As Scientists, we will:
- construct simple circuits, identifying and naming basic parts.
- become familiar with how to use symbols for the different elements of a circuit.
- learn how to associate the brightness of a lamp with the voltage of cells in a circuit.
- learn how to associate the loudness of a buzzer with the voltage of cells in a circuit.
- use our knowledge of circuits to design a suitable circuit or a fairground ride.
- learn the difference between a series and parallel circuit, identifying the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
- become electricians to figure out how to mend broken circuits.
- learn where electricity comes from, focusing on renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
- become familiar with the scientists Alessandro Volta and Thomas Edison.
As Religious Education learners, we will:
- be able to define the terms theist, atheist and agnostic and give examples of statements that reflect these beliefs.
- give reasons why a Christian believes in God and an atheist does not.
- outline clearly a Christian understanding of what God is like, using examples and evidence.
- give examples of the ways in which believing about God is valuable in the lives of Christians and ways in which it can be challenging.
- express thoughtful ideas about the impact of believing or not believing in God on someone’s life.
- present different views on why people believe in God or not.
As Musicians, we will:
- listen to and appraise a range of music.
- understand tempo, rhythm and beat.
- learn a variety of skills using African drums
- play in time with the rhythm of the music.
- appraise music from a variety of composers including classical composers.
As Spanish learners, we will:
- recap how to greet others and introduce ourselves.
- ask someone’s name and reply with your own name.
- ask how someone is and reply with how you are feeling.
- learn to count to 20.
- recognise a range of colours in Spanish.
- read a variety of Spanish words.
- Write phrases and full sentences in Spanish.
As Mathematicians, we will:
- read and partition numbers up to ten million.
- compare and order numbers by size.
- round numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand, ten thousand and hundred thousand.
- add and subtract along a negative number line.
- revise formal methods of column addition and subtraction.
- multiply two, three and four digit numbers by one and two digit numbers.
- divide four digit numbers by one digit numbers, finding remainders.
- develop the use of long division with more complex numbers.
- find common factors and multiples of numbers.
- work with the prime numbers up to 100.
- investigate square and cube numbers.
- learn how to use brackets to order calculations.
As Readers and Writers, we will:
- read and write in a variety of genres including formal leaflets and adventure stories.
- recognise features of each genre.
- use the third person in writing.
- use brackets, dashes or commas for parenthesis.
- recognise formal and informal language and use formal language in sentences.
- understand and apply technical vocabulary into my writing.
- use imperatives, conditionals and the passive voice.
- write in paragraphs by organising related material
- use language to create suspense
- use descriptive vocabulary to describe characters and setting
- be creative in developing my own plots and character arcs in story writing.
- use a range of spelling rules including: ough, ei following c, adding suffixes to words ending in -fer and revising words from the Year 5/6 Spelling List
As Sport People, we will:
· Understanding the importance of warming up and cooling down
· Controlling a basketball with both hands
· Protecting the ball under pressure
· Knowing how to use my body to protect the ball
· Passing the ball, having good techniques of having a target, receiving the pass, stepping in the direction of the pass at a chest pass and a bounce pass
· Knowing how to create space to receive a pass
· Using different skills such as varying speed and direction to get past defenders
· Marking a player to limit chances for the opposition
· Working as a team to create shooting opportunities
Dribbling, passing and shooting the basketball using the correct technique to play in a game
As Inventors, we will:
· Using important mechanisms with belts and pulleys
· Generating ideas my own carousel design
· Designing, evaluating and making a model of a carousel ride
· Using electrical systems such as motors
· Using mechanical systems such as pulleys, cams and gears
· Measuring materials accurately to cut
· Building a framework to support my mechanism
As Technicians, we will:
- Explore the reliability of search engines and how they rank results
- Practise the skills of website design
- Change font, colour and size.
- Design our own website
- Make and evaluate our website.
As PSHE learners, we will:
- develop strategies for getting support for yourself or for others at risk
- know how to use a range of basic first aid procedures and how to get help in a range of emergency situations.
- develop strategies for keeping safe online and to know how to spot and deal with suspicious content.
- learn the different ways of achieving and celebrating personal goals
- understand that having high aspirations can support personal achievements
- learn how to manage conflicting or complex emotions.
- be aware of your own self-image and how your body fits into that.
- identify what you are looking forward to with becoming a teenager and understand that this brings growing responsibilities (age of consent)
- learn about change, including transitions (between key stages and schools), loss, separation, divorce and bereavement.
- describe the different role that food plays in people’s lives and explain how people can develop eating problems (disorders) relating to body image pressures
- understand what makes a balanced lifestyle and to know which choices to make for good health – both physical and mental.