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.

Year 6 - Shakespeare Class

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Shakespeare Class

Class teacher: Mrs Wilder-Woods

Learning Assistants: Miss Folmer, Mrs Sargeant and Miss Bailey

 

Term 2:

This term, our STEAM focus is Technology. We will also be working as historians and geographers. We will be answering the question ‘Can I design and build a structure using my knowledge and understanding of historical periods?’ 

STEAM 

The outcomes for the journey will include designing, making and evaluating an effective model of a bomb shelter that can hold a family of Lego people and withstand a given weight from a dropped height. The children will then use their findings to work collaboratively as a whole class to create a shelter big enough for an adult to fit inside 

Through this term’s STEAM project, we will be covering the disciplines of DT, history and geography. Throughout the learning journey we will: 

  • Explore the context of World War 2 

  • Explain the impact of the Blitz on Britain 

  • Explain the impact of evacuation on Britain 

  • Explain the impact of WW2 on women 

  • Explain the significance of shelter 

  • Develop techniques for joining materials 

  • Construct models of Anderson or Morrison shelters large enough to fit a Y6 inside 

Mathematics 

In Maths, we will be focusing on: 

  • Multiplication strategies and long multiplication 

  • Dividing by two-digit divisors 

  • Finding equivalent fractions and simplifying 

  • Common denomination 

In Fluency, we will be focusing on: 

  • Revision of Year 5 fraction knowledge 

  • Using equivalence to calculate 

  • Using compensation to calculate  

Writing 

This term, we will be using the text Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo as a stimulus. This text allows for the children to review this classic children’s author. The setting of the novel links directly to the STEAM curriculum and sets the children up to think about a moral dilemma.  There are strong opportunities to develop both characterisation and action through the use of dialogue.  

Our focus for this term will be on securing the use of direct and reported speech, as well as considering how speech can both reflect character as well as advancing the action. 

We will first work on a fiction piece of writing – a narrative focusing on dialogue advancing action and developing characterisation. 

During the second half of term, we will work on a non-fiction piece of writing – a recount using a journalistic style. 

Reading 

During Term 2, we will be continuing to read ‘Rooftoppers’ by Katherine Rundell. Once finished, we will be looking at the text ‘All Aboard the Empire Windrush’ by Jillian Powell.  

Through these texts, we will be developing our retrieval and inference skills, identifying themes within and across texts and developing our own personal reflections. 

Computing 

This term in Computing, we will be looking at creating media and web page creation. The children will investigate what makes a good website and begin to think about how we may want to lay out a webpage and why. We will also have a look at copyrighting and thinking about how to add links to a website. 

HRE (Health and Relationships) 

In HRE, we will be looking at our Health and Wellbeing. Children will learn to: 

  • Create strategies that support mental health 

  • Develop strategies to respond to a range of emotions, including intense or conflicting feelings 

  • Think about loss and how this can affect feelings. They will consider how to manage these emotions in a healthy way 

  • Purposes of items in a basic first aid kit; how to distinguish between minor and moderate injury 

  • How to identify situations that may require the emergency services 

  • About the risks and effects of legal drugs common to everyday life (e.g. cigarettes, e-cigarettes/vaping, alcohol and medicines) and their impact on health; recognise that drug use can become a habit which can be difficult to break 

  • About why people choose to use or not use drugs (including nicotine, alcohol and medicines) 

  • To recognise that there are laws surrounding the use of legal drugs and that some drugs are illegal to own, use and give to others 

  • About the organisations that can support people concerning alcohol, tobacco and nicotine or other drug use; people they can talk to if they have concerns 

Music 

This term, the children will be learning about Classroom Jazz, focusing on two tunes - Bacharach Anorak and Meet The Blues. The children will be listening to and appraising music as well as learning about the interrelated dimensions of music through playing instruments and improvising. 

PE 

In our outdoor PE sessions, we will be developing our netball skills. Children will learn to throw and catch the ball, using a variety of passes and think about the footwork rule and how to pivot. They will develop both attacking and defending skills and work towards participating in a game, working as a team. 

For their indoor PE session, the children will be looking at gymnastics. They will focus on being able to roll, rotate, balance, jump and travel. They will be using the equipment to build on these skills, including the springboard, tables and wall bars. The children will be working towards developing and performing a group sequence containing a variety of elements, then evaluating these together. 

MFL – French 

This term, we will learn vocabulary and sentences related to transport. The children will learn to: 

  • Name types of transport 

  • Use ‘Je’ and ‘Tu’ correctly in a simple sentence 

  • Respond to simple instructions for direction and movement 

  • Follow simple directions to find a place on a map 

RE 

Across the school this term, we will be exploring the big question ‘Who experiences true freedom?’ in our RE assemblies. 

In our RE lessons in class, we will learn to: 

  • Explain why Believer’s Baptism is important to some Christians 

  • Explain the processes of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah 

  • Explain why a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is important to Jewish people