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Current Topic - World War II

World War II - Spring Term

This term, our foundation subject learning will all be based around the topic of 'World War II'.


In our afternoon lessons, we will be exploring the geography and history behind ‘World War II’.  During the first half-term, we will be looking closer to home at Britain during this significant period in history, exploring aspects such as The Blitz, evacuation and the home front.


In the second part of the half-term, this topic will involve learning about the wider global impact of the war, with a particular emphasis on key events and turning points such as The Battle of Britain, Dunkirk and Pearl Harbour.


Throughout this fascinating termly topic, we will also be pursuing a music unit based on war songs and participating in an artist study linked to the work of 20th Century sculptor Henry Moore..


Even our French learning will be focused on World War II this term and we're really looking forward to it!

Survival of the Fittest - Autumn Term

This term, our foundation subject learning will all be based around the topic of 'Survival of the Fittest'.


Within it, we will begin by learning all about the science behind evolution and inheritance with an emphasis on Charles Darwin’s voyage on The Beagle and his findings over this period.  Within this work, we will learn about the incredible Galapagos Islands, whilst familiarising ourselves with the style of Mary Ellen Taylor, who combines watercolour painting and sketching to create images of plants and animals from the Galapagos within our art lessons.


Additionally, we will be exploring a range of biomes around the world (beginning with South Africa before moving on to the Antarctic through the expeditions of Ernest Shackleton) and developing our understanding of living things and their habitats, including exploring how animals are adapted to suit their environment and classifying animals and grouping species based upon their characteristics.


Along the way, we will also explore the lives of other key researchers and scientists including Mary Anning and David Attenborough.

Mexico and the Maya - Summer Term

This term, we are very excited to introduce our final Y6 topic 'The Maya', which will initially begin with a short geography unit based upon Mexico, in order to set the scene for our ‘Maya’ learning before progressing on to a real history focus.


Throughout this topic, we will be exploring the history of the Maya civilisation and asking who, when, where and why as we learn more about this fascinating period of history.  In addition, we will be developing our understanding of Maya beliefs, with regards to gods and societal hierarchy.


As an added bonus, we will be embarking on an ambitious art project based upon the sculptures of Pedro Linares (a Mexican artist) and a DT project focused on weaving!