Water - Summer 2
In Summer 2 the whole school theme is Eco-schools. Year 6 will focus on Water. Water is our most important natural resource, but we are currently experiencing a crisis with local water supplies across the world. Despite progress, billions of people still lack water and sanitation services. In Summer 2, we are going to cover a wide range of issues from how to save water at home and in school as well as why developing countries have limited access to clean and safe water. Our year 6 project focus will be on the school pond where we will be investigating the habitats, cleaning it out and also making water filters from natural materials.
We will, of course also, be getting ready for going to Herd Farm and will complete a lot of work on transition to get ready for high school.
Castaway - Summer 1
For our Castaway topic we will be reading the Michael Morpurgo book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. In Science, we will be starting our living things unit, we will be searching for mini beasts in the school grounds and in the pond. We will also be finishing our DT fairground rides using electrical circuits. In Geography, we will learn about the counties of the UK with a particular focus on the human and physical features of Yorkshire. We will also be looking at the continent of Europe and compare the countries within it. In PSHE, we will develop our understanding of keeping safe when out and about in our local area. We will also look at relationships and changes that happen to us during puberty. In art, we will look at the artwork of the Japanese artist, Hokusai to link to our Castaway topic.
The Sunshine State - Spring Term 2
This half term our next topic is The Sunshine State, which is linked to our Geography theme. In Geography, we will be studying the continent of North America and comparing and contrasting countries within North America. Our Science theme becomes electricity and circuits, and we will be making fairground rides in DT using an electrical circuit. We will continue to have specialist teaching in music, enhancing our skills on the ukulele and PE, hopefully making use of the better weather! It’s going to be fun!
Invade, Raid, Stayed! The Vikings! Spring Term 1
In Spring 1, Year 6 will be studying the Vikings. We will learn who they were and where they settled; where they travelled and the similarities and differences between Viking and Ancient Greek warfare. In Science, we are looking at Evolution and Inheritance, including the exciting task of designing our own dogs! In Computing we will be using TinkerCAD to create 3D models, and in RE we are deepening our understanding of Judaism. In Art, we will be making colleges linked to Viking longboats.
Keep Calm and Carry On!: Autumn Term
In Autumn, our topic will be about World War 2, a real favourite within school – it is linked to a local history study where we will learn about how the industrial estate at Yeadon Airport was used to build Lancaster bombers; how Thwaite Mills made putty to help with the war effort and the visit of Winston Churchill to Leeds.
We will make air-raid shelters in DT and we will be learning about light in our Science topic linked to the blackout. We will create art work based on The Blitz and look at what life was like for people living through the war. In Computing, we will be learning about communication through the internet.
After half term, we will be learning about the human body in Science and we will design and
make pizzas for our Christmas party. In Computing, we will be learning how to use computers to do 3D modelling.
Towards Christmas we will be involved in lots of different festive activities!