Year 6: Term 3
Rumble in the Jungle
Teacher: Miss L Monaghan
TA: Ms T Black
Teaching Assistant 1:1: Miss E Moyler
P.E Days: Monday and Fridays
- Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.
Compare and give the reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.
- Create a line graph about number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.
- Comparative line graph about brightness and number of cells
- Write an argument as to who made to the biggest contribution – Eddison and Tesla
- Write a persuasive argument about different forms of energy production
Science LIVING THINGS AND THEIR HABITATS
- Describe how living things are classified into common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences (including micro-organisms, plants and animals.)
Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
- Solve fraction problems about classifications of animals
- Create a pie chart on different classifications
- Create a fact-file on different classifications
- Write a report on how to preserve habitats and animals
- Locate the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn on a map.
- Know the vegetation that occurs in the rainforest.
- Know the vocabulary ‘longitude’ and ‘latitude’ and know that this is measured in degrees.
- Know the basic geography of the rainforest.
- Know that rainforests are along the equator.
- Identify the countries that have rainforests.
- Identify layers of the rainforest.
- Recognise the types of animals that live in the rainforest.
- Know how land in the rainforest is used.
Look at how land use in the rainforest has changed over time.
- Have a debate about the rainforest and how it should be used
- Recount of a visit to London Zoo
- Write an advert for the Rainforest
- Write a documentary scrip about the Rainforest
- Present data on rainfall in the rainforest
Use degrees to calculate the distance between areas and their latitude/longitude
D.T: TEXTILES; EMBROIDER A SCENE FROM RAINFOREST.
- Sketch and model ideas.
- Make prototypes.
- Understand pattern lay out.
- Decorate textiles appropriately before joining components.
- Pin and tack fabric pieces together.
- Join fabrics by blanket stitch and back stitch.
- Make quality products.
Make suggestions how their design can be improved.
Computing: Robots, controls and sensors
- Describe and analyse more complex control systems in the real world, including sensors and user interaction
- Use a data logging device as a part of an investigation or experiment in Science or Geography
- Use a control box connected to a computer to control a physical system – eg traffic lights
- Create a simple control system with sensors, inputs and outputs, on screen and/or as a physical system
Work systematically to identify and correct errors and problems in their own and others programs
Art: : PRINTING (USING THE RAINFOREST AS INSPIRATION)
- Create printing blocks by simplifying an initial sketch book idea.
- Use relief or impressed method.
- Create prints with three overlays.
- Work into prints with a range of media e.g pens, colour pens and paints.
- Music: Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing fluency, control and expression.
- Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.
- Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.
- Use and understand staff and other musical notations.
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.
Develop an understanding of the history of music
P.E gymnastics, dance, tennis and athletics
R.E – JUDAISM – unit 5, ISLAM – unit 5
Entitlement and enrichment: London Zoo (the Rainforest); Victoria and Albert museum.
Topic writing links: (please teach during Friday’s literacy lesson and work in topic/Science books
- Write a description of the rainforest
- Send a letter from the rainforest
- Create a report on one of the animals which live in the rainforest
- Create a poster encouraging people to visit the rainforest
- Take one of the environmental issues affecting the rainforest and write a persuasive speech about it
- Write a poem/rap about saving the rainforest
- Write about the life cycle of one of the animals found in the rainforest
- Create a fact file about David Attenborough
Literacy books which link to the topic:
Journey to the River Sea
The Great Kapok Tree
Where the forest meets the sea
The Rainforest Grew all Around
The Vanishing Rainforest
The Shaman’s Apprentice
Maths topic Links: (work to be in topic/Science books):
Data-handling – science
Shape – art/DT