Year 6 Summer Term
What's happening in the Summer Term?
Summer term moves on to discover the secrets of the Titanic; history lesson will allow the children to explore the historic vessel – looking at life on board, class difference and the reasons for the sinking. Literacy will support this by allowing them to apply their knowledge through diaries, leaflets and narrative pieces. Through the Titanic we will also consider migration patterns and the difference between life across the Atlantic at the time.
The second half of the summer term moves on the looking at the works of Shakespeare, focusing on the play Macbeth. The children will act out scenes from Shakespeare – producing soliloquys, raps and descriptions of foreboding settings; drama will take the lead in this unit.
Numeracy will continue to build on the knowledge from the previous two terms, ensuring continued and developing confidence in the topics from across KS2. After the KS2 tests all maths groups will try out Maths in Motion to see who can be the ultimate champions!
In DT the children will be designing and making their own (hopefully more successful) version of the Titanic using woodwork skills, accurate design and tools such as saws. They will build prototypes to test their ideas and then the finished products will be sent on their maiden voyage!
Science moves on to look at Evolution and Adaptation – the children receive a visit from Jules Howard - an extremely knowledgeable scientist who brings the topic to life with his collection of bones and fossils! They will then think about inheritance, the history of classification and the way species evolve.