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‘Building a Love of Life and Learning’

Class 5

Welcome to the final half term! This half term for Year 6 will be very busy with a production to put on and our residential on the 2nd July. We will update you with details of the residential as soon as possible!


Year 6- Summer 2 Overview


English-  Poetry, Myths and legends,




·         identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own

·         give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including for expressing feelings

·         preparing poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience

·         drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence

·         discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader

·         predicting what might happen from details stated and implied



Myths and Legends

·         appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage

·         use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas

·         summarising the main ideas drawn from more than 1 paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas

·         distinguish between statements of fact and opinion

·         plan their writing by:

o   noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary






·         Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to 3 decimal places where appropriate

·         Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to 3 decimal places

·         Convert between miles and kilometres

·         Recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa

·         Recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes

·         Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles

·         Calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cubic centimetres (cm³) and cubic metres (m³), and extending to other units [for example, mm³ and km³


Science- Electricity

·         associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit

·         compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches

·         use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.


History- Achievements of the earliest civilisations

·         Use sources of evidence to deduce information about the past

·         Select suitable sources of evidence, giving reasons for choices

·         Use sources of information to form testable hypotheses about the past

·         Use dates and terms accurately in describing events

·         Use appropriate historical vocabulary


Music- Bugsy Malone

·         Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

·         Use the standard musical notation of crotchet, minim and semibreve to indicate how many beats to play

·         Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music

·         Read and create notes on the musical stave



·         Learn about the great artists, architects and designers in history

·         Use experiences, other subjects across the curriculum and ideas as inspiration for artwork

·         Give details about the style of some notable artist, artisans and designers

·         Show how the work of those studied was influential in society and to other artists

·         Create original pieces that show the range of influences and styles



·         Look at the culture of the countries where the language is spoken

·         Give detailed accounts of the customs, history and culture of countries and communities

·         Describe, with interesting detail, some similarities and differences between countries and communities where the language is spoken

·         Read and understand the main points and some of the detail in short written texts

·         Write short texts on familiar topics


RE- principles of world religions




Athletics taught by Mr Riccio



·         Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration

·         Describe how internet search engines find and store data; use search engines effectively; discerning in evaluating digital content; respect individuals and intellectual property; use technology responsibly, securely and safely

·         Select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices to accomplish given goals



Homework - Spellings and Timetables


At current, our homework will be to learn out learns for Bugsy Malone, as this is a big task! If appropriate we will also give out spellings and multiplication tables, but we will review this weekly and advise the children of the expectations each week depending on their workload.



PE will now be on a Monday and a Friday. Please ensure correct PE kit is in school every week.