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 The Silver Sword, is also linked to our topic. Having lost their parents in the chaos of World War II, Ruth aged nearly 14, Edek 11 and Bronia 3 are left alone to fend for themselves and hide from the Nazis amid the rubble and ruins of their city. They meet a ragged orphan boy, Jan, who treasures a paperknife – a silver sword – which was entrusted to him by an escaped prisoner of war. The three children realise that the escapee was their father, the silver sword a message that he is alive and searching for them. Together with Jan they begin a dangerous journey across the battlefields of Europe through Switzerland to find their parents; where they believe they will be reunited with their parents, they encounter many hardships and dangers.
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.
For more information about what we will be learning about this term, please click on our curriculum mind map below
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: Run Rabbit Run by Barbara Mitchelhill is also linked to our topic. When Lizzie’s dad refuses to fight in the Second World War, the police come looking to arrest him. Desperate to stay together, Lizzie and her brother Freddie go on the run with him, hiding from the police in idyllic Whiteway. But when their past catches up with them, they’re forced to leave and it becomes more and more difficult to stay together as a family. Will they be able to? And will they ever find a place, like Whiteway, where they will be safe again?
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.