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2012-13 Year 6 Term 2

In Term 2 Year 6 will be studying Coasts - Life on the Edge

Websites to explore with your child  (blue planet challenge) (click on multimedia games)

Suggested out of school activities

Visit the Natural History Museum in Oxford; they have a collection of amazing fossils, many of which belonged to a friend of Mary Anning. Alternatively, if you are going to London, why not visit the Natural History Museum there?


Understanding English, communication and languages

Literacy - adventure stories, settings, journalistic writing. 

Balloon debates—arguing the case for the importance of a historical character.

The story of Mary Anning

French – countries and languages, points of the compass including geographical locations of towns; continuing to build up conversational skills

ICT –  spreadsheets - planning a holiday


Understanding Physical Development, Health and Well-Being

PE— gymnastics: different ways of travelling and balancing, initially using mats, but then moving on to apparatus; sequences, using symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes;.  

PE this term is on THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS.  

Please make sure you have your PE kit, including suitable footwear, on these days.

PSHE— Getting on and falling out.

To tie in with our residential trip, we will also be continuing our work on keeping safe, looking at how to handle potentially risky situations.

Religious Education

Continuing work on the Qu’ran.

The concept of incarnation in relation to Christmas (Emmanuel) and how this is unique to Christianity.

Historical, geographical and social understanding

Coastal formations and how they are portrayed on an Ordnance Survey map.


The Lynmouth and Boscastle disasters.  (N.B. This will link to our residential trip to Yenworthy when we will have a chance to go beach-combing for relics of the Lynmouth disaster 60 years ago.)

 Understanding the Arts

Music—exploring rounds, using music from different parts of the world, including Africa and Jamaica.

Art and DT— Japanese wave paintings – Hiroshige and Hokusai – recreate  using ICT or by printing.

Monet’s seascapes


Mathematical Understanding

Block C – Handling data and measures

Block D – calculating, measuring and understanding shape

Block E – securing number facts, relationships and calculating

In all units, we will concentrate first on practising the skills, secondly on applying them to problem solving, then move on to investigative work.


Scientific and Technological Understanding

Keeping Healthy

What foods are healthy and why?

How do the heart and lungs work?

How does blood circulate?

Is there a link between pulse rate and exercise?

What is your recovery rate?

How can you measure fitness?

Why are drugs, alcohol and tobacco dangerous?