Year 6

Year 6 Curriculum Projects

Year 6 Project - Britain at War

In the Britain at War project, your child will learn about the main causes of the First World War and which countries were the major players. They will investigate why so many men volunteered to fight and then sequence the events at the start of the war. Using various sources of evidence, the children will learn about life in the trenches and the consequences of new weaponry. They will listen to first-hand accounts of life on the home front and evaluate the impact of war on everyday life. They will also discover the events that led to the Allied Powers’ victory and the consequences of the Treaty of Versailles. The children will also learn about the causes and main events of the Second World War. They will find out how Britain prepared itself for war and the war’s impact on civilian life. They will learn about the Battle of Britain and how it proved to be a key turning point for the Allied Powers. They will also hear about Anne Frank and discover what her story tells us about the treatment of Jewish people by the Nazi Party. The children will research the causes and consequences of the end of the Second World War and investigate the legacy of the wars in Britain. Closer to home, the children will research the life of a local First World War hero who sacrificed their life fighting for Britain. They will also investigate the legacy of these global conflicts in the post-war period.

 

HistoryFirst and Second World Wars; Causes; Warring nations; Weaponry, warfare and technology; Key events and battles; Impact on citizens and everyday life; Significant leaders; End of the war; Local history study; Remembrance; Post-war Britain

Geography -  Maps; Place and interconnections

 

This project is also supported by mini projects in; 

Science: Circulatory System

Art and Design: Tints, tones and Shades, Distortion and Abstraction

Design and Technology: Make Do and Mend

Geography: Our Changing World

Music: derived from Charanga Unit 'Developing Melodic Phrases'

PE: derived from Greenacres Resources

PSHE: derived from Jigsaw

RE: derived from Kent SACRE Curriculum

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Year 6 Key Information

 

 

In Year 6 PE lessons are timetabled for Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Both sessions will be outdoors for Term 1. 

 

 

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Spellings: /ee/

Group 1:

 meat       recent

meet       February

breathe    heal

peace      heel

piece       seen

complete   people

scene     machine

busy      these

early      very

 

Group 2:

committee           protein

guarantee               community

mischievous         peculiar

especially           deceive

familiar            foetus

appreciate          quay

stationery        paediatrician

prophecy            cereal

probably            vehicle

diarrhoea            serial

algae               achieve

receive              phoenix

Lists are available on Ed Shed for practice at home if you wish.

 

 

  

 

 

English

Next week we will be;

  • Beginning our 'Letters from Home in WW1' unit of work
  • Exploring and summarising letters
  • Reading a performing WW1 poetry
  • Completing a SPAG assessment

Maths

Next week we will be;

  • reinforcing our understanding of multiplying a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number
  • using short division
  • completing a Maths reasoning assessments

Additional Information

Our class are collecting tea or coffee to contribute to the school's Harvest donations to our local food bank. We thank you for any donations you can make. Our Harvest Festival will be on 11th October.

Please remember to bring in named wellington boots.

 

Moving on Up Week - Meet the Teacher Meeting

 

The 'Meet the Teacher' Meeting was held on 11th July and gave you an opportunity to meet staff who will be leading Year 6 from September 2022.  

The presentation shared with the parents at this meeting is available by clicking the link below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the office or email office@lenham.kent.sch.uk 

 

- Read for at least 10-15 minutes every night using your Reading Record Book to record your reading.

- Use https://ttrockstars.com/ to practise the speed at which you can recall your times table facts. 

- Complete a short book review using the 'Tweet a Book Review' format. You could write a very short blurb, describe your favourite part or why you would recommend the book. Please hand in by Thursday 6th October.

-  Complete at least 30 minutes or 3 progressions on Maths Whizz (you will find you username and password in your Reading Record book).  

 

Secondary School Open Events Autumn 2022:

This section of the website will be updated regularly to inform you of any Year 6/7 open events that you and your child can attend at any of the local secondary schools. We will post details of events below, as we receive them.

If you would like your child to attend an open morning / tour of a secondary school during the school day, please notify the office in writing (email is fine) prior to the event.

Important Dates for Your Diary: