Year 6 Summer 2
Meet the teacher
Learning Values: Determined to achieve our best, Independent learners, harmonious, respectful of each other Problem-solving, risktaking, 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
- Fiction: tailored fiction tasks to our weekly writing groups – see below
- Non-Fiction: Biographies and newspaper articles – see below
Big wrote 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?
- 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 food in Spanish.
- Children will learn how to communicate their preferences and the preferences of others.
- We will also revise time and form simple sentences using conjugated verbs.
We are travel writers
- In this unit, the pupils will use a variety of digital maps to design a treasure trail.
- They will then capture photographs when completing the treasure trail and add this content to a digital map.
Health and Fitness:
- Learning games – Throw Squash and Beanbag Raid.
- Can you perform a static balance with a small base?
- Can you use throwing and catching skills and footwork during a game to evade and defend?
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, hemispheres 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 half term
No Design Technology Studies this half term