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Year 6 Spring Term 2019

Extreme Earth

This half term, Year 6’s topic is called Extreme Earth.  The topic begins with a science week during which the children learn about, and investigate, different forces. They will then apply this knowledge throughout the topic when referring to different extreme weather systems.

During the topic, the children are introduced to the extreme weathers that occur around the world and what causes them.  The children learn about the effects of a natural disaster and the challenges that people might face afterwards.  This includes exploring the work of aid agencies to see what they do to support the victims of these natural disasters. The children will use their geography mapping skills to locate places that have been affected by these extreme weathers and their learning will be enhanced through their own research into different case studies.

As well as developing their geographical, scientific and empathy skills, the children will develop their Design and Technology skills by designing and make a waterproof container that could be used to protect precious objects during a natural disaster.

Alongside this work, in literacy, the children will be using two key fiction texts (Escape from Pompeii  by Christina Balit and Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick) to develop their understanding, as well as numerous non-fiction texts. They will then be applying their literacy skills to produce different setting descriptions, a recount, a short story and an explanation text.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY_3ggKg0Bc Clip will be used to write setting descriptions of Pompeii before and after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.


Click here to see the medium term plans for this term















Different Extreme Weathers

Destruction of Indonesian Tsunami

Indonesia  Tsunami

California Wildfire

Damage from Hurricane Katrina


It is important that the children have their P.E. in school at all times. Please ensure that hair is tied back and, if possible, jewellery and watches are not worn on these days.



We ask parents to hear their child read at least 3 times a week and sign their child’s reading record.  Help your child’s class win Bertie for having the most readers. 

In addition, your child will be given spellings to practice at home.  Please encourage your child to write them out, thinking carefully about the sounds used and the overall shape of the word. Your child's class teacher can provide you with other ideas if you need them, just talk to them at the end of the day in the playground.  

Maths homework is provided every week. It is set on a Friday and due in on a Wednesday.

After October half term, Year 6 will also have literacy homework provided each week too. This will also be set on a Friday and due in on a Wednesday.  We set it on a Friday so that the children can look at it and attempt it over the weekend. We then encourage the children to come in on Monday and talk to an adult about any issues they may be having with their homework so we can help them to complete it.


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One drive - save your homework onto the One Drive

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