Term 3 2018-19
- Writing: recounts, diary entry, setting description, letter writing, recruitment posters, letters of application, survival guides
- Reading: Information Texts: Shackleton’s Journey
- Drama: freeze-frames, role-play, hot-seating, mime
- Poetry: (non-linked unit) The Highwayman
Maths: Abacus & White Rose schemes of work and SATs practice (arithmetic & reasoning); Mental calculations; Decimals, percentages, fractions; Written methods (4 operations); Place value; Properties of shape; Measures (including time, money and conversions)
Science: Evolution & Inheritance: Charles Darwin, inheriting characteristics, how species have adapted to suit their environments and the process of natural selection – ‘Survival of the Fittest’; Big Science Event: devising, conducting and presenting group science experiment
History & Geography: Mountains: types, locations, summits, exploration; Extreme environments: survival, habitants; Famous explorers and expeditions: Ernest Shackleton; Map work: locating places and physical features around the world
Art and D&T: Extreme Earth artwork: mountain landscapes, river art; Arts week: JHS goes wild!
PSHE: JIGSAW Theme: Dreams and Goals
PE: Circuit Training, Table Tennis, Skipping; Tag Rugby
RE: Islam: The Journey of Life & Death
Music: Arts Week Music: Music from around the world (own compositions)
Computing: ICT Skills: word-processing, PowerPoint Presentations, Internet Research, e-safety; Lego Workshop: WeDo
Term 2 2018-19
World War 1
Reading: War Game & Private Peaceful, WW1 diary entries, information texts.
Writing: recounts, diary entry, newspaper reports, letter writing.
Poetry reading/writing:Dulce et Decorum Est (Wilfred Owen), In Flanders Fields (John McCrae), famous war poets, Remembrance Poetry.
Numeracy: Abacus/White Rose schemes of work and SATs practice (arithmetic & problem-solving/reasoning)
Performing Arts: Poetry recital/performance; Remembrance Assembly; Theatre visit (Private Peaceful) – November 2018; Freeze-framing, hot-seating, miming; Music: Songs from WW1 – ‘Long Way to Tipperary’, ‘Pack up your troubles’, ‘Keep the home fires burning’, ‘Last Post’.
Visual Arts/Design & Technology: WW1 artists; Trench models; Christmas Stockings.
History: Outbreak of war, Women, Weapons, Clothing, Animals, Trenches, vehicles/tanks/planes, Propaganda, Remembrance, Famous people, Children.
Geography: Countries involved in WW1.
PSHE: JigSaw Scheme: ‘Me & My World’, ‘Dreams & Goals’.
Science: Electricity/circuits, electricity in WW1 trench models, Light.
RE: Inspirational People (Islam/Christianity).
Term 1 2018-19
Being Me in My World
Primary Focus: Learning about ourselves, thinking about our roles at school, at home and in the wider community.
English: Narrative: ‘Wonder’ by RJ Palacio (writer’s perspective/changing viewpoint, diary entries, letters, debate, drama, characterisation, reading aloud); GPS: Sentence construction, use of colons/commas/ semi-colons/dashes, speech punctuation and layout, sentence openers; Handwriting: Establishing cursive style and joining.
Maths: Place value revision (including mult/div by 10, 100 & 1000, rounding numbers to given decimal places, ordering numbers); Four operations—formal written methods and mental strategies; Introduction to algebra; Fractions and decimals–including calculations with fractions; Understanding word problems; Converting units of measurement; Times tables practice (speed).
Art: Self-portraits in the style of ‘Wonder’.
Music: Keyboards, singing practice.
Other Areas of Learning:
PE: Swimming, Squash and Tennis.
RE: Inspirational people and their qualities (Islam, Christianity and in our own lives).
Computing: Lego Workshop.
PSHE/Values: Being Me in My World (Thinking about my year ahead, Being a global citizen, Creating a learning charter).
Science: Electricity (building circuits and using circuit diagrams, electrical safety).
Term 6 2017-18
English: Narrative reading: Script reading and learning lines; Narrative writing: Synopsis of the story, character descriptions; LWS transition writing task (Persuasion); Non-narrative writing: Posters, information/ explanation texts; Non-narrative reading: Victorian times – historical reading and fact finding.
Maths: Abacus schemes of work; LWS Transition work – ‘Number Walls’ maths investigation.
Performing Arts: Freeze-framing, improvisations, scripted performances; Y6 Production preparation; Primary Dance Festival – 20thJune.
Music: Y6 Production Songs.
Visual Arts: Props, scenery, posters.
History: The Life of a Victorian Family.
Geography: Exploring London: past/present.
PSHE: JigSaw Scheme: ‘Changing Me’ (talking about change, dealing with worries and looking forward to the year ahead).
Science: LWS ‘Flippy the Goldfish’ visit, ‘Animals including Humans’ (five kingdoms and classification), Science Week.
RE: Religion and the Individual (Islam/Christianity).
PE: Cricket, Athletics (preparation for Sports Day events), Dance (leading to Dance Festival performance and production); Sports Day: 27thJune (KS2 – PM)
Visits & Extra-curricular: Thame Carnival – Saturday 9thJune; Year 6 Sleep-over – Thursday 28thJune; School Fete – Saturday 7thJuly; Puberty Sessions (school nurse visit); e-Safety Week (including drama workshop) – com 11thJune; Production Week: 16th-20thJuly; Clubs – Cooking Club, Table Tennis Club, Maypole Dancing Club; Y6 Leavers Disco – Monday 23rd July; Y6 Leavers’ Assembly – Wednesday 25thJuly (AM)