Year 6

After focusing on extreme experiences and super humans in Spring Term 1, our attention now shifts to the  world’s most dangerous, unique and geographically significant places explored by man. We will be concentrating on the Mariana Trench, the Pacific Ring of Fire and famous mountainous regions across the globe.

In addition, we will be investigating the ways that landscapes are changing over time; this theme of changing climates and land use is one we will explore in our Geography learning where we will concentrate on changes in North and South America.  We will be learning about how the features of different landscapes affect the lives of people living there and how climate change is changing the world around us.

Our writing opportunities for this half term begin with a persuasive advertisement linked to our Body Worlds trip before half term.

In Science, we will be exploring how evolution and inheritance have shaped the world that we live in. To do this, we will consider the physical evidence of evolution, such as fossils, and hypothesise about some of the circumstances that might lead to evolution occurring. We will learn how genetic variance leads to evolution and explore some specific examples of how genetic variance leads to possible evolutionary advantages. As part of this, we will identify how animals that live in extreme locations have evolved to survive.

In Mathematics, we will be focusing on fractions, ratio and proportion as well as reviewing our written calculation skills with a focus on speed and accuracy. We will also focus on area and volume and develop our problem solving skills involving money and measure.

Using the extreme locations as our starting point, we will be developing our skills in newspaper report writing this half term. Our report will be linked to the mountains in the French Alps. We will be concentrating on controlling the formality of our writing and being able to choose and use formal and informal styles and structures where appropriate.

In Reading, we will be developing our inference skills and learning how to interpret unfamiliar vocabulary in context. We will continue to broaden our experience of different text types. In Grammar, we will be learning about plurals, prefixes, suffixes, antonyms and synonyms and we will continue to develop our spelling strategies.

In R.E., we will be exploring the differing views of different world faiths, both within and between faiths, on issues such as diet and fasting. We will also consider why different individuals within the same religion may make different choices.

In P.D., we will learn about the responsibilities of people and the law and consider the skills we need to fulfill our own responsibilities as we grow older.  In P.E., we will be developing our netball skills, including     playing small-sided games. In Music, we will be creating rhythm based compositions to demonstrate texture, timber and note duration.

Please click on the links below to see the newsletter, homework sheet and curriculum topic overview.

Year 6 Newsletter - Spring Term 2 - Feb 2019

Year 6 Homework - Spring Term 2 - Feb 2019

Year 6 Topic Overview - Spring Term 2 - Feb 2019

Year 6 Swimming Competency (2017-2018)

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres - 90/129

Use a range of strokes effectively - 75/129

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations - 37/129