Year 6 Curriculum

Welcome back to the Spring Term in Year 6!

You have already completed one-third of what is the most exciting and rewarding year of primary school: a year where you get to show off all of the amazing skills and talents you have.

The Spring term is still packed full of fantastic lessons and opportunities which will allow us to develop skills in areas such as humanities, the arts and religious/social studies. We will also be spending our time practising our Maths and English skills in preparation for the end-of-year SATs.

This term, our topic is ‘Ancient Civilisations’ which will see us explore the ancient civilisations of the Egyptians and the Mayans. We will learn about the time periods these peoples lived in, their contributions to how we live our lives today, and their social and religious belief systems. We will focus our Geographical skills on the countries of Egypt and Mexico and compare the land-use and socio-economic attributes from the past to the present day. To support this, we will continue to use maps, atlases and a range of sources of information to come to conclusions.

We will learn more about the Ancient Egyptian and Mayan civilisations through art (by making canopic jars), music and PE. Investigating Mexico also gives us the perfect opportunity to practise our Spanish speaking and listening skills.

Reading, Writing and Maths continue to be key subjects in Year 6 and are the foundations for all of the other subjects. We begin the term looking at percentages, ratio and proportion, and geometry. Across Literacy, we will be exploring the text ‘The Explorer’ as our key driver for developing our reading and writing skills. We will also enjoy calming down after lunchtime by listening to our teacher read ‘Secrets of the Sun King’. Two very exciting and challenging books which the children will love!

Year 6 now have their PE lessons on a Monday (6K) and a Tuesday (6RO), so please make sure your child has appropriate footwear and a water bottle.

We really love to hear about all of the exciting books, non-fiction text and poetry your children read at home and welcome any comments from the children, parents or carers about what has been read. The expectation of reading a minimum of three times a week has an excellent impact on reading stamina and creative writing in school.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for all of the exciting achievements that we make over the next term.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

The Year 6 Team.

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