Herne Bay Junior School
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Year 6


Terms 5 and 6 2021

Life in the Jungle – Production

The two terms ahead will be extremely busy for Year 6, who will be, amongst other things, rehearsing for their end of year production – The Jungle Book. We are very excited about this and can’t wait to perform it to you all. For English, we will be using film clips and animations for writing inspiration. In Maths, we will be revising some concepts and introducing the children to some aspects of geometry in preparation for the Maths lessons in secondary school. In addition to this, the children will be learning about electricity and keeping healthy in Science. As part of RSE, we will be learning about relationships before, in the final term, having our growing up talks. Finally, discussions are underway and preparations will begin very soon for an end of year/primary school celebration, which will take place instead of our annual residential to Swattenden.

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.