Art: Children are learning how to use a range of techniques to create different tones, textures and shade. They are developing skills in:
Using sketchbooks to collect and record visual information
Know how to work using a single focal point and horizon in perspective drawings.
Show an awareness of composition, scale and proportion.
Taking inspiration from artists such as J.M.W Turner, Hokusai and G. Seurat
Design Technology: Mechanical systems: Gears, Pulleys and Electrical Circuits
Children will be designing, making and evaluating a motorised system a recovery team could use to move heavy rubble, following a natural disaster.
Geography: Children will have been learning about all things "Raging Earth".
They are learning to use atlases, globes maps and digital mapping to name and locate the Ring of Fire; famous volcanoes and tectonic plates.
They will identify the position and significance of longitude, latitude, the equator, tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and how these impact the seasons.
Children will be able to describe and understand key aspects of earthquakes and volcanoes.
Music: Happy by Pharrell Williams- a pop song with soul influence about being happy.
Topic and cross-curricular links: What makes us happy? Video/project with musical examples.
Links to other units:
Dancing In The Street ( Year 5)
Classroom Jazz 2
Style: Jazz, Latin, Blues
Topic and cross-curricular links: History of music - Jazz in its historical context.
Links to other units:
Classroom Jazz 1 (Year 5)
Supports improvisation generally in other units.
Evolution and Inheritance
Children are learning about the life and work of Charles Darwin and what is meant by the terms "evolution" and "survival of the fittest". They are learning about how naimals and plants are adapted to their environments. They are investigating camouflage and find out how humans evolved.
Children will build on their knowledge of classification from previous years and look at the classification of invertebrates and microorganisms in more detail. They will be able to describe how living things are classified into broad groups and give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.