Dear Year 6 Parents,
In the final term of the year, we will be travelling to Willersley Castle, in the Peak District, for our week-long residential trip. Here the children will develop their confidence, independence, and social skills under the watchful eye of experienced, highly trained instructors. They will have a fantastic time!
Our focus this term will be Geography: investigating rivers and mountains around the world and completing a river survey through Geography fieldwork.
In Art, we will be exploring the style and techniques of the Japanese artist Hokusai. We will focus on printing skills and plan to create our own Hokusai inspired prints looking at how the artist incorporates water and mountains into his work.
With a wide-ranging heritage of incredible cookery, we will be inspired by cuisine from around the world as part of our Design and Technology project.
Everest by Sangma Francis and Lisk Feng will inspire our writing of non-chronological reports while we will also be exploring and re-interpreting Japanese traditional Tales for the 21st century.
PE will be on Wednesdays and Mondays for the first half-term. Returning to Monday and Thursday after the May half-term.
We are delighted that Chance to Shine (a national cricket charity) will be providing cricket lessons as part of our PE lessons this half term. They aim to give all children the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket.
In Science, the children will be studying Evolution and Inheritance before moving on to the Year 6 sex education element of our Relationships and PSHE curriculum. This unit of study will be taught in conjunction with the school’s sex education policy. This involves the children learning about how a baby is made and grows (conception and pregnancy) and birth • the key male and female body parts associated with conception and pregnancy • the definition of conception and understanding the importance of implantation in the womb •what pregnancy is, where it occurs and how long it takes.
There is additional information about this unit available in the school’s PSHE and Sex Education policies. This is available to view under policies on the school website.
Spelling will continue to be set on a Friday for a test at the end of each half-term. Please encourage your child to learn their weekly spellings. The half-termly overview will be available on the school website.
Please remind your child to bring their water bottle and sun hat in daily.
Thank you for your continued support,