Welcome to Year 6
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Year 5 and 6 Curriculum
Learning Challenge Curriculum
Our learning challenge this half term is life during the ancient civilisation of Egypt. During this topic we will be exploring and learning about Egyptian life.
- Why did the Egyptians settle near the River Nile?
- How the pyramids were built and the secrets they hold.
- Why mummification is so clever.
- Who was Howard Carter and what did he discover?
- Egyptian Gods and Pharaohs.
Within the same challenge, we will be developing DT skills using mouldable materials to create death masks.
Our topic will culminate in an Egyptian day where the children will be able to showcase their knowledge as travel agents. This day will end with an assembly for parents.
Year 5 – Earth and Space. Year 5 will investigate the different characteristics of the planets and their distance from Earth. They will look at the phases of the moon and how night and day is caused.
Year 6 - Light and Shadow. In a very practical series of lessons Year 6 will learn about how light travels, how the human eye works, how shadows change and how water changes the way things appear.
Homework for this half term may be found here.
All of the children in Year 5 and 6 will be given English and Maths homework weekly. This will include a variety of tasks, including spellings, to encourage the children to continue their learning at home. Children will be expected to complete at least three 20 minute readings per week; these must be signed by an adult at home to collect their stars. The children will also be set a small project based on their ‘Learning Challenge’ theme.