Year 6

Spring 2

At Foxfield Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for all in a cross-curricular way. This ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through the high expectations of everyone at Foxfield, we aspire to achieve the highest quality outcomes.

During this term, the learning in Year 6 will continue to be based around the global theme of 'Peace and Conflict’. Our focus for the half term is World War 2 as a significant historical event of the modern ear.

In history, the children will explore the events that led up to the war and the historical figures associated with it. We will study the key events that occurred during the war including the invasion of Poland, the use of the Atomic bomb and the Normandy landings. Children will be able to reflect upon the importance of peace, the effects of conflict on people and places, and how countries establish peace after a war.

In Maths this half term, Year 6 will be focusing on geometry and measurement. We will begin by learning how to find the area and perimeter of regular and irregular 2D shapes and then how to calculate the volume of 3D shapes. Following this, we will cover the various measurements that children need to know such as converting from cm to m, kg to g, ml to L, etc.

Finally, we will also continue to review our learning from Spring 1 and practise key arithmetic skills. Knowledge of the timestables will be essential this term so please encourage your child to use TimesTables Rockstars to recap and review the timestables.

This term we will be watching excerpts from ‘Dunkirk’- a movie based around the real-life events of the evacuation of soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk early in the Second World War.

 

Our writing outcomes include a propaganda speech and setting and character description. On this journey, we will be recording our speeches and creating propaganda posters to fully understand the role and importance of bias.

As part of our Science learning journey, we will be learning about light. Why does light travel in straight lines? What is light made up of? How are shadows formed? How can we prove that light travels in straight lines? These are all questions we will explore in our unit to improve our understanding and critical thinking in science.

In RE, the children are learning about ‘The Journey of Life and Death’. The children will learn about the beliefs and customs of different religions regarding death and bereavement. We will compare and contrast the different religious beliefs about life after death and reflect on how we deal with grief and bereavement.

In PE, the children will be focusing on gymnastics. They will practise key skills including movement, balance and performing a sequence safely in groups.   

As part of the statutory guidance on RSE, this half term the children will be looking at factors that affect wellbeing and body image.

In Computing we will be planning the creation of a digital app which will monitor the inclusion sustainable palm oil in food.

In Music the children will be developing their ability to sing and play instruments (xylophone) in 2 parts. They will explore the effect of notes (chords) played together, and will experiment with melodic patterns, chords and drones to provide accompaniments. They will be listening to classical music, and analysing the music of the composer Ravel. They will also be learning songs in preparation for the Christmas Carol concert in December.

In French, we will build on prior knowledge from Year 5 to find French equivalents for various items of clothing.  They will learn to describe clothing, give their opinions about different garments and identify what they prefer.  Looking at numbers to 60, they will also begin to ask and talk about prices.

In Art/D.T the children will be looking at propaganda posters and how to edit and manipulate images. As part of our final art outcome, the children will make a propaganda poster using different computer programs including Photoshop.

Finally, please note that reading every day is essential. Please support your child at home and take the time to read a range of different texts, including newspapers, comics, fiction texts, blogs, information books. Children are encouraged to change their book every week and record their comments in their reading journal.

We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to support with trips or help in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher.