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Year 6

We have two Year 6 classes

Mrs Ferguson Mr Priest
6F Class 6P Class

Topic Summer 1 - ID

Who do you think you are?

During this half term, we’re going to find out what makes us the people we are. We’ll meet a mysterious man and consider what traits and features give us our identity. Thinking about what makes us unique, we’ll write stories in which we have a new identity. We’ll learn about branching databases and how to create a classification system. Then, we’ll gather data about physical features, make spreadsheets and look for patterns. We’ll take part in physical activities that challenge us and measure the outcomes. While comparing photographs of ourselves with those of our relatives, we’ll decide if we share any features. We’ll create adverts and write a tribute to a friend. After investigating fingerprints and genetic characteristics, we’ll create 3-D models and design clothing that reflects our personality.

At the end of the project, we’ll think about factors that influence our personalities and bring in objects that mean a lot to us. We’ll perform shape poetry about our identities and reflect on our strengths.

Help your child prepare for their project
This project will make us think about our identities, personalities and how we are unique. Why not interview a member of your family to find out about their strengths, likes and dislikes? You could also work together to make a collage of clothing that reflects who you are. Alternatively, use technology to create a word cloud all about you.

Memorable experience Meet John Doe
Innovate challenge Forensic crime scene
English Descriptions and narratives; Non-chronological reports; Adverts; Facts, opinions and tributes; Calligrams
Science Classification; Families and inheritance; Working scientifically
A&D Portraiture and figurines
Computing Software; Photo stories; E-safety
D&T Tools and equipment; Design; Fashion and clothing
Geography Community
History Social reformers
Music Appraising; Listening to voices
PSHE Identity, personal views and opinions; My place; Recognising strengths
PE Physical challenges
Science investigations How does inheritance work? Why are things classified?

Topic Summer 2 - Gallery Rebels

Pack up your pencils, pick up your paintbrushes and prepare to be amazed by the wonderful work of 19th and 20th century artists.

During this half term, we’ll visit a local art gallery to view an exhibition. We’ll talk about features of the artwork and sketch our favourite pieces. We’ll research important artwork of the 19th and 20th centuries online, choosing a favourite piece of art to describe in more detail. Using maps, we’ll locate art galleries around the world and calculate how much it would cost to get there. When we’ve gathered a range of materials, we’ll make beautiful sketchbooks and use them to collect ideas and inspiration. We’ll create pieces of art inspired by well known artists and use search engines to source images of modern art to put into a digital portfolio. We’ll express ourselves through poetry, stories, music and painting. Art can affect our feelings and emotions, and we’ll investigate whether everyone responds in the same way. We’ll also use found objects to create a surreal sculpture.

At the end of the ILP, our work will be displayed in an exhibition, and we’ll give guided tours. We’ll also perform an expressionist dance for our audience.

Help your child prepare for their project
There are many different styles of artwork, and inspiration can be found all around us. Why not go into the garden together and sketch various objects or plants? You could also reimagine these same objects in an impressionist or surrealist style. Alternatively, work together to collect natural objects and make a colourful collage.

Memorable experience Visit a gallery
Innovate challenge Create gallery exhibits
English Research; Short narratives; Expressionist poetry; Surrealist narratives; Explanations
A&D Great artists of the 19th and 20th centuries
Computing Collecting, evaluating and presenting data
D&T Tools and materials
Geography Locational knowledge
Music Listening, improvising and composing
PSHE Emotions
PE Dance
Science Light
Science investigations Is green really green?