Year 6

The Spring term topic is

‘What a Disaster!'


We will learn about many environmental issues and cover many areas of the curriculum with a focus on Geography and Science.


Here is an insight to what we will be learning about this term:


The main area we shall cover this term involves looking at the impact of natural disasters on human life and the effect this may have on the environment. We will also look at how other types of disasters effect human population and the impact this has on industry. Another focus of class 6 this term is to compare geographical locations of countries most affected by disasters.  We will also be looking at: Climate change, the human impact on our world and comparing our own climate with others who are more affected by global warming.



Because this is more of a geography based topic, we will have limited opportunity to cover many objectives of the History Curriculum. However, we will look at significant disasters over the last 200 years and the impact this has had on life in Great Britain and the rest of the world including plane crashes, the Titanic sinking and significant modern disasters including Flooding across the world and Terrorist bombing.


Out key texts this term include: ‘The Marvels' by Brian Selznick, ‘The Water Tower' by Gary Crew, and many Disaster themed poetry.


Opportunities for creative writing:


·       Newspaper reports - informative

·       Informative writing

·       Non Chronological reports

·       Science fiction narrative

·       Persuasive writing across a range of text types

·       Poetry

·       Descriptive 3rd person narratives


This term we will focus on developing children's' knowledge of shape, We will look at developing pupils' strategies of using and applying number as well as allowing children to gain further experience of practising solving problems in a methodical and systematic way. Class 6 will also look at handling data and more importantly the use of statistics in everyday activities including pie charts. With the future Summer term in mind, we will also revisit many topics covered last term in preparation for SATS.




To link with the topic, we will learn about evolution, life cycles, adaptation and interdependence. Children will discover how plants and animals live and adapt and their importance in this world to ensure survival. Class 6 will develop their scientific enquiry through planning and investigating different environmental themed experiments and learn to develop their use of scientific language.


D&T/ Art-

Class 6 will be planning, designing and creating different moveable stage models inspired by our key text ‘The Marvels'




Mrs Martin shall continue to this area on Tuesdays



PE kits are needed Monday and Wednesday. Mr Perrin will lead PE Monday and Mrs Savage Tuesday.




Reading and practising spellings daily is essential. Children must record reading in their planners.


Weekly reading comprehension/ grammar / maths homework will be set. Refer to homework instructions in planners to avoid ambiguity. Homework deadlines will be clear on the label and children will be placed on amber if homework is not given in. Again, this is all part of the transition process to secondary school.


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Happy 2018!

I hope you enjoy this terms' topic. As well as developing our knowledge of disasters, the environment and  other educational skills, class 6 will be developing their life skills in preparation for leaving primary school. A polite reminder that full uniform is expected to be worn correctly with shoes not trainers. PE kits are required Mondays and Wednesdays (for outdoors PE warmer clothing is required).


As this is your child's last year in Willaston Primary Academy, we shall endeavour to make their remaining time here enjoyable and an experience to remember!





Mr Perrin, Mrs Savage, Mrs Martin



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Year 6 Curriculum






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Design and Technology


Physical Education


Religious Education



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