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Year 6 - Canada

Enterprise/Christmas Crafts Week

Last week it was Enterprise week. This gave Year 6 the chance to discuss and use terms like profit and loss, budgets and marketing.

The children had lots of fun creating their own theme park from scratch. First they planned their theme park using squared paper. Each square was a certain measurement and each ride had a certain area. They had to be methodical and precise with their space to ensure they didn't waste any or use too much of their 5 million budget they were given. As you can see, Year 6 used some of their previous and newly learnt mathematical vocabulary within this task. They then moved on to looking at their budget in more detail and their running costs for their theme park.  

As well as their theme parks, Year 6 also applied their business knowledge when making their Christmas crafts for the Christmas Fayre. Once made, we decided as a class what price we should cost the crafts at. we took into consideration how much it cost to buy all the resources and how much profit we would make. This week has been an excellent week where the children have applied their previous and newly learnt learning to different activities and tasks.

Here are some pictures from the week. 

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Science Week 20/11/17

This week it has been Science week. In our Animals including humans Topic we have been looking at the Circulatory system. The children have learnt about the functions of the heart and blood and how blood travels around the body. They've had fun demonstrating this with bean bags and drawing and labeling diagrams. The class have also been able to hold and dissect a sheep heart. Some children were able to name some of the parts of the heart. We are currently in the process of making 'being healthy' posters and understanding the effect certain things have on our bodies. 

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Remembrance Assembly

On Friday, Year 6 delievered a brilliant Remembrance Assembly. They produced an emotional and reflective assembly that involved acting, freeze, frames, narrators and singing. They did a brilliant job and we are very proud of them. 

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Kic Theatre 2/11/17

Last week, we had the pleasure of havng Ian (from KIC Theatre) back in to complete a drama session involving WW1. The children expearienced different events from this time period using freeze frames, slow motion and facial expressions. The children had a great time exploring and taking on different characters. It has been wonderful to see them grow and develop their confidence within this area. Here are some pictures.

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Term 1

Welcome back!

Year 6 have had an amazing start to their Year. Mrs Budd and I threw the kids straight in to their learning and they have adapted and taken on each and every challenge with ease and grace. We really admire them for this.



In Maths, we have been learning to read, write and order numbers to 10,000,000, read and write Roman Numerals and decimals. Here are some pictures of us using equipment to aid our learning.

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In English, we have been reading the book, 'The Northern Lights'. It has been a gripping book so far and the children have really enjoyed creating newspapers on the decapitated head that was pulled out of the wooden box.


We have just completed out series of Science lessons on Evolution and Inheritance. The children have had lots of fun disussing what they have inherited from family members, writing a biography on Charles Darwin, making fossils, writing instructions for their fossils and creating a entirley new animal to suit an environment. Here are some pictures.

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To be able to help our team building skills, Year 6 had a go at making a bridge using only paper and sticky tape. They worked brilliantly together and many groups we able to create something that held a substantial weight. Well done to those groups!

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Term 3 Homework


Term 2 Homework


Term 1 Homework


North and South America

Pick a country in either North or South America and create a poster that demonstrates and highlights the physical geography of that country.

Here are some physical features you could look at:

·         Weather/Climate

·         Costal Landscapes

·         Ecosystems

·         Rock landscapes

·         Natural hazards

·         Rivers and water.

Present it as a poster using features such as diagrams/pictures, arrows and boxes.

WW1 – Task One

As you know all around England we have memorials that we use to remember the brave soldiers that risked their lives for us in both World Wars. If you could re-design a War memorial, what would it look like? I would like you to sketch your ideas on a piece of paper using a sharp pencil. Remember what we learnt about shading and use your pencil in different ways. Keep it black and white.

You could produce one or lots of smaller ideas but keep it to one piece of paper.

You might want to wait until we have completed some Topic lessons before you have a go.


Our DT topic this term is Food.

For this particular section of your homework, I would like you to design some rules titled ‘Table manners’.

·         What are they?

·         What do we have to do?

·         Why?

·         When do we use them?

·         Where?

·         How should I present this?

Use these questions to create something that will inform other adults and children what table manners are, when we use them and why. What you create and how you create it is up to you. You could create a poster but try and be more creative and think outside the box.

WW1 – Task Two

For your second Topic task, I would like you to have a go at making a board game with the theme of WW1. I would like you to use the facts you learn in our Topic lessons and turn it into a game. You can make your game 3D or it can be 2D (on paper). It could even be a game using ICT.

What you use and how you use it is up to you. You might want to wait until Topic week or you could do some research youself.

Here is an example if you need some inspiration:


In Science this term, we are looking at where we came from and the process of evolution and inheritance. I would like you to create a family tree. How you do this is up to you. This can be 2D or 3D.  How much information you include is up to you. It can be just your immediate family or if you wish you could go back further. Be creative.

Here is an idea.

Free Choice

This is up to you. What excites you about the world we live in? Is there something about you and your family you would like to share? Is there an object that is special to you which you would like to talk about? You could bring something in.

You could find out about something in the news and write your own article about it.

You could produce a piece of art, make a model or sculpture.

If you are bringing something in please write a short piece of writing telling us all about it.

The possibilities are endless. Just make it different to a free choice you have brought in before.

The choice is yours!


    Dymchurch Curriculum MapYear 6 - Canada
    Full details for English (Reading and Writing) and Maths are available on the Docs Tab above
    Term 1 & 2Term 3 & 4Term 5 & 6
    Leaders & Empires
    Deadly 60
    Science  Evolution & Inheritance
     Animals inc humans
     Electricity  All living things
    Geography  Locate world's countries - focus on Europe and North and South America, environmental regions.
     Types of settlement and land use, economic activity trade links, and the distribution of natural resources

    Use maps, atlases, globes and computer mapping to locate countries.
    Eight points of the compass, symbols, keys. Ordinance survey maps, fieldwork

    History  WWI, WWII, Modern Conflict
     Victorians, Industrial Revolution Shang Dynasty, Indus Valley, Ancient Sumer


    Menorah, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Pesach 1 & 2


    The Bible; The Story of Mary Jones; Christmas


    Guru Nanak, Guru Granth sahib


    Eurharist / communion,




    5 Ks, Symbols, Festivals


    Living a Moral

    Stories with a moral and examples in everyday life


    Food - Using a peeler, whisking (balloon whisk & handheld mixer), taster and talk;

    Food - making a healthy family meal, setting the table, table manners

    Construction and Mechanisms - techniques for reinforcing and strengthening.

    Textiles - making separate components, then using a sewing machine

    Mechanishms - involving electricity

     Construction - using glue gun, hacksaw and hand drill

    Food - using heat on hob/oven/microwave, using a can opener (variety/safety)


     Painting - oil paints, colour wheel, complimentary colours.

    Textiles - knitting or crochet

    3D-Mod roc, wire

    Digital - Textease Paint, editing digital photos

    Printing - marbling

    Drawing - imaginary, showing movement

    PE Handball / Football & Dance
     Tag Rugby / Cross Country & Gymnastics
    Pop Lacrosse & Gymnastics
     Hockey & Kwik Cricket
     Athletics & Mini Tennis
     Swimming & Athletics / Rounders
    Music Composing - use simple notation to compose, develop and refine with reference to musical elements
    Appraising - can recognise and discriminate between key characteristics and their effect
     Singing / performance - maintain own part with awareness of how different parts fit together

     Unit 6.1

    Planning the creation of a mobile app

      Unit 6.2

    Developing project management skills

      Unit 6.3

    Researching the app market

      Unit 6.4

    Designing an interface for an app

      Unit 6.5

    Developing a simple mobile phone app

      Unit 6.6

    Creating video and web copy for a mobile phone app

    PSHE  New Beginnings
     Say No to Bullying
    Good to be Me
    Getting & falling out
     Going for Goals
    Relationships & Changes
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