Year 6 Spring 2
Meet the teacher
Learning Values: Determined to achieve our best; harmonious; respect and responsibility; collaborative learners; perseverance.
S.M.S.C: Understanding the difference between right and wrong. Making ethical decisions. Thinking about how these decisions are related to the law and justice system.
We will be focusing on ‘The Graveyard Book’ We will analyse the characters, themes and specific scenes from the novel. We will work on comprehension strategies including retrieval, inference, visualisation etc.
We will identify, from text samples, various fiction genres and their features.
Can I write in a variety of sentence types?
Irony sentences; (Inside), Outside sentences; in addition to revising and applying all the other sentence types.
Can I use a variety of reading strategies?
Supporting opinions with evidence from the text (quotations) Comparing and contrasting texts by the same author
Cause and effect relationships (linking to the plot of the novel) Locating information – skimming and scanning
Reading for meaning – both literal and inferential
We are revising all the strands and objectives in the lead up to our SATs with particular focus on…
- Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using the formal wri en method of short division where appropriate, interpreting remainders according to the context.
- Use ratio and proportion to solve problems.
- Revising fractions, decimals and percentages
- Interpreting pie charts, line graphs, and bar graphs.
- Finding the mean, mode, median of a set of data.
- Using Carroll and Venn diagrams to sort numbers and shapes
- Calculating perimeter and area of simple and compound shapes.
- Calculating volume and convert units of capacity (ml, L)
- Interpreting timetables and solving elapsed me problems.
- Using measuring tools and conven onal markings and labels for lines and angles.
- Reasoning about shapes and angles
Reflection on of shapes and coordinates in the four quadrants
- Drawing and naming parts of a circle
- Draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles
- Find pairs of numbers that sa sfy an equa on with 2 unknowns
- Use simple formulae
We will be applying all of these skills to solve reasoning word problems.
We will be drawing circuit diagrams, investigating circuits, how to make bulbs brighter and dimmer, incorporating a range of circuits and components and assessing the im- pact of these.
Do more batteries mean a brighter bulb?
What is the voltage? How is current affected when components are added?
How does electricity help us at school and home?
How does a knowledge of circuitry help us?
Ancient Greece (continued)
How have the Ancient Greeks influenced our lives?
We will learn about democracy and how it relates to modern life.
We will be examining ‘artefacts’ to explain what they show us about that time.
- 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.
What is the connection between Ancient Greece and the word democracy?
Listening to Musical Elements:
– Structure e.g. of popular song (intro, verse, chorus, bridge)
– Texture — how these can be varied for different effects
– Pitch — variation and recognition
Link to a Greek Myth as common thread eg Orpheus in the Underworld.
Art / Design Tech
– Explore Picasso’s portraits and identify the key features.
– How do we emulate his style using sketching, oil pastels and paints?
– How did he decide on a particular medium?
How do we know the difference between right and wrong?
Children will begin to understand the complexities and responsibilities around making an ethical decision.
Lessons and discussions around:
- The concept of right and wrong
- Morality linked with ideas of justice
- Ethics behind making choices
- The relationship between power and responsibility
- Moral issues around helping others
Is democracy always a good thing?
Pupils will blog and begin an online debate around the topic of democracy and how it can be abused or influenced.
Children comment and reply responsibly, showing an understanding of their digital footprint.
Can I conjugate regular verbs in the present tense?
- This term we will be looking at forming simple and extended sentences using the correct present tense verb.
- We will also look at days of the week, months of the year and me of day.
– Jumping and landing
– Transferring skills and movements across a range confidently
– Perform a range of skills fluently and accurately in practice and competitive situations.
Parliament, Democracy and Economics
- Why do we have two houses in Parliament?
- Recognising the roles of the House of Commons; House of Lords and the monarch. This learning leads to our trip to parliament on March 12th.
- 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.