Year 6

During the Autumn Term, we will be exploring the rich and exciting history, culture and beliefs of the Ancient Maya. We will be investigating how their religious beliefs shaped their everyday lives and comparing this to how other ancient civilisations lived. We will also examine the lives and beliefs of the modern-day descendants of the Maya to see how their beliefs are remembered and interpreted today.

In English, we will be reading J&P Voelkel’s ‘The Jaguar Stones’ an exciting adventure text set in Boston and an ancient Mayan community. We will be using this as a stimulus for writing diaries, newspaper reports and a short narrative.

In Mathematics, we will begin by consolidating our place value knowledge – we will be reading, writing and calculating using numbers up to 10 million.

In Computing, we are exploring the possible benefits and uses of the internet and thinking about how technology enhances our lives. We will also be considering some of the possible associated risks.

In Science, we will be learning more about electricity and its importance to everyday society, including how different materials conduct influence the flow of electrons.

In History, we will be exploring and comparing the experiences of different groups of people during the Mayan period including children, women and people from different social classes, such as nobles and slaves.

Please click below to see the latest version of the Year 6 newsletter and homework.

Year 6 Newsletter - Autumn Term - Sept 2018

Year 6 Homework - Autumn Term - Sept 2018