Summer 2 – Eco-Schools - Water
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. In PSHE, we will look at relationships and changes that happen to us during puberty.
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.
Summer 1 - Europe
For our Europe 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. In Geography, we will learn about the countries of Europe with a particular focus on comparing the human and physical features. In PSHE, we will develop our understanding of keeping safe when out and about in our local area. In art, we will look at the artwork of the Japanese artist, Hokusai to link to our Kensuke’s Kingdom text.
Spring Term 2 - North America
After February half term, our next topic is North America. 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.
Spring Term 1 2023 - The Vikings
In Spring 1, following the excitement of our Horrible Histories event, Year 6 will be studying the Vikings. We will learn who they were and where they settled; where they travelled and understand how Vikings gained their reputation. 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 collages linked to Viking longboats.
Autumn Term 2022 - World War Two
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 soup in DT. In Computing, we will be learning how to create web sites.
Towards Christmas we will be involved in lots of different festive activities!
We are learning about Sikhism in Year 6 and we were lucky enough to be joined by Mr Singh who told us all about what is important to Sikhs including the 5Ks, Vaisakhi, the creation of the Khalsa and the Amrit ceremony. The children had lots of questions to ask him too!