Year 6

Survival of the Fittest!

 

In Science this term, we will be learning all about which traits and characteristics we have inherited from our parents as well as how animals have adapted to survive in the harshest of environments. We will also study our Scientist of the Term ‘Charles Darwin’ and his theory of evolution.

Through our Art lessons, we will study Galapagos island animals to create Batik artwork  as well as creating diptychs of our very our hybrid animals.

We will put our map skills to the test in Geography lessons as we use ordnance survey maps and symbols in our locality and beyond. We will also learn how to use a compass and 6-figure grid references.

In our English lessons, we will read ‘Lost Coty of Gold’ by Rai Aren;  our novel study will enable us to continue to build on our knowledge and skills for writing for different purposes and audiences.

Maths in Spring 1 will predominantly focus on fractions, decimals and percentages before moving on to area, perimeter and measurements in Spring 2.

Later this term, we hope to host a visit workshop from the British Red Cross, who will teach us some vital first aid skills.

Spring Term

Survival of the Fittest Topic Vocabulary

Axis and Allies (WWII)

During our ‘Axis and Allies’ topic , we became historians, to explore the events which led to Britain declaring war against Germany and the effects the war had on the everyday lives of people living in Britain at the time. At the end of the topic, the children successfully produced a virtual timeline to explain our key question ‘ How did life in Britain change during the war?’

The QR code link to the video can be found in their topic books!

Through our  English lessons and novel studies of ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ and ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ we wrote persuasively, held debates and gained a greater understanding of what life was like for children during WWII from the protagonists.

Read some of our wonderful writing here:

 

We were lucky enough to hold a virtual interview with Sylvia Taylor, a very special individual who worked as a Land Army Girl during WWII. She answered our questions about what life was like during the war in our local area, shared her experiences of  joining the Land Army and the role women played during WWII. Sylvia also shared with us her most treasured memories of how she met her husband Henry and how she came to have the notorious nickname ‘The Singing Land Army Girl’.

Read some of our Land Army Personnel files about her here:

 

In DT, we built Anderson Shelter models. The shelters had to meet a design brief  including be large enough for a Lego man to fit inside and strong enough to hold a 1kg weight on top of it. We also learnt how to reinforce and strengthen structures using nails.

Thank you for joining us for our end of the term ‘WWII Exhibit’; the children were thrilled to share their outstanding work with the people they care about the most!  We hope you liked listening to our rendition of ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’ originally by Vera Lynn.

Here are the highlights for our exhibit…

Axis and Allies topic glossary:

Autumn 1 – Eco Warriors

In this topic, we learnt how we can take better care for our planet, through the importance of Reducing, Reusing and Recycling, and the difference that can make locally and globally.

Check out some of our amazing work!

Maths Expectations

To help you prepare for Year 6, it would be great if you could work on the following key skills. Take a look at the following document:

Year 6 Maths Key Skills