Harbury C of E
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This Spring Term, Year 6 are focusing on the topic
This topic will last for the whole of the Spring term. To begin, we will be immersing ourselves into the Chinese region of Tibet. The children will analyse aerial images and maps, research some of the highest mountains of the world and discover who climbed Mount Everest first. They will compare and contrast this learning with the highest mountain in Britain, looking at a range of data to help us. We will also learn about how mountains are formed.
Our school values for this half term: Loyalty and Perseverance. We will focus on this as part of whole school act of worship and also in class.
In maths, we will focus on ration, algebra, fractions, decimals & percentages, area, perimeter & volume and statistics.
In English, we will focus on the text Survivors by David Long.
In RE during the first half term, we will be focusing on the key question: What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today? In the second half of the Spring term we are focusing on Salvation - what difference does the Resurrection make for Christians?
As part of our learning in DT, we will focus on designing and making Tibetan hanging bed structures. The childten will focus on joining and combining a range of materials and components. We will decide upon the most effective permanent and temporary way to join and combine materials and apply an appropriate finishing technique. In Art, we will the technique of batik, using a Tibetan prayer flag as our inspiration for our designs.
Our computing topic this term is centred on using and understanding coding. We will also be focusing on online safety to ensure that all of our Year 6 pupils are aware of the risks associated with their online selves and how they can be the best version of themselves whilst online.
In Science, we will be learning about light, focusing on several key concepts: recognising that light appears to travel in straight lines and using this to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye. We will also focus on explaining that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes and the shadows that are formed from the objects casting these shadows.
In PE, we will focus on gymmnastics and hockey during the first half of the term and then move onto dodgeball and football.