Venus (Year 6)

     Year 6 Autumn Term 2017   

1177 BC: During the reign of Pharaoh Ramses the Third, Seshta, a 13-year-old dancer in the Temple of Hathor, dreams of becoming a famous entertainer. Horus, the brother of her heart, is content as a toymaker’s apprentice. Reya, at 16, has joined Egypt’s army with hopes of becoming a hero. Despite their different paths, nothing can break the bonds of their friendship. Yet when Reya hints that Egypt is in danger from foreign nomads, Seshta and Horus don’t take him seriously. How could anyone challenge Egypt? 
 Then Reya disappears. Seshta and Horus set out to find him— and discover a darker plot than they ever imagined…..

Welcome to year 6 2017-2018. This term we will be studying Ancient Egypt and we will base our learning around the mystery novel ‘The Eyes of Pharaoh ‘by Chris Eboch. We will cover the following:

Build a knowledge of the period when the Ancient Egyptians were powerful in the world. Compare the Ancient Egyptian civilisation with the society, climate and terrain of Britain at the time. Discover how the Ancient Egyptian civilisation came to an end and also learn about the evidence of Ancient Egypt that exists in modern Egypt today. • Find out about intrepid Egyptologists Champollion and Howard Carter and their incredible discoveries, achievements and methods. • Make observational drawings of Egyptian artefacts.  Learn about the tombs of the Egyptians and how to draw and paint Ancient Egyptian style figures • Learn about the mighty rulers of Ancient Egypt, their dynasties, battles and burials. Discover their symbols and crowns. Share knowledge and understanding of the pharaohs by staging an Ancient Egyptian exhibition. • Understand important aspects of the daily life of the Ancient Egyptians; including jobs, food, and games. Learn about the incredible, life-giving River Nile and its impact on civilisation in Egypt.

Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function. • Plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary • Take measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate. • Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. • Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. • Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

Religious Education  

What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God? • Creation stories from different cultures • Gospel Make clear connections between Gospel texts, Jesus’ ‘good news’ and how Christians live in the Christian community and in their individual lives. • Relate Gospel ideas, teachings or beliefs (for example, about trust, forgiveness or justice) to the issues, problems and opportunities of their own lives and the life of their own community in the world today, offering insights of their own.


Tag rugby and Hockey


Speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English  • Read a wide range of texts and sustain an enjoyment of reading. • Plan, draft and edit writing across the curriculum • Write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed  • Use a dictionary and thesaurus to spell a wider range of words • Use a wide range of punctuation and grammatical structures.


Algebra- using letters as numbers, simplifying algebraic expressions • Angles in shapes and nets of solids- finding unknown angles • Fractions- four operations with fractions, dividing with a proper fraction • Ratio and percentages- ratio and fractions, comparing ratio, finding percentages • Speed- distance and speed  • Circles- radius diameter and circumference • Pie charts- understanding pie charts • Arithmetic- written and mental methods

Understanding networks • Programming

Project Pond 

  • Save the Bees! Planting the pond area to encourage bees and other wildlife.


play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression


Being Me in My World

How to help your child in year 6 • Plenty of reading! • Encourage independence (self-organisation, wearing a watch, packing their own bag etc) • Help your child with homework if needed • Please come and see us- we are always happy to see you!

Mrs Williamson, Mrs Yorke,   Mrs Skipworth


Suggested reading list for Year 6 pupils | KS2 | Age 10-11