Year 6

Building on our learning from last half term, we are going to be deepening our knowledge of the history, culture and ideas of the Ancient Maya.

Our focus is developing our skills as historians to ask questions, identify and evaluate sources and to develop and test ideas about the past. We will be referring to and drawing upon the skills used by anthropologists and archaeologists to help us understand how the Ancient Maya evolved, developed and eventually ended.               

We will be comparing the Ancient Maya with other civilizations that existed at the same time such as Ancient Rome. We will also be exploring the Yaxchilan Lintels, a     series of stone carvings produced by the Ancient Maya.

Our English learning will be linked through a novel, ‘The Jaguar Stones: Middleworld’ by J&P Voelkel. We will be using this text as a stimulus to write our own stories set in a Mayan setting and using the protagonist, Max, as our key character.

In Science, we will be learning about how sounds are made and how our ears and brain work together to hear and interpret sounds. We will be investigating how to change the pitch and volume of sounds and linking this back our theoretical knowledge about vibrations and sound waves.

In Computing, we will be using a range of programs and devices to develop a virtual school tour. We will explore how to combine audio and visual elements and work collaboratively to produce a final product.

In Maths, we will be concentrating on BODMAS (the order of operations), fractions, percentages and decimals.

In Art, we will be developing our watercolour skills to recreate the lush jungle landscapes of the Ancient Maya.

In Music, we will be preparing a variety of songs to perform in our Christmas concert.                              

In French, we will be using different verb forms to describe the activities we enjoy. 

Year 6 Newsletter - Autumn Term Oct 2017

Please click below on the link to the current homework for Year 6.

Year 6 Homework - Autumn Term 2017