Welcome to Year 6.
All our English and Reading work link to our class texts that allow us to take a cross curricula approach to our learning. Some of the texts we enjoy in Year 6 include: Freedom, The Wolf Wilder and Goodnight Mister Tom. Children will learn to apply grammar for writing across a range of genres whilst having the opportunity to draft and edit their work to produce writing that they can be extremely proud of.
In maths, children will begin by securing their arithmetic skills in preparation for their end of Key Stage Two SATs. Children will be able to apply the four number operations, find percentages of amounts, work with fractions and decimals. Throughout all our maths units children will practice their reasoning skills, using a range of concrete, pictorial and abstract methods to problem solve.
During the Autumn term, children will enjoy the topic ‘Maafa’ where they will learn about Africa’s past and present and the development of the slave trade. They will look at the life of a slave and how that changed with the introduction of legislations and the abolition of slavery. They will explore 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.
In the Spring term children will look study the topic ‘Frozen Kingdoms’ where children will study the North and South Pole and other polar regions. They will look at the human and physical features of these environments as well as the effects of climate change. Children will study the different animals that inhabit the polar regions and link this with their science topic ‘Living things and their Habitats’.
In their final term at St Paul’s, children will have the opportunity to go on a residential trip to Condover Hall where they will experience team building and outdoor activity skills, plus take part in lots of fun activities. Their time in school will focus on ‘Britain at War’. This project will teach children about the causes, events and consequences of the First and Second World Wars, the influence of new inventions on warfare, how life in Great Britain was affected and the legacy of the wars in the post-war period.