Maple Class Year 6

Welcome to Maple Class 
 
Our theme this term is: The Croods:Life in the Stone Age 

In Maple this term, we will be learning through the theme of The Croods. We will be finding out about where The Stone Age fits into history, taking into consideration the other historic periods we have learned about. We are excited to find out about what life was like during the Stone Age and how they survived. We will also be looking at how life has changed since the Stone Age including how different animals have evolved over time. 

A snapshot of our thematic learning this term
 
In Art and Design Technology, we will be looking at cave paintings and creating our own using different materials. We will also be creating our own sculptures of Stonehenge as well as developing our textile skills by creating a Stone Age cloak.
 
In Science, we will be revisiting how to work scientifically when we carry out investigations. We will be looking at evolution and inheritance focusing on how plants and animals have adapted to their environment over time. We will also be looking at the circulatory system and how nutrients are transported around our bodies.
 
In Music this term, we will be understanding the importance of film score music and we will create our own film score for a scene from ‘The Croods’.
 
In Geography, we will be developing our understanding of physical features and identifying these on maps. We will also be thinking about why people choose to settle where they did based on the physical features of that area. 
 

Key Information

 

PE

We will have PE lessons on a Wednesday and Thursday this year. Please ensure that your child's PE kit is named and in school at all times. 

 

Reading

Children are expected to be reading at home at least 3 times per week to support their learning. Reading Records should be brought into school every day and will be checked on a Thursday.  

 

Times tables

Children are encouraged to continue using TimesTable Rockstars at home each week. Every child has their username and password to enable them to log in. This will be checked in school, if you have any problems logging in, please speak to the class teacher.