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Year 6 – Mackintosh and Morris

Spring Term 2021

Welcome to the Spring Term in Year 6

Our literacy lessons will be developing, securing and applying new grammar, spelling and punctuation to a range of writing genres. The children will be broadening their vocabularies and given opportunities and support to write creatively and imaginatively.

Our novel study this term will be ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar.

We will be linking our Literacy lessons to Science by writing non-chronological reports focusing on Healthy Living.

Maths this term will focus around Place Value and recognising parts of a whole. This will then link into recognition and understanding of negative number values. We will then move on to revisit shape (area and perimeter), volume and angles.

This term’s theme will centre around North America, its geography, weather, country and items of general interest.

Healthy Living and the circulatory system will be the focus of our science unit this half term. We will also complete some follow-up work on electricity and electrical circuits.

PSHE we will be diving into ‘Dreams and Goals’ from our new Jigsaw programme. Spring 2 will see us taking a more holistic approach to healthy living and building on what we have learned in science.

In art, children will have a chance to practise their drawing skills and will work on shading, shape and perspective.

Our mindfulness sessions will focus on understanding stress and how to manage stressful situations.

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Our theme this term is ‘Changes in Leisure & Entertainment throughout the 20th Century’, looking at developments in technology and how these influence how we spend our spare time.

An old-fashioned cinema  Attribution: Donald Tong

We will be looking at how British people spent their free time throughout the 20th century. This will include looking at famous musical artists, influential actors and films that impacted on society. In Art we will be studying our class artists who were influential during Victorian Times, learning how to create our own art in a similar style. We will be visiting the Forest School every fortnight, where we will develop practical DT skills.

In literacy we will be reading the text Street Child by Berlie Doherty. This story tells how a boy named Jim Jarvis fought against the hardships of Victorian life including the workhouse and living on the streets. It tells of his survival with the help of Dr Barnardo. The children will be studying the book through analysing characters and their journey, and considering what life was like for many during the Victorian