Year 6 Spring 2
SATs Presentation 14/02/18
Meet the teacher
Learning Values: Determined to achieve our best, Independent learners, harmonious. Problem-solving, risk-taking, confidence.
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.
- 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.
We are revising all the strands and objectives in the lead up to our SATs with particular focus on…
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
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
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 as a Force in Society:
- 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.
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.
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?
- 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.
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.
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.
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