Year 6

6M

Teacher/Literacy Coordinator - Michelle Menton
Teaching Assistant - Violet Reid
Teaching Assistant - Charlotte Gymer

Spring Term

Science 

Living things and their habitats 

We will be learning to:

  • describe how living things are classified into broad groups
  • give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics. 

Light

We will be learning to:

  • Recognise that light travels in straight lines.
  • Investigate how light allows objects to be seen.
  • Explore how light can be reflected and the benefits of this.
  • Investigate how shadows are formed.
  • Develop the skill of writing an explained prediction.
  • Discuss the importance of planning a fair test.

Mathematics 

We will be focusing on the following over the term: 

  • Use knowledge of place value to solve number problems (including negative numbers);
  • Consolidate reading and writing Roman numerals to 1000;
  • Consolidate the formal written method used for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (short and long);
  • Consolidate understanding of fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents;
  • Interpret and construct line graphs and pie charts;
  • Measure angles using a protractor and use knowledge of angle measurements to find the value of missing angles;
  • Read, understand and calculate multi-step problems involving all four number operations;
  • Explore SATs style questions – with a focus on developing reasoning skills.

English 

We will be focusing our learning around The Wedding Ghost. 

We will be writing:

  • Stories (including stories with alternative endings)
  • Flashbacks
  • Character descriptions
  • Diary entries
  • Newspaper reports.

We will be learning to:

  • Punctuate speech and use apostrophes accurately
  • Develop increasing accuracy in using punctuation effectively to mark out the meaning in complex sentences;
  • Use commas and hyphens to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing
  • Use semi-colons and colons
  • Explore different tenses and how they can be used to change the meaning of a sentence.

Physical Education 

We will be continuing with our judo lessons. We will be working on problem solving and learning how to play tag rugby.

PSCHE 

The pupils will discuss the subject: conflict resolution and share positive strategies for dealing with anxieties.


Spanish 

We will continue to develop out Spanish vocabulary. We will focus on learning vocabulary related to a café and tenses


Music 

We will be listening to and singing songs, refining and improving our skills in playing the ukulele and learning Spanish words and songs.