Lysander Class (Year 6)


Year 6 Spring Term 2018

The main focus of our topic this term is survival. Our English work for the first half of the term will be based around the first book in a trilogy by author Piers Torday, called The Last Wild. 

We will begin our tem with a whole school Art Week, during which we shall investigate creating our own Black-out Poetry based around the themes of the book. Linked to that, we will produce artwork which incorporates newspaper text.

Our Learning Journey in English will begin with setting and character descriptions, before moving on to look at the structure of an adventure story, maybe including a flashback,  using our key text as a basis for ideas.

Our work in DT will involve considering how we could survive in the wild – looking at selecting materials and resources effectively, and linking this to our work in science, exploring living things in their habitats.

Our science this term will have a biology focus – looking at living things and their habitats, as well as evolution and inheritance – again this will link to our English work on the survival of different species.

In addition to these topics, we shall be preparing ourselves for the upcoming SATs by learning an practising skills and techniques to help us answer questions quickly and correctly.

Please see the weekly planning letters for information on what the children have been up to!

Planning letters can be viewed from the 'documents' panel on the right of this page.