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Year 6


Curriculum Overview 2017-18

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Autumn Term 2017

This term the children in Year 6 will be learning about the cross curricular theme of ‘Climate and Weather’ and World War 1.  They will learn about and compare the different climate zones around the world, and how different types of weather occur and their effects, specifically in the sinking of the Titanic. The children will also find out about the main events of World War 1, how life in Britain was affected.

In English pupils will be studying the novels “Skellig” by David Almond, and “War Horse” by Michael Morpurgo, using these texts as a basis for exploring language and writing in different genres. In maths they will plan and pursue lines of enquiry and propose general statements, involving numbers or shapes, identifying examples that do or do not meet a statement and they will strengthen their understanding and methods of recording and reasoning through problem solving and the use and application of mathematics.  

In Science the children will be studying ‘Evolution’ and investigating ‘Electricity’.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays.

Autumn Term 2017

This term the class will be going on the following Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit.


Wednesday 20th September (Mrs Jenkins)

BBC Newcastle


Friday 22nd September (Mrs Reeves)

Friday 29th September (Mrs Jenkins)

'Hit the Surf', Seaburn Beach


Tuesday 3rd October (Mrs Reeves)

BBC Newcastle


Thursday 5th October (Mrs Jenkins)

Thursday 19th October (Mrs Reeves)

Nissan, Sunderland


Tuesday 14th November  (Mrs Jenkins)

Nissan, Sunderland

BBC Newcastle, September 2017

Hit the Surf, Seaham, September 2017


Companies and organisations from the North East assembled at the Stadium of Light to showcase the many varied and exciting career opportunities in the Engineering industry. A group of our year 6 pupils attended the event and enjoyed a day full of interactive activities and interesting presentations. They were also lucky enough to witness 'Dr Bunhead's Live science show' which was full of weird, wonderful and exciting science experiments.

October 2017

Monozukuri Caravan, Nissan, Sunderland, October 2017