Year 6 Spring 2

 

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Curriculum

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SATs Presentation 14/02/18

Science Curriculum

Meet the teacher

Rights Respecting

Homework Timetable

Learning Values

learning values

Learning Values: Determined to achieve our best, Independent learners, harmonious. Problem-solving, risk-taking, confidence.

learning values

S.M.S.C: Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; dealing with anxiety and stress and understanding the importance of democracy, both on a national and international level.

English & Big Write

How can I write to persuade someone to think like me?

  • We will be exploring the features of persuasive and discursive writing to create a persuasive letter that links to our history topic.

What characterises the work of Neil Gaiman?

  • We will be focusing on ‘The Graveyard Book’ We will analyse the characters, themes and speci c scenes from the novel. We will work on comprehension strategies including retrieval, inference, visualisation etc.

Fiction genres

  • We will identify, from text samples, various fiction genres and their features.

Can I write in a variety of sentence types?

  • Irony sentences; (Inside), Outside sentences; in addition to revising and applying all the other sentence types.

Can I use a variety of reading strategies?

  • Supporting opinions with evidence from the text (quotations)
  • Comparing and contrasting texts by the same author
  • Cause and effect relationships (linking to the plot of the novel)
  • Locating information – skimming and scanning
  • Reading for meaning – both literal and inferential
Big Write topics:
  • How can I write to persuade someone to think like me?
  • Write a persuasive piece in one of the following contexts:
    • 1. Outline why you should become the new king of Athens.
    • 2. A current issue linked to parliament trip.
  • Can I consider an event from more than one viewpoint?
  • Choose a character and rewrite a scene from the novel, ‘The Graveyard Book’ from their point of view.
  • Can I write in role as a character?
  • Write a letter as the character Bod to Lizzie, comparing life within the graveyard to that outside.
Maths

Maths:
We are revising all the strands and objectives in the lead up to our SATs with particular focus on…

Number:

  • 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.
  • Use ratio and proportion to solve problems.
  • Revising fractions, decimals and percentages

Data handling:

  • Interpreting pie charts, line graphs, and bar graphs.
  • Finding the mean, mode, median of a set of data.
  • Using Carroll and Venn diagrams to sort numbers and shapes

Measurement:

  • Calculating perimeter and area of simple and compound shapes.
  • Calculating volume and convert units of capacity (ml, L)
  • Interpreting timetables and solving elapsed me problems.
  • Using measuring tools and conven onal markings and labels for lines and angles.

Geometry:

  • Reasoning about shapes and angles
    Reflection on of shapes and coordinates in the four quadrants
  • Drawing and naming parts of a circle
  • Draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles

Algebra:

  • Find pairs of numbers that sa sfy an equa on with 2 unknowns
  • Use simple formulae

We will be applying all of these skills to solve reasoning word problems.

Science
Human Circulatory Systems
  • What is blood and why am I full of it?
  • Pupils will be taught to:
  • identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood
  • recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function
  • describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans
History
Ancient Greece (continued)
  • What impact did the Ancient Greeks have on modern culture?
  • We will learn about democracy and how it relates to modern life.
  • We will be examining ‘artefacts’ to explain what they show us about that me.
Music
Music as a Force in Society:

Key questions:

  • Can music influence society and promote change eg Dylan/ Beethoven?
  • Can I develop a strong motif to ‘make a point’ (da da da dah!)
  • Can I recognise the ‘messages’ of songs and do I agree with them?
Art / Design Tech
  • Can I express my ideas in a 3D medium – clay masks? (linked to Ancient Greece)
  • We will be making clay masks based on creatures / people from the time of Ancient Greece.
Religious Education
Beliefs and Practice: Christianity
  • What role does Jesus play in Christianity?
  • We will explore some of the key beliefs and practices of Christianity.
  • We will look at the Bible as the source of Christian teaching and we will be thinking about other leaders who inspire us.
  • We will make links with other religions and respect their viewpoints.
Computing
Can I research our chosen topic?
  • How can I enhance the visuals on my power point my impor ng visuals and text?
  • Can I input hyperlinks?
  • Blogging
  • We will be continuing to blog about our novel study and recommend books to our peers.
  • Creating an e ec ve powerpoint. Context: parliament and democracy.
Spanish
Can I conjugate regular verbs in the present tense?
  • This term we will be looking at forming simple and extended sentences using the correct present tense verb.
  • We will also look at days of the week, months of the year and me of day.
P.E.
How can we create a good game?
  • In PE this half term, children will be learning various strategies, such as spatial awareness and speed and agility for a range of invasion games.
  • They will also create their own invasion game in groups and challenge their peers, and evaluate the effectiveness of their chosen game.
P.S.H.E
Parliament, Democracy and Economics
  • Why do we have two houses in Parliament?
  • Recognising the roles of the House of Commons; House of Lords and the monarch. This learning leads to our trip to parliament on March 14th.
  • How can we manage our stress?
  • In the run-up to SATs we will be examining a range of coping strategies for managing and dealing with stress/anxiety.

Introduction to instruments of orchestra

 

Mrs Symes

Mr Facey

Ms McCready

Ms Webber

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