Year 6

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Year 6 Term 1: Bristol and Beyond!

This term, Year 6 are learning about Bristol during World War Two.  From being an evacuee to coping with rationing and the Bristol Blitz, children will look at a range of primary and secondary sources to find out what it was like to be a child during World War Two.  Towards the end of this theme, we will be focusing on how the war and its aftermath affected the local Henbury area.

Further information that may be of interest can be found at the following links:

http://www.bristolblitzed.org/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Britain.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/categories/c1117/

 


Year 6 Term 2: Light Up the World

This term Year 6 are learning about electricity.  Children will look at how the introduction of electricity changed life in Bristol. They will use electrical components to build their own circuits, whilst keeping investigations fair, and use this knowledge to create their own buzzer game. Towards the end of this theme, we will be looking at homelessness at Christmas in Bristol.

Further information that may be of interest can be found at the following links:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/electrical_circuits/read/1/

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/scientists/michaelfaraday.html

http://kids.saveonenergy.ca/en/what-is-electricity/the-history-of-electricity.html

 


Year 6 Term 3: What a load of junk

This term Year 6 are learning about evolution and inheritance. Using a range of sources, including fossils, drawings and prehistoric art, children will study how humans and other animals have adapted over time. Towards the end of this theme, they will consider questions regarding the validity of evolution.

Further information that may be of interest can be found at the following links:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/z3pp34j

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/fossils.html

http://darwin200.christs.cam.ac.uk/pages/index.php?page_id=j

 


Year 6 Term 4: It’s a Small World

This term Year 6 are learning about Nigeria. Using maps, children will locate the continents of the world and find out where Nigeria is positioned. Throughout the term children will learn about life in Nigeria, and how it differs from theirs in the UK. They will look at the climate, crops grown as well as imported and exported goods. Towards the end of the theme, children will study the history of The Benin Empire.

Further information that may be of interest can be found at the following links:

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/africa/nigeria/

http://www.britishmuseum.org/PDF/british_museum_benin_art.pdf

 


Year 6 Term 5: Horrible Histories

This term Year 6 are learning about the Anglo-Saxons. Using a variety of historical sources, children will learn more about who the Anglo-Saxons were, where they came from and the lasting effect they had on British culture. In addition, the will have the exciting chance to try and solve the mystery of Sutton Hoo…

Further information that may be of interest can be found at the following links:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons/

http://anglosaxondiscovery.ashmolean.org/Life/dailylife/day_children.html

 


Year 6 Term 6: Wild Things!

This term Year 6 are learning about the human body. They will be learning to identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. As well as this, they will look at current research which recognises the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way the body functions.

Further information can be found at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/skeletons_muscles/read/1/

http://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/human-circulatory-system