Tiptree Heath Primary School

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103 Maldon Road, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex, CO5 0PG


01621 815445

Tiptree Heath Primary School

"Working together for everyone"

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Our Year 6 Curriculum

Our Topic

The Americas

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Our topic for the Spring Term is The Americas.

As part of this topic we will be learning about the countries in Central, South and North America. We will be comparing key characteristics of these countries including human and physical features, weather, land use and flora and fauna. We will be looking at climate zones and wonders of the world. We will be learning about the Amazon rainforest and how deforestation is affecting this. In DT we will be designing and making our own rainforest buggies. In art we will be looking at the work of Frida Kahlo and create our own rainforest animals out of clay.

As part of this topic we will also be learning about the ancient Maya. We will be looking at the development of the Mayan civilisation and the key individuals within this civilisation. We will finding out about the gods they worshipped, the games they played and the writing and number systems they used.

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Our Science units this term are ‘Electricity’ and ‘Evolution and Inheritance’. As part of our electricity unit we will be identifying symbols and components of a circuit, identifying how the voltage of a circuit will affect the brightness of a lamp or volume of a buzzer and creating our own circuits with switches. Within our evolution and inheritance unit we will be recognising that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. We will also identify that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. We will be looking at inherited characteristics and how animals adapt to suit their environment.

Our maths units this term are: Number: Decimals, Number: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, Number: Algebra, Measurement: Converting Units, Measurement: Perimeter, Area and Volume, Number: Ratio and Statistics.

Our English Units are: Adventure stories, Balanced argument, Survival story, Non-chronological reports and Riddles.


Information for Parents

Start time: 8:45am

End time: 3:15pm

Wednesday and Friday are our PE days. Earrings must be taken out and long hair tied back for P.E sessions.

Google Classroom

Here is a link to a video version of the log in guide emailed out with the children's log ins and here is another guide for parents to support their child using Google Classroom

Weekly Homework 

Homework information for half term can be found here.

English: Have a go at the 5-for-5 grammar, punctuation and spelling test 5. This should be timed to 5 minutes.

Optional Topic Homework: This can be found on Purple Mash. Have a go at the 'Maya Pyramids' activity set on Purple Mash.

Here are some further spelling lists you could practise:

100 High Frequency Words,  200 next High Frequency Words,  Year 3/4 Statutory Word List,  Year 5/6 Statutory Word List

Read at least three times each week. 
Your number of reads will be added up every week so that we can reward you with a Bronze (50 reads), Silver (100 reads) or Gold (200 reads) badge.
Can you collect them all?

For a list of recommended reads for Year 6 click here

Maths: Have a go at the 'Arithmetic Challenge' activity. This should be timed to 10 minutes.

Optional Extra Maths: Complete garage games on TTRockstars.

Greater Depth Learning

Follow these links to find resources, activities and games for working at Greater Depth in:

        Maths              Reading             Science

        Study skills and learning to learn