Venus (Year 6)



Year 6 Autumn 2019
Engage-A siren sounds and a Spitfire zooms overhead! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Make sure you have your evacuee label and your most precious belongings in a shoebox!

Develop and Innovate This half term, we’ll imagine what it was like to be evacuated and live with a family other than our own. Using different source materials and reading ‘ When we were Warriors’ by Emma Carroll’ we’ll learn about evacuation and write letters to our families ‘back home’ We will find about  spies, codes and people who risked their lives for the freedom of others.

A body washed up on the beach… Evacuation to an old house with forbidden rooms and dark secrets… An animal rescue service…

Set in World War Two, Emma Carroll explores the resilience, resourcefulness and inventiveness of children when their lives fall to pieces.

We’ll plot the Second World War’s events on a timeline and learn about rationing, Pearl Harbour and the Battle of Britain. From a range of maps, we’ll identify safe and dangerous places during the war and make persuasive posters to support the war effort. From a range of sources, we’ll find out about children during the war and learn about discrimination that existed at the time. We’ll learn about what it was like during the Blitz and think about how soldiers might have felt. In D&T, we’ll cook delicious wartime food.

Express We will end this fantastic topic with a celebration of all the work we have done!

Project Pond- What’s happening in the pond? We will give the pond area a good tidy up and make sure that everything is ready for winter.

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Success is not final: failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill


Autumn 2  Blood Heart

Let’s explore our circulatory system!

Engage-At the start of our project, we’ll investigate a pig’s heart; finding out about the different parts and how the blood flows.

Develop and Innovate-Afterwards, we’ll write a report of the experience and learn more about how the circulatory system works. We’ll use a data logger to measure our heart rates and test how it is affected by exercise. We’ll learn about how smoking affects the heart and write adverts to persuade people to stop smoking. We’ll visit the ‘Give blood’ website, and make a flow diagram to illustrate the circulation process.

We will read Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman


Express- We will celebrate this topic by sharing all of the amazing work we have done !

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Reading in Year 6

Year 6 – Reading at home. If you ever wonder what kind of books your year 6 child could be reading then please follow this link 





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