Herne Bay Junior School
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Year 6


Terms 3 and 4

Bem-vindo ao Brasil (Welcome to Brazil)
The term ahead is packed full of activities for Year 6 who will be learning all about Brazil. We will be exploring the Amazon Rainforest looking at the diversity of life it holds. The children will find out where Brazil is in the world, find out about the climate, the people and life in Brazil. Furthermore, we will be looking at deforestation and land use. As part of our English, we will dip in to parts of The Jungle Book and Katherine Rundell’s gripping story - The Explorer - about children who become stuck in the Amazon Rainforest; this will also be our class reader. In Science, we will introduce the children to Evolution and Inheritance alongshide Animals and their Habitats. Additionally, we will complete some rainforest sketching and we will complete a study of the artist Rousseau’s work. Finally, we intend to design and use Modroc to create carnival masks.

Term 1 & 2

 This term, Year 6 will be studying different aspects of World War Two, through the key question ‘Why was winning the Battle of Britain important?’ To start off with, the children will find out who the main ally and axis powers were, the country leaders at the time and how the Second World War began, before they begin to explore the war in more detail. In addition to this, as part of our English learning, the text we use to base our Reading around will be The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. In writing, we will explore a variety of genre that link across the curriculum. Through our science lessons, we are studying light and how we see things; with this learning the children will develop knowledge of The Black Out and how different materials would be more or less suitable to use for curtaining. In computing, we aim to develop a factual website demonstrating what the children learn over the four months. Finally, our focus on mental health and well-being will continue throughout our lessons.