• English by reading Maya myths and the creation story;
• Geography by learning about Central America;
• Art by creating our own Maya masks;
• With an additional opportunity to visit Cadbury World.
To see what your child will be learning this half term, click here to see our most recent overviews:
- Curriculum Overview for Year 6, 2019/2020 - Autumn
- Curriculum Overview for Year 6, 2019/2020 - Spring
- Curriculum Overview for Year 6, 2019/2020 - Summer
- Spring 2, 2020
- 100 Books To Try And Read Before You Leave Year 6
- Spring 1, 2020
- Autumn 2, 2019
- Autumn 1, 2019
English is taught daily with specific emphasis on reading and writing a wide range of genres across the course of the year. Reading is celebrated with a wide range of quality texts accessed each week in small groups as well as a weekly comprehension lessons to support understanding of accessing shorter pieces of text from different genres. VIPERS are used to support children in understanding the aspects of reading.
See the link below for details on how to support your child in reading by asking quality VIPER questions.
Mathematics is taught every day. Mathematics themes in Year 6 include: place value, four operations, measures, coordinates, algebra and ratio, fractions, decimals and percentages, statistics. Year 6 often revisit areas of learning from previous year groups to consolidate understanding. Each day, additional time is spent in Year 6 ensuring children have fluency of mathematics by keeping key skills buoyant and fluent. Below we have included the current written methods and how we approach the four operations.
We aim to provide our students with an opportunity to work in partnership with Santander staff to develop an understanding of money and how to look after it. In previous years, we have been visited by senior members of the Santander team where children present their understanding of the sessions formally – a great opportunity to rehearse formal language and presentation skills.
The year six children spend a week on residential in Derbyshire in the summer term where they explore caverns, reach the great Heights Of Abraham, take in the sights at Chatsworth House as well as spending valuable time together.
- Paver - Tuesday
- Pullman - Tuesday