Autumn Term

Welcome to Year 6

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English

Our book studies in English over the autumn term all link to out topic of World War 2 in history as well as 'Black History' month. Click on each book to find out more ...



 

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Maths

In Year 6 it's really important to keep your maths skills fresh. Stay sharp through regular practise. Click the images opposite to visit some of the best sites to help you become a maths legend this year!

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Why not practise your maths skills using this fun maths game from the BBC:

Mathematica needs your help ...

Choose a character, then add, subtract, divide and multiply your way to victory in this fun maths game.

Challenge yourself across 10 different KS2 maths topics from the Mysterious Mountains of Multiplication to the Deadly Sea of Shapes. If you're feeling really brave, test your maths abilities in the Battle for Mathematica.

Are you ready to take on the Times Table trials? Put your times table knowledge to the test by answering questions against the clock.

Battle courageously and you'll be rewarded with many great riches to apply to your character.

Try out this great maths game by clicking on the dragon image.

What we are learning in Y6

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History

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This term we will be studying World War 2. We will seek to gain knowledge of this significant era and the impact it had on our locality by answering the following questions:

  • Why did Britain have to go to war in 1939?

  • Why was it necessary for children to be evacuated and what was evacuation really like?

  • How was Britain able to stand firm against the German threat?

  • How was Britain able to stand firm against the German threat?

  • Why is it so difficult to be sure what life on the Home Front was really like?

  • What was VE day really like?

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Science

Our first area of learning in science in Year 6 will be 'living things'. In this unit we will learn 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. Further to this we will create our own branching data base to classify living things we find on a nature walk. Finally, we will learn about micro-organisms, good and bad bacteria as well as the work of Edward Jenner who created the first vaccine.

Click on the images below to take a look at our unit knowledge organiser and useful website to get a head start!

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