Year 6

Welcome to our Year 6 page!

Project – Would you rather live in a different habitat or time period?

During this term, the focus of our history learning will be Ancient Maya. The children will be learning about many different aspects about the Maya civilisation including the reasons behind their eventual decline. Finally, children will compare the Ancient Maya with the Anglo-Saxons examining similarities and differences.

The geography focus of the spring term is deserts. Throughout their learning, children will understand the characteristics of a hot desert biome before focusing on a location study of the Mojave Desert. This learning will conclude by examining the positives and negatives of living in the desert environment.

DT learning will revolve around developing sewing skills by creating a drawstring bag from a piece of unwanted clothing. To support this learning, children will develop an understanding of the consequences of fast fashion and solutions such as upcycling.

Finally, in art, children will be exploring the use of texture in colour including experimenting with mixing textures and with sorting and arranging materials with purpose to create effect.  The learning will end by producing a collage to a background.

Recommended Reads:

  • The Curse of the Maya by Johnny Pearce & Andy Lonergan
  • The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
  • Timeriders the Mayan Prophecy Vol 8 by Alex Scarrow
  • Middleworld by J&P Voelkel
  • Anglo-Saxon Boy by Tony Bradman
  • The Buried Crown by Ally Sherrick
  • Tips for Magicians by Celesta Rimington
  • Across the Desert by Dusti Bowling

We would love to see more reading bookmarks in Year 6. Please listen to your child read between 3 and 5 times a week and record every time you read with them in their reading diaries, so we can keep a record. This will really help with their reading fluency.

Homework will be uploaded to SATs Companion on a Friday and children will have a week to complete the tasks. They also have 6 pieces of project homework to complete.  You have until the end of term to complete all six.

PE lessons are every Wednesday this half term, so please make sure your child is wearing their PE kit to school every Wednesday.

If you need to know anything else or need to speak with a member of staff, please come and see us.

Thank you,

Mr McArthur, Mrs Laud & Mr Kingham

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