Year 6 - Autumn 2
Year 6 Curriculum Talk
Meet The Teacher
Learning Values: Creativity, Lifelong Learners, Collaborative learners, Respect and Responsibility.
S.M.S.C: We will be respecting our own opinions and the ideas and beliefs of others.
English & Writing Outcomes
What do various poems have in common? I can compare poems by different poets 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 different forms. I can write a riddle, kenning, cinquain and metaphorical poem. Poems we will be analysing will include World War poetry.
Figurative language — Metaphorical Me:
How can poetry be used to explore abstract nouns? In this unit, we will be studying examples of figurative language (similes, metaphors and personification). We will investigate how authors describe characters. We will apply this learning to create our own descriptions of an abstract noun, as though it is a human eg: a day in the life of ‘Hatred.’
What are the features of a non-chronological report?
We will be using our knowledge of the Rivers topic to write a non- chronological report on the Amazon.
Skimming and scanning, making predictions, making inferences, recognising the features of non-fiction texts.
Pupils will write a characterisation of an abstract noun in the style of a poem.
Non-chronological report on rivers
Pupils will write a report on the ways humans/animals use the Amazon river.
Pupils will create a Christmas craft activity for a Year 6 pupil.
What is the easiest way to add these fractions?
We will be continuing to learn about fractions, including comparing and ordering, simplifying, adding and subtracting fractions, as well as converting between mixed/improper fractions. We will also be converting between fractions/decimals and percentages.
We will then be learning about coordinates. We will be plotting and locating shapes in the 4 quadrants and using coordinates to translate and reflect shapes.
What is the most efficient way to solve these problems?
Our next unit will be on written addition and subtraction of whole numbers and decimals, using the formal written columnar method. We will then be transferring these skills to solve worded problems.
Following on from this, our focus will be place value and ordering of decimal numbers; multiplying and dividing by 10/100/1000 (including decimals); multiplying and rounding decimal numbers (inclusive of worded problems) How can you check this is correct/ a reasonable answer?
Our measurement topic includes converting units of length and converting between the imperial/metric system. We will be creating measured scale models to showcase our learning at the conclusion of this unit. We will also look at converting units of time.
We will be consolidating our understanding of factors and multiples applying these to help us use the formal written method of short division to calculate ThHTO÷O and also to solve word problems.
Big question: How does light travel?
Pupils will recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines. Pupils will use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye. Pupils will explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes. Pupils will use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them
Reflect / refraction / opaque / transparent / translucent / reflection.
- Can I experiment with different styles which architects have used?
- Can I include technical aspects in my work?
- Children will use stylistic features of well known architects in their 3D work and explain how their work is similar/ different.
Is there life after death?
- Pupils understand that there are various beliefs about what happens at death.
- Some people believe in an afterlife, some in bodily resurrection, some believe in reincarnation, and others believe that we only have one life and death is final.
- Pupils will reflect on the beliefs of their own family.
- What are the similarities and differences between the Thames and the Ganges?
- We will learn about the physical features of a river system.
- We will learn about the human aspects of rivers including how rivers are used and settlements along rivers.
- We will compare The Thames with the Ganges.
Exploring Lyrics and Melody.
- Can I compose a song with an awareness of the relationship between lyrics and melody?
- Christmas concert preparation.
We are Computational Thinkers
- Pupils will design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals.
- Pupils will use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output.
- Pupils will use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
Applying Physical Skills
- Children will develop stability, balance agility and interception skills through ‘Jump Ball’ and ‘Jump Roll Balance Games.
- Can I maintain my balance?
- How can I develop my sequence?
Health and Wellbeing
- Exploring ways in which people are similar and different themes of diversity and equality.
- How should we treat each other online?
- Being safe online – what trust means online, what to do if you have concerns online and the idea of appearance.
- Introducing animals.
- Can I ask and answer some questions about farm animals and pets using the correct conjugated form of the verb ‘to have’?
- Can I identify noun genders and plurals with definite and indefinite article?
- Children will continue to consolidate greetings and introductions.
- Learn to ask and answer ‘Where do you live?’ in Spanish.
History: We will not be studying History this half term.