We begin our learning journey by getting aboard ship for a Viking invasion. In this historical unit of learning, the pupils will find out where the Vikings came from, how they lived and what it would have been like to have been a Viking child. The children will be given opportunities to investigate Light in a range of experiments. After half term, we will be exploring Crime Over 1000 Years and finding out about how systems have changed. Also, we will study Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Alongside this, children will be continuing to build on their knowledge of Animals including humans – focussing on the Circulatory System.
In the first half of the spring term, we will be stepping back in time and discovering the Mayans, thinking about their achievements and survival approaches. During in this time, we will also explore fossils and Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, tackling the question: ‘Where did humans come from?’ Going into the second half term, we will head into the Rainforest. Children will develop an understanding of the importance of our Rainforest and how they way we live can contribute to saving our Rainforests. They will link their Geography learning to Science and find out about Living things and their Habitats.
Finally, we will study Shaun Tan’s – The Lost thing to create a range of writing including discussion text, recounts and narrative. As well as this, we will develop our knowledge of Electricity – thinking about how electricity is used in different ways. In the second half term, we will focus on transition in the last half term preparing the children for secondary school. Across this term, children will expand their familiarity of the world learning about North and South America and comparing these areas to other parts of the world.
Getting Ready for Change – Year 6
To help families as their children transition (change) to the next education stage, from primary to secondary school, local NHS clinicians have created an online health questionnaire that can be your ‘Getting Ready for Change’ checklist. This is for all children who will be moving to Year 7. It covers lots of points from hearing and eyesight through to emotional health and behaviour.
It is a digital platform that you can complete on your mobile device or laptop. After answering just seven questions a summary report will be produced for you with links to approved information and support.
You can access the questionnaire by using this link:
If you have any questions, you can contact the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Child Programme. Call on 0300 029 50 50 or text 07520 649 887
*Please note – the questionnaire is secure and NHS protected*