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Aquila – Year 6

Mr Yeldham (Class Teacher)

Mrs Johnston, Mrs MacFarlane, Miss Blackwell and Mrs Upton (Support Staff)

Summer 2020

In Year 6 we will be continuing to develop a range of writing styles. We will be building on our work on biographies and Buddhism to write a biography of the Dalai Lama. Having started our new topic on the Shang Dynasty we will be developing stories that speculate on the discovery of a new and fantastic Shang tomb.

Our Maths work will begin to reflect KS3 content to aid transition to next year – on the whole this implies statistics and algebra (for example rearranging algebraic statements to make ‘x’ the subject). Some children may learn to do some factorising, some may even start some simultaneous equations if they are comfortable enough with rearranging and simplifying algebraic statements. We will then dig deeper into the KS3 content by looking at probability, correlation and modal and median averages. If the children are confident with the latter we will also explore interquartile ranges.

We continue to focus on the Shang dynasty for History, looking at their writing systems, gods, social hierarchy etc. Following on from the life drawings that the children are working on now, I hope to set some art work to reflect Chinese traditions of still life.

We are learning about Electricity in Science, finding out about the importance of electrons, what a parallel circuit is (as opposed to a series circuit) and how to represent this in scientific circuit drawings. Given the limitations of home learning, we will be investigating light as best we can. In addition to these topic areas, some home science experiments may also be set.