2021-2022 School Year
This term, Year 6 have been exploring their sense of place by creating a homework project about Bristol. In lessons, they have been drawing maps of the local area and using directional language to create a treasure hunt in the playground.
In Term 3, Year 6 learn all about rivers, focusing on the Amazon and Severn. This links with our book in English, which is about the Amazon River (Journey to the River Sea), and allows us to explore the Amazon in more detail. We start our topic by recapping our knowledge about biomes and learning about vegetation belts. As part of our fieldwork, we walked to a section of the River Avon to complete a field sketch.
In Year 6, we learn about the Polar regions, linking our learning with our English topic about Shackleton's 1914-1917 Antarctic expedition. We create graphs to investigate climate patterns and debate how the natural resources of these areas should be used. You can see some of our fact-files that we created for the researchers of Antarctic Quest 21 below and a video of our debate. We also took part in a Polar Explorer Day, where we dressed up, had a Zoom call from a researcher, who works in the Polar regions and used the VR headsets to imagine what it would be like to travel to Antarctica or the Arctic.
In Term 2, Year 6 visited Arnos Vale cemetery. We looked at maps to help us navigate to specific areas and created our own maps, using symbols and a key.