Year 6 EM & AN

Topic Overview Spring 1 Newsletter Term: Spring 1
Topic: A Tropical Adventure

Our topic this half term is A Tropical Adventure. The text chosen for this term is 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo. With this text we will look at first person accounts as Michael finds himself stranded on this lonely island. Newspaper reports for the families missing child and non-chronological reports of some of the animals living on this deserted island. In Geography children will look at maps and study the geographical features of a land and compare different areas of the world. We will study the Amazon rainforest including the living things living there and the natural habitats they find themselves in. Then looking at deforestation and the effects of people on these living habitats around the world; looking at how we can begin to prevent these damages. In Art and Design and Technology, children will have opportunities to build ships like that of the Peggy Sue and test them out scientifically to see whose can sail the stormy waters the best. Children will study famous artists who have created scenes of the rainforest, using these artist's styles to create our own.'

Topic Overview Autumn 2 Newsletter Term: Autumn 2
Topic: Arabian Nights

In this History based topic, children will study Baghdad as a civilisation from 570 AD. Children will look at the changes over time and the major historical events that have had a critical impact on the country. The text we are focusing on for this topic are 'Tales from the Arabian Nights', with a particular focus on one of these stories being Aladdin and the Enchanted lamp. In English we will read the text, understanding the meaning of new and unfamiliar language, write our own Arabian stories and create newspaper reports of some of the major events that happened. In art and design, we will look at the complex patterns that are created in many of the buildings and art work of the country.

Topic Overview Autumn 1 Newsletter Term: Autumn 1
Topic: World War 2

During this half term we will be basing our learning on World War Two. We will be exploring a range of genres through reading and writing. We will be writing setting descriptions, letters and diary entries. We will be reading extracts of the novel of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and will watch the film version of this in order to make comparisons - if you would not like your child to watch this film please let me know. In Maths we will continue to extend and challenge ourselves within the number topic, we will look at SATs problems and focus on fractions, decimals and percentages. In our topic lessons we will be looking at countries that were involved in WW2, why the war begin and what is would be like to be a child in the war.

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