Year 6 2022 - 2023

Mr Findlow

Mrs Sanderson

Welcome to Year 6.

This term our topic is 'Maafa'.  

This project teaches children about Africa past and present and the development of the slave trade. It also explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.

We will also be learning about:


Science: Living Things and their Habitats - This unit will teach the children about the classification of living things, including micro-organisms. The  children will build on their work in Year 4 by sorting animals into groups based on their similarities and differences. They will extend their learning to find out about the standard system of classification first developed by Carl Linnaeus, choosing an animal and researching its classification.


RE: Life as a Journey and Pilgrimage - Children will have an opportunity to think about the idea that that life is a journey and what it means to make that journey as a Christian. In addition, this unit will enable pupils to begin to understand the concept of undertaking a religious pilgrimage.


Art : Trailblazers and Barrier Breakers - Children will learn about significant black artists and their work, and will analyse and create artwork inspired by them.


Design Technology: Food for Life - This project teaches children about processed food and healthy food choices. They will make bread and pasta sauces and learn about the benefits of whole foods. They will plan and make meals as part of a healthy daily menu, and evaluate their completed products.


PSHE: Children will explore themsleves and others in the topic 'Me and My Community'


PE: Gymnastics and Swimming


Music: Children will compose and perform simple melodies based on the song 'Happy' by Pharell Williams.


Computing: Online Safety - Children will identify the benefits and risks of mobile devices broadcasting the location of the user/device. Also, the children will identify secure sites by looking for privacy seals of approval and identify the benefits and risks of giving personal information.


MFL: Ou Va Tu? - The children will talk about going to French cities, give and understand basic directions, describe the weather and point out places in France.


For more information on our curriculum, please see our curriculum tab on the homepage.

Pick and Mix

Your child will bring home their Pick and Mix linked to their topic. Pick and Mix projects are suggested activities that help to inspire children beyond the classroom. Each activity provides an opportunity for children to explore their topic further using a number of different skills. When children have finished a project, they can bring this into school where each class will have a designated time to celebrate the learning that has taken place. Projects can stay in school and be displayed on each class’s working wall or can be taken home.

If you have any questions about how to further support your child's learning at home, please contact your child's class teacher via Class Dojo or the school office. 


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