This week’s Learning at a glance

This week’s Learning in Year 6 at a glance !

 

Year 6

Learning Link: 

Our Dream World

This term, we will explore what we would like in our dream world, from recognising the impact of climate change and plastic pollution to journeying to the Greek forest in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and exploring the mystical lands that can be found in ‘The Arrival’.

 

The creative talents of the children will be put to good use throughout all of their learning, and the links between English and Art will culminate in the children creating their own life-size, 3D recyclable sculpture for display in ‘The Canvas’.

Mrs Grove – mrsgrove@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk 

Miss Davies – missdavies@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Mrs Hull – mrshull@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Latest Curriculum Information Booklet: Spring Year 6

Curriculum Evening Presentation

Year Group reminders

Please remember to have a pencil case filled with the essentials: pen, pencil, glue stick, ruler, and eraser. There are still lots of children who need to borrow every day! We do have pens, pencils, glue sticks, rulers and erasers to buy from school.

You will also need:

• A named water bottle, fruit or vegetable snack

• A coat (every day – we will go outside whatever the weather!)

• A confident and positive attitude shining through a huge smile!

RE

Sources

Lesson 4: To be familiar with the different types of books in the Bible.

Learn about the different types and styles of books in the Bible. Solve a Bible book mix up and place the books on the correct shelf, in the correct order.

English

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

LC: To know the key characters from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Following on from our drama workshop, making links between the different characters and understanding the importance of their relationships.

 

LC: To explore descriptive and figurative language features.

Rediscovering different language features that can be used to enhance the quality of writing with a focus on describing a scene.

 

LC: To apply my knowledge of VIPERS to a comprehension task.

Reading a textas a class before answering different questions about the text.

SPAG

Spelling

LC: To learn homophones.

Recognising different homophones and whether they are an adjective, verb or noun.

 

Grammar

To apply our understanding of descriptive and figurative language.

Maths

Fractions, decimals and percentages

LC: To divide decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000

Using our prior knowledge to make generalisations and understanding the mathematical laws that enable fluent calculation.

 

LC:To understand the connection between fractions and decimals. 

Using generalisations to deepen our thinking and allow us to work interchangeably with fractions and decimals.

 

LC: To use our knowledge of fraction/decimal equivalence to simplify calculations.

using the generalisations we have made previously to enable efficient and accurate calculation.

Science

Light

Lesson 3 To understand and explain how we are able to see objects.

Studying the human eye, labelling its parts and explaining how we are able to see. Learn about Dr. Patricia Bath and Ibn Al-Haytham and their contributions to science.

Art and DT

Sculptures

LC: To create a sculpture using natural materials

Appreciating notable works and exploring the different media and techniques used.

Computing

Digital Literacy

LC: To review book trailers.

Watching different book trailers to identify the effective features that can be used.

French

LC: To talk and write about my day using time

Geography or History

Climate Change

LQ: What is the impact of climate change?

Learning about the different examples of impact of climate change throughout the world from the UK to Uganda.

Music

Ukulele – changing confidently between 5 chords – C F G and Am and Em. Learning to read tab notation.

PE

Large sided games to embed communication and new skills to fit rules of play.

PSHE

SPACE for Everyone

LC: To understand the value in gratitude.

Thinking about our own wellbeing and how this can link to being grateful in our everyday lives.

Homework

Spelling

Please learn your spellings – including word meanings – and record a paragraph or two (of any genre) applying these words in context.

 

You may choose to write a story, a newspaper report, a comic strip or any genre of your choosing – choose something different each week.

The paragraph should be punctuated accurately and be at least five sentences long.

 

You should include at least one of the spelling words in each sentence.

 

Going deeper: Can you add any more words following the pattern to your list?

 

Your homework will be set each Thursday and due the following Thursday.

 

SPaG and DoM

Please complete the weekly workout set! This will be set on Friday and due in on the following Friday.