Year Six: Brian Clough and Jesse Boot

The text we are studying is ‘Rebound’ by Kwame Alexander. It is a fiction text about a young boy named Charlie Bell. He is struggling to deal with the premature death of his father. Eventually, he is sent to live with his grandparents, and his cousin introduces him to a whole new world: basketball. The story is told through poems, and Y6 will study these poems, which will include the opportunity to perform poetry to their peers.

In maths, we are learning about converting units. Firstly, the children will learn to multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000. This is a key skill to learn, since this will then allow the children to calculate conversions used in metric units for mass, capacity and length.

For science, we will be studying evolution and inheritance. The children will recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. Additionally, we will delve into the work of Charles Darwin and understand his famous theory of evolution by natural selection. Below, is our knowledge organiser, which explains the key vocabulary the children will use (as well as other useful information).

For history, we will explore the partition of India in great depth. From the partition of India, the countries of Pakistan and Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) were established. Moreover, we will study the diverse culture of these historic countries.

On Mondays, Y6 have outdoor learning. We advise the children to wear joggers and trainers for these days.

On Tuesdays, Y6 will have PE. This means the children need to be in full PE kit (the children can bring in their school uniform to change into after the session).

Here’s the painting that’s the inspiration for the work we’ll be doing this term:

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