GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

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Year 6 - Shakespeare Class

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Shakespeare Class

Class teacher: Mrs Wilder-Woods

Learning Assistants: Miss Folmer, Mrs Sargeant and Miss Bailey




This term, our STEAM focus is Science and we will be answering the question, ‘Can I develop an understanding of the living world around me?’ We will become experts on classification and evolution before communicating our learning through stop motions films. The objectives in this learning journey include:  

  • How do we classify organisms? Carl Linnaeus and the Linnean system.  

  • What is biological inheritance?  

  • Are all organisms related?  

  • How have organisms evolved?  

  • What makes an effective stop-motion video?  

  • By the end of the learning journey, the children will create an animation depicting an area of evolution. 


In Maths, we will be covering tricky areas and gaps in our learning through revision sessions in preparation for SATs. Focus areas of these will include:  

  • Conversion between units  

  • Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators  

  • Multiplying mixed fractions with whole numbers  

  • Multiplying numbers by 10, 100 and 1000  

  • Percentages of amounts  

  • Oder of operations: BIDMAS 

  • Reasoning skills, how to find information in the question and decide which operation ins required 


Within English, we will be continuing to collect writing evidence in a variety of context. Due to the requirements of SATS, we have two shorter units this term: a narrative and a biography.  

Narrative: within this unit the children will be writing a recount of part of Charles Darwin’s life. This will focus upon an area of his discovery, the Galapagos Islands. Within this unit, the children will be developing:  

  • Higher level vocabulary including colons and semi-colons  

  • Ambitious vocabulary  

  • Setting description  

  • Speech to advance action  

Biography: in the second unit, the children will write a non-fiction biography about the life of Charles Darwin. To achieve this, the children will develop the following skills:  

  • Use of subheadings  

  • Effective introductions  

  • Formal language  

  • Presentations of information in a reader-friendly manner 


During Term 5, we will be reading Skellig by David Almond. Through the text, we will be developing our retrieval and inference skills, identifying themes within and across texts and developing our own personal reflections. 

HRE (Health and Relationships) 

In HRE, we will be covering topics such as changing friendships, listening and responding to people respectfully, shared responsibilities and Media Literacy and Digital Resilience. 


In our PE sessions, we will be developing our cricket and athletics skills. In athletics, children will revisit throwing, jumping and running skills and being to prepare for Sports Day. In cricket, children will think about striking and fielding strategies and tactics in playing a game. 


Across the school this term, we will be exploring the big question ‘Is there a higher power?’ in our RE assemblies. In our RE lessons in class, we will be continuing to think carefully about examples of religious discrimination in the world today.