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Welcome to Year 6

In Year 6, over the next 6 weeks, we will be following a unit of work on a theme that focuses on ‘900 CE’. This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum. This new curriculum sets out very clearly what children will learn – the learning goals – in three different areas:

1.  The subjects of the curriculum. The learning goals for each of these subjects are at least as challenging as anything taught in the curriculum in your child’s own country. In many cases, the learning goals are more challenging.

2.  Personal development – the characteristics which will help children become more responsible, independent learners.

3.  International understanding – which will help children develop both a sense of the independence of their own country and culture and the interdependence between countries and cultures.

Each unit of work is based around specific targets derived from the learning goals for one or more of the subjects. During this unit we will be focusing on Science, Technology, History and International.

Message to parents/carers

SATs week – 9th May 2023 – 12th May 2023

Year 6 residential – 12th June – 16th June 2023

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the Maya from the buildings and artefacts they left behind
  • How the Maya worshipped their Gods
  • How the Maya used glyphs for writing and counting
  • Why the Maya empire declined
  • What Benin City in West Africa might have looked like
  • How to use different sources to find out about the Kingdom of Benin
  • How the Edo/Benin people celebrate and worship
  • What happened to the Kingdom of Benin
  • About the achievements and inventions of the Golden Age of Islam
  • Why the Islamic empire declined

Maths

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English

In English, we will be looking at the book "Ice Trap” and we will be covering a variety of writing genres using this text as a stimulus. During this half-term, we will be writing as Ernest Shackleton and using a range of writing techniques. In addition, we will also be recapping key grammar terminology to support the children’s preparation for their end of year assessments

Science

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Information

Year Six PE will be as follows:

6L – Monday & Tuesday

6P – Monday & Tuesday

  • Homework will be set on a Friday and due in on the following Wednesday
  • Spellings will be handed out on Friday and the children will be tested on Wednesday
  • Children need to be reading at least three times a week and a comment recorded into their reading record every time they read.

Year 6 Curricular Targets

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