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Welcome to Year 6

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Topic 1 – World War 2

The first topic we will be studying is World War 2.

Topic 2 – World War One

To coincide with remembrance day we briefly study WW1 after autumn half term up until Remembrance Day.
We explore War Poetry including Flanders Fields by John McCrae and write a story based on the Christmas Day Truce.

Topic 3 – A Christmas Carol: a look at Victorian Life and Customs

A new topic for Y6- A Christmas Carol: a look Victorian Life and Customs. This will run from November to Christmas.
The class read Dickens’ classic novella A Christmas Carol and learn about:

  • the customs and traditions of Christmas in other times and other cultures;
  • the structure of Dickens’ stories and how he uses description, dialogue and action to create characters;
  • lives of the rich and poor in Victorian Britain;
  • events during the reign of our 2nd longest reigning monarch.

To support this topic the class will be going to see a theatre production of A Christmas Carol at Billingham Forum on Friday 27th November.

Topic 4 – Electricity

Our fourth topic, which begins in January and ends at the end of February is all about Electricity.

Topic 5 – The Highwayman

The Highwayman is an exciting topic for Year 6 because along with all of the Literacy work we do with the poem we also design and build sets and models to make a stop-motion animation with soundtrack.

Topic 6 – Mountains

At the end of Y6 the class study mountains.

In geography they learn:

  • World Mountain ranges;
  • European Mountains;
  • UK Mountains;
  • How to read 4 and 6 figure grid references;
  • How to use a compass.

In English they write about:

  • Mallory & Irvine’s and Hillary & Tenzing’s attempts to conquer Everest;
  • Factual accounts about mountains;
  • A story about a climbing disaster.

This is enriched by a visit from Cleveland Mountain Rescue and the children climb one of the highest peaks in England in the Lake District. In 2016 we also welcomed Dr Alistair Sutcliffe BEM (who was the first Briton to climb the 7 tallest peaks on the 7 continents) to talk to us.

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