Welcome to Year 6, the final chapter of primary school. A year of exciting opportunities, rewarding experiences and challenge! This is your year to shine. From sports competitions to SATs; Life Skills; to our residential visit; Sports leaders to School Council; public speaking to the final production, there is something for everyone in Year 6. As well as reaching our potential academically, there will be plenty of opportunities to participate in key roles and responsibilities within the school that will equip you for your transition to secondary school. In Year 6 you will be expected to work hard but in return, you will be rewarded with many happy memories, lasting friendships, and an increased confidence to take you onto your next adventure. We look forward to welcoming you to our Year 6 team! During the Spring term, we will be looking at Health and Fitness as our science topic. We will look forward to undertaking lots of exciting investigations, looking at the heart/breathing/drugs and smoking; in particular how this affects exercise. From this we will produce a couch to Golden Mile training programme. Our main theme is who were the Mysterious Mayans? The children will be challenged to produce a flip book/E-book for younger children in school to share what they find out. We will be investigating where this ancient civilization is from, looking where they lived, how they developed and built huge cities, we will consider what they believed in and their daily life. We will also investigate what their legacy was and why they are they still important to us today. Maths will be focusing on Decimals, percentages before looking at measurement, algebra and ratio. We will be working exceptionally hard to apply our sills through reasoning and problem solving work. Through guided reading we will be looking at Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo and Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman. We will be studying narratives to create our own fantasy story, a short warning story, a descriptive setting and collecting points of view to write a balanced argument about a local issue.