Y6 Spring 1 2021
Topic 3: Iceland - Land Of Fire and Ice
Our topic this half-term is a geography-led study of Iceland and a small island called Heimaey.
The children will:
- Find out where Iceland is in relation to the rest of Europe
- Learn about the physical landscape and why particular geographical features occur there
- Learn how the physical environment affects the lives of the people who live there
- Compare the human and physical geography to our own local environment
- Consider the economic activity of the place and the importance of the local environment
- Use a range of resources to draw conclusions about life there and how this might have changed over the years
- Using classic poetry from Walter de la Mare as an inspiration for narrative writing showing tension and suspense
- Radio 2 - 500 Words story writing competition
- Identifying and writing subordinate and relative clauses
- Creating an Icelandic version of 'If You're Not from the Prairie'
- Continued teaching and application of spelling rules and patterns
- Expressing missing number problems algebraically
- Converting units of measurement using decimal notation
- Ratio and proportion
- Geometry – position and direction
- Naming parts of a circle
- Mental calculation strategies
Science - Classifying animals and living things
- identifying ways of grouping organisms according to their characteristics
- exploring ways of distinguishing between organisms that have similar characteristics
- classifying plants according to their characteristics
- finding out about Carl Linnaeus and his classification system
- exploring what micro-organisms are and how they can be grouped
- Creating algorithms and recording these in a decision tree
- Using software to sort objects by creating branching diagrams and decision trees
Looking at the work of Vincent Scarpace to inspire fish drawings using pen and ink / water colour, developing a range of designs to pattern-fill, then making print blocks to create monochrome print designs.
Composition and performance- creating our own compositions, using notation to record these and percussion and tuned instruments to perform
RE: Exploring the concept of power
- What does power mean?
- How is God’s power significant for Christians and Muslims?
- What do I think about the concept of power?
- How does power affects my own and other people’s lives?