|We will be studying two key texts this half term: an anthology of WW1 poetry and ‘Kensuke's Kingdom’. These texts will allow us to develop our empathy and knowledge of history through links to both world wars. We will also use these texts to develop strategies to understand the meaning of new vocabulary and answer questions based around how different authors create meaning in different genres.||This half term, we will be focussing on the opening and ending of a story, an open-ended, creative write and a newspaper article based around current events. In grammar, the children will secure their understanding of a range of tenses, how to punctuate direct and indirect speech and review different types of clauses, including relative and embedded.|
This half term, we will have a focus on fractions; the children will begin by reminding themselves of simplifying fractions using the highest common factor. They then review converting mixed numbers into improper fractions and vice versa. They will progress onto adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. The children will solve these as arithmetic problems and then use their knowledge to solve reasoning-style questions. When secure with this, we will learn how to find unit and non-unit fractions of amounts.
We will also continue to consolidate and review key skills that are neccessary for success in the SATs, such as BIDMAS and balancing equations.
|Science||This half term, our unit of learning is on the classification of animals.|
By the end of the half-term, children will be able to give name the five different vertebrate groups, outline some of their defining characteristics and then give examples of animals that belong to that group. The children will be able to compare these to invertebrates and give some common examples of invertebrates.
The children will also know that plants are living things and will be able to give examples of flowering and non-flowering plants.
Key Question: Was Jesus the Messiah?
By the end of this unit, pupils will be able to:
Indoor – Gymnastics
This unit will teach the children how to perform a variety of floor and vault movements. The children will learn stag leaps, dive forward rolls, cartwheels and straddle over vault while developing their understanding of the necessary flexibility, strength and control needed to perform the movements successfully. Children will have the opportunity to choreograph their own sequence and routines and perform these individually and as part of a larger group.
Outdoor – Handball
In this unit the class will develop key skills through the game of handball. They will develop specific attacking and defending skills such as throwing, catching, dribbling, intercepting and shooting. Pupils use these skills to maintain possession of the ball and to create scoring opportunities in attack. They will develop defending principles such as gaining possession of the ball, denying space and stopping goals. They will be encouraged to work collaboratively to develop strategies and tactics in both attack and defence. They develop their understanding of the rules and the importance of fair play and honesty whilst self-managing matches. They will improve their ability to evaluate their own and others’ performance.
By the end of this unit, children should be able to:
|D&T||Children will practise the four elements of the design cycle:|
Designing - generate innovative ideas through research and discussion with peers and adults to develop a design brief and criteria for a design specification.
Making - make, decorate and present the food product appropriately for the intended user and purpose.
Evaluating - carry out sensory evaluations of a range of relevant products and ingredients. Record the evaluations using e.g. tables/graphs/charts such as star diagrams.
Understand how key chefs have influenced eating habits to promote varied and healthy diets.
Technical knowledge and understanding
Understand about seasonality in relation to food products and the source of different food products.
|PSHE||In PSHE, the children will be thinking about identity and behaviour online and offline. They will be reflecting on how people feel when they don’t ‘fit in’ and thinking about how they can support people. They will also be thinking about money and how they can save it.|
|Music||This half term the children are going to learn to play the Glockenspiel, they will learn about the instrument, the notes and will play songs together as a group. They will focus on timing and how to perform a song as a class.|
|Computing||This term Y6 will consider the reliability of information found online and reflect on what is meant by ‘Online Reputation’ and the implications for their own behaviours online. In programming, they will learn to use repetition when creating code for a game project.|
|French||In this unit, the children will talk about what they do in their own time, in French. They will be introduced to a variety of common weekend activities, allowing them to talk about what they do when not at school and, importantly, at what time they do it. They will also be taught a series of conjunctions, enabling them to join sentences together, developing more fluent phrases in French.|