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Bishop Wilson C. of E. Primary School

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
1 Peter 4:10

Year 6

Spring Term


Reading - During the Spring term, the children will be reading a range of texts linked to the Frozen Kingdom. They will learn about the infamous race to the South Pole and the challenges the intrepid explorers had to face.


Writing - Using their newly acquired knowledge of The Antarctic, the children will write a persuasive letter of application to join an expedition to the South Pole, on The Terra Nova, with Captain Scott. They will be developing their vocabulary using thesauruses and applying persuasive devices in their writing.


Maths - This term, Year 6 will be focussing on Fractions. They will draw upon previous learning, including: factors, common multiples and prime numbers. They will use this knowledge to add, subtract, multiply and divide them.


Religious Education - This term, we will be learning about the religions Islam and Buddhism.


Art/Design and Technology - At the end of Spring 1, we will be participating in 'Arts Week'.


Geography/History - In Spring 1, the children will be locating and identifying significant features of the Earth, including lines of latitude and longitude. The children will carry out research about The South Pole, focussing on both the physical and human geography. They will collate information and present it in the form of a non-chronological report.


Science - In Science, Year 6 will learn how to classify living things according to common, observable characteristics. Furthermore, they will investigate whether yeast is a living micro-organism.


Computing - This term, we will be learning about how to keep safe online. They will learn how to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly. Whilst using the internet, they will use search technologies effectively and appreciate how results are selected and ranked.

Autumn Term


Reading - Year 6 have enjoyed reading Ian Serraillier's 'The Silver Sword'. They have used a range of VIPERS in order to develop their comprehension and explore common themes within the text.

In Autumn 2, they enjoyed reading the fairy tale 'The Purple Lady'. The children learned that within a Tale of Quest, 'a high price must be paid'.


Writing - Year 6 have used the T4W journey to develop writer's skills and apply them within a diary entry and have written their own Tale of Quest. We have used these transferrable skills to develop our writing across the curriculum too.


Maths - This term, Year 6 have been focussing on number and place value and the four operations of number: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


Religious Education - Within the Gospel unit, we have been reflecting on the question - 'What would Jesus do?' and using this to guide our own choices in life.


Art/Design and Technology - Linked with our History unit - World War Two - we have used sketching and subtle contrasts to draw portraits. Additionally, they have been inspired by the art work of Walter Hood Fitch to create their own observational paintings.


Geography/History - In Autumn 1, the children thoroughly enjoyed our theme - World War Two. They found out how the war began, retrieved and recorded facts from a secondary source and wrote a biography about Winston Churchill.

During Autumn 2, they researched the life and works of Charles Darwin. They plotted the journey Darwin took to the Galapagos Islands and looked at how living things have adapted and evolved. The children learned about one of the ocean's largest threats - industrial fishing - and have followed the current updates on the expansion of The Galapagos Marine Reserve.


Science - In Science, we researched, sketched and labelled the human eye. The children explored sources of light and investigated how light travels.

In Autumn 2, the children deepened their understanding of adaptation (linked closely to History and RE). They identified fossils and asked questions about what information they give us. We used this to explain why fossils are evidence of evolution.


Spanish - In Spanish, the children have learned how to introduce themselves, count to ten and name colours.



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