Year 6 Newsletter



Dear Parents,

We hope everybody had a really enjoyable break and is ready to start a new term in Year 6.

In the New Year, our theme will be S.O.S. In history, we will be learning what happened to the RMS Titanic and exploring what it would have been like to be aboard the ship. In geography, we will be mapping the ships route from Southampton to New York, and using six figure grid references to identify key locations linked to the ship. The children will get the chance to learn about the city of New York itself and how the use of the land on Manhattan Island has changed over time.

In addition, our art will be focussed on New York too. We will be using Todd Walker’s photograph of San Francisco to create our own version using sketching skills. In science, we will be finding out about the circuits used on board Titanic.

Our literacy will be closely linked to RMS Titanic and in numeracy; we will begin to learn about shape, space and measure.

After the February half-term, our theme will change to Survival of the Fittest. We will find out about Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species, explore how biological inheritance works, learn about how fossils are formed and how animals and plants adapt to survive in different ecosystems.

Thank you for continued support.

Year 6 Team