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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 Class!


Welcome to a new school year – and the last one in Year 6’s Mill Mead journey.


This term we will be covering two topic units. The first takes us to West Africa to the ancient civilisation of the Benins. Within this we will cover geography and history as well as using ICT to research information for presentations. We look at who they were, their beliefs and take a look at some of the artwork and artefacts that made the Benins such a fascinating civilisation. After half term our focus moves on to the early Islamic civilisation. Here we focus on the importance of Baghdad and find out about the house of wisdom.


For our first literacy unit we study a book by Neil Gaiman and look at the structure of his sentences along with the grammatical techniques he uses. From this we will be creating our own terror stories ready to share with you just after half term.


During our Friday maths sessions, we will be focusing on arithmetic starting with the four operations and the compact method for these.


In science, we look at inheritance and evolution. As this is a fairly large unit, we will be covering this for the duration of the autumn term. We aim to recap how fossils are formed and some of the different theories of evolution with a particular focus on Charles Darwin’s work.


All of the 6N teaching team are looking forward to a great year of fun and hard work.


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If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail or, alternatively, you could contact the school office to arrange an appointment.


Kind regards

Mr Alden

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