Year 6

South America – Secrets of the rainforest. Autumn term

Year 6 will be exploring South America and looking closely at the depths of the rainforest during the autumn term. We begin by exploring the continent of South America – the countries that it consists of and the human and physical feature found there. We will then carry out a more in depth study of Brazil with a particular focus on the rainforest found there. We will discover the types of animals and plants which call this habitat their own and how they have adapted to ensure their survival. We will be looking to see what impact we have on these special habitats. To support our learning we will be visiting Chester Zoo where we will be learning about the animals and plants that inhabit rainforests. We are hoping to work alongside Chester Zoo to look at the impact that Palm oil is having on our remarkable rainforests. Due to COVID-19, if educational visits are not permitted, then we will be having an exciting experience in school.

Year 6 Topic Overview – Can we excavate the mystery of early civilisations’ history?

This term year 6 are going to be studying the early civilisations with our big question being ‘Can we excavate the mystery of early civilisations’ history?’ This engaging topic will take the children on a journey, through time, to carry out an in depth study of Egypt, where they will learn about the geographical features of the country; explore the pyramids and the study role of the Egyptian Gods in their influence over believes and rituals. They will also explore the gruesome process of mummification and why it was carried out. The children will explore who discovered the famous pharaoh – Tutankhamun, which will be followed by a newspaper article announcing the discovery of the boy king. They will then look at other early civilisations and carry out a comparative study. In art and D&T they will be designing and making canopic jars using moulding techniques out of clay. They will also be designing an ancient Egyptian headdress.