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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6. The Year 6 teaching team are: Miss Key, Mrs McIntosh and Mrs Brooks, Miss Wilkinson and Miss Woolner. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Meek, Mrs Cleland, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Mellish.

We begin the year with our first topic: 'Go With the Flow' which entails learning about the importance of water in our lives; the geographical formation of rivers and scientific processes relating to the water cycle. During the first term we also participate in a field-study on the local River Ise situated at Newton Field Centre. This provides an opportunity for pupils to relate their learning with knowledge about the local environment.

The second half-term continues with our water topic leading into an in–depth study of the River Nile and its impact on the life of Ancient Egyptians. Following the Christmas break we will take part in an Ancient Egyptian Day where our children have an opportunity to experience life as it was in the time of this ancient civilisation.

Spring term begins with a visit by the 'Ancient Egyptians' which provides an opportunity for our children to dress in costume to become Egyptians for the day. Following this we travel back in time yet again to discover the world of Myths and Legends. This topic includes the study of traditional stories such as fables, proverbs, myths and legends and to understand their meaning. After the half term break, we move onto another topic: Fit for Life to learn the importance of keeping fit and healthy through diet and exercise. This culminates in a Mini- Olympics event where children can demonstrate their sporting prowess.

We will all be looking forward to our fantastic residential trip with PGL before revising for the end of KS2 SATs.

Finally, we learn about the life of The Tudors which includes an educational visit to Burghley House in Stamford to experience a day in the life of a Tudor.

We hope you agree this will provide an enriching and varied curriculum for our Year 6 pupils. We are all looking forward to an exciting year!

Please read our Curriculum Guidelines below for an insight into our current curriculum....