Welcome to Year 6, we hope you have had a lovely summer and are ready and raring to go for what promises to be a busy year.
Autumn Term 2018
This term we will be focussing on geographical skills through our topic ‘Moving People’. The children will be thinking about why people relocate from one country, county, city or town to another. Their writing will be based around the picture book ‘The Arrival’ by Shaun Tan with the children writing the narrative to tell the story of the family whose father migrates to another country initially leaving his family behind. Our class book, Oranges in No Man’s Land, is also linked to our topic. Ten-year-old Ayesha has been living in the bomb-ravaged city of Beirut with her granny and her two younger brothers. The city has been torn in half by civil war.. Only militiamen and tanks dare enter the deadly no man’s land, but when Granny falls desperately ill, Ayesha sets off on a terrifying journey to reach a doctor living in enemy territory.
In year 6 we will especially be thinking about why people move to Lincolnshire. Through designing surveys, we will collect, measure, record and compare data and use this to answer this question. By looking, comparing and contrasting the population of Lincolnshire over the last 50 years, as well as the human geography, they will also be able to explain and evaluate the impact the university has had on the city.
Spring Term 2019
Happy New Year and welcome to Year 6, we hope you have had a lovely Christmas and are ready and raring to go for what promises to be an exciting and busy term as we head towards SATs in May.
This term we will be focussing on historical skills through our topic ‘World War II’. Their writing will be based around the book ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ by Michelle Magorian. It’s the story of young Willie Beech, evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley – but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London. As time goes by Tom begins to worry when Willie doesn’t answer his letters, so he goes to London to find him, and there makes a terrible discovery.
Our class book: Letters from the Lighthouse. It is February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he’s not used to company and he certainly doesn’t want any evacuees.
Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, and she’s desperate to discover what happened to her. And then she finds a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous.
In year 6 we will especially be thinking about why World War II was important to Great Britain and the rest of the world? The children will use a range of historical sources and artefacts, which they will use to help them construct thoughtful responses by selecting and organising a range of historical information. As a result the children will be able to explain and evaluate how Britain has had a major influence on the world and the impact it has had on the world.
To find out more, please cick on the curriculum mindmap below.
Mind map WWII
For more information about what we will be learning about this term, please cick on the mind map below