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Year 6 - Spring Term

Survival Of The Fittest

During this topic children:

  • Study a range of literature including Darwin's Dragons, Pig Heart Boy and Jurassic Park and use this as a basis for writing fiction and non- fiction texts
  • Consolidate Mathematical understanding in Algebra, Geometry and statistics ( Arithmetic, as well as reasoning and problem solving)
  • Investigate the science of Evolution and Inheritance through a range of inquiries including extracting DNA.
  • Investigate the theories of Darwin and his journey around The Galapagos
  • Locate the world’s countries, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities
  • Discuss some Philosophical questions in RE and discuss the Creation Stories versus Science. 
  • Apply artistic skills in portrait art and sketching using graded pencils as well as refining water colour skills. 
  • Study the works of sculpture artist Henry Moore and replicate his Wax resist
  • Understand the importance of Internet Safety as well as designing their own apps. 
  • Refine team tactics in Dodgeball & Basketball. 
  • Speak and write basic French conversation.

  Over the Spring term, we study the following texts:




Here are some examples of children's work: