Y6 Spring 2 2018
Topic 4: Survival of the Fittest
Our topic this half-term is a science-led study. The children will:
• describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and similarities and differences and give reasons for this
• understand that different types of animals/plants/microorganisms live in different places and are adapted to their habitats.
• see that well adapted organisms have a better chance of survival and so adaptation may lead to evolution
• recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide info about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.
• Guided reading sessions focussed on written response and understanding of text
• Independent reading focussed on positive attitudes to reading, reading stamina and exploration of a range of genres
• Discrete teaching of grammar and punctuation
• Focus on consistency and accuracy of grammar and punctuation in independent writing
• Revision and application of spelling rules and patterns within writing
• Awareness of audience and writing to inform
• Increased fluency in basic maths in order to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
• Consolidation of accuracy in written methods and application of these in different contexts
• Solving problems by identifying the maths needed, by breaking problems down into simpler steps, using written methods where appropriate and by persevering!
• Construct and interpret pie charts and line graphs
ICT: Touch typing
God Talk – a unit comparing how different religions interpret God and exploring our own responses and beliefs.