Aqua 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Aqua Class
We are a Year 6 class who are taught by Mrs Lawton and Miss Griffiths, supported by Mrs Chadwick.
This is what we will be learning about in the Summer term:
After the Spring Term assessments, we have identified that the children need to revisit some of the areas they were learning whilst remote learning at home. These are mainly decimals, percentages and fractions. We will then move onto statistics and geometry.
Following the success of the Harry Potter Unit during the Spring term, we will spend the term focusing on Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordon. We will use this text, alongside Greek Myths by Marcia Williams, to write a range of text types and examine spelling and grammar.
History: Ancient Greece
The children will learn who the Ancient Greek people were, when they lived and where and how they were able to establish their empire. They will earn how the political system worked in Ancient Greece, investigate the legacy of Athenian Democracy and compare it with the political systems we have today. The children also compare and contrast the modern day Olympics with the Ancient Greek events. They also learn about and order events from the Battle of Marathon and write in role to present the events from a specific viewpoint. In addition to this, they learn about Ancient Greek religion, research information about a variety of Greek gods and Greek myths. Finally they use historical evidence to find out about the Trojan War.
Geography: Raging Rivers
In this unit, the children will find out more about why rivers are so important to the towns and villages that have developed on their banks. By looking at the features of rivers, and the natural and human ways that rivers change over time, children will explore the life stories of rivers. Children will learn the names and locations of the major rivers of the UK and the world.
Children will gain an understanding of spreadsheets and how they can be used. Children will learn skills in formatting and entering specific formulas and investigative skills in using the spreadsheet to solve specific problems. The children will then design their own spreadsheet, with ideas and direction provided for particular purposes.
Science: Living Things and Their Habitats
The children will learn about the classification of living things, including micro-organisms. They will build on their work by sorting animals into groups based on their similarities and differences and extend their learning to find out about the standard system of classification first developed by Carl Linnaeus, choosing an animal and researching its classification. The children will have the opportunity to design their own ‘curious creature’ and classify it based on its characteristics.
Science: Scientists and Inventors
The children will learn about the life and work of Stephen Hawking, Libbie Hyman, a zoologist and the work of scientists who investigated and developed DNA theories, including the controversy surrounding it.
Art: South and Central America
The children will learn how to make clay monkeys, make picture puzzles using symbols, make dream catchers, draw an important person, create a collage and make traditional drums. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of South American artists Frida Khalo, Joaquin Torres Garcia, Leonora Carrington, Diego Rivera, Beatriz Milhazes and Carlos Paez Vilaro.
The children will use their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce complex structures to create a moving buggy.
RE: Own Enquiry
Under the guidance of the teacher, the children will create their own line of enquiry and complete the investigative and presentational work..
The children will learn about important Hindu festivals, how Hindus welcome babies and the Hindu practises and ways of life.
Music: Class Awards
In this unit, the children will be learning, singing, composing and performing music for a special occasion. They will write new verses for a rap and develop a song arrangement before performing together.
Music: Moving On
The children will be singing in two-part and three-part harmony, performing complex song rhythms and identifying the structure of a piece of music. They will also learn to play a melody with chordal accompaniment and experience the effect of harmony changing.
Homework will be set on a Friday and returned on a Wednesday. There will be Maths, Punctuation and Grammar, and other homework set as appropriate. Presentation expectations are the same as those for classwork. Homework during SATs practise may be different.
PE lessons will be outdoor and swimming. The children will need to wear their school PE kit: navy shorts and light blue t-shirt. This is dependent upon weekly weather conditions. Swimming lessons will take place of FRIDAY afternoons and therefore the children will need to being their swimming clothes with them. Outdoor P.E. is on a WEDNESDAY.
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