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Innovators Class - Year 6

Welcome to Innovator's Class

 

Summer Term

Why did the Mayan civilisation come to such an abrupt end?

In this unit, the children will learn about the  achievements of the ancient Maya. They will learn about the Maya perspective of time, the calendar system, writing, maths and their environment.  In doing so they will see the stark contrast between their own history and that of the Maya. The children will be aware of the different (though not inferior) ways of doing things and the complexity of human life. They will investigate the reasons behind the decline of the Maya civilisation.

 

Our whole class reading text is Wonder by RJ Palacio

 

Who has made a difference to the world because of their faith? 

We will be looking at the actions of inspirational people including Gandhi, Rosa Park and Martin Luther King.  We will explore how and why some people choose to stand up for their beliefs in difficult circumstances.

 

Spring Term 

How have our views about crime and punishment changed over time?

We will be taking a journey through British history to discover how crime and punishment has changed throughout the ages.  Beginning in Medieval Britain and travelling right through to the present day, we will discover how changes in society create changes in the kind of crimes that are committed, as well as the ways in which they are punished.

 

Why do believers often see life as a journey?

Children will learn about the metaphor of life as a journey. They will think about their own lives as a journey and they will develop an understanding of the ‘milestones’ in this journey.  They will compare a Christians journey with how Hindus celebrate, looking at particular rituals like the naming ceremony and sacred thread ceremony.

 

Literacy - This term we will be writing persuasively.  We will be writing letters of complaint and arguments.

Maths -  We will continue to develop number skills through written and mental calculations involving decimals, percentages and algebra.

Science - Through our topic on light, we will explore how we see, shadows, reflection and refraction. The children will learn how light travels and how this enables us to see objects.

 

Our whole Class Reading book this term is Holes by Louis Sachar

Autumn Term 2 

What challenges are facing South America?

In term 2 we will be looking at the continent of South America.  We will look at its physical geography including the tropical rainforests, Andes mountain range and Atacama desert.  We will look at the challenges of living in each area.  These will include the current COP 26 issues around deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, the receding glacier problems in the Andes and living in the Atacama desert which is the driest place on earth.  We will be studying each South American biome and some of the characteristics of these fascinating places.

 

How does the Prophet Muhammad make a difference to Muslims' lives?

In RE, we will continue our study of the Prophet Muhammad by exploring key aspects of this life and the teachings of the Qur’an about Prophethood. We will be considering the impact that believing in the Prophet Muhammad has on a believer’s life and reflect on the importance of the Prophet Muhammad for Muslims today.

What has been happening in Innovator's class?

Autumn Term 1

Why is London our Capital City?

 

In term 1, we were learning about the physical and human features of London.  We have written non-chronological reports, leaflets and adverts to persuade people to visit famous London landmarks.  

In D.T. we have learnt about the London Eye before designing and making our own Ferris Wheel with a motor to power it and pulleys and belt systems to allow it to rotate.

We are enjoying reading our whole class text - Cogheart by Peter Bunzl

Important dates

 

  • SATs parents meeting - 8th February - 3.15pm
  • Parents evening - 1st and 3rd March 
  • Innovator's showcase - 7th April - 2.30 pm
  • SATs week - w/b - 9th May 2022
  • Liddington - 17th - 20th June 2022
  • Sports Day - 4th July
  • Pirates of The Curry Bean - 14th and 15th July - 2.15 pm
  • Leaver's assembly - 21st July -  2.15 pm
  • Leaver's Church Service - 22nd July - 9.15 am

Important documents - Meet the Teacher Power Point/ SATs information meeting Power Point

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