What to Expect in Year Six
During the first half of the Autumn Term we will be focussing on the topic “Natural Disasters”. Be prepared to journey beneath the Earth’s crust to understand the cause of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis. Children will have the opportunity to research different types of disasters and create music and poetry to represent the devastation they can cause.
In English, we will be using Philip Pullman’s ‘The Firework-Maker’s Daughter’ as a stimulus for a range of genres including persuasive writing, extended and journalistic writing. Children will immerse themselves within the text by taking on different character roles as well as taking on the role of a news reporter, recounting the key events.
In Maths, we are learning to order, compare and add and subtract numbers up to 10 million using a range of fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions. Children will then focus on the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) to solve a variety of real life problems. Towards the end of the half term we will begin to focus on fractions.
In Science, we will be putting on our lab coats and entering the world of electricity. Children will have the opportunity to build circuits. They will investigate variable factors when creating a circuit as well as learn the symbols to represent the different elements within a working circuit.