|In reading, we will be studying the text ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’. The children will be able to use their knowledge they acquired in the previous half term’s history topic on WW2. While reading this text, the children will secure their ability to answer longer form inference questions, make predictions and recognise connections across chapters.||Over this half term, we will learn how to write a warning story using The Air Raid as a model. We will discuss various strategies for moving the action on in a narrative, including jumping straight in, using speech to move the plot on and creating dangerous settings. Our grammar focus will be speech punctuation. Later in the half term, we will research and write a non-fiction text on volcanoes. We will use knowledge from our geography unit to support our understanding.|
|Maths||In this half term, the children will continue to consolidate their knowledge of decimals by looking at place value within decimal numbers and using decimals within the four operations. They will move on to look at equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages and will learn how to calculate percentages of amounts. At the end of the half term, the children will work on furthering their understanding of area and perimeter by learning to how to calculate the area of triangles and perimeters and will begin to calculate the volume of cubes and cuboids.|
|Science||Our science focus for the next half term is biology. We continue our study the cardiovascular system in order to:|
Discuss the role of nutrients and know how water is transported around the body.
Investigate the extent to which exercise influences fitness and the body as a whole.
We will learn about healthy choices and the impact the smoking can have on the body.
Our question of study for next half term will be what difference does the resurrection make to Christians?
Indoor – Dance
Outdoor – Target Skills - Dodgeball
|Geography||By the end of this unit, children should be able to:|
Identify where in the world volcanoes mainly occur and why, using terminology such as tectonic plates.
Describe the structure of a volcano and how they form.
Name some volcanoes from around the world, which are active (Hawaiian and Mt Fuji), dormant (Kilimanjaro) and extinct (Scottish supervolcano).
Name different volcano types (strato-volcanoes and shield volcanoes).
Recall facts about Mt St Helens and Krakatoa.
Explain how volcanoes can be dangerous (lava, ash, volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows) and how they impact on the lives of humans.
Explain why humans live near to volcanoes if they are dangerous.
|Art||By the end of this unit of work, the children will be able to:|
|PSHE||In PSHE, the children will be learning about human reproduction, including different ways people may choose to start a family. |
(includes age-appropriate sex education, not compulsory in primary schools).
There will be a parent meeting to allow you to preview the material before your child’s lesson.
|Music||Our topic title is Roots this half term. The children will be listening to, responding to, then singing a traditional Ghanaian song. They will devise different rhythmic actions to music and build toward then develop a performance to a musical.|
|Computing||This term, Y6 will use ‘Garageband’ on iPads to record and edit sound. They will go on to use Microbits to explore physical computing.|
|French||We will be discussing the components of a healthy diet in French.|
By the end of the topic, the children will be able to: