Roselyon School
Curriculum Notes Prep VI Autumn Term 2014
English
Historical Stories
Required texts:
WarHorse by Michael Morpurgo,
War Game by Michael Foreman,
In Flanders Fields by Jordensen & HarrisonLever
One Boy’s War by HugginsCooper & Benfold Heywood
Description: Children read 4 WW1 books, Moropurgo’s WarHorse, Foreman’s War Game, HugginsCooper’s One Boy’s War and In Flanders Fields by Jorgensen & HarrisonLever. Using these, they discuss and analyse features of historical fiction, compiling a glossary of terms. They also compare books, plays and films, writing playscripts. Rehearsing diff sentence type and dialogue punctuation, children compare and review books.
Grammar focus:
 Use a range of conjunctions to create compound and complex sentences.
 Use relative clauses.
 Use commas correctly, including to clarify meaning, avoid ambiguity and to indicate parenthesis.
 Use correct punctuation to indicate speech.
Instructions and Explanations
Required texts:
Sur Palmer’s Books of Instructions and Explanations
Description:
Time to get competitive! Children read and write instructions and explanations, exploring register, punctuating bullet points and adding parentheses. The unit ends with writing based on the children’s interests, be they football, Strictly or competitive baking.
Grammar focus:
 Use brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis.
 Use semicolons, colons or dashes to mark boundaries between main clauses
 Use colons to introduce lists
 Punctuate bullet points consistently
Narrative poems
Required texts:
The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
Other poems are provided in resources
Description:
Use the narrative poem The Highwayman to identify features that poets use for effect. Study the use of historical language, adverbials and relative clauses to add details. Children learn part of the poem by heart, compare it to other poems and write a new ending.
Grammar focus:
 Learn the grammar in App. 2 specifically using and choosing descriptive language, adjectives, adverbs and powerful nouns and verbs.
 Use relative clauses correctly and appropriately
 Recognise and use the perfect form of verbs
 Identify and use adverbials.
Year 6 Spellings from National Literacy Strategy
In addition: Comprehension texts from various sources. Grammar, punctuation and spelling workbooks. Assembly (Remembrance). Versespeaking competition (Voluntary). Verbal Reasoning.
Maths
Week

Mathematics topic covered

Objectives covered

1

Settling in activities; Initial assessments; classroom administration. Ordering numbers and place value

 Revise understanding of what each digit represents in a numbers with up to two decimal places
 Revise using decimal notation for tenths and hundredths
 Begin to recognise and use decimals with three places
 Order numbers with up to two decimal places (including different numbers of places) and place them on a number line
 Round a number with two decimal places to the nearest tenth or to the nearest whole number

2

Ordering numbers and place value
Measures: area and perimeter

 Give a number between two numbers with one decimal place, e.g. 2.5 and 2.6, and use correctly the symbols for >,
 Count on and back in steps of 0.1, 0.25
 Measure and calculate the perimeter of rectilinear shapes
 Measure and calculate the area of rectilinear shapes
 Estimate the area of an irregular shape by counting squares
 Calculate the perimeter of simple compound shapes that can be split into rectangles
 Calculate the area of simple compound shapes that can be split into rectangles
 L6 Writing algebraic equations with whole numbers in context of area and perimeter

3

Shape: 2D shapes and 3D solids, angles

 Describe, identify and visualise parallel and perpendicular edges or faces
 Use the properties of 2D and 3D shapes to classify 2D shapes and 3D solids
 Visualise 3D shapes from 2D drawings and identify different nets for a closed cube
 Use Venn and Carroll diagrams to show information about shapes
 Sort and classify quadrilaterals using criteria such as parallel sides, equal sides, equal angles and lines of symmetry
 Make and draw shapes with increasing accuracy
 Estimate angles and use a protractor to measure these
 Draw angles, using a protractor, on their own and in shapes
 Calculate angles on a straight line, in a triangle or around a point
 L6 Properties of Polygons; using LL lines to solve problems.

4

Mental multiplication and division

 Revise multiplying twodigit numbers by single digit numbers by partitioning, e.g. 47 × 6 = (40 × 6) + (7 × 6)
 Use brackets
 L6 Bidmas
 Revise dividing twodigit numbers by singledigit numbers, including leaving a remainder
 Decide whether to group or share (including halving and quartering) to solve division
 Give an answer to a division as a mixed number when the divisor is 2, 4, 5, 10 or 100, e.g. 39 ÷ 4 = 9¾
 Double quickly any twodigit number e.g. 78, 7.8. 0.78, and derive the corresponding halves
 Double multiples of 10 to 1000, e.g. double 360, and derive the corresponding halves

5

Written methods for multiplication and division

 Multiply pairs of multiples of 10, e.g. 30 x 40, or of 10 and 100, e.g. 600 x 40
 Approximate first before calculating
 Revise using the grid method to multiply threedigit numbers by single digit numbers and to multiply twodigit numbers by twodigit numbers
 Use the grid method to multiply fourdigit numbers by singledigit numbers
 Revise using chunking on the ENL to divide threedigit numbers by single digit numbers, including those leaving a remainder
 Decide whether to round up or down after division

6

Fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion

 Revise finding fractions of shapes
 Change an improper fraction to a mixed number, e.g. 33/8 to 4 1/8
 Recognise equivalence between fractions e.g. between 1/16s, 1/8s, 1/4s and 1/2s; and between 1/100s, 1/10s and 1/2s
 Reduce a fraction to its simplest form
 Relate finding fractions to division and use them as operators to find fractions including several tenths and hundredths of quantities
 Understand percentage as the number of parts in every 100, and express halves, quarters, tenths and hundredths as percentages
 Find simple percentages of whole number quantities e.g. 10%, 20%, 40% and 80 % by doubling, and 25% by finding a quarter
 Revise using ratio and proportion to describe the relationship between quantities, e.g. 3 red beads for every 2 blue beads, 3 out of every 5 beads are red
 Solve simple problems involving direct proportion by scaling quantities up or down
 L6 Addition and subtraction of fractions by first finding LCM

7

Reasoning and explaining
Handling data: frequency tables, bar charts, pie charts and line graphs

 Explain methods and reasoning orally
 Make general statements about odd and even numbers including their products
 Recognise and extend number sequences
 Revise finding factors of twodigit numbers
 Solve problems by collecting, selecting, processing, presenting and interpreting data, using ICT where appropriate; draw conclusions and identify further questions to ask
 Construct and interpret frequency tables, bar charts with grouped discrete data, and line graphs
 Interpret pie charts

8

Handling data: frequency tables, bar charts, pie charts and line graphs
Mental and written addition and subtraction

 Solve problems by collecting, selecting, processing, presenting and interpreting data, using ICT where appropriate; draw conclusions and identify further questions to ask
 Construct and interpret frequency tables, bar charts with grouped discrete data, and line graphs
 Interpret pie charts
 L6 Scatter graphs
 Add or subtract mentally a near multiple of 10, 100 or 1000, or a near multiple of £1 and adjust, e.g. 3127 + 4998, 5678 1996. £5.00 ± £2.99
 Use strategies for adding or subtracting twodigit whole numbers, and place value to add or subtract threedigit multiples of 10 and pairs of decimals

9

Mental and written addition and subtraction

 Add or subtract mentally a near multiple of 10, 100 or 1000, or a near multiple of £1 and adjust, e.g. 3127 + 4998, 5678 1996. £5.00 ± £2.99
 Use strategies for adding or subtracting twodigit whole numbers, and place value to add or subtract threedigit multiples of 10 and pairs of decimals
 Approximate first before calculating
 Revise using vertical addition to add pairs of fourdigit numbers
 Revise adding two numbers with the same number of decimal places using vertical addition, including amounts of money, e.g. £35.75 + £26.78
 Revise subtracting four digit numbers by counting up, e.g. 5431 – 2789
 Subtract four digit numbers using decomposition
 Subtract numbers with the same number of decimal places by counting up, including amounts of money, e.g. 25.3 – 15.7, 5.24 – 2.76, £50.00  £26.78
 Choose an efficient method to subtract by choosing for a variety of calculations such as 5412 – 3006, 1524 – 320 or 1524 – 978

10

Mental and written addition and subtraction
Using a calculator

 Choose an efficient method to subtract by choosing for a variety of calculations such as 5412 – 3006, 1524 – 320 or 1524 – 978
 Choose mental, written or calculator methods to work out addition and subtraction calculations
 Approximate first before calculating
 Select the correct sequence to carry out calculations needing more than one step
 Recognise a negative answer
 Know how to clear a calculation and how to clear the last entry
 Use the decimal point
 Enter and interpret money calculations
 Check with a different order (e.g. when adding a long list of numbers) or by using the inverse
 Choose mental, written or calculator methods to work out addition and subtraction calculations

11

Problem solving

 Use all four operations to solve single and multistep word problems
 Use brackets
 Decide whether to round up or down after division
 Solve mathematical puzzles
 Use ordered lists/systematic working to find all possibilities
 Solve logic problems

12

Assess and review

 Understand what each digit represents in a numbers with up to two decimal places
 Begin to recognise and use numbers with three decimal places
 Order numbers with up to three decimal places (including different numbers of places) and place them on a number line
 Recognise equivalence between fractions e.g. between 1/16s, 1/8s, 1/4s, and 1/2s; 1/100s, 1/10s, and 1/2s
 Understand percentage as the number of parts in every 100 and express halves, quarters, tenths and hundredths as percentages
 Compare fractions and percentages
 Find simple percentages of shapes and of whole number quantities e.g. 10%, 20%, 40% and 80 % by doubling, and 25% by finding a quarter
 Multiply twodigit numbers by single digit numbers by partitioning, e.g. 47 × 6 = (40 × 6) + (7 × 6)
 Divide twodigit numbers by singledigit numbers, including those leaving a remainder
 Give an answer to a division as a mixed number, e.g. 39 ÷ 4 = 9¾
 Approximate first before calculating
 Revise using the grid method to multiply threedigit numbers by singledigit numbers and to multiply twodigit numbers by twodigit numbers
 Use the grid method to multiply fourdigit numbers by singledigit numbers
 Using chunking on the ENL to divide threedigit numbers by single digit numbers, including those leaving a remainder
 Revise adding two numbers with the same number of decimal places using vertical addition, including amounts of money, e.g. £35.75 + £26.78
 Revise subtracting four digit numbers by counting up, e.g. 5431 – 2789
 Choose mental, written or calculator methods to work out addition and subtraction calculations

Science
Materials, rocks & soils, geology, temperature, gases, convection & conduction, insulation, evaporation, condensation, the water cycle, dissolving, separating mixtures, chemical changes, acids & alkalis, line graphs, Earth in Space.
History
James 1The Pilgrim fathers and the Gunpowder Plot (Special Topic Cotehele House project)
Geography
Mapping
French
Notre école, telling the time, weather.
Latin
Roman roads, translation practice, grammar points.
ICT
Adobe, Scratch, ECDL, Science Explorer, multimedia presentation, online survey, Excel, Audacity sound, film making.
Art
Prep VI

AUTUMN

DRAWING


COLLAGE
3D
TEXTILES

 Kurt Schwitters – recycled art project.

PRINTING

 Printing natural and manmade objects.
 Creating prints from a wide variety of materials.
