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Term 1 - Class 6

What we are learning

Our topic this term is ‘Myths, Minotaurs and Mazes!’ In History we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks and what life was like, their achievements and their influence on the western world. We will be continuing to develop chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British history as well as developing our skills of using an atlas and reading maps.

In English, we will be studying myths and legends and creating our own using many of the mythical creatures, such as the minotaur, as characters. This will help us to develop our descriptive writing.

We will be starting the year with a fiction unit-a sequel to Hansel and Gretel’ This builds on our descriptive language and imagination.


In Maths we will be following White Rose and will be looking at place value of numbers and developing this to look at decimals and the value of each decimal place.


In Art, we will be learning about the artist David Hockney – in particular his work on collage and photography and creating our own self portrait collages using a range of media.


Our unit in Science is learning about animals and humans, including about different parts of the systems in our body and the way they function. As part of this we will be creating our own experiments and finding ways to present the findings using graphs. 


In RE we shall be asking the question ‘what does it mean if God is loving and holy?’ We will be exploring this Christian unit and will be continuing to develop respect and inquisitiveness through their continuing enquiry and exploration in RE. Our school value this term is friendship and we will be discussing this a lot in class.


In PE we will be swimming each week and developing our skills in the water – it is important that your child is able to leave Year 6 being able to swim 25m. 


In French we will begin by revising key vocabulary learnt in Year 5 and then developing on this with a focus on ‘At School’ and looking at the vocabulary needed for day to day life.