WELCOME TO YEAR 6
We are really looking forward to another great year in Year 6! Please keep revisiting this page to see the fantastic work that the children produce throughout the year.
At school, we will no longer be providing plastic reading book bags. If you would like to purchase a reading book bag (see below) these will be available to buy from school at a cost of £3.50.
Spring Term 1
This term our topic is...
'Mystery and Discovery'
In English, we will be reading our next class novel, The London Eye Mystery. Whilst we are reading the book, we will analyse character and plot and gather ideas for our very own mystery/crime stories.
Continuing with the Maths No Problem scheme, we will begin this half term working with decimals and measurement before moving on to percentages, ratio and algebra.
We will be researching and learning about the magnificent Ancient Egyptians. We will begin the half term thinking about where this period of history fits into a chronological framework before learning about one of the most significant discoveries of all time - the tomb of Tutankhamun.
In Geography, we will be learning about earthquakes. We will learn how and why earthquakes occur by studying plate tectonics. We will identify, through using digital mapping, the places on Earth that are susceptible to earthquake activity.
Have a look at some of the information texts below about earthquakes. We thought about different aspects of this natural phenomena:
What are earthquakes?
How do earthquakes occur?
Where, on the Earth, do earthquakes occur?
How is the power of earthquakes measured?
We also considered one of our school concepts - POWER.
Atiq and Halima said:
In geography, earthquakes have a lot of power and can cause a great deal of destruction. Due to this, the ground cracks and shakes, avalanches, fires and tsunamis are created. This is how powerful natural processes of the Earth can be (a natural disaster).
In RE we are going to continue our learning about 'journeys'. Through our study of Islam, we will learn about the pilgrimage of Hajj and why it is important to Muslims.
In our Art lessons we will be looking at 3D modelling. We will use clay to create our own Ancient Egyptian inspired sculptures.
In Dance, we will use a stimulus to create gestures, travelling patterns, stillnesses and explore contrasting emotions with different ways to demonstrate. We will learn how to work in unison and use canon effectively to develop techniques to perform with accuracy, control and timing. We will perform in pairs, groups and as a whole class performance.