Year 6

At Foxfield Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for all in a cross-curricular way. This ensures that children can make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through the high expectations of everyone at Foxfield we aspire to achieve the highest quality outcomes.

As we move onto remote learning, all children will be able to access their work on google classroom. All children will have the opportunity to engage with the new topics that we will be learning this term.

During Spring 2, the children will be learning about the different aspects of peace and conflict with a focus on inner peace and international relations. They will explore the triggers of a key international conflict (WW2) and analyse the events that led to the declaration of war. The children will explore the key figures involved in the war and how their impact can be viewed from different perspectives. The children will also think critically about the omission of the stories of the contribution from soldiers from all over the Empire. Why are they not mentioned and celebrated as widely as other figures? The children will analyse and identify propaganda and the influence it played in the outcome of World War 2.

The children in year 6 will be basing their English lessons on the book ‘Once’ by Morris Gleitzman. The book focusses on the experiences of Nazi German regime from the innocent viewpoint of a Jewish boy.  The story depicts this young boy, named Felix, determined to escape the orphanage he lives in to save his Jewish parents from the Nazis in the occupied Poland of the Second World War. Felix’s vulnerability and naivety thrills us as he shares his story of adventure, pain, heartache and love. The children in Year 6 will be writing poetry based on his experiences as well as a narrative. The children will be linking their English learning journey with their history learning on World War 2 and global theme of Peace and conflict.

In maths this half term, year 6 will be focusing on ratio, proportion and algebra. They will be learning how to define ratio, compare ratio to fractions and use scale factors to work out proportions. They will also be to algebra, more specifically using simple algebraic inputs, manipulating expressions and solving mathematical equations. Lastly, the children will be building on their prior learning on statistics. We aim to look into line graphs, continuous data and finding averages of different sets of data. As these are new topics, we will be encouraging our children to develop their growth mindset to adapt and thrive in these new challenging concepts.

In science, year 6 will be building on their prior learning on electricity. We aim to learn about the dangers and risks of electricity, as well as analysing the different variables that affect the brightness of a bulb, drawing and constructing circuit diagrams and electromagnets.

Our Art learning will be centred around self-portraits.  The children will be working towards creating portraits of the hidden figures of World War 2. Our focus artist is Leonardo DaVinci and we will adopt his hyper-realistic approach to create our portraits.

We will be covering Buddhism in R.E. We will analyse what Buddhists believe in and describe their practices and philosophies. We will also identify the various ways Buddhists share their beliefs and research their teachings.

In PE, the children will be developing their flexibility, strength, technique and control in gymnastics. They will then create their own sequences by combining all the techniques they would have learnt and critically analyse each other’s performances.