Year 6 Spring Term 1 & 2

East Meets West

Inspiration:

Asian Day with Sunita Patel - Story-telling, Indian dance and traditional costumes

Maths

In Maths we will be:

  • Developing our knowledge of measurements including: conversion of miles and kilometres, calculating the area of triangles and parallelograms, looking at the relationship between area and perimeter, calculating the volume of cubes and cuboids and using formulae to do this
  • Investigating the properties of shape: comparing and classifying shapes based on their properties, naming parts of a circle, recognising angles and finding missing angles and recognising and describing 3D shapes
  • Looking at ratio and proportion
  • Using statistics – particularly pie charts and line graphs and calculating the mean as an average
  • Regular problem solving and reasoning activities with regards to all of the above

English

In English we will be:

  • Writing discussion texts and persuasive texts
  • Looking at Myths and Legends from Asia and writing our own
  • Regularly visiting areas of grammar, punctuation and spelling to supports revision for SATs

Science

In Science, we will be:

Associating the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit; comparing and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches; using recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

Art & Design

In Art, we will be:

Improving their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.

Computing

In Computing, we will be:

Using sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output; using search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content; selecting, using and combining a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information; using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

Design and Technology

Design and Technology is not covered in this topic

French

In French, we will be:

Engaging in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help; speaking in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

Geography

In Geography, we will be:

Using maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied; identifying the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night); describing and understanding key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.

History

In History, we will be:

Looking at the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China.

Music

In Music, we will be:

Appreciating and understanding a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians; developing an understanding of the history of music.

Physical Education (PE)

In PE, we will:

Perform dances using a range of movement patterns. Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.

Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

In PSHE, we will be covering:

Say No to Bulling / Stay Safe

Going for Goals

British Values.

Religious Education

In R.E, we are following the Lincolnshire syllabus and covering:

Hindu Beliefs and Lifestyles

Acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain and their associated beliefs, experiences and practices. Acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of some of the influences of life experiences, beliefs, values and faith traditions upon individuals, communities, societies and cultures.

Responding to core questions with reference to the teachings and practices of religions, and to their own understanding and experience. Develop positive attitudes of respect towards other people who hold views and beliefs that are different from their own.