Year 6

The Curse of the Maya!

This term we will be learning all about the Maya Civilisation! We will look at the timeline of human history and where the Maya fit into this– thinking back on our prior knowledge of the Ancient Civilisations we have already learnt about. We will focus on the Geography of the part of the world that the Maya were discovered and the culture that they adopted. We will also look at the similarities and differences between the people then and our lives today. We will read texts linked to the Mayan people and their beliefs– thinking about their religious practices and ideology. We will also learn about their written and numerical systems and how they communicated.

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In English we will be writing  range of text types around the Mayan topic, ensuring that we embed our writing skills ready for secondary school.

In Maths we will be revisiting some if the areas taught in the Spring term including fractions decimals and percentages, whilst also covering new content around measures and angles.

In Science our topic continues to be Evolution and Inheritance and in the second half term, moving on to Humans and how the body works. There will also be units on Growing and Changing– further letters will be sent around this area of PSHE.

PE is on Thursdays

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In RE we will be  thinking about the following questions:

Buddhism 

How does the triple refuge help Buddhists in their journey through life? 

Christianity 

What kind of king is Jesus?