Teacher – Georgia Horton
HLTA – Alexis Peck
TA – Pauline Dutch
Year 6: Term 2
Science: 1st HALF: ANIMALS INCLUDING HUMANS.
- Describe the changes as humans develop to old age
- understand the physical and emotional changes which occur in puberty.
- Create charts and graphs based on different gestation periods of animals
- Order, compare and convert lengths and masses of human babies as they grow
DIGITAL DATA: Use Excel or Purple Mash 2 Graph to create tables and bar charts showing data about animal gestational periods – use to answer questions like ‘which animal has the longest pregnancy?’
LI: Use a spreadsheet to create a simple data table and graphScience: 2ND HALF: SOLAR SYSTEM
- describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system.
- describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth.
- describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies.
- use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.
- Order and compare the radii of objects in our solar system
- Use translation skills to describe the position of the sun as it moves through the day.
- Read, write, compare the circumferences of planets in our solar system
- Write a biography of Copernicus
- Write a fact file on Galileo
DIGITAL PUBLISHING: Use PowerPoint to create an animated slideshow showing the paths of the planets around the sun – use motion paths
LI: Use animations/sound effects effectively in presentationsHistory: ANCIENT EGYPT
- Place Ancient Egypt on a timeline.
- Learn about the afterlife and embalmment
- Use evidence found in Tutankhamun’s tomb to find out about him.
- Understand why the River Nile was important for Ancient Egyptian life.
- Know how irrigation was used for farming.
- Find out what everyday life was like for men, women and children.
- Use a range of artefacts to find out about Ancient Egypt.
- Know that hieroglyphs were an early form of writing and that we can use this to find out more about Ancient Egyptian life.
- Find out how hieroglyphs were deciphered.
- Compare and order numbers using BC dates as negative numbers.
- Create 3D nets of Ancient Egyptian pyramids(Use Purple Mash 2 Design and Make)
- Solve Egyptian food problems involving calculating decimals.
- Find missing angles of pyramids.
- Draw tomb paintings by using the Egyptian enlarging technique
- Learn about Egyptian gods
DIGITAL PUBLICATION: Use Purple Mash 2 Design and Make to design a 3D pyramid – print out net and stick together
LI: Use simple computer aided design tools to create nets of 3D shapes GEOGRAPHY: RIVERS AND THE WATER CYCLE.
- Understand stages of the water cycle and key vocab associated with it.
- Locate some of the main rivers in the world on a map.
- Identify different ways a river is used (e.g. transport/fishing/tourism)
- Describe and understand key aspects of rivers using appropriate vocab
- Know how the River Nile affected land patterns and how this has changed over time.
- Locate the River Nile on a map.
- Know some of the key features of the River Nile.
- Investigate the reason why people (and animals) dam rivers
- Reason about the temperatures at different stages of the water cycle.
- Solve word problems based around rivers and the water cycle.
- Write an explanation of how the water cycle works.
DIGITAL RESEARCH/PUBLICATION: Use Google Maps to follow the path of the Nile – take series of screen shots, paste into PPT – use callouts to annotate key features shown on satellite images
LI: Use search tools to find specific information effectively/safely
LI: Group, align and arrange content using layout toolsCHALLENGES FOR THE MORE ABLE PUPILS: Ancient Egypt
- Place Ancient Egypt on a timeline and compare to the Vikings, Romans, Stone Age, Saxons and Greeks – are there any similarities in the length of the different civilisations?
- Which evidence do you think tells us the most about Ancient Egyptian life – the book of the dead, the Rosetta stone, Tutankhamun’s tomb? Explain your choice.
- Rank the factors which made the Nile important.
- What is similar/different in everyday life to another civilisation you know?
- Compare Egyptian hieroglyphs to the Greek or Saxon alphabet. Which do you think is the best system and why?CHALLENGES FOR THE MORE ABLE PUPILS: Rivers and Water Cycle
- Explain how pollution can have an impact on the water cycle.
- What other rivers are as important as the Nile? Locate 3 others and give your reasons for your choice.
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a river for transportation?
- Write a description of a river for another Year 5 child – how much technical vocabulary can you use?
- If you were going to design your own city next to the Nile, where would you choose and why? Art: RIVER COLLAGE
- Question, make thoughtful starting points, select ideas to use in work
- Add collage to a painted, printed background.
- Use a range of media to create collages.
- Use different techniques, colours and textures when designing and making pieces of work.
- Use collage as a means of extending work from initial ideas.
CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES FOR THE MORE ABLE
- Make a more complex collage using more challenging media.
- Compare different materials used and the effects they have using artistic vocabulary.
- Choose different textured materials to create particular effects
D.T: MAKE A PYRAMID TO HOUSE GRAVE GOODS
- Develop a clear idea about what needs to be done.
- To join and combine materials.
- Find techniques for reinforcing and strengthening structures
- Know how structures can fail when loaded.
- Evaluate their products.
CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES FOR THE MORE ABLE:
- Compare different methods of joining and combining materials and discuss what works best and why.
- Design an alternative to a pyramid, taking into account all the techniques, knowledge of structure and materials needed.
- Play in ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing instruments with increasing accuracy.
- Improvise music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.
- Listen with attention to detail to sounds.
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music.
- Develop an understanding of the history of musicE (Please follow Val Sabin’s scheme of work)
Dance, gymnastics and athleticsR.E: How do beliefs influence actions?
- When am I tempted?
- Why did Adam and Eve disobey God?
- Why did Jonah behave in the way he did?
- What beliefs would I refuse to deny?
- Why do I find it difficult to accept what I know to be true?
- What positive forces do I have in my life? How is Christmas celebrated around the world?
- What differences are there in the accounts given by Luke and Matthew?
- Which stories have developed from the ‘real’ Christmas story?
- What happens during Advent?
- How do Christmas traditions vary around the world?
- What is Epiphany? How is Epiphany celebrated around the world?
- What story or play can we create based on traditional Christmas themes? Computing:Coding, Programming and Computer Games
- Create and edit flow diagrams to break down a sequence (eg traffic lights) into smaller steps
- Create more complex programs using symbols and text to achieve an outcome on screen
- Explore the variables in a range of simulations and relate to real life applications and situations
- Create simple interactive computer games and activities
- Identify and de-bug errors in their own/others codeEntitlement and enrichment:British museum/London Zoo/ Hornimans museum (do a session on sound)
Topic writing links: (please teach during Friday’s literacy lesson and work in topic/Science books:
- Write an explanation of embalmment.
- Write a biography of Tutankhamun.
- Interview Howard Carter.
- Write a newspaper article about the curse of Tutankhamun.
- Write a life in the day from an Ancient Egyptian perspective.
- Retell and Egyptian myth.
- Create a booklet about the water cycle.
- Write a diary entry about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
- Write a postcard from the River Nile.
- Create an advert for the pyramide created in D.T.
- Wrote a poem based on river collage.
- Create a simple biography about Ptolemy, Alhazen or Copernicus.Literacy books which link to the topic:
- Flat Stanley and the Egyptian Grave Robbery
- The Time Travelling Cat and The Egyptian Goddess
- Tales of Ancient Egypt (Robert Lancelyn Green)
- The Red Pyramid
- Casting the Gods Adrift
- The Scarab’s Secret