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Welcome TO WISE OWLS (YEAR 6)
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Welcome back to the start of the Spring Term
Below are a list of the subjects and topics we will be studying.
Our main topic is World War II. We will learn how the war began, all about the Battle of Britain and The Blitz as well as studying Anne Frank. We will be visiting the Holocaust Centre on 24th January to understand what life was like for Jews in World War II.
Our class text is called When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr. It is set in World War II and focuses on a girl called Anna and her family who are forced to hide from the Germans. Much of our Literacy will be history based as we will be studying stories with flashbacks, diary writing (Anne Frank) and recounts from our educational visit.
This term will focus on converting measures, coordinates, reflection, translation, geometry, fractions and measures. We will also continue to learn formal methods for arithmetic.
This half term is called 'Classifying Critters'. We will be learning how to classify animals and plants by creating our own branching diagrams, find out all about Edward Jenner and Carl Linnaeus and their discoveries and investigate micro organisms.
Our topic this term focuses on the Holocaust. We will understand what life was like for Jews before World War II began before comparing it to life during and after the war.
Our year long project continues with creating questionnaires on Google forms and conducting interviews with selected focus groups.
This term's focus is social skills. The unit will involve controlling and developing balance skills as well as using counter and dynamic balances.
Our artist of the term is Edvard Munch and we will focus on how emotions can be portrayed through the use of colour. We will study 'The Scream' before using these ideas to create our own Battle of Britain scenes.
We will continue with Charanga/Music Express as well as learning popular songs from World War II for example We'll Meet Again and Pack Up Your Troubles.
Autumn Term 2
Our main topic is history based with a focus on World War I. We will be learning about how and when the war began, what life was like in the trenches and for children, producing a scrapbook about home life and researching who Edith Cavell was.
We will be continuing to read the War Horse this term. Much of our Literacy will be history based as we will be studying War Poetry and writing our own World War I stories.
This term will focus on estimating skills with addition and subtraction, fractions, decimals and percentages, geometry and measures.
This half term is called 'Power to the People' which is all about electricity. We will be learning the scientific symbols for the different components as well as investigating circuits. We will also research the alternative forms of electricity.
Our topic this term focuses on God. We will be building our own God as well as exploring what Christians think about God as well as how God is described in the Bible.
Our year long project continues with analysing the results from our presentations to Eagle Owls and planning the project in terms of resources and materials.
This term's focus is creative skills. The unit will involve changing tactics, rules or tasks to make activities more fun or challenging.
We will be researching, planning and making our own working mineshaft after visiting Caphouse Colliery last half term. We will learn how pulley systems work and then design our own working models.
We will continue with Charanga as well as rehearsing Christmas Carols for a performance to the residents of Brailsford House.
Autumn Term 1
Our main topic is geography based with a focus on fossil fuels - specifically coal. We will be learning about renewable and non renewable energy before investigating the advantages and disadvantages of coal as an energy source. We will visit The National Coal Mining Museum to experience life underground as well as discovering how coal is mined. Map and graph work will be produced relating to coal production. The topic will finish with a case study on Poland who use coal as their main source of power.
Our class text is War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. We will be studying the main characters by learning all about their appearance, mannerisms, emotions and feelings before writing detailed descriptions. Our reading comprehension work will also be based around this book. Grammar, punctuation, spelling and handwriting will be taught daily. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell is our Guided Reading text for this term.
This half term we will focus on place value, the four number operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and geometry. Arithmetic and mental maths will take place daily.
This half term is called 'Let it shine' which focuses on how light travels. There will be lots of investigations including reflecting light, changing the size of a shadow and understanding how light is made up.
This unit is called 'Beliefs and Questions: Islam and Hinduism'. We will be learning about their different beliefs and comparing the similarities and differences. We will also look at the impact of these religions on their daily lives.
This is a whole year project all about creating an app for a smartphone. The focus this half term is on investigating the features of a smartphone before generating an idea for a new app. The ideas will then be pitched in teams in the style of Dragons' Den.
PE will be on Friday afternoons with Mr Edwards. Our school follows the real PE scheme and this half term's focus is on cognitive skills. This will involve developing skills in throwing and catching as well as changing direction and speed with a ball.
Our artist is George Bissill. He was a local artist from Nottinghamshire who was a coal miner who dug under the trenches during World War I. His artwork focuses specifically on miners underground. This term we will learn all about his style before using charcoal, paint and textured media to create our own images.
We will continue to use Music Express as our main scheme of work but we will also focus on learning a few mining folk songs this half term.
French will be taught by Mr Edwards on Friday afternoons. Our school follows the Rising Stars scheme called Euro Stars. This half term's topic is called Notre école (Our school).