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'Ensuring Every Child THRIVES'

Year 6

Our Curriculum


Our Maafa project teaches children about Africa past and present, with a particular focus on Benin. It traces the development of the slave trade and explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora. Linked to this, our art project will teach children about significant black artists and their work, and provides opportunities to analyse and create artwork inspired by them.

Our companion projects include the circulatory system in science, this project teaches children about the transport role of the human circulatory system, its main parts and primary functions. They learn about healthy lifestyle choices and the effects of harmful substances on the body. In computing, we will look at coding.

We will kickstart the term with an exciting trip to Bletchley park (Thursday 21st September) which will consist of a guided tour and learning all about the enigma code. To finish the topic, we would love to celebrate with parents and show off the work that we have produced on Friday 20th October.


Overview of the ‘MAAFA’ project:                                                                  

English: Autumn 1:                                                                               

Purpose: To entertain                                                                                     

Outcomes: Poem and Narrative

Texts: The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson

Journey to Freedom by Catherine Johnson  

Autumn 2:

Purpose: To inform                                        

Outcomes: Non-Chronological reports and a Biography

Texts: Coming to England by Floella Benjamin

Black and British: An Illustrated History by David Olusoga

Maths: Place value, number operations, fractions and measurement

Science: Circulatory system

Geography: Our Changing World – revision of latitude and longitude, map work and data analysis

History: MAAFA

PSHE: Being Me in My World

PE: Lacrosse and Yoga

RE: Islam - Beliefs and practices, Christianity - Christmas and Incarnation

Computing: Computing Systems and networks

Learning Behaviour: Responsibility and Kindness


Important information



Start: 8:40am                Finish: 3:15pm

PE Session 1

Jaguar Class Thursday

Ocelot Class Monday

PE Session 2/ Forest School

This will be on alternate weeks, each class will have a full afternoon of P.E instead of a single session in order to maximise the learning time.

Ocelot class will be week 1 and Jaguar class will be week 2. As children will be going to forest school in the alternate weeks, please send them to school every Wednesday in their P.E kit for ease.

Children will come into school in PE kits. All children must have a white top or house colour, black or navy shorts. Trainers, joggers and jumpers will be required for outdoor PE.

Forest School

Wednesday all children need wellies and a waterproof coat.


Key Dates:

Start school: Tuesday 5th September

Bletchley Park Trip: Thursday 21st September (separate letter)

Parents evenings: Tuesday 10th October and Thursday 12th October

Half term: Monday 23rd Oct – Friday 27th Oct

Parents celebration afternoon: Friday 20th Oct

Staff training day: Monday 30th October

Whole school trip to the Pantomime – Tuesday 5th December

Break up for Christmas:   Tuesday 19th December


How can you support your children at home?


Reading – You should read with your child at least 5 times a week at home. We will check reading diaries on a Monday.

Spellings – Sent out on a Friday and tested on the Friday after. These can be completed on Spelling Shed

TT Rockstars- Use TT Rockstars to practise times tables. Children will be tested through the ’99 club’ on a Thursday.

Topic homework:

There is a topic homework sheet attached. We would like the children to choose at least one piece to do and bring in to share with the class.


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