Learning in Year 6
What could be more engaging to a class of 10-year-olds than a book about a boy who leads an ordinary, mundane life until - on his 11th birthday - he discovers that he's a wizard? Inspired by this extraordinary tale, the class will be writing formal letters of acceptance to Hogwarts, persuasive pieces about an imagined new house at Hogwarts, newspaper articles about the mysterious break-in at Gringotts Bank and more...encompassing all the Year 6 writing objectives along the way!
Keeping in line with the rest of the school and following the Math Mastery Program of work, the term will start with Place Value (including negative numbers and rounding) then move on to the deeper thinking linked to the four operations. We will particularly focus on reasoning skills - this will help us to be better mathematical thinkers.
We will be kicking things off with history in the first half term with our study of WW1. We will be looking at a variety of historical sources and analysing the reliability of these. I know lots of the children are looking forward to this topic and so are we!
Geography will start after the half term break. Initially, we will be studying the engaging topic of ‘Energy and Sustainability’.
We will be having a look at the past, present and future of computing and how it impacts the world. Thinking about the advances that have been made in this area and then setting out sights on the future to discuss and learn how quantum computing and robots may shape the future.
Art & DT
To challenge ourselves in Art and DT this year, we plan to undertake exciting project linked to other curriculum areas like building Diagon Alley from boxes and making mandrakes from air drying clay. We will look at the structure of model, how to use tools accurately and how to use colour to create an atmosphere.
The religion we are studying this term is Islam. We will be studying practices and ways of life and the values and commitments of Muslims around the world.
In Science, our topic is Animals, Including Humans and we will be learning all about the circulatory system and how it works. We will study a real heart and maybe even get to touch one if we want to!