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Summer 2

Summer 2 – Theme parks

English: Writing

During our writing this term, we will continue to develop key writing skills and use these when planning and writing different text types. We will be writing a narrative linked to our topic of Theme Parks, as well as a discursive text using formal language. Alongside these lessons, pupils will take part in regular Grammar and spelling lessons in order to build up their confidence and word banks. 

To support this at home, try these following links:

Vocabulary: Noun, adjective, verb, adverb, preposition, determiner, full stop, comma, colon, hyphen, apostrophe, sentence opener, sentence structure, embedded clause, conjunction, relative clause, passive voice, active voice, similes, metaphors, debate, point of view, formal language

Guided Reading/Reading for Inference

Within our guided reading and Reading for Inference sessions, we will continue to practise each Reading for Inference skill that we learnt last year across a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts. As a class, we will explore a text called ‘The Show Must Go On’, which is a journal entry about running a fairground.  

To support with their reading at home, pupils should access Bedrock and Read Theory.

Vocabulary: Visualise, Background knowledge, Breakdown, VIP words, GIST, Thinking like a detective, inference, retrieval, language, author


In Maths this term, we will be working on investigational problems with a theme park theme. We will also use a range of Maths skills that we have developed this year, when designing our theme parks,

In addition to this, the children will continue to take part in regular Number and Lightning learning to develop our speed and accuracy in arithmetic.

In order to support with this at home, please use the following links:


Vocabulary: investigate, investigation, working systematically, problem, probability tree, pattern, predict, trial and improvement

Science – Electricity

We will learn how to associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit. We will also compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches. We will be learning about which symbols are used when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

Vocabulary: Electricity, diagram, voltage, cells, diagram, circuit, symbol, bulb, brightness, crocodile clip, battery, component

Other Curriculum Areas

Computing - Video trailers

We will be planning, recording and editing a video trailer linked to our theme park topic. We will learn about camera angles, editing software, adding sound and text to videos and video transitions.

Vocabulary: Application, Camera angle, Clip, Cross blur, Cross fade, Cross zoom, Desktop, Digital device, Dip to black, Directional wipe, Edit, Film, Film editing software, Graphics, Import, Key events, Laptop, Music, Photo, Plan, Recording, Sound effects, Storyboard, Time code, Trailer, Transition, Video, Voiceover

RE – How do religions help people live through good times and bad times? 

We will be exploring how religion can help people live through good times and bad times.

Vocabulary: pilgrimage, belief, spiritual, holy, sacred, Symbolism, light, dark, festival, spiritual, life after death, gratitude, suffering, prayer, community, resurrection, judgement, heaven, salvation, karma, soul, samsara, reincarnation, moksha


Art and Design - Logos

We will research different logos before sketching, drawing and painting our own. We will also explore the work of Paul Rand.

Vocabulary: sketch, draw, shade, paint, mix, logo, company, Paul Rand



DT – Designing and building theme park rides or booths

We will be designing, building and evaluating theme park rides or booths.

Key vocabulary: series circuit, parallel circuit, names of switches and components, input device, output device, system, monitor, control, program, flowchart function, innovative, design specification, design brief, user, purpose

Music – Composing a leavers song

We will be exploring and identifying the characteristics of film music, before creating a composition and graphic score to perform alongside a film.

Vocabulary: allegro, arrangement, backing track, chorus, chord progression, compose, crescendo, diminuendo, dynamics, evaluate, forte, largo, lyrics, melody, mood, musical features, notation, piano, poetic, structure, repetitive, rhyme, ritardando, tempo, sequence, stave notation, upbeat, verse

PSHE – Identity

We will be exploring what factors contribute to identity, gender identity and sexual orientation, and identity and body image.

Attraction, Change, Continuum/spectrum, Expression, Feminine/femininity, Gender identity, Identity, Images, Manipulation, Masculine/masculinity, Media, Sex, Sexual orientation

 French - Jobs

We will be learning how to say different jobs and workplaces.

Vocabulary: le travail – work, un médecin - a doctor, un pompier - a firefighter, un policier - a police officer, un chef - a chef, une astronaut - an astronaut, une actrice       - an actress, un fermier - a farmer, une fusée - a rocket

Geography – Population

We will be exploring the question ‘How do populations differ from place to place?’. We will learn about characteristics of population, multicultural London and Cardiff, Welsh language and culture and national identity.  

Vocabulary: population, high/low population density, sparsely populated, densely populated, population distribution, migration, rural, urban, ethnic, diverse, census, ethnicity, Welsh, Cymraeg, Eisteddfod, Wales, British, Identity

History – The Roman Empire

 We will learn about who Julius Caesar was, the early emperors of the Roman Empire, the Jewish-Roman war, Christians in Rome and Pompeii and its destruction.

Vocabulary: survival, peninsula, province, governor, centurion, legion, height, rebel, frontier, forts, Julius Caesar, Gaul, foreign, Brutus, Ides of March, descended, cunning, Augustus, Emperor, Claudius, Proclaim, Advantage, Aqueducts, Nero, Colosseum, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Vapour, Pliny, Debris, Judea, Rebellion, Imperial


PE – Rounders, Cricket and free choice

In Rounders and Cricket, we will be learning and developing a range of skills that can be transferred between both sports, before applying these skills to competitive situations.

Vocabulary: Rounders, Cricket, field, bat, wicket, out, run, base, relay, baton, rounder, half-rounder

On our other PE day, we will take part in PE lessons that will be chosen by the children.


Key dates:

6.6.2022 - Back to school

8.6.2022 - World Ocean Day (Wear something blue)

24.6.2022 - Year 6 Twin Lakes trip

29.6.2022 - Sports morning

 8.7.2022 - Race for life

20.7.2022 - Summer Fayre

21.7.2022 - Last day of term