Year 6 JB

Topic Overview Spring 1 Newsletter Term: Spring 1
Topic: A Tropical Adventure

In this Geography based topic, children will link their topic work to the text we will study in English. The text chosen for this term is ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo. With this text, we will look at first person accounts as Michael finds himself stranded on this lonely island. Newspaper reports for the families missing child and non-chronological reports of some of the animals living on this deserted island. In Geography children will look at maps and study the geographical features of a land and compare different areas of the world. We will study the Amazon rainforest including the living things living there and the natural habitats they find themselves in. Then looking at deforestation and the effects of people on these living habitats around the world; looking at how we can begin to prevent these damages.

Topic Overview Autumn 2 Newsletter Term: Autumn 2
Topic: Arabian Nights

In this History based topic, children will study Baghdad as a civilisation from 570 AD. Children will look at the changes over time and the major historical events that have had a critical impact on the country. The text we are focusing on for this topic are 'Tales from the Arabian Nights', with a particular focus on one of these stories being Aladdin and the Enchanted lamp. In English we will read the text, understanding the meaning of new and unfamiliar language, write our own Arabian stories and create newspaper reports of some of the major events that happened. In art and design, we will look at the complex patterns that are created in many of the buildings and art work of the country.

Topic Overview Autumn 1 Newsletter Term: Autumn 1
Topic: World War 2

During this half term we will be basing our learning on the novel 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'. We will be exploring a range of genres through reading and writing. We will be writing a range of first person recounts. In Maths we will extend and challenge ourselves within the number topic, we will look at problem solving through all aspects of the maths curriculum, focusing on place value, the four operations, measurement, geometry and fractions. During Geography will look at the countries involved in World War Two and History will explore many aspects of World War Two.

As part of our Science work we will look at Animals including humans, looking at the circulatory system and a balanced lifestyle. RE and PSHE will be looking at; what happens when we die? And New beginnings. If you have any ideas or comments to make about the topics we are covering in the Autumn term please come and speak to a member of staff; we really value your contributions towards your child's education.

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