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Year 6

The Year 6 team are: Mrs Tallis (Head of Year), Ms Bushnell / Mrs Champion-Luff (Job Share Class Teachers), Mrs Cremor / Mrs Underwood (Job Share Class Teachers).

 

Autumn Term

During the autumn, we learn about the Ancient Greeks. Within the topic we read the book “Who Let The Gods Out?” upon which we base our English learning. We immerse ourselves in the Ancient Greek culture and learn about everyday life during this time period. Our topic is enhanced by a visit from an Ancient Greek soldier who brings the subject to life. We express our creativity by producing our own Greek masks which we use to develop our play script writing.

 In maths learning we focus on place-value and the ‘four rules’, ensuring that every child is able to calculate accurately and with confidence. Our outdoor learning encompasses football and rugby and indoor activities are dance-based movement. Children are encouraged to work scientifically around the theme of light.

PSHCE lessons are based around circle time activities to gain trust and develop class relationships. We also focus on ‘going for gold’, looking at our goals for now and the future. Our RE units consider different people of faith and the incarnation of Jesus.

Spring Term

Our spring term begins with a tour of the USA concentrating on the major cities and rivers and how they became established. We consider the history of the Native Americans through the wonderful story of ‘Brother Eagle, Sister Sky’. Our topic is enhanced by our English work where we study the novel ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar during which we focus on narratives and letter writing. Our art work is based on the creations by John Singer-Sargent and our technology curriculum looks at the engineering of bridges and how they are constructed. Fractions, decimals and percentages followed by ratio and proportion keep us busy in maths!

Our science learning is based around the work of Charles Darwin and the contributions he made from his book ‘the origin of the species’ to our understanding of the world and the adaptations that nature has made. RE focuses on Hinduism and the way in which Hindu worship takes place, who is worshipped and how it is celebrated.

PSHCE is about how the body develops and how this affects people physically and emotionally.

 

Summer Term

Our summer term focuses on the theme of the heart and lungs and how they function. We learn about the physical effects of exercise and how to stay healthy. Our topic is enhanced by our English work where we read and respond to the novel ‘Pig Heart Boy’ by Malorie Blackman. This leads into our PHSCE work where we focus on the effects of drugs, smoking and alcohol and also debate the rights and wrongs of animal testing. In art, we learn how to draw manga pictures.

At the start of the term, we focus on preparing ourselves for our maths and English national curriculum tests and at the end of the term, our focus is on the transition to secondary school.

 

EASTER REVISION AIDS

Please click on the individual folders for some great revision booklets.

The answers and a glossary for parents are all available by clicking on the links below.

TOP TIPS AND REVISION AIDS FOR THE YEAR 6 SATS

KS2-ultimate-3-in-1-organiser-2017-maths-sats.pdf

Click on the link above for some great revision aids which will help you to prepare for your tests in May!

 

 

 

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