In Year 6, our first topic is ‘Explorers and Adventurers’ and we will be learning about various expeditions and the brave people that led them.
In English we will be writing warning stories focusing on our use of figurative language to describe settings. Some book recommendations to support your child with their writing are:
- The Explorer/Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
- The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie
- Bright Storm by Vashti Hardy
In Mathematics, we will be refining the speed and accuracy at which we can use written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will use written methods to support our problem solving and also practise ways in which we can find common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.
Our Science topic is ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. We will be classifying plants and animals according to shared characteristics.
In humanities we will be exploring North and South America, investigating the human and physical characteristics of the Amazon Rainforest. We will also be investigating the question, ‘What impact does exploring new territories have on habitats?’.
If you have any further questions about the content of the Year 6 curriculum please contact the Year 6 Team Leader, Ms Haigh, who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.