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Year 6 Spring 2 Curriculum Map: The Industrial Revolution !


PE – Dance: This half term, Year 6 children are taking part in a fantastic dance project in collaboration with Liverpool John Moore’s University. You will be invited to the performance which will take place in Sudley Theatre at IM Marsh on Thursday 19th April at 6.30pm. The performance will last for approximately 1 hour and is based on our class topic, The Industrial Revolution. You will receive a letter later this half term with full details of the performance. You will need to reserve places so make sure you return the ticket slip to your class teacher. Tickets are free but a small donation towards the cost of the transport would be greatly appreciated. We have dance lessons every Thursday beginning 1st March. Please could you return the slip to give permission for your child to travel to the dance studio in the minibus. The children need a white T-shirt, black shorts and a pair of pumps. Children can also wear dance leggings.


Homework: Children will bring home regular spellings and will be tested the following week.  In preparation for SAT’s, next half term, a set of practice exams will be sent home with children over the Easter break. Any research on The Industrial Revolution will be discussed in class. Please note; the ActiveLearn Homework scheme supports our curriculum with revision activities to help the children prepare for their end of year tests. We strongly advise that your child accesses these materials and activities on a regular basis. If you have any issues with internet access, please speak to Mr Backstrom or Ms Millican.


Literacy: We are reading and writing a range of reports and narrative stories. We will also be writing diary entries in the shoes of a Victorian child, a newspaper report based upon the murder of King Duncan in ‘Macbeth’  and a persuasive letter. Grammar and punctuation will be looked at in great detail, focussing on word types and grammatical terms and the appropriate use of high level punctuation.  We will also be concentrating on verb tense agreement, in particular perfect, progressive and infinitive forms.


Maths: This half term we will be focussing on statistics. We will be solving comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph and we will complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables. We will also be practising standard written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division including whole numbers and fractions.


Science: Building on our work on Evolution & Inheritance, we have a visit from a STEM ambassador organised for this half term. Children will have the opportunity to investigate a range of fossils and bones; from trilobites to primitive human beings. Children will also research the scientific contributions of Mary Anning in the field of paleontology. We will revise the skeleton and its functions & relate this to the study of the major organs. We will concentrate on the heart and the circulatory system.


Music: We have a wonderful visit arranged to The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall where year 6 children will have the opportunity to listen to the orchestra playing live. The concert repertoire includes: Britten - March from Soirées MusicalesBritten - Tirolese from Soirées MusicalesBritten - Playful Pizzicato from Simple SymphonyGiacchino - The Incredibles: Full MayhemHindson - BoomboxMozart - Marriage of Figaro OvertureMussorgsky - Gnome from Pictures at an ExhibitionMussorgsky - The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an ExhibitionRavel - Empress of the Pagodas from Mother Goose SuiteSibelius - Finlandia  In addition, children will use percussion instruments to explore, compose and perform their own sequence of sounds.


Art & Design: Creative week runs from 26th February to 2nd March. During this week, we will use viewfinders to make close studies of William Morris designs; we will look at the idea of perspective & we will create our own movie trailers using iPads.


Geography: We will create a compass rose using the eight points of a compass (developing into 16 points e.g. NNW). In addition, children will investigate plan view (bird’s eye view) and scaling. Further locational knowledge will include cities and physical features of the British Isles.