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Danae Gardner
Year Six Teacher and Upper School Phase Leader
Russell Morgan
Year Six Teacher and PE Subject Leader

Useful things to know and reminders from the team

PE Days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Music is on Wednesday.

Homework consists of Reading, English/Maths work, Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rockstars.

This is given out on a Tuesday and collected in on a Monday.

Explore what we're learning this term below...

Reading

Suffragette-The Battle for Equality by David Roberts

Once by Morris Gleitzman

Writing

Grammar and Spelling: Spelling Shed - Words with the short vowel sound /i/ spelled ‘y’ and Y5/6 statutory word lists/challenge words

Composition: Parenthesis to enhance meaning, modal verbs for degrees of possibility, persuasive devices, using passive verbs

Genres: Writing a formal letter, biographical writing, newspaper reports, narratives

Reading:

  • The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
  • Arabian Nights by Geraldine McCaughrean

Writing:

  • Grammar and Spelling: Spelling Shed - Y5/6 statutory word lists
  • Composition: Parenthesis to enhance meaning, adverbial phrases, hyphens, using passive verbs, personification, formal language
  • Genres: Character and setting description, diary entry, newspaper article

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Number and Place Value: Reading, writing, comparing, ordering and rounding numbers to 10 million

Numbers: Primes, factors, multiples Numbers less than 1: Fractions, decimals and percentages

Calculations: All 4 operations (+, -, x, /) solving calculations with up to 4 digits and solving word problems

  • Measurement: Converting units of length, converting units of mass, converting units of time, converting units of volume
  • Word problems: 4 operations, two-step and three-step word problems
  • Percentages: Finding the percentage of a number, finding the percentage of a quantity, finding quantity after a percentage change, using percentages to compare
  • Ratio: Comparing quantities, finding quantities with ratio, ratios with measurement, finding ratios, word problems involving ratio

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Songwriter

Unit Aim - To develop children's ability to compose a song, and to learn to accompany themselves on the ukulele.

  • Tempo, Dynamics, Timbre
  • Music Notation and Performance

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Screen Printing and typography: creating protest posters - using colour for purpose and to express feeling, building up drawings and images of whole parts of items Natural pigments: exploring the use of texture in colour with sustainable dyes and pigments.

Artists: Corita Kent and Zoe Burt

  • Islamic art: Islamic patterns and tiles, color and pattern for purpose, geometric patterns

Design & Technology

  • Nutrition: Celebrating culture and seasonality, writing a recipe, sensory vocabulary, and evaluations

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Being me in my world: feeling valued and welcome, identifying goals for the year, understanding group dynamics and role-modelling.

Celebrating difference: understanding disability, perceptions of normality, understanding bullying, difference as celebration and empathy.​

  • Dreams and Goals: Personal learning goals, steps to success, my dreams for the world, helping to make a difference, recognizing our achievements
  • Healthy me: Taking responsibility for my health and well-being, drugs, exploitation, gangs, emotions and mental health, managing stress and pressure

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Christianity: Church of England, Protestantism, Pentecostalism and Liberation Theology.Religious leaders around the world: The differences between Catholicism and Protestantism, How Protestantism and The Church of England came about.

Buddhism: Buddhists in London, monasteries, Buddha, Buddhist beliefs on suffering, meditation, Buddhist pilgrimage.

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Electricity: Circuits, explore voltage and its effect on a circuit, identify and correct problems in a circuit, and apply our knowledge to help us build a set of traffic lights. Our environment / living sustainably: What is climate change, how is it caused, reducing energy consumption, reducing waste.

  • Animals including humans: The function of the heart and its role in the circulatory system, blood vessels, how the body transports water and nutrients, heart rate, impact of drugs and alcohol on the body
  • Evolution and inheritance: How offspring vary, animal adaptations, plant adaptations, fossils, theory of evolution, human evolution

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History

‘Fighting for our Rights’ the struggles for power over time and how power is gained with a focus on power shifts in Afghanistan and Apartheid.

Geography

Sustainability - the use and impact of plastic in particular single use plastic, dealing with waste (landfill) how can we reduce our waste. Respecting natural resources and comparing London to the city of Curitiba in our case study.

  • Geography topic: Power & Influence - Baghdad – language and religion, human and physical features, ethnic groups, how Baghdad has changed over time, Baghdad as a major trading city between Europe and the East
  • History topic: Early Islamic Civilisations – Baghdad’s context in history, discovery and learning led by early Islamic scholars, the first four caliphs, trade route (Silk Route), what did early Islamic civilizations leave behind?

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Coding: designing and writing code for our own games, what are variables, and how to use them to create games.

Websites: What makes a good website, designing and creating our own including preview pages, navigation pathways, linking to other content, copyright of images.

  • Programming (sensing): Creating a program to run on a controllable device, explaining that a selection can control the flow of a program, updating a variable with user input, using a conditional statement to compare a variable to a value, designing a project that uses inputs and outputs on a controllable device
  • Data and information (introduction to spreadsheets): Identifying questions that can be answered using data, using formulas to produce calculated data, applying formulas to data – including duplicating, creating a spreadsheet to plan an event

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Football: Aim to restrict space attacker have to play in, apply speed and accuracy to a penalty shot, play the role of covering defender, use foot placement to send and receive the ball at speed.

Hockey: Perform a long corner routine as part of a team, identify players that need to be marked, use the self-pass to restart after a foul or the ball has gone out of play.

Netball: Introduce the double bounce rule, play in a game utilising the marking the ball skill, play in an attacking game supporting GS and GA, attempt rebounds as both attacker and defender in practices and competitive games.

Gymnastics: Take weight on both hands to land on high apparatus from flight, dismounting from various heights, organise equipment in small groups to create a flight sequence, refine individual aspects of sequence including jumps, starting and finishing position.

  • Dance: Developing a sequence using relationships to confidently perform a folk dance. Identifying appropriate dynamics and group formations for a group performance.
  • Tag Rugby: Communicating and devising tactics for attacking. Using agility and speed to help defend

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Spanish

Say, read, write and understand: Telling the time, Daily routines, Naming and describing nouns from around the house, Using prepositiions to describe where things are.

Playing and enjoying sport: Sport nouns, likes and dislikes, writing extended sentences about sports, describing sports, the verb ‘jugar’

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