|We will be using three different texts to drive our English lessons next half term.|
We will be studying Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ as our narrative and we will be studying ‘The Raven’ by Edgar Allen Poe and ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes.
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.
|We will be writing in a range of genres, including an informal message in a bottle, a non-fiction guide to survival on a desert island and a narrative. We will focus on formality by choosing appropriate language and grammar for the text types.|
|Maths||In maths, we will be extending our knowledge of the place value system to study decimals. 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 - Percentages||Number - Algebra|
Identify the value of each digit in numbers given to 3 decimal places and multiply numbers by 10, 100 and 1 000 giving answers up to 3 decimal places.
Multiply one-digit numbers with up to 2 decimal places by whole numbers.
Use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to 2 decimal places.
Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy.
Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison.
Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages including in different contexts.
Use simple formulae.
Generate and describe linear number sequences.
Express missing number problems algebraically.
Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns.
Enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables.
|Science||Our topic for this term will be biology, learning about animals including humans. By the end of the topic, children will be able to:|
• Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system
• 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.
|RE||Christianity and God.|
Our key question for the half term is: ‘What does it mean if God is holy and loving?’
During this topic, pupils are expected to be able to:
• Identify some different types of biblical texts, using technical terms accurately.
• Explain connections between biblical texts and Christian ideas of God, using theological terms.
• Make clear connections between the biblical texts studied about God and how Christians put these ideas into practice; through calling for justice and forgiveness.
• Show how Christians put their beliefs into practice in worship.
• Weigh up how biblical ideas about love, holiness or forgiveness relate to the issues, problems and opportunities of their own lives and the world today, developing insights of their own.
|PE||Netball, focussing on physical fitness, and accurately sending & receiving a ball to a target.|
Pupils will improve on key skills used in dodgeball such as throwing, dodging and catching. They also learn how to select and apply tactics to the game to outwit their opponent. Pupils are given opportunities to play games independently and are taught the importance of being honest whilst playing to the rules.
|History||This half term, we will be studying the causes and impact of the Second World War. Our key objectives are:|
• Describe the causes of WW2.
• Explain why both Nazi Germany and the USSR attacked Poland in Sept 1939
• Describe what happened during the Phoney War and why it happened.
• Explain what Blitzkrieg was and how it gave Nazi Germany an advantage.
• Describe the effects of the USSR and USA joining the war.
• Explain the consequences of victory.
• Understand the effects on the Home Front especially how children were affected.
French – Manger et bouger.
|Art||The key skill that we will be focussing on in art is painting. We will study different types of paintings, styles of paintings, then study graffiti and stencilling.|
Talk about life of street artist Banksy and examples of his work.
Be able to use a stencil to create their own street art.
Create their own piece of artwork in the style of Banksy relating to their viewpoint.
|PSHE||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:
• Taking care of me
• Looking after our money
• Transition to secondary school.
We will also study de-forestation and the destruction of the rainforest, thinking about the changes that we can make in our lives.
|Music||This term, during music, the children will be playing the glockenspiels, exploring the pop genre. They will focus on playing with accuracy and timing as part of a group and individually, while securing their knowledge and understanding of musical terms.|
|Computing||This term Year 6 will learn the Childnet SMART advice’s rules for how to stay safe when online, gaming or using apps. They will also create and use spreadsheets.|