The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind

Welcome to Year 6

Spring term 2020

Staff

  • Mr Ryan (Deputy Head) - Teacher (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Mrs Coppinger - Teacher (Monday, Tuesday)
  • Mrs Sandoe - Teacher (Monday, Tuesday)
  • Mrs Danskin - Teaching Assistant (Monday - Thursday)

Curriculum overview

English

  • Persuasive writing - adverts/letter writing with the topic of refugees and evacuation during WW2
  • Explanation texts - instructions/non-fiction
  • Journalistic writing
  • Stories with flashbacks
  • Grammar - variety of clauses, conjunctions, adverbs, sentence structure, sentence length and powerful vocabulary

Maths

  • Investigating 2D and 3D shapes
  • Area and perimeter
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Problem solving

Science

Light

Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)

Dreams and goals

Humanities

  • What events led to the outbreak of war?
  • Why was it important to win the Battle of Britain?
  • What was it like for children during the war?
  • What were the economic difficulties post WW2?

Religious Education (RE)

Expressing faith in art; dance and song

Physical Education (PE)*

Gym – circuits and balance

Games – hockey & tag rugby

*Please can full PE kits be in school every day – T-shirts, shorts, trainers, boots and shin pads. All items of uniform must be labelled.

Computing

How to stay safe online

Key dates

  • 13-16 May   KS2 SATS
  • 23 May        Bletchley Park trip
  • !0-14 June   Y6 Residential (PGL)

Homework

SPAG, Mymaths, Spelling and Reading comprehension will be set on a Friday and need to be in the following Thursday.

Cracking times tables are tested every Wednesday.

 

Long term plan 

 

Science

Computing

History

Geography

RE

Autumn 1

Living things and their habitats

Communication and e safety – Great Journeys

WW2

Weather and climate

Rules for living

Autumn 2

Light

Algorithms and programming – Fantasy Worlds

Light as a symbol in religious celebrations

Christmas

Spring

1

Electricity

Data and information – Africa

The Mayans

Trade: Interconnectedness and interdependence of the world

Celebrations related to key figures

Easter

Spring

2

Human circulatory system

Algorithms and programming – Victorians

 

Summer 1

Evolution

Communication and e safety – Evacuees

Ancient Greece

Physical and human geography of the UK

Leaders in religious communities

Summer 2

Reproduction and adaptation

Algorithms and programming, data and information – Website Design

Creation stories and the ultimate questions they raise

 

Music

Art, DT

PSHE

French

PE

Autumn 1

Livin’ on a prayer – History of rock

Drawing: WW2

Democracy

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

World War II

Competitive Games and Swimming

Autumn 2

Christmas play

Christmas textiles: Stockings

The rule of law

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

Verbs

Competitive Games and Dance

Spring

1

Classroom jazz – Historical context of jazz, improvisation

DT: Models of landscapes

Mutual respect

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

At School

Competitive Games and Gym

Spring

2

Fresh Prince of Bel Air – Historical context of Hip Hop

Cooking and nutrition

Individual liberty

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

Mothers Day & Easter

Competitive Games and Gym

Summer 1

Make you feel my love – Historical context for ballads

 

Tolerance, different faiths and beliefs

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

Healthy Lifestyles

Competitive Games/Athletics and Swimming

Summer 2

Reflect, rewind, replay - Western classical, history of music in context, musical language

Mayan masks

3D art form

Celebrations

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

Presentations about ourselves & Fathers’ Day

Competitive Games/Athletics and Swimming