Venus (Year 6)


Year 6 Spring 2018       Heroes and High Peaks


Welcome back to the new term. This year we are travelling to the Himalayas and climbing Mount Everest.

Geography– Locating mountain ranges in the world and the UK/Mapping the Mountains/Using an O.S. map/ How are mountains formed?

Mount Everest- Where is Mount Everest located?

How high is Mount Everest?

What is the landscape like?

How do the features of the landscape change at higher altitude?

What is the weather like? How does this change?

What are conditions like for people climbing the mountain?

History– The 1953 ascent of Mount Everest

The British Expedition 1953

  • Who?
  • Equipment
  • Routes taken
  • Sherpa
  • The Base Camps
  • Summit
  • Yeti! Fact or Fiction? 

The History of the Death Zone.

  • We will investigate those who have braved the mountain, tried and failed. The history of the mountain, pundits and the relationship of the British with the Nepalese people.

Literacy- Writing will include diaries, postcards, recounts, poetry, biographies and a short narrative. SPAG skills will be taught discretely and these will be applied in all writing throughout the curriculum.

Reading– Our class reading book will be Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen.  

Science/Design Technology- We will use our knowledge of electrical circuits to make a head torch that can be worn whilst climbing a mountain.

Mathematics-  Number, the four operations, Data handling, Shape and Measure, Geometry, Problem Solving, SAT Revision, Arithmetic.

Art-  The art of the Mountain. Investigating artists that have painted mountains, primarily Japanese artists such as Hokusai. We will use our sketchbooks to explore line, colour and technique. We will also look at the various Japanese woodblock prints and design our own.

Computing- Website design and programming

French– Practical communication with a balance of spoken and written language.

P.E.- Football with Mr Mason and Dance and Gymnastics

Religious EducationCreation-     Explain what Psalm 8 has to say about the idea of God as Creator and the place of humans in Creation.   Show understanding of why some Christians find science and faith compatible.

Salvation–    Suggest meanings for resurrection accounts, and compare their ideas with ways in which Christians interpret these texts, showing awareness of the centrality of the Christian belief in Resurrection.

PSHE– Dreams and Goals/Relationships

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

Project Pond– Getting ready for spring!  


How to help your child at home- Reading is the key to success- please listen to your child read to you, talk about books, plots and characters. Keep up the excellent work with times tables, practice every day.

You can see what we are up to in year 6 through Class Dojo.


Please come in and see us any time!

Mrs Williamson, Mrs Yorke and Mrs Skipworth.



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