Year 6 Spring 1
Meet the teacher
Learning Values: Determined to achieve our best; harmonious; respect and responsibility; collabora ve learners; perseverance.
S.M.S.C: Recognising and appreciating the value of money; Understanding, respecting and exploring the impact of civilisations of the past and how they have helped shape the future.
English & Writing Outcomes
Linking with our history unit, pupils will be looking at examples of Greek myths and performing them.
Who were the heroes and villains of Greek mythology?
Can I use the following sentence types?
_ing, _ed sentences; 3 bad dash sentences; double –ly; emotion word, (comma); short sentences for impact.
Can I use the following reading strategies?
Supporting opinions with evidence from the text (quotations)
Cause and effect relationships (linking to the plot of the novel)
Locating information – skimming and scanning
Reading for meaning – both literal and inferential
Modal verbs (eg might, should, will, must) and adverbs (perhaps, surely).
Synonyms and Antonyms
Paragraphs and cohesive devices.
Addition and subtraction, mental and written methods
Calculating/ place with negative numbers
Multiplying HTU x TU using partitioning, grid a and formal written methods Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using the formal written method of short division where appropriate, interpreting remainders accord- ing to the context.
Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large num- bers and decimals.
Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division- considering the order of operations.
Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to 3 decimal places where appropriate.
Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measure- ments of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to 3 decimal places. Calculating perimeter and area of simple and compound shapes.
Fractions, decimals and percentages
Associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents [for example, 0.375] for a simple fraction [for example, 3⁄8]
Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percent- ages, including in different contexts.
Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison
Use ratio and proportion to solve problems.
Enumerate possibilities of combinations of 2 variables
Generate and describe linear number sequences
Express missing number problems algebraically
Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with 2 unknowns
Use simple formulae
Interpreting pie charts, line graphs, and bar graphs.
Finding the mean, mode, median of a set of data.
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.
- Identify influences from Ancient Greece on British society, including democracy. -Geographically, we will learn about the location of the city states, focusing on Athens and Sparta in particular.
- Look at Greek mythology and Gods / Goddesses.
- Examine ‘artefacts’ to explain what they show us about that time.
- Create historically valid questions about the causes and significance of how people lived in Ancient Greece.
Music Express – At The Movies Understanding musical narrative in animation. Create sound effects to accompany action/ movies. Use graphic notation to record their score. Musical clichés in mov- ie music Can I ‘follow’ a story told in music eg ‘On the Trail’ Ferde Grofe? Can I match sound effects to visual/ aural stimulation? Can I refine my use of graphic notation, specifying instruments, for others to read from?
Art & Design Technology
We will be making clay masks based on creatures/ people from the time of Ancient Greece.
- What roles do buildings play in the major religions? What are their similarities and differences?
- We will be looking at the importance of buildings in different religions and their features.
Sketchup – linking to History/ Geography topic
- Can you design a temple for a Greek God?
- We will be learning how to use the design programme “Sketch up” and using the skills learnt to design a temple.
- Safer Internet Day – targeted activities for Year 6 on teaching the children to be safe online.
Fit for Sport curriculum
We will be teaching a range of balance, including standing and seated balances, before moving onto balances using apparatus (e.g. on a low/high beam).
Can I construct a sequence of moves?
Living in the wider world:
- How do people earn money?
- Why do some people earn more than others?
- What is a charity and why do people donate?
- We will nd out about why people pay taxes and what they’re used for.
- To investigate homelessness and to challenge the stereotypes surrounding this.
Introduce different types of sports.
Say what sports you play and when you do it.
Revise days of the week linked with routine and sports topic.
Qué deportes sabes practicar? (What sports can you play?)