Spring Term 2019 – Year 6 Topic Overview – Can we excavate the mystery of the Egyptian history?
This term year 6 are going to be studying the Ancient Egyptians with our big question being ‘Can we excavate the mystery of the Egyptian history?’ This engaging topic will take the children on a journey, through time, to Egypt where they will learn about the geographical features of the country; explore the pyramids and the study role of the Egyptian Gods in their influence over believes and rituals. We will also explore the gruesome process of mummification and why it was carried out. We will explore who discovered the famous pharaoh – Tutankhamun, which will be followed by a newspaper article announcing the discovery of the boy king. In art and D&T we will be designing and making canopic jars using moulding techniques out of clay. They will also be designing an ancient Egyptian headdress.
Autumn 2018 Topic – Secrets of the Rainforest: does deforestation matter?
Year 6 will be exploring the depths of the rainforest during the autumn term in order to discover what secrets it holds. We will discover the types of animals and plants which call this habitat their own and how they have adapted to ensure their survival. We will explore the Mayan civilisation and also famous explorers who discovered South America such as Christopher Columbus. We will also be considering our project question ‘does deforestation matter?’ and will be looking to see what impact we can have. To support our learning we will be visiting Chester Zoo where we will be learning about the animals and plants that inhabit rainforests. We are hoping to work alongside Chester Zoo to look at the impact that Palm oil is having on our remarkable rainforests.