Welcome to Year 6
A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It's 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, we are learning why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory.
From nothingness came chaos, from chaos came air and water, from air and water came life! Then, rising majestically from the darkness, came Gaia, Mother Earth, a beacon of warmth and light.
Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets.
Meet Theseus, the hero, and Helen of Troy, the beautiful face that launched a thousand ships.
Explore the terrains of Greece, where in pure blue skies, the sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus.
Then decide your own fate, when a mysterious box is found and stirs your curious mind.
The children will be focusing on Geography, locating Modern and Ancient Greece on a map and identifying the geographical features of the beautiful mountainous county. They will study the history of Greek architecture and life and how Ancient Greece shaped Modern Greece.
Meet Zeus, king of all the gods, ruler of the skies, cloud gatherer and master of rain. Listen to his torrid tales of how he fought and conquered his father, Cronus, then drew lots with his brothers, Poseidon and Hades, to become supreme ruler of the gods.
The children will discover his deadly powers and his lightning thunderbolt which he hurls at those who displease him by writing his biography. The children will also be introduced to a range of Greek myths, retelling them and writing their own.
This half term, the children will be focusing on place value of numbers up to 10, 000, 000. They will learn the value of each digit of numbers, including decimals to 3 decimal places.
The children will be looking at how to make a number 10, 100 and 1000 times bigger of smaller, applying their knowledge of place value.
Children will be learning about the main body parts and internal organs to explore and answer questions that help them to understand how the circulatory system enables the body to function.
The children will learn how to keep their bodies healthy and how their bodies might be damaged - including how some drugs and other substances can be harmful to the human body. Children will work scientifically by: exploring the work of scientists and scientific research about the relationship between diet, exercise lifestyle and health.
The story of the people of God
In this unit, the children will develop their knowledge and understanding of the structure of the Bible and the forms of literature that are found in the different books. The children will be introduced to stories of significant people in the Old Testament. They will discover what some of these stories tell us about their relationship with God.