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Roselyon School

Curriculum Notes Prep VI Summer Term 2016








Plan 6B: Modern Classic Fiction

Required texts:

The Eighteenth Emergency by Betsy Byers


Children will study classic narrative fiction. Using The Eighteenth Emergency by Betsy Byers, they will look at the differences between literal and inferred information. They will examine how the author modifies their language to change the emphasis in writing, using adverbials and modal verbs. The children will then use these features of language to plan and write detailed stories of their own.

Grammar focus:
1. Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing
2. Look at the infinitive form of a verb, and the split infinitive
3. Use expanded noun phrases and adverbials to add detail and link ideas within/between paragraphs
4. Use and understand UKS2 grammar accurately and appropriately


Reading comprehension texts.


Grammar, punctuation and spelling workbooks.


Spellings based on The National Literacy Strategy.


Plan 6B: Information Texts

Required texts:

The First Drawing by M Gerstein

Stone Age Boy by S Kitamura

The Secrets of Stonehenge by M Manning


Children explore information texts using the Stone Age as inspiration, including: The First Drawing; The Secrets of Stonehenge; and Stone Age Boy. They consider formal and informal language; explore modal verbs; revise a wide range of punctuation; write information texts in different styles; travel in time and share everything they have learnt in a show-stopping exhibition.

Grammar focus:
1. Use modal verbs to indicate degrees of possibility
2. Use bullet points and punctuate correctly
3. Recognise vocabulary and structures that are appropriate for formal speech and writing, including subjunctive forms
4. Use full stops, commas, exclamation marks, speech marks and question marks to punctuate sentences correctly.

Reading comprehension texts.


Grammar, punctuation and spelling workbooks.


Spellings based on The National Literacy Strategy.


Classic Plays

Required texts:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare




Children explore the works of our greatest playwright, studying the language and its historical context. They will investigate Elizabethan theatre and the life of Shakespeare, such as is known.

The children will undertake roles in the play, and thereby understand the interaction between the characters and the intricacies of the plot and themes.

Learning the lines and interpreting the role to convey meaning and comedy in this well-known play will broaden the children’s knowledge and understanding of classic theatre.

The children will be working together to produce a play for performance.


Reading comprehension texts.


Grammar, punctuation and spelling workbooks.


Spellings based on The National Literacy Strategy.

Reading comprehension texts.


Grammar, punctuation and spelling workbooks.


Spellings based on The National Literacy Strategy.



1            REVISION WEEK: Calculation: Multiplication and division

2            REVISION WEEK: Fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and scaling

3            REVISION WEEK: Shape, measures, statistics and algebra

4            Exam Technique and Sats Week

5            Messiaen, Cicadas and Prime Numbers Problem (and calculators)

6            Problem solving and investigations

7            Large numbers, games and puzzles

8            Measuring ourselves and what’s around us                                                                       

9            Survival Mathematics and Prep VI Camp

10          Ramanujan and other famous mathematicians

11           History of Mathematics



Biology, including life processes, plants and animals, the human body, adaptation and food chains.  Medicines, drugs and the human body.  Sex education.


The English Civil War.  Children will complete the video started last term on the causes of the war. They will then study the progression of the war with special emphasis on how it affected Cornwall.

The Saints way Walk.  Along the route children will visit the sites and learn about the history of our local saints.


Mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes.  How they are formed and where they are in the world, including tectonic plates.

Religious Studies

Why are sacred texts important?  How has religion been depicted in Art?


Au parc d’attraction. Clothes. Revision


In Augusta Treverorum, asking questions, personal pronouns, domus Augustana, working with verbs



Prep VI


Observational drawing



Line & mark

Collaborative artwork – random shapes

Still life studies, starting with sketches, positive/negative spaces then moving on to painting

Study the work of Barbara Hepworth and produce clay sculptures

If time – final 3D project