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Year 6

The Year 6 team is Mr Tolman, Mrs Davis, Miss Ogden and Mrs Hollis.

Summer Term 2022

What a busy final term this is going to be. Our primary focus is further developing the children’s writing skills through a range of interesting topics and genres in English whilst additionally preparing for an exciting end-of-year production. In mathematics, we will continue to consolidate children’s fluency and reasoning through many challenges including two units, Statistics and Shape. 

In science we will be learning about Electricity, which will complement our project in Design and Technology ‘Controllable Vehicles’. The children will be designing, making and evaluating their cars in partnership with Arden Academy D & T department, who will be printing and laser cutting the pupils’ designs in readiness for our Dorridge Grand Prix competition. A DPC unit taught this term is ‘What a Wonderful World’. Here we will learn more about the biomes on our planet through geography-based lessons whilst also considering our impact on the earth. 

During PSHE lessons, we will be considering changes and relationships between boys and girls and their feelings: a virtual production by the Loudmouth Theatre will support this. To assist transition to secondary school, projects will be completed to inspire the children for their next step in education. 

Spring Term 2022

This term in English we are looking forward to starting our new book, ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson. We will also be venturing into the Antarctic, learning about the adventures of Captain Scott and through this exploiting many opportunities for writing and grammar. Please do not tell your children what happened – Google is banned! 

In Maths, pupils will continue to build on last term's work across all areas, including geometry, ratio and proportion, and algebra. We will also continue to develop and enhance arithmetic and reasoning skills.  

Our Science units will begin with ‘Evolution and Adaptation', followed by ‘Heart and Lungs’, which ties in neatly with our DPC unit 'Out of Africa'. Through this, we will be learning about how life on Earth evolved and how closely linked we are to other species. We will be thinking about how animals are adapted to survive in different environments and finding out who Charles Darwin was.

Autumn Term 2021

This term we will be studying the Ancient civilisation- The Mayans. We will cover the history of the Mayan era, from the buildings and artefacts they left behind to how they lived their day to day lives. In Art and Design & Technology we will create Mayan tiles and masks, utilising different media. We are also looking forward to a visit from the Explore Academy to further study the mysteries of the Mayans, the day is delivered by genuine jungle explorers! We teach science discretely and will be covering Classification and Light units through a series of practical lessons and investigations.  

In English we are reading Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo, a classic novel set in World War 2. This book will inspire various aspects of writing such as diary entries, letters and narrative pieces. We also draw important grammar lessons from this story. Before the Christmas break, in maths, we are looking to have secured place value, all four operations and fractions.  

PE will be taught on Fridays. We teach the ‘real PE’ programme with the aim to equip children with key essential abilities to maximise potential and long-term participation in sport.

 

Welcome to Year 6

There is a Welcome to School presentation for each year group. Click on one of the links below for the Year 6 version please use whichever best suits how you wish to view this.

 Welcome to Year 6 2021-2022

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Curriculum Overview

You can find more details of the International Primary Curriculum and Subject pages on the menu to the left. At the beginning of every unit of study we will be sending out a letter to parents that explains the sort of things that are being covered in the unit. Copies of these letters are available from the links below, as well as an overview for this year group.

 Year 6 IPC Overview 2021-2022