Year 6 Summer 1
Meet the teacher
Learning Values: Determined to achieve our best. Independent learners, harmonious, respectful of each other. Problem-solving, risk-taking, confidence.
S.M.S.C: Healthy lifestyle - including nutrition and drugs. Challenging stereotypes, kindness and forgiveness. Being a good friend, healthy communication within relationships, positive body image.
English & Big Write
English – Sats Preparation:
- We will be preparing children for their SATs by:
- Looking at and completing past papers
- Reading comprehension
- SPAG – and supporting them with explicit teaching of appropriate reading strategies and revising all SPAG terminology
- Supporting opinions with evidence from the text (quotations)
- Cause and effect rela onships (linking to the plot of the novel)
- Locating information – skimming and scanning Reading for meaning – both literal and inferential
- Tailored fiction tasks to our weekly writing groups – see below
Non – Fiction:
- Biographies and newspaper articles – see below
- Irony sentences; emotion word comma; imagine 3 sentences; noun, who/which/where.
- Use of higher level punctuation.
- Can you manipulate your clause structures for greater effect?
Big Write Topics
- Who was Charles Darwin?
- Children research and write a biography of Charles Darwin
- Hold the Front page!
- Write a newspaper article on a topical theme – Can the passive voice be used?
- Fiction task
- Tailored to writing groups – can you use the full range of sentence types and a variety of punctuation?
- We are revising all the strands and objectives in the lead up to our SATs with par cular focus on…
- Mental strategies.
- Order of operations.
- Formal written methods of multiplication including decimals Formal written methods of division including decimals
- Multiplying and dividing fractions.
- Interpreting and drawing pie charts, line graphs, and bar graphs.
- Finding the mean, mode, median of a set of data.
- Converting and using measures of volume.
- Circle geometry.
- Simple formulae, linear equations and alternative solutions.
We will be applying all of these skills to solve reasoning word problems.
We will consider the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function.
Evolution and inheritance
- How have animals adapted to their environments?
- Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment.
- Know that adaptations may link to evolution.
- What makes you unique?
- Recognise that all living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to parents.
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?
How are mountains represented in art?
- We will look at the work of Hatsushika Hokusi. We will create artworks based around this style using a range of media: printing, fabric collage, painting.
Special leaders: Who was Jesus Christ?
- that Jesus is a special leader for Christians.
- that Christians believe Jesus to be divine.
- that Christians believe he was incarnated (i.e. born as a human being) on earth about 2000 years ago.
- that Christians believe he taught about God’s kingdom.
- that Christians believe that he was crucified as a means of ensuring forgiveness for humankind and that he was subsequently resurrected.
We will be learning:
- This term we will be looking at colours. We will also be learning the names for the different parts of the body and facial features.
- The children will then look at descriptions of people and begin learning how to describe themselves. We will also revise simple sentence structure.
We are travel writers
- In this unit, the pupils document their educational visit to PGL.
- They research their destination and explore different routes.
- While there, they capture photographs, audio and video.
- On re- turn they add this content to a digital map.
Health and Fitness:
- Learning games – Throw Squash and Beanbag Raid.
- Working on sta c balances with a small base, throwing and catching skills and footwork during a game to evade and defend.
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.
What’s important in a relationship? What makes a good friend?
- We will be discussing different types of child and adult relationships ; considering appropriate physical and emotional behaviour in relationships and recognising what form of touching is appropriate. We will also explore positive and negative ways to communicate in a relationship.
What changes will I experience during puberty?
- We will learn about how and why our body changes during puberty in preparation for reproduction. We will explore the process of conception and pregnancy.
How is a mountain made?
- We will locate UK and worldwide major mountains and mountain ranges using maps, atlases and digital/computer mapping – recap equator, latitude/longitude, tropics, hemi- spheres etc
- We will consider the physical characteristics of mountains, including volcanoes, formation, features etc
- Human geography: we will consider some settlements around mountains; economic activities including trade and distribution of natural resources.
No History will be taught this term
No Design Technology this half term.