using maya angelou, life doesn’t frighten me and amanda gorman’s poem the hill we climb, children explore how we face our fears. they create art in basquiat’s style and write poems and letters expressing opinions.
wellbeing: positive me!
choose from romeo & juliet, the tempest, macbeth for an in-depth study. relative clauses & prefixes/suffixes in context of shakespeare’s new words. write and perform playscripts. also in y5 spring.
classic plays: shakespeare
looking at website texts, revisit features of informal/formal writing including subjunctive mood, active/passive and question tags. compose 'about me' profiles and blog posts.
blogs and reports: reading and writing blogs
black lives matter incorporates poetry and art, tracing the history of blm and some of the issues raised. read the work of black poets, including benjamin zephaniah, taking their advice before planning and writing poems.
poems on a theme: black lives matter
discuss emotive issues in eric (shaun tan) & the island (armin greder) & write an outsider story. revise cohesive devices: pronouns, adverbials, determiners, conjunctions, paragraphing.
stories that raise issues: outsiders
read and write instructions and explanations, exploring register, punctuating bullet points and adding parentheses. write explanations based on the children's own interests.
instructions and explanations: reading and writing instructions and explanations
read, discuss and perform, the highwayman poem by alfred noyes. write a new ending. revise adverbials, relative clauses and study the perfect form to mark time and cause.
narrative poetry: the highwayman
read powerful wwi fiction: war horse and war game. revise clauses and use formal and informal register, including subjunctive form. write stories inspired by reading.
historical fiction: war horse and war game
using the inspirational town is by the sea and the day of ahmed’s secret, study verbs (perfect form) and adverbials. consider the issues raised and write impersonal and personal recounts.
recounts: the day of ahmed's secret
have fun reading, writing and performing poetry (flash-mob anyone?). explore poetry features and bust fairy tale stereotypes. study expanded noun phrases and subjunctive form.
performance poetry: choral and performance poems
immerse the class in northern lights by philip pullman. revise clauses and explore subjunctive form. write an untold tale inspired by this significant author.
significant authors: northern lights
make your y6 spring revision term children's best term ever!
revise all necessary grammar, punctuation and spelling for the y6 spag tests, as well as reading, comprehension and writing objectives within an inspirational term's work that follows the sequence of harry potter and the philosopher’s stone.
this block covers the whole of spring term. you can teach it all, or pick and mix. the 5-minute grammar revision sessions, for example, work brilliantly as stand-alone teaching elements.
complete revision for sats: harry potter-themed revision
plunge into your spring revision term with our greek myth-themed y6 revision block.
revise all necessary grammar, punctuation and spelling for the y6 spag tests, as well as reading, comprehension and writing activities within an inspirational term's work that follows the sequence of selected greek myths & percy jackson and the lightning thief.
this block covers the whole of spring term. you can teach it all or pick and mix: the units are devised for maximum flexibility to suit your children’s needs and revision timeframe.
complete revision for sats: percy jackson and greek myths
this unit uses songs, old and new, that children may have listened to during lockdown. through music and lyrics, art and drama, children explore feelings and safely express more negative emotions, ending on a note of hope and positivity.
wellbeing: feel empowered
two weeks’ work, focussed on key skills, no printing required – all do-able by children at home with just a screen. starts with a fun day; all you need if your class is self-isolating.
local lockdown: 2 week lockdown pack
this block encourages reflection on the challenges children are facing. listen to, read and write creatively about things to remember, letters to our future selves, inspirational stories and our hopes for the post-lockdown world.
poetry: reflections on the lockdown
take a trip down memory lane, reading and writing stories inspired by memories. work towards creating an inspiring performance or presentation which will not leave a dry eye in the house!
fiction for transition: my past, present and future
inspire dreams, set goals and trigger change with this sophisticated block. explore dreams and goals with you are awesome, give presentations on climate change, and engage in politics, debating and writing to your mp with usborne’s politics for beginners.
non-fiction for transition: goals, dreams and change
in an art-infused block, read and write evocative poetry. create still-life art and write observational poetry. explore identity, creating self-portraits through images and words.