Our Learning in Spring 2 - Year 6
In English this term, we are studying 'Wonder'. We will be writing a balanced argument about whether children should be home-schooled, a complaint letter based on August's school tour and acrostic poems based on individuality and kindness. The children will spend 2 weeks on each unit of work and will have a piece of writing for each genre.
Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar
This term, we will be looking at Grammar Practice.
Week 1 – explore the four types of sentence - statement, command, exclamation and question.
Week 2 – explore prepositions
Week 3 – explore prepositions further
Week 4 – explore modal verbs
Week 5 – revision
Spellings are given to the children on a Monday morning and they practise them in their spelling books. These are also glued into their planners so they can practise them at home as part of their homework. There is a spelling test each Friday. Children are encouraged to learning all spellings.
Week 1 - words ending in -cial
Week 2 - words ending in -tial
Week 3 - words with a soft 'c'
Week 4 - word families based on common words
Week 5 - word families based on common words
In Guided Reading, we are studying the book 'Skellig'. We will be looking at characters and themes in the book but also answering comprehension questions based on these using our VIPERS scheme.
We will use these skills in VIPERS:
In Maths we are focusing on Area and Perimeter, Geometry and Position and Movement. Children will also continue to practise their arithmetic skills by using 'Hot Brain' in every maths lesson, with a focus on times tables, addition and subtraction, etc. It is important that the children know all of their times tables as this will help them in all lessons.
This half term, we will focus on:
- Short division and Long Division
- Long Multiplication
- Adding and subtracting fraction
Mental maths will be taught through the use of mental maths sessions, daily use of Freckle and ‘Hot Brain’ sessions where the children will focus on arithmetic style questions.
In Science, we will be looking at Diet and Lifestyle. The children will be looking at what makes a healthy lifestyle, why different people need different lifestyles and the effect exercise has on the muscles. We will also be looking at the circulatory system and the effect drugs, nicotine and alcohol has on our bodies.
In Geography, we will start to look at Globalisation. We will look at what globalisation is, how globalisation affects different countries, looking at how shipping containers help the transport of goods and whether the internet has helped or hindered trade and globalisation.
In RE, we will be looking at Lent and Holy Week. We will be focusing on the actions and true meaning of Lent and looking in detail at the events of Holy Week. We will focus on Jesus' suffering the in the Garden of Gethsemane, the true meaning of the word sacrifice and symbols to represent Holy week.
This term, we are looking at Data and information - Introduction to Spreadsheets
This unit introduces the learners to spreadsheets. They will be supported in organising data into columns and rows to create their own data set. Learners will be taught the importance of formatting data to support calculations, while also being introduced to formulas and will begin to understand how they can be used to produce calculated data. Learners will be taught how to apply formulas that include a range of cells, and apply formulas to multiple cells by duplicating them. Learners will use spreadsheets to plan an event and answer questions. Finally, learners will create charts, and evaluate their results in comparison to questions asked.
In French this half term, the children will be focusing on the following topics:
- Recap Prepositions
Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)
In PSHE this half term, the children will be following the Life to the Full scheme. They will be completing the following units:
LTTF: Created to love others – Religious Understanding
LTTF: Created to love others –Personal
In Music this half term, the children will be focusing on composition using a full range of chromatic notes taught for the first time. Structure will be relaxed, giving the student more freedom to express music ideas and influences.
Physical Education (P.E.)
In PE this half term, the children will be focusing on Tennis and Volleyball. They will learn the importance of playing in team games and the skills required for each sport.