St Pauls CE Primary School

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Year 6: Max Richter Class

Welcome to the Spring term

In writing we will begin with the novel Pax by Sara Pennypacker. This wonderful story, illustrated by Jon Klassen will tie in with our termly topic of WW2. We will be using this text to support writing through describing settings, characters and atmosphere. The children will be creating story maps that help drafting and evaluating writing. We will be creating poetry and scripts form the book. Within SPaG The focus for this term will be on sentence types and strategies for using different sentences; clauses within sentences (subordinate, relative, embedded); changing verbs into adjectives; degrees of possibility as shown by modal verbs; the perfect form of English to mark time and cause (showing the correct tense) and the use of the passive voice.

In maths we will be returning to number where we will be exploring the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages; multiplying or dividing by 10/100/1000; multiplying and dividing decimals by integers; finding the % of a number or the % of a missing value, and expressing missing number problems algebraically.

For topic we are studying WW2, it’s causes and timeline; how everyday life was affected in London including evacuation, rationing, bombing raids; and the role of women in WW2.

For science we are studying electricity. We will be looking how lamps or buzzers can be affected by the voltage in a cell or circuit; comparing variations in the behaviour of lamps and buzzers dependent on how circuits are built and represent this with the correct scientific diagrams.

In computing we will be using Scratch to code a scene that they will then broadcast a message through, show and hide blocks, sequence events in a story, add audio and increase interactivity

In art we will be researching propaganda posters before creating our own. Following this we will be creating a 3d model of the travels of characters from Pax, our class book.

In RE our topic is the Moses and miracles as explained in the bible

For PE we are learning to Lindy Hop. This will involve listening to old swing classics (Nina Simone amongst others) and learn to move in rhythm to the music

Please ensure that your child has the appropriate kit for these lessons.  If your child is participating in PE, please provide a letter with reasonable detail.

Finally in PSHCE we are looking at going for goals, how to manage our goals, how to overcome obstacles and excuses that we may find.

Our trip next half term is to Churchill’s War rooms, where the children will experience what it was like for British wartime leaders to manage their decisions.


Homework: This will be given out on a Thursday to be brought back the following Tuesday. Please ensure that your children read for at least 15 minutes every day. The more time you spend with your children supporting their learning the more progress they.