In Anning class (Year 6), we provide the children will quality teaching to ensure that all areas of the Year 6 National Curriculum are met. We teach daily literacy and maths lessons, alongside immersing ourselves in our exciting project.
This term, our project is called ‘To Be or Not To Be’ and revolves around the life of the famous playwright William Shakespeare. Where possible, literacy lessons will be linked to our topic. We provide the children with opportunities to write and read every day – this will be enhanced by the exploration of Shakespeare’s famous plays, characters and quotes. Our literacy lessons will also contain a focus on spellings, grammar and punctuation which will prepare the children for their SATs tests later on in the year.
In maths, we will be revising previously taught topics and spending time addressing misconceptions. We will aim for the children to be confident and fluent within all areas of the maths curriculum by providing them with relevant problem solving skills.
Our exciting new project will provide many chances for the children to explore other aspects of the National Curriculum. We will analyse some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays - Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and MacBeth – as well as getting to grips with the complex characters and language. In art, the children will design masks and pop-up stories and in history, we will journey back to the 15th/16th century and explore the Plague and the Tudors. There will be a fantastic trip, opportunities to perform on our class stage and Google days too.
The objective of this project is to provide children with some fantastic memories and skills, along with an in-depth understanding of our British culture.