The children in Year 6 have been having fun and working hard. They have made lots of progress already this year, but now the real countdown to SATs begins.
The year 6 curriculum
The Maya Civilisation
Take a journey back through the mists of time to visit the mysterious world of the ancient Maya people. At a time where much of the world were still in the dark ages, the Maya people built a wondrous civilisation in the jungles of modern day Mexico. Their achievements were many - the incredible temples stand as a memorial to their engineering skills; their legacy astonishing - the chocolate we eat today was originally discovered by the Maya people; but their fate is lost to history. How did a culture that achieved so much disappear so quickly? Where did the Maya people go? What happened to them? This term we will be finding out all about the Maya civilisation, how they lived, how they worshiped, what they ate and what their lifestyle might have been like.
We will be practising writing a variety of different genres including historical fiction, balanced arguments and persuasive articles. We will also be working hard to make sure we learn and use all of the elements of the national year 6 writing expectations.
We have increased the amount of reading we do across the curriculum to make sure that we have had lots of practice at showing our understanding of a range of texts. We are also making sure that we increase an improve our knowledge of vocabulary and language in line with the year 6 expecations.
We are working our way through the year 6 curriculum, making sure that we have a good and secure knowledge of the four operations (+, -, x, ÷), fractions, decimals and percentages, shape and space, position and direction and statistics. We are using and applying these in a range of real-life situations and word problems. We are also trying to improve our abilities to work under timed conditions.