Welcome to Queen Elizabeth 2 Class

Week beginning 20th June 2022

 

What are we learning this week?

English – 

This week, we shall be introducing Orange for the Sunsets, by Tina Athaide, into our English lessons.

Orange for the Sunsets : Athaide, Tina: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Our learning objectives this week are:

  • To engage in Book Talk.
  • To answer questions to improve my understanding.
  • To evaluate character development.
  • To use a range of appropriate, descriptive vocabulary.

What is our class reading book?

We shall be starting our new class read, which is a fantastic choice for our year group who will be starting secondary school very soon. Can you see me? centres around 11-year-old Tally’s first experiences in her new school. Tally is also autistic and this book, by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott, incorporates diary entries from the main character to help the audience emphasise with the way that she views certain events. Can You See Me?: A powerful story of autism, empathy and kindness:  Amazon.co.uk: Scott, Libby, Westcott, Rebecca: 9781407195674: Books

 

Science – 

We shall be starting our new topic, Evolution and Inheritance. This week, we shall be learning that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the earth millions of years ago.

PE – 

This term, we are working on co-ordination and static balance.

 

Other foundation subjects taught this week:

Art, Spanish, and PE.

 

Week beginning 23rd May 2022

 

What are we learning this week?

English – 

This week, we shall be continuing our new text, Shackleton’s Journey, by William Grill.

Shackleton's Journey (Hardcover Picture Book - Flying Eye) - WordUnited

Our English lesson learning objectives this week are:

  • To identify the key features of a motivational speech.
  • To write a motivational speech.
  • To edit and up-level my writing.

What is our class reading book?

We shall be starting our new text, Orange for the Sunsets, by Tina Athaide. We were very lucky to have a live Zoom session with her on World Book Day, where she introduced the book to us.

Orange for the Sunsets : Athaide, Tina: Amazon.co.uk: Books

 

Science – 

We shall be starting our new topic, Evolution and Inheritance. This week, we shall be eliciting our existing knowledge about this week.

 

PE – 

This term, we are working on co-ordination and static balance.

Computing – 

To create and design a year book.

History – 

To compare role of the Queen to previous monarchs.

 

Other foundation subjects taught this week:

Art, Spanish, and PE.

 

Week beginning 16th May 2022

 

What are we learning this week?

English – 

This week, we shall be starting our brand new text, Shackleton’s Journey, by William Grill.

Shackleton's Journey (Hardcover Picture Book - Flying Eye) - WordUnited

Our English lesson learning objectives this week are:

  • To ask questions to improve my understanding.
  • To build a character profile.
  • To write a fact file based on my research.

What is our class reading book?

We shall be starting our new text, Orange for the Sunsets, by Tina Athaide. We were very lucky to have a live Zoom session with her on World Book Day, where she introduced the book to us.

Orange for the Sunsets : Athaide, Tina: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Maths

  • To identify factors and multiples of a number
  • To identify squared and cubed numbers
  • To identify prime factors of a number
  • To complete problem solving challenges using reasoning

Science – 

We shall be starting our new topic, Evolution and Inheritance. This week, we shall be eliciting our existing knowledge about this week.

Spanish – 

We shall be starting our new topic talking about School!

PE – 

This term, we are working on co-ordination and static balance.

Computing – 

To create and design a year book.

 

Week beginning 3rd May 2022

 

What are we learning this week?

English – 

In our English lessons, we shall still be using a range of different adaptations to understand the story of Macbeth. In our daily Reading lessons, we shall use supplementary texts. This weeks supplementary texts will be a mixture of Shakespeare’s sonnets and non-fiction texts about: the Tudors, the theatre, newspaper reports about Shakespeare and Shakespeare – himself.

Shakespeare Stories: Amazon.co.uk: Leon Garfield, Michael Foreman: 9780140389388: Books  Macbeth The Graphic Novel: Plain Text British English: Amazon.co.uk: William Shakespeare, Clive Bryant, Jon Haward, Gary Erskine, John McDonald, Karen Wenborn, Nigel Dobbyn, Jo Wheeler: Books  Macbeth (A Shakespeare Story): Amazon.co.uk: Andrew Matthews, William Shakespeare, Tony Ross: 8601200716023: Books

Our English lesson learning objectives this week are:

  • To identify and evaluate the key features of a balanced argument.
  • To plan a balanced argument.
  • To write a balanced argument.
  • To edit and up-level my writing.

What is our class reading book?

Since we are studying the Shakespeare classic Macbeth, we have decided to read from a collection of Shakespeare short stories, by Andrew Matthews. Each week, the children in Year 6 vote for which two of the Shakespeare short stories that they would like to listen to. Afterwards, we shall be looking to identifying similarities and differences across the collection.

 

Maths

  • Revision of Y6 Maths objectives.

Science – 

Continuing with our unit, Living Things and their Habitats, we shall be planning our investigation as to what affects the growth of mould.

 

Foundation subjects to be taught this week:

Art, PE, RE (Eid) and Spanish

 

Week beginning 25th April

 

What are we learning this week?

English – 

In our English lessons, we shall still be using a range of different adaptations to understand the story of Macbeth. In our daily Reading lessons, we shall use supplementary texts. This weeks supplementary texts will be a mixture of Shakespeare’s sonnets and non-fiction texts about: the Tudors, the theatre, newspaper reports about Shakespeare and Shakespeare – himself.

Shakespeare Stories: Amazon.co.uk: Leon Garfield, Michael Foreman: 9780140389388: Books  Macbeth The Graphic Novel: Plain Text British English: Amazon.co.uk: William Shakespeare, Clive Bryant, Jon Haward, Gary Erskine, John McDonald, Karen Wenborn, Nigel Dobbyn, Jo Wheeler: Books  Macbeth (A Shakespeare Story): Amazon.co.uk: Andrew Matthews, William Shakespeare, Tony Ross: 8601200716023: Books

Our English lesson learning objectives this week are:

  • To use reported and direct speech accurately and appropriately.
  • To use role play and drama to explore atmosphere.
  • To write a newspaper report.
  • To edit and up-level my writing.

What is our class reading book?

Since we are studying the Shakespeare classic Macbeth, we have decided to read from a collection of Shakespeare short stories, by Andrew Matthews. Each week, the children in Year 6 vote for which two of the Shakespeare short stories that they would like to listen to. Afterwards, we shall be looking to identifying similarities and differences across the collection.

 

Maths

  • To know the order of operations
  • To recap on Place value and solve a variety of questions
  • To be able to add and subtract Fractions with different denominators
  • To be able to simplify fractions
  • To be able to divide proper fractions by a whole number  ​
  • To solve problems involving division

Science – 

Continuing with our unit, Living Things and their Habitats, we shall be planning our investigation as to what affects the growth of mould.

 

Foundation subjects to be taught this week:

Art, PE and Spanish

 

Week beginning 4th April 2022

 

What are we learning this week?

English – 

We shall be moving over to a new 10-day cycle approach to the teaching of English in Year 6. The outline is as follows:

In our English lessons, we shall still be using a range of different adaptations to understand the story of Macbeth. In our daily Reading lessons, we shall use supplementary texts. This weeks supplementary texts will be a mixture of Shakespeare’s sonnets and non-fiction texts about: the Tudors, the theatre, newspaper reports about Shakespeare and Shakespeare – himself.

Shakespeare Stories: Amazon.co.uk: Leon Garfield, Michael Foreman: 9780140389388: Books  Macbeth The Graphic Novel: Plain Text British English: Amazon.co.uk: William Shakespeare, Clive Bryant, Jon Haward, Gary Erskine, John McDonald, Karen Wenborn, Nigel Dobbyn, Jo Wheeler: Books  Macbeth (A Shakespeare Story): Amazon.co.uk: Andrew Matthews, William Shakespeare, Tony Ross: 8601200716023: Books

Our English lesson learning objectives this week are:

  • To explore a character’s thoughts and motives.
  • To identify and evaluate the key features of a play script.
  • To up-level a playscript.
  • To plan a playscript.
  • To write a play script.
  • To edit and up-level my writing.

What is our class reading book?

Since we are studying the Shakespeare classic Macbeth, we have decided to read from a collection of Shakespeare short stories, by Andrew Matthews. Each week, the children in Year 6 vote for which two of the Shakespeare short stories that they would like to listen to. Afterwards, we shall be looking to identifying similarities and differences across the collection.

 

Maths

  • To describe the relationship between two factors (in a ratio context)
  • To explain how to use multiplication and division to calculate unknown values (two variables)
  • To use multiplication and division to calculate unknown values (three variables)
  • To use a ratio grid to calculate unknown values
  • To use multiplication to solve correspondence problems​

Science – 

Continuing with our unit, Living Things and their Habitats, we shall be looking at Classifying Plants and Classifying Micro-organisms.

RE – 

It’s RE week, this week. We shall be learning about Holy Week.

RHE – 

This term’s unit is called Healthy Me. Our learning objective this week are:

  • To understand that some people can be exploited and made to do things that are against the law.

PE –

  • To gain possession through tackling.
  • Real PE – dynamic balance to agility.

 

Week beginning 28th March 2022

 

What are we learning this week?

English – 

We shall be moving over to a new 10-day cycle approach to the teaching of English in Year 6. The outline is as follows:

In our English lessons, we shall still be using a range of different adaptations to understand the story of Macbeth. In our daily Reading lessons, we shall use supplementary texts. This weeks supplementary texts will be a mixture of Shakespeare’s sonnets and non-fiction texts about: the Tudors, the theatre, newspaper reports about Shakespeare and Shakespeare – himself.

Shakespeare Stories: Amazon.co.uk: Leon Garfield, Michael Foreman: 9780140389388: Books  Macbeth The Graphic Novel: Plain Text British English: Amazon.co.uk: William Shakespeare, Clive Bryant, Jon Haward, Gary Erskine, John McDonald, Karen Wenborn, Nigel Dobbyn, Jo Wheeler: Books  Macbeth (A Shakespeare Story): Amazon.co.uk: Andrew Matthews, William Shakespeare, Tony Ross: 8601200716023: Books

Our English lesson learning objectives this week are:

  • To use formal and informal language accurately and appropriately.
  • To engage in Book Talk.
  • To perform a scene using different interpretations.
  • To create a character profile.
  • To write an informal letter.

What is our class reading book?

Since we are studying the Shakespeare classic Macbeth, we have decided to read from a collection of Shakespeare short stories, by Andrew Matthews. Each week, the children in Year 6 vote for which two of the Shakespeare short stories that they would like to listen to. Afterwards, we shall be looking to identifying similarities and differences across the collection.

 

Maths

  • To use fractions, angles, percentages and understanding proportional relationships
  • To draw attention to the central angle and the area of the ‘slice’ being important compared to the whole
  • To construct pie charts, relate the central angle of each slice back to 360°. For example, an angle of 90° is 1⁄4 of the circle because 90⁄360=1⁄4.
  • To know that the size of the circle can be different but still represent the same data.
  • To be able to read scales/number lines with labelled intervals
  • To draw and interpret Line graphs used to represent continuous data; time, length, etc. and to show conversion rates (e.g. kilometres to miles​

 

Science – 

Continuing with our unit, Living Things and their Habitats, we shall be researching the scientist Carl Linnaeus and evaluating his contributions to Science.

 

RE – 

It’s RE week, this week. We shall be learning about the Jewish festival, Passover.

 

RHE – 

This term’s unit is called Healthy Me. Our learning objective this week are:

  • To understand that some people can be exploited and made to do things that are against the law.

PE –

  • To gain possession through tackling.
  • Real PE – dynamic balance to agility.

 

Week beginning 21st March 2022

Week beginning 15th March – Howard Primary School

Shakespeare’s language can cast a light on the complexity of human emotions and is a wonderful way to explore and understand our own and others’ feelings. Shakespeare Week is a national annual celebration giving primary school aged children opportunities for enriching and enjoyable early experiences of Shakespeare. It is one of the pathways to Shakespeare provided by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust for people of all ages and stages of interest.

What are we learning this week?

English – 

Linking in with the celebration of National Shakespeare week, in our new unit, we shall be using a range of different adaptations to understand the story of Macbeth.

Shakespeare Stories: Amazon.co.uk: Leon Garfield, Michael Foreman:  9780140389388: Books  Macbeth The Graphic Novel: Plain Text British English: Amazon.co.uk:  William Shakespeare, Clive Bryant, Jon Haward, Gary Erskine, John McDonald,  Karen Wenborn, Nigel Dobbyn, Jo Wheeler: Books  Macbeth (A Shakespeare Story): Amazon.co.uk: Andrew Matthews, William  Shakespeare, Tony Ross: 8601200716023: Books

Our learning objectives this week:

  • L.O. To understand characters and relationships
  • L.O. To retell key events using a story map
  • L.O. To explore key events using artwork.
  • L.O. To write a setting description.
  • L.O. To create a character profile.

What is our class reading book?

Since we are studying the Shakespeare classic Macbeth, we have decided to read from a collection of Shakespeare short stories, by Andrew Matthews. Each week, the children in Year 6 vote for which two of the Shakespeare short stories that they would like to listen to. Afterwards, we shall be looking to identifying similarities and differences across the collection.

 

Maths

  • To use their knowledge of fraction-decimal-percentage conversions to solve conversion problems in a range of contexts
  • To use their knowledge of calculating 50%, 10% and 1% of a number to solve problems in a range of contexts
  • To use their knowledge of calculating common percentages of a number to solve problems in a range of contexts
  • To use their knowledge of calculating any percentage of a number to solve problems in a range of contexts
  • To solve problems where the percentage part and the size of the part is known and the whole is unknown
  • To solve problems where the known percentage part and the size of the part changes the whole

 

Science – 

We shall be starting our new unit this week, which is called Living things and their habitats. This week, our learning objective is:

  • To classify animals.

 

DT – 

It’s DT week, this week. Our learning objectives are:

KS2 DT project - make your own merry go round

  • To adapt my design to be functional and appealing to my target audience.
  • To evaluate my design against our success criteria.

 

RHE – 

This term’s unit is called Healthy Me. Our learning objective this week are:

  • To understand that some people can be exploited and made to do things that are against the law.

 

PE –

  • To gain possession through tackling.
  • Real PE – dynamic balance to agility.

 

Weekly timetable – 14th March 2022

Zoom: Preparing for British Science Week 2022! | All About STEMAll About STEM

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that will place between 11-20 March 2022!

Throughout the afternoon, we will be carrying out STEM investigations. The theme this year is growth.

 

What are we learning this week?

Maths

  • To continue to solve problems with two unknowns in a range of contexts
  • To continue to systematically solve problems with two unknowns using ‘trial and improvement’ (one and several solutions)
  • To continue to explain how they know they have found all possible solutions to problems with two unknowns
  • To continue to​ explain how to balance an equation with two unknowns​
  • To explain how addition and subtraction can help to solve multiplication problems efficiently

English – This week, we shall be aiming to finish our core text – Rooftoppers, by Katherine Rundell. Our learning objectives this week arE:

  • To ask questions to improve my understanding.
  • To explore new vocabulary.
  • To engage in Book Talk.
  • To plan and write a chapter from an alternative perspective.
  • To edit and up-level my writing.

Science – 

Our outline for the week:

Daily Science Question

Lesson Activity

Details

INTRO ASSEMBLY.  Introduce competition too.

Lesson 1 – Monday Investigating

Whole School Scaffolded Investigative Task Afternoon

Why did the pine cone close when left in water?

Lesson 2 Researching 

Learn about key STEM figure – Charles Richard Drew

Which type of container traps the most heat?

Lesson 3  Exploring 

Experiment / investigation linked to key figure and their contribution to STEM (making blood).

Will the dye in the water change the colour of the flowers?

Lesson 4  Creating

Creative artistic output demonstrating learning e.g. film / website / graphic biography/ poster / design a display

What happens when a mento is dropped into Cola?

Friday Afternoon Sharing

Classes to share learning in the whole school assembly.  

Our scientist:

Charles Richard Drew | Science History Institute

 

RHE – 

This term’s unit is called Healthy Me. Our learning objectives this week are:

  • To know about different types of drugs and their uses and their effects on the body.
  • To understand that some people can be exploited and made to do things that are against the law.

British Science Week

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that will place between 11-20 March 2022! The theme for 2022 is growth.

On Monday the whole school will take part in a spaghetti bridge building competition.

HPL STEM: Building a Spaghetti Bridge - YouTube

Throughtout the rest of the week, each year group will be carrying out an investigative task based on a key STEM figure.

Reception – Mary Anning
Year 1 – Mae Jemison
Year 2 – Elijah McCoy
Year 3 – Ann Moore
Year 4 – Maryam Mirzakhani
Year 5 – Wang Zhenyi
Year 6 – Charles  Richard Drew