In Year 6 we aim to be AWESOME! There are lots of different ways we can do this, but we promise to act on what we feel are some of the most important ones:
Hello and welcome to Year 6!
Mr Baker teaches Year 6 and is ably assisted by Mrs Roberts. This year, we aim to have a hands-on approach to learning, and really try to immerse ourselves in the topics we study. It’s key that children experience learning and don’t just ‘do’ learning. As well as the written curriculum, we aim to develop students who are independent learners and who will become well-rounded, responsible and caring citizens of the world. Also in Year 6, we have a class pet: a Leopard Gecko called Gary. We all help to feed him each week and clean out his enclosure.
In the Autumn Term our topic is the Stone Age, children have the opportunity to visit a real cave in Creswell Crags. They also explore how the Stone Age people lived and how they hunted for food. Within this topic children learn about changes in the landscape, how humans have evolved and discover the array of cave paintings around the world that exist today. Throughout the term the children are immersed in the Stone Age way of life. They learn how children lived, how to create their own homes. They explore the artefacts and look at the materials that the Stone Age people used. They explore a Stone Age village and learn how to weave and how the Stone Age people ground the wheat for flour etc. As the term progresses children move through the stone age era from the stone age to the bronze age to the iron age. They will discover a range of animals that are now extinct and explore evolution of both humans and animals.
In the Spring term children learn about Rainforest and India. Children discover where the rainforests are around the world and the endangered species that live within them. Children also learn about the layers of the rainforest and the climate as well as debating issues with deforestation and the loss of habitats. We look at the famous poet William Blake and his poem on Tyger Tyger to enable us to use great language features in our own poems and we look closely at the famous artist Henri Rousseau- capturing great artistic features and creating our own pieces of art. Within the first part of the Autumn Term children learn about Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. In the second part of the Autumn Term children visit Butterfly House where children get to see the animals of the rainforest and have an educational session on animal adaptations.
In the Summer Term our topic is Titanic- we explore all about the titanic, we look at the structure, the lives of people in the titanic, the survivors and read diary extracts and newspaper reports to create our own. We examine the evidence surrounding the Titanic’s demise to establish who was to blame. We also start our transition to our new secondary school and perform our amazing end of year performance.
Please click the link below for Curriculum Overview