Spring Term in Year 6 - Half termly letter
We will be beginning our new text – Floodland. The text links to our topic and allows us to write in lots of different ways, starting with a persuasive letter in role of one of the main characters. We will continue to use the text in order to complete a discussion text, instructions as well as a detailed piece of descriptive prose. As well as the main text, we will also continue to work on our grammar and reading comprehension focus.
In Spring 1, we will be studying decimals, percentages and measurements and applying these skills to problem solving. In the later part of the half term, we will begin to look more closely at general rules in preparation for the teaching of algebra.
In Science, we will be looking at plants as a continuation of our study of ‘all living things’. We will then move on to studying electricity where we will design and build our own circuits and begin to use scientific symbols to represent the different elements of a circuit.
We will be using iMovie on iPads to create our own films about our topic, ‘What is the greatest threat to our world?’ in our study of the information technology and media aspect of Computing.
Our topic question this term is: “What is the greatest threat to our world?” We will carry out an in depth study of topical issues around the world which affect the globe today such as war, famine and natural disasters. We will also carry out case studies of specific natural disasters.
In Art, we are going to create artwork linked to our topic of global threats, with a focus on natural disasters. Furthermore, in DT, we will be designing and making model earthquake shelters and testing their strength and durability in earthquake-like conditions!
We will be learning to sing ‘A New Year Carol’, an example of a ‘Friday Afternoon’ song written for school children in Wales in the 1930s (which they got together and performed on Friday afternoons!) by the composer, Benjamin Britten.
We will be focusing in managing stress and mindfulness in preparation for exams this year.
This half term children will find out about the River Amazon and geographical features of the countries it flows through. Children will also learn vocab about the weather and talk about weather forecasts using the immediate future tense.
PE will be partly taught by our sports coaches. This will include some gymnastics, focusing on routines, positions and landings. It will also incorporate working with a partner to create a synchronised routine. We also continue developing our skills in team sports through hockey.
This term we will be studying Judaism, where we will focus on places of worship and important symbols linked to the religion and linked to objects found in a synagogue. We will deepen our understanding of Jewish religious practice and compare and contrast it with other religions.
Trips and Special Events
We are hoping to book a visit to the Science Museum to link to our topic on natural disasters. Further information will be provided in due course.
PE will be on Thursday afternoons (subject to change). Please make sure your child’s kit is in school on this day, but it should stay in school the whole time and only be taken home at half term as the timetable frequently changes.