Year 6 Summer 2
Meet the teacher
Learning Values: Respectful and responsible. Nurtured, Harmonious, Creative. Problem-solving, risk-taking, confidence, collaborative learning.
S.M.S.C: Responsible risk-taking at PGL. Supporting one another to prepare for the transition to high school. Celebrating and reflecting on our time together at North Ealing Primary.
English & Big Write
- What do various poems have in common? I can compare poems by di erent authors and say how they are similar and different. I can look at the deeper meaning in poetry. I can form an opinion about poems. I can recite poetry in di erent forms.
- ‘The Listeners’ – Walter De La Mare
- ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ – Robert Frost
- ‘Not Waving but Drowning’ – Stevie Smith
- ‘My Heart is in the Highlands’ – Robert Burns
- ‘April Rain Song’ – Langston Hughes
- ‘Messy Room’ – Shel Silverstein
We will be covering a range of c on wri ng, ensuring that our pupils can write for a range of purposes and audiences. We will be focusing on the use of advance grammatical structures and the precise selec on of higher level vocabulary.
We will be preparing for our Year 6 production: Super Stan!
Big wrote Topic
- Create a festival!
After exploring some slightly unusual festivals vals around the world, pupils will write an explanation report or leaflet to describe the details of the fes val they have created themselves.
- Discursive Writing
Comparing the advantages and disadvantages of the society presented in The Giver.
We will continue to consolidate calculation skills in all areas.
We are looking at a range of problem solving strategies and applying newly taught strategies to ‘greater depth’ problems. Strategies include:
- Use a table
- Make a list
- Logical reasoning
- Work backwards
- Find a pattern
- Guess and check
- Venn diagram
- I can solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of frac ons and mul ples.
- I can solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found.
- I can interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs
Human Circulatory Systems
Pupils will be taught to:
- Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the func ons 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
We are preparing for our show – THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF SUPER STAN
Unit 21: Who Knows?
- Compose and perform music in response to musical and non-musical s muli.
- Explore how musical elements are used to create different moods.
- Write and perform from graphic scores.
- Can I follow simple notation?
- Can I use a graphic score?
How is water represented through the medium by different known artists?
- Children will experiment with a variety of brush strokes, paint texture and colour mixing and blending to create their own ‘waterscape.’
- Overall aim: to begin to understand the complexities and responsibilities around making an ethical decision.
- During ’Interfaith Week’ we will be visited by a representa ve from both Narconon and Water Aid.
- Use of opposite descriptive adjectives.
- Italian food and meals, how to offer, accept and refuse.
- Physical description of themselves and others.
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.
How can we create a good game?
In PE this half term, children will be learning various strategies, such as spatial awareness, speed and agility for a range of team games. Through playing the games Throlf and Rainbow Baseball we will continue to work on coordination with small equipment and agility.
PGL school journey— Outdoor activities (3-7 July)
What’s important in a relationship?
- We will be discussing different types of adult rela onships with con dence; 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.
The Frozen Planet
- Ice, Ice everywhere, but will it last? We will explore the features of the polar regions; look at the wildlife that lives there and how they adapt to the cold; discuss the human impact on these regions and also look at the race to the South Pole.