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Spring 2019

Our themes for Spring 2 are...

 

Forceful Forces & Electrifying Electricity

 

 

We will begin the half term by exploring different forces and how they contribute to our daily lives, this will feed into our DT boat project too! We will also look at Isaac Newton’s theories and work.

 

Then, we will explore the work of different scientists and how their research contributed towards the developing ways in which we use electricity. We will also explore circuits and electrical safety.

 

English:

This half term we will focus our writing work on our Topic. We will be writing the following text types:

· Viking Sagas

· Non-chronological reports

 

In grammar we will continue to revise key objectives and begin to consolidate our understanding of word classes and sentence structure. We will also continue with our daily spelling and reading lessons.

 

Maths:

This half term we will investigate key facts and figures when measuring and also will convert between the metric and imperial system. We will also revise key information to fins area, perimeter and volume. Year 6 will also explore Ratio and Proportion.

 

Year 6 children will also continue their preparation for their SATs assessments by practising key mathematical skills.

 

Topic (History and Geography):

This half term we will still continue to look at the influence of the Vikings and their homelands, Scandinavia.

 

Science:

We are focusing on forces and electricity. This will be our main focus.

 

Creative (Art, DT, Computing and Music):

In DT we will design and create our own boats.

In music, we will continue to explore Viking Sagas and how they were used to tell stories

In computing we will create our own blogs and begin to code our own programmes.

 

PE:

Wednesday – Fitness

Friday – Basketball

 

RE/PSHE:

RE - What makes a leader worth following?

 

PSHE - Dreams and goals

Spring 2 Topic Travellers

Our theme for Spring 1 is...

 

From the North!

 

 

Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Vikings wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores.

 

Who will succeed – Saxons, Vikings or Britons? How did life change for the people who lived in Britain? Were the Vikings as vicious as they sound?

 

Hop in your long ship and sail the open seas – there’s a world of treasure out there!

 

English:

This half term we will focus our writing work on our Topic. We will be writing the following text types:

· Recounts

· Battle Speeches (persuasion)

· Viking Sagas (narratives)

 

In grammar we will continue to revise key objectives and begin to consolidate our understanding of word classes and sentence structure. We will also continue with our daily spelling and reading lessons.

 

Maths:

This half term we will investigate decimals, percentages and embed our knowledge of fractions.

 

We will also revise key facts and figures when measuring and also will convert between the metric and imperial system.

 

Year 6 children will also continue their preparation for their SATs assessments by practising key mathematical skills.

 

Topic (History and Geography):

This half term we will focus on the struggle for power in Britain during Viking and Saxon rule. We will explore historical misconceptions about the Vikings and consider how life changed for the people who lived at the time. 

 

We will also investigate the Viking homelands of Scandinavia, comparing the human and geographical features of Norway, Sweden and Denmark to that of the UK.

 

 

Creative (Art, DT, Computing and Music):

 In Art we will design our own Viking Tapestry.

 In music, we will begin to explore Viking Sagas and how they were used to tell stories

In computing we will create our own blogs.

 

PE:

Wednesday – Dance and Fitness

Friday – Football

 

RE/PSHE:

RE - What makes a leader worth following?

 

PSHE - Dreams and goals

 

Spring 1 Topic Travellers