|We will be using three different texts to drive our English lessons next half term.
We will be studying William Shakespeare's ‘Romeo and Juliet’ as our classic and ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes as our narrative poetry.
As we study these texts, the children will be practising their ability to retrieve key information from texts, use evidence to draw inferences about characters and use evidence to support their responses to questions.
|In writing, we will be learning and imitating a new Talk 4 Writing text. Kidnapped is a tense thriller, which includes many strategies for suspense and is written using a flashback structure. We will also make links with our history topic, WWII, culminating in a diary entry written from the point of view of a soldier. We will continue to teach and review Year 6 grammar and punctuation, including relative clauses, adverbial phrases and the features of informal and formal writing.
|In maths, we will be expanding our knowledge of the place value system to study ratio, using our fractions knowledge to help us. We will learn to use the four operations to solve problems involving numbers with up to two decimal points.
We will also apply our understanding of fractions to problems involving percentages and begin to study algebra.
|Number – Decimals
|Number – Algebra
Our unit for this term will be biology, learning about animals including humans. By the end of the topic, children will be able to:
Excitingly, for the first time at St. Michael's, Year 6 will be studying Humanism, a non-religious way of life. This half term, our key question is:
‘Do Humanists believe life has a purpose?’
|Tag Rugby, focussing on physical fitness, and accurately sending & receiving a ball to a target and teammate
|Yoga, focussing on physical fitness through development of flexibility.
Swimming – some children will be taken swimming on Tuesdays. Letters will be given to them.
|French – Manger et bouger
We will be discussing the components of a healthy diet in French:
By the end of the topic, the children will be able to:
|Art and Design
|Our big question for our PSHE sessions is:
‘How we can take more responsibility for selfcare and who cares for us as we grow older, including at secondary school?’
The children will study:
|The musical focus of this half term is ‘a Street Dance Performance’.
‘The street’ is the setting for this unit of buskers and flash mobs. The children explore Ravel’s ‘Bolero’ through rhythmical mime, learn songs with instrumental accompaniments, and create a dance to build into a street performance.
|In Online Safety lessons this term, Y6 will consider what online content is appropriate to share and when and why this might change. They will learn to use spreadsheets and the tools within it to calculate.