Lightmoor Village Primary School

 

CLASS 6

 

Autumn Term 1 - 2021

Scary, Suspenseful Stories.   

 

 

This term, we will be using Room 13 as inspiration for a variety of writing opportunities including: newspaper reports, narratives and letters.

 

In science, we will be looking at the circulatory system and how our heart works. We will look at what our blood is made of, how nutrients are carried around our bodies and the effects of drugs on the body.

In History we will be studying the Ancient Greeks. Our enquiry questions (what did the Ancient Greeks do for us?) will help guide are lessons starting off with the similarities and differences between our schools and Ancient Greek schools.

 

Autumn Term 2

This is me!   

This term, we will be using Wonder as inspiration for a variety of writing opportunities including: diary entries, non-chronological reports and diary entries.

In science, we will be looking at the classification of living things by grouping animals based on their characteristics. We will explore this further by researching Carl Linnaeus and his method of classification. Finally, we will learn about microorganisms and run investigations on the conditions mould grows on.

 

 

In History we will continue studying the Ancient Greeks by answering our enquiry question what did the Ancient Greeks do for us? We will explore similarities and differences in architecture, democracy and Olympics before deciding which was the most important thing we inherited from Ancient Greece.

 

In Geography, we will continue to study South America by exploring the human geography: populations, life expectancy, currencies and trade.

 

Spring Term 2022

Geography

This half-term we are having a Geography focus.  We are finding out all about the Earth's extremes, from raging tropical storms to violent erupting volcanoes to terrifying towering tsunamis.  We will consider how these extremes affect people, communities and landscapes. We will also explore how the water cycle works, thinking about why some areas of the world get more rainfall than others. 

Science

In Science, we are learning about the adaptations of animals and plants that live in extreme environments, such as deserts or Polar Regions. We are going to explore condensation and evaporation to link to what we are learning about the water cycle.

Art

We will have lots of fun in art.  We have already created 'Twister Pictures', exploring tornadoes and their effects and learning how to use line, shape and shading to create colourful tornado pictures.  We will also cut out our own discs of coloured paper to create a 3D tornado mobile.  

We will be making clay sculptures of animals that live in extreme conditions on earth, e.g. polar bears, penguins and camels.

Also, we will be studying Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’ - Exploring ‘The Great Wave’ and how it was created using block prints.  We will be exploring how woodblock prints are created today, recreating ‘The Great Wave’ in a variety of ways and using a variety of media.