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: Miss Wood

Learning Assistants: Miss Bailey



Wider Curriculum

This term, our Wider Curriculum focus is Maths. We will also be working as scientists and technologists. We will be answering the question ‘Can I create and carry out an experiment and present my data in a variety of ways?’   

The outcomes for the journey will include designing, making and evaluating a machine to collect litter. Throughout the learning journey we will be:  

  • Investigating the effectiveness of different methods of litter picking.  

  • Experimenting with a range of circuits. 

  • Creating a design brief for a functional product. 

  • Creating a prototype. 

  • Exploring techniques for decorating a product. 

  • Designing, testing and evaluating a final product. 

This learning will also include a workshop in school carried out by Science Oxford to enhance our learning. 


We will begin this term by looking at the relationships between values in problems. This will involve thinking about:  

  • The terms additive and multiplicative which are used to describe the relationship between numbers. 

  • Solving problems in different contexts. 

  • Developing a range of strategies to calculate the whole.  

  • Finding unknown values. 

After this, we will be learning about equivalents and how to adjust our calculations. This will involve thinking about:  

  • How we can adjust values and the effect this has on our result. 

  • Using our knowledge to solve problems. 


Our first unit this term will be a narrative, based on ‘The Island’ by Armin Greder. During this unit, we will be looking at using the following writing techniques: 

  • Dialogue 

  • Commas for clarity 

  • Expanded noun phrases 

  • Past simple and past progressive tense 

  • Passive voice 

  • Idioms 


Our first reading unit this term will be based on ‘‘The Island’ by Armin Greder. Through this 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 learning about: 

  • Benefits to health and wellbeing of eating nutritionally rich foods. 

  • How to make informed decisions about habits that affect health. 

  • Routines that support good quality sleep. 

  • Managing time spent online. 

  • How to keep safe from sun damage. 

  • Keeping safe around medicines. 

  • How and when to seek support regarding health. 

  • Strategies to support mental health. 

  • Strategies to respond to feelings. 

  • How to deal with and seek support for loss and grief. 


This term in Computing, we will be focusing on computing systems and networks, communication and collaboration. In this unit, we will learn about: 

  • Internet addresses 

  • Data packets 

  • Working together 

  • Shared working 

  • How we communicate 

  • Communicating responsibly 

Music This term, the children will focus on the song ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams. They will be exposed to several different styles of music during the ‘Listen and Appraise’ part of the lesson and will learn to express their feelings about a piece of music using the appropriate musical terminology. Throughout the unit, the children will continue to learn about dynamics, rhythm and pitch through a range of games and activities. By the end of the unit, the children will perform their own class version of the song. 


In our outdoor PE sessions, we will be developing our tag rugby skills. Children will learn to throw and catch the rugby ball and think about the ‘offside rule’ and how this impacts on the way they can move on the pitch. They will also develop their ability to attack and defend, working consistently as a whole team.   

In our indoor PE session, the children will be looking at circuit training. This will link in with our HRE topic - keeping healthy. The children will learn about the different parts of the body and how to develop strength and stamina when exercising. They will consider how to create effective warm up, work out and cool down routines that help to build up strength and aerobic fitness.    


This term we will: 

  • Identify Muslim celebrations. 

  • Explain why Ramadan is important to Muslims. 

  • Explain why Eid is important to Muslims. 


This term, we will be looking at the following objectives based on ‘getting to know you’: 

  • Demonstrating my existing French knowledge. 

  • Talking about what I want to do when I grow up. 

  • Revising spellings of known French words and the spelling of typical French names. 

  • Discuss how I am feeling in the correct context. 

  • Using the near future tense to discuss my plans. 

  • Presenting written presentations to show new knowledge.