The Glyn Learning Foundation

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 at Lime Tree Primary School

 

Teachers
Role
Class
Miss N Bailey Class Teacher Curie
Mrs A Jones & Mrs S MacBrayne Class Teacher  Darwin
Miss F Burrows Class Teacher, Phase 3 Leader Newton

 

Learning Support Assistants
Mrs N Cook 
Mrs V Holman 
Miss E Hubbard
Miss C Lawrence
Miss C Penny

 

Autumn 1

Victorians

queen victoria

 

Is it better to be a child in Merstham in Victorian times or today?

This is the key question Year 6 will be exploring. As a year group, we will be comparing Merstham in Victorian times to present day. We will research key elements such as maps, photos, schooling, toys, housing and food to see what the difference was for children in Victorian times compared to today. We will use primary and secondary resources to help inform our decision, read literature from the time and will go on a local guided tour of Merstham idenitfying how it has changed over the years. This topic will climax with our very own Victorian dress up day. 

Autumn 2

A Child's War

WWII

The date is the 1st September 1939 and England is at war. Year 6 will be exploring World War II through the eyes of children, considering the perspective of an English child who is evacuated, a German child who notices all these subtle changes around her and a Jewish child living in Germany whose life is turned upside down. We will be looking at primary resources such as diary extracts, photos and letters and reading fictional books based around the facts of the day. From this, in small groups, we will present our findings of what World War II was like through the eyes of children. 

Spring 1

Darwin's Delights

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Our first Spring topic will be ‘Darwin’s Delights!’ where we explore who Darwin was and how he influenced the world with his scientific theories. We explore evolution and adaption recognising living things change over time and identifying how animals and plants have adapted to suit their environment. With this in mind we consider if adaption may lead to evolution. This topic lends itself to some wonderful writing opportunities with the book 'The Land of Neverbelieve' at the centre of our English and Art.  

Spring 2

Blood Heart

2020 year 6 blood picture (Large)

Our Spring 2 topic is an exciting science based topic where children will learn about the function and structure of a heart. Children will feel like real life scientists when dissecting a pig’s heart in the classroom! We will consider the impact that nutrition, misuse of substances and lack of exercise has on the heart. In English the children will develop their persuasive skills when writing a persuasive speech based on the story ‘Pig Heart Boy’ by Malorie Blackman.  

Summer 1

Frozen Planet

FROZEN PLANET

 

Welcome to frozen planet! The coldest land, hostile territory and breathtaking. Beautiful but deadly! Discover humans endurance to concur this vast wilderness and the treacherous terrain stretching any human to their limits. Travel upon the 'Endurance' with Shackleton and his crew to learn what they did when they were trapped in the ice for 2 long years. So wrap up well everyone and settle by the fire. I'm just going outside and may be some time....

Summer 2

Tomorrow's World

2020 yr 6 summer 2 picture (Large)

 

Our final topic is ‘Tomorrow’s World’. During this topic we will be looking at how life has changed due to technology. Is it better now, or 40 years ago? We will be looking back at our primary school years from Reception to Year 6 when writing a recount. Children will then have the opportunity to look forward to their new begininigns at secondary school when writing letters to their Year 7 form tutors. During our final term we will be busy rehearsing for our end of year production!