We begin the New Year by considering the challenges facing the planet in our humanities’ topic entitled “Is the earth fractured or flourishing?” We will focus on the geography skills of locating places on the globe and looking at the human activity, which is problematic to our threatened world. In the second half of the term we will make a start on our humanities’ topic, learning about the ancient civilisation of the Maya. In science we will be learning about how living things adapt and change over time in our Evolution and Inheritance unit. We will learn about the famous scientist Charles Darwin along with other leading figures who developed the theory of evolution. Throughout the Spring term, we will be continuing with a broad curriculum by covering PHSE, French, Art, DT, Music, RE, PE and Computing, either within our topic or as stand-alone lessons.
Yes, we will have to negotiate those dreaded SATs, but we hope the children will come to see them as a challenge to rise to. Both of us have had many successful years of experience in guiding children through what can be a daunting time, however the key is to remain positive and determined …and, most importantly to keep a smile your face! The best way of taking away any worries about the tests is practice. We will have regular practices, so that by the time the children reach May, there will be no mysteries and they will be well used to all the procedures and the style and content of the papers. This, we have found, is the best way to help your child feel relaxed and confident, and to enable them to perform at their best.
We are really looking forward to a wonderful and successful Year 6 and hope you and your children are feeling just as excited as we are to get cracking.