses.
– We will be examining ‘artefacts’ to explain what they show us about that time.
– We will be creating historically valid ques ons about the causes and signi cance of how people lived in Ancient Greece.
Music hall: performing together
– I can use a variety of skills to create a music hall performance.
– Can I sing a simple two part song?
– Can I sing in me and hold a note?
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.
History of Belief
– What did past generations believe?
– How have the ideas and beliefs in Britain today been influenced across time by a variety of traditions?
We will be producing a class yearbook using desktop publishing tools.
- They will be sourcing, writing, edit and combine images and text from a range of sources.
- How can you make your yearbook engaging and visual?
Fit for Sport curriculum
– We will be teaching a range of balances, including standing and seated balances, before moving onto balances using apparatus (e.g. on a low/high beam).
Living in the wider world:
- How do people earn money?
- Why do some people earn more than others?
- What is a charity and why do people donate?
- We will nd out about why people pay taxes and what they’re used for.
- To investigate homelessness and to challenge the stereotypes surrounding this.
- We will be looking at numbers and colours as well as introducing members of the family and greetings.
- We will also begin to look at some basic grammar.
To be studied next half term.