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Below is a summary of the main units of work covered in Year 6.  Click here to visit our curriculum page, which gives more detail about each curriculum area. 

Summer

In the Summer Term, To Think Like a Reader and Writer, we will be studying Oliver Twist and writing speeches.

To Think Like a Scientist, we will be studying classification. 

To Think Like a Person of Faith, we will be considering the Big Question of 'Does belief in life after death help Muslims to lead better lives?'

To Think Like a Responsible Citizen, we will be discussing and thinking about our futures: both jobs and moving school. 

To Think Like a Linguist, we are continuing with our work about the local area. 

To Think Like a Geographer, we will be learning about South America and the Amazon rainforest. 

To Think Like a Historian, we will be answering the Big Question of 'Man-made or natural disaster, which best explains the disappearance of the Maya around AD900?'

To Think Like a Computational Thinker, we will be designing and making videos.

To Think Like a Designer, we will be designing and making our own phone case. 

Spring term

For the first half term in Spring, our unit of work is based around 'classics' - classic texts and classic art.

To Think Like a Reader and Writer, we will be studying The Time Machine and War of the Worlds written by H G Wells. Also, we will study Shakespeare's Macbeth. 

To Think Like A Scientist, we will be studying the work of Isaac Newton and his scientific ideas about light. We are looking forward to carrying out some experiments too. 

To Think Like A Person of Faith, we will be considering the Big Question: Is Anything Ever Eternal? And linking this to the beliefs of Christianity.

To Think Like An Artist, we will be studying the works of Vincent van Gogh, especially his painting 'Starry Night'. We will be finding out about his life and working in his style using paint. 

To Think Like A Linguist, we are starting a unit of work about our local area. We will learn how to say places in our town and how we travel to them. 

To Think Like A Geographer, we will be studying our local area including Attenborough Nature Reserve. 

To Think Like A Computational Thinker, we will be programming using Scratch. 

In the second half of Spring term, our unit of work will be based around our Local Area. 

To Think Like A Historian, we will be studying the Industrial Revolution and the impact on our Local Area. 

To Think Like A Linguist, we will be carrying on with learning place names and transport to be able to describe our town in Spanish. 

To Think Like An Artist, we will be studying the work of Lowry and working in his style to recreate an industrial landscape.

To Think Like A Scientist, we will be studying electricity. 

To Think Like A Person of Faith we will be considering the Big Question: Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was on Earth?

To Think Like A Computational Thinker, we will be programming using Flowal. 

 

Autumn Term

Our unit of work for Autumn term is Big Issues and we will be studying a variety of these through our different subjects. We will be studying the author Shaun Tan using his book called The Arrival to write a setting description of a new city that the refugee in the book arrives in. 

In Geography, we will be learning about Global Goals, equality, migration, plastic, trade and Fair Trade. 

In Science, we will be learning about the circulatory system and the digestive system. We will be carrying out an experiment titled 'Does height affect pulse rate when exercising?' 

In RE, we will be studying Islam and the 5 pillars of faith. This will link to further work in the Spring term. After half term, we will investigate the Jewish faith and learn about how and why they were persecuted in the 1930s-1940s. We will especially be thinking about why the saying 'Never Again' is so important. 

In PSHE, we will be learning about laws and structures of society as well as racism and discrimination. We will also be taking part in the DARE (Drugs Abuse Resistance Education) course and will be welcoming the DARE officer into school! 

We will be practising our Spanish and learning about Sports and how to say which sports we do or don't like to play. 

In Computing, we will be learning about the importance of ESafety.

Reading

In Year 6 we love reading! The book we will be reading as a class is Malala: My story of standing up for girls' rights. 

In Book Talk sessions, we will be reading non-fiction books about the circulatory system and the digestive system, before moving on to Fiction books that deal with some big issues. 

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