Key Stage 2 - Badger Class (Year 6) 2021 - 2022

Mr Baxendale

Mr Lambert

Mrs Ryde

Welcome to Badgers

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English: Spring 1

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This half term, Year 6 will be delving into 'The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde. It is a fantastic classic tale about forgiveness and opens many writing opportunities whereby the children will be displaying many SPaG skills from previously taught units and new skills too.

 

At the end of the unit, children are to write a version of the Selfish Giant narrative - choosing either a retelling in 1st or 3rd person or from the character's POV.

Mastery Keys: These are the different skills your children will display throughout their writing in this unit of work.

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Maths - Spring 1

This term, year 6 will be covering multiple areas of the mathematics curriculum. Prior to the Christmas holidays, we began looking at fractions. We have covered adding, subtracting and ordering fractions in multiple ways. In the Spring term, we have started learning how to multiply, divide and find fractions of amounts.

Afterwards, we shall learn all about percentages – this is a vital skill for the SATs tests (Arithmetic). As we are heading towards SATs in May, we are ramping up the amount of SATs style practise questioning and delving deeper into reasoning style questions.

 

 

Science - Electricity

Children will build on their knowledge and understanding of electricity from Year 4. 

Pupils will be taught to:

  • 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
Pupils might work scientifically by: systematically identifying the effect of changing one component at a time in a circuit; designing and making a set of traffic lights, a burglar alarm or some other useful circuit.
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History

In history, we will be focusing on Kings and Queens. We will begin by putting selected monarchs in chronological order and then delving deeper into specific Kings and Queens, focusing on their impact on the United Kingdom and the wider world. We shall start our focus on William the Conquerer (1066) and make our way to the longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. 

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PE

For this half term, our PE day is a THURSDAY and our focus will be Tennis 

Remember, on your PE day, you should come to school wearing your PE kit for the entire day. As our PE sessions will be outside, we recommend that you wear a suitable outdoor PE kit.

Forest School

Forest School – Central Primary School

Badgers FOREST SCHOOL day is on a WEDNESDAY. Please ensure they have their forest school kit and appropriate clothing. Spare footwear is advised too.

Wider Learning

Go Online: Learn and recap about the human body using this interactive site - http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/

Watch:

- Feed me (Classifying Organisms) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHCOzc143Ec&feature=youtu.be

- How do cigarettes affect the body? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y18Vz51Nkos

- Alcohol effects on the brain and body - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2Aj-iJ6p38

- What happens inside your body when you exercise? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWGulLAa0O0

- The Nervous System - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPix_X-9t7E

App: Explore an interactive model of the human body and dive into the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems. The heart beats, guts gurgle, lungs breathe, and eyes see - http://tinybop.com/apps/the-human-body

Go Online: The Circulatory System - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwdr6yc

Play:

- Enter a virtual operating theatre and carry out a heart transplant.

- Play the Blood Typing game and find out more about blood types.

Design a clinical trial to investigate the causes of heart disease in this Centre of the Cell interactive game.

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Contact Us: Darnhall Primary School Sandyhill Road, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1JL

Tel: 01606 593315 General enquiries please contact the office.

Email: contact@darnhall.cheshire.sch.uk