Frizinghall Primary School

Frizinghall Primary School

Year 6 Spring 2 Theme

 

Dear Parents/Carers

 

Our next theme of the year is called ‘Modern Monarchy’. During this theme, we will be focusing on History and Music.

 

Our work will focus on studying an aspect of British history.  We will begin the theme by creating a timeline reflecting the monarchs we will be studying (Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II). We will pose questions and research the answers focussing on similarities, differences and significance. In doing so, we will look at a range of sources to look at connections, contrasts and trends over time within the royal family.

 

For our activity passport, during this theme, we will make an outfit for a Royal occasion, write a speech, create a royal mashcam (using Purple Mash) and learn the National Anthem.

 

In Music, we will listen to a range music (drawn from different traditions) from great composers and musicians. We will also look at how music has changed over time.

 

In English, we will be writing a non-chronological report about animals.

 

In Oracy lessons and dialogic talk sessions, we will be participating in discussions, performances, debates and ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge

 

In RE, we will be asking -Why do people need to express their beliefs?

In this topic, we will look at the significance of key writings and teachings for the followers of religious and non-religious worldviews. Explain how believers give meaning to symbols, story, language etc. and make some links between beliefs, practices and ways of expressing meaning. We will also discuss moral questions and recognise that there are different views to be considered.

 

In PE, will continue our focus on team games, dance and gymnastics

Then in PSHE, we will be learning about healthy relationships. In our French topic Dans l’école we will learn how to describe people, places, things and actions.

 

Helping at home:

 

As well as ensuring that your child completes their weekly homework, you could:

  • Research other members of the monarchy on the internet.
  • Do some research at the library and find out facts about different monarchs from this and other countries.
  • Visit the Royal Armouries in Leeds.
  • Access TT Rocks and Purple Mash at home.
  • Use their revision guides.

 

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