Lysander Class (Year 6)

Spring Term 2017 topic


Wonderful World of Words

Within this topic we will be exploring the fantastic words that can be used in a variety of genres. We will begin our journey exploring the depths of Middle Earth, creating fantasy narratives, which include detailed character, and setting descriptions, as well as including narrative that moves the story forward. We will then move into a non-fiction genre, a balanced argument. This will be based around the continued housing developments being built in the Tangmere area. We will be writing to find the pros and cons of such developments and what people think about this happening. Next, we will be moving on to writing newspaper articles. This will include all the main features of a report as well as being able to switch between the formality of the main body of text and the personal views of different people.

Within maths, we will be continuing to look at all four operations and ensuring that the children are able to apply these skills to tricky problems. We will begin by looking closely at multiplication and the methods used to multiply by 2-digits and decimals.

In science we will be focusing on the key area of electricity. The children will understand what makes a circuit and the variables that can change, which have an affect on the effectiveness of their circuit. They will also be able to draw simple circuits using the correct symbols.


Please see the weekly planning letters for information on what the children have been up to!

Planning letters can be viewed from the 'documents' panel on the right of this page.