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Spring term 2017

Autumn 2016

Our topic this term is World War 2. During this topic we will be finding out about the impact of the war on people at the time and significant changes that occurred as a result of the war. We will be comparing regions and areas in the U.K. and the wider world, focussing on geographical features and land use.

During this topic we will be looking at the work of the artist Henry Moore and will use similar techniques to create a painting in the same style. As part of the research and to experience life during war time we will be cooking using rationing recipes. We will also be taking part in the National Gallery’s “Take One picture” project, based on Ruben's “Roman Triumph.”

Our science focus is electricity and light, this will include investigating how to make lights stronger and dimmer. We will also look at how light travels and is reflected.

We will be studying poetry and will also be producing non-chronological reports based on research carried out for the topic, our fiction focus will be narrative writing, in particular: character description and settings.

In maths we will be continuing to develop understanding of place value, calculations using all four operations, problem solving skills and reasoning about numbers.

Our R.E focus is Buddhism in the first half of the term and Sikhism in the second.

In music children will be working on composition and will be composing a piece called “moonlight” based on “Clair de Lune” by Debussy. They will also be learning about the works of Glenn Miller who was a popular musician during The Second World War.

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Summer 2016

We have got busy and exciting times ahead of us in Year 6 as we enter our final term at Henry Maynard.

We will be preparing for SATs during April. The timetable for SATs is as follows:

National curriculum test timetable

Monday 9 May 2016  English reading test.
Tuesday 10 May 2016  
English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 1, short answer questions. 
Paper 2, spelling.
Wednesday 11 May 2016  
 Mathematics, Paper 1 arithmetic test.
 Paper 2 reasoning.
Thursday 12 May 2016  Mathematics, Paper 3, reasoning.

 

Our English will be around Narrative writing and active reading. We will be developing skills in writing engaging short stories with a clear structure.  We will also be examining ways authors use language and sentence structure to create mood and atmosphere, with a view to adding this to our own writing. We will also work on a transition unit which will be forwarded on to secondary schools.

In Maths we will be continuing to develop problem solving skills through completing and creating maths investigations

Our Science topic will focus on evolution and inheritance along with the impact of lifestyle, diet and exercise on the human body.

Our History focus will be on a study of local history and how the area has changed, developed over time.

We have lots of exciting activities in store, including Suntrap camp, a visit to a climbing wall, end of year production and an end of year disco (to name but a few).

Year 6 will have the opportunity to develop their cycling skills and will be developing athletics skills and will use skills developed over the year to participate in year group games.

Spring 2016

Our topic in the Spring term is Raging Rivers.

We will be learning about the journey of a river: from source to mouth and rivers around the world and how the people living nearby rely upon the river and environmental issues. We will be making comparisons between rivers, in terms of size, uses, etc.

During one of the trips to Suntrap we measure the speed of the river and the depth.  Another will involve us using a map, compass and direction sheet to find a range of locations around the riding paths at Epping Forest.

We will look at Water in art - how artists use particular techniques and colours to create effects. Another aspect of the topic is, learning about different bridges. On our D.T. day children will experience designing, making and evaluating bridges using a range of materials.

In science our topic is LlivingThings: plants, animals (including humans) and micro-organisms. We will be observing characteristics of animals and using these to classify them. We will also find out how animals have adapted to the environment they live in. We will learn about the main parts of the human body and investigate the effects of exercise, diet, drugs and lifestyle on the human body.

Upcoming trips to support this topic are:

Suntrap

All classes 22nd March – Children will be outside all day and will need to wrap up warm.

National Gallery

Topaz and Ruby Tuesday 9.2.16        

Sapphire and Emerald Friday 12.2.16

 

Some useful websites:

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/index.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/artists/georges-seurat

http://www.offbyheart.co.uk/english/yr6_e_g.php

http://www.kidport.com/reflib/science/animals/AnimalIndexInv.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/water_rivers/

Our topic this term is World War 2. During this topic we will be finding out about the impact of the war on people at the time and significant changes that occurred as a result of the war. We will be comparing regions and areas in the U.K. and the wider world, focussing on geographical features and land use.

During this topic we will be looking at the work of the artist Henry Moore and will use similar techniques to create a painting in the same style. As part of the research and to experience life during war time we will be cooking using rationing recipes.

Out science focus is electricity and light, this will include investigating how to make lights stronger and dimmer. We will also look at how light travels and is reflected.

We will be studying poetry and will also be producing non-chronological reports based on research carried out for the topic, our fiction focus will be narrative writing, in particular: character description and settings.

In maths we will be continuing to develop understanding of place value, calculations using all four operations, problem solving skills and reasoning about numbers.

Our R.E focus is Buddhism and Sikhism.

In music children will be working on composition and will be composing a piece called “moonlight” based on “Clair de lune” by Debussy. The focus will be: Timbre and structure.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/electrical_circuits/read

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/index.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/

 

 

 

 

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2014/15

Autumn 2014

During the 1st half term we will be working on a topic called “Survival of the fittest”. Through this topic we will be examining how animals adapt to the world around them, developing atlas and mapping skills.

We will be studying poetry and will also be producing non-chronological reports based on research carried out for the topic. Our fiction focus will be creating tension in writing.

We will continue to develop children’s understanding of using and applying the four rules in maths (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). This will involve looking at place value and partitioning when solving calculations. In addition we will be working on securing number facts, number sequences and understanding shape.

Year 6 will study the work of the artist Rousseau as a starting point for a landscape collage.

 

In the 2nd half term our topic is “Lights on, lights off.” This is a history based topic in which we will be learning about World War 2. In particular the start of the war, the blitz and the impact on the lives of those at home.

Literacy will involve diary writing and narrative writing, adventure stories. We will be continuing to develop calculation and problem solving skills in Maths.

In science we will be learning about electricity and a variety of circuits, including parallel circuits and understanding symbols used when representing circuits.

We will be studying the work of war time artist Henry Moore and the techniques used to capture an atmosphere.

Suntrap Autumn 2014

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Suntrap Autumn 2014 2
Suntrap Autumn 2014 3
Suntrap Autumn 2014 4
Suntrap Autumn 2014 5
Suntrap Autumn 2014 6
Suntrap Autumn 2014 7
Suntrap Autumn 2014 8
Suntrap Autumn 2014 9

Suntrap dates

1.10.14 Topaz and Sapphire

2.10.14 Emerald and Ruby

12.11.14 Topaz and Sapphire

13.11.14 Emerald and Ruby

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Our focus in the second term of Summer will be Benin in West Africa. We will be finding out about the everyday lives of men, women and children, of a past society, comparing and contrasting it to our own.

In Art we will be using paper mache to create our own artifacts, in the form of African masks.

We look forward to Suntrap camp and working on our final production at Henry Maynard Primary

During the first 2 weeks of the 2nd half term we will camping at Suntrap and doing cycle training from the 9th June.

Its an exciting term as we also have climbing wall in June, production in July and year 6 disco in July!!!!

 

During the first half term of Summer we will be focusing on Science. We will be conducting experiments in which we look at dissolving and separating materials. We will decide upon what we want to find out, equipment that will be needed and how to observe and record findings.

We will also be investigating micro-organism: where they are found, how they can be dangerous and helpful.

Our English unit is around narrative writing.

In Maths we will be continuing to develop skills in the four operations, problem solving and applying skills in real life situations.

SATS week begins on the 12th May 2014.

 

Spring 1
Our topic is called, "A little extreme." This will focus on forces and in particular extreme sports. We will be carrying out a range of scientific investigations, observing, measuring forces, recording our findings and drawing conclusions.
As part of the topic children will research extreme sports and present their findings in the form of an explanatory text.
We will also be making model "Trebuchet" catapults and will hold a middle age Olympics to test and measure force. This will then be used as a starting point for writing newspaper reports.
Some useful links:

http://www.everyschool.co.uk/science-key-stage-2-forces.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/forces/read/1/
http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00627/history.html
http://web.grinnell.edu/courses/ant/S00/ANT154-01/vick/treb.html
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/

Spring 2
Our topic is called, "Rapid rivers", this will involve learning about rivers around the world with a focus on formation, erosion and environmental issues. During literacy we will be carrying out research, making notes and using the notes to write non-chronological reports. Rivers will also be the starting point for poetry.  Our science focus will be dissolving. We will be developing investigative skills through predicting, planning, observing, measuring and fair testing. We will be looking at the work of artists who feature water in their art and will use water colour paints to create our own images. 

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