In year 6, as we prepare for our end of KS2 assessment, we have begun to revisit past areas of our learning whilst managing the gaps stemming from school closures.
In English, we will begin by examining ‘Tuesday’, written and illustrated by David Wiesner and in doing will influence our writing which will include poetry, short stories and report writing. Following on, we will explore a book titled ‘Wisp A story of hope' written by Zara Fraillon. Focus will be place this term on securing knowledge of sentence construction and the varying structures alongside the use of adverbials and coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. The children will be working on writing their own discussion and explanation texts as they consider how to best appeal to their target audience.
In maths, the children will be addressing gaps in learning whilst simultaneously developing their understanding and levels of fluency. Doing so will support their efficiency in problem solving, flexibility to approach problems and their accuracy as they learn and secure the recall of facts. We will be developing our ability when using mental strategies to calculate as well as our written strategies. Looking beyond, we will be recapping multiples, factors and primes before progressing to developing our understanding over fractions, decimals and percentages.
In Science, we are investigating and exploring light. We are building our understanding of light and its behaviour whilst also investigating the effect it has over shadows before we explain the science behind this. Moving ahead, we will explore classification and how it is used within the modern world as we recognise that animals and plants can be subdivided.
In History and Geography, we will be exploring the development of crime and punishment in Britain. Our topic will stem from the time of the Roman Empire up to the present day, in the new millennium. Comparison and study of artefacts and varying sources will support and enrich the understandings, allowing children to them to have informed opinions.
In PE, we will be exploring our floor movements, shapes & balances. Following this, we will create short routines that demonstrate our abilities whilst we evaluate and reflect in order to continually develop.