Hola Mexico

Cornerstones Topic

Our topic, “Hola Mexico” covers lots of Geography, Art, Computing, DT, History, Music, PE and Science. In Geography we will be using maps to locate various places as well as finding similarities and differences in both human and physical features. In Art we will be learning about famous artists and developing our skills in a variety of techniques e.g. drawing and painting. Computing will involve using the internet effectively to research. DT, we will be creating a 3D mask of the day of the dead. We will have the opportunity to play and perform with a variety of musical instruments. During PE we will create dances to match our pieces of music. In Science we will use the idea that light travels in straight lines to help us understand shadows.

Power of Reading

Throughout Year 6, we will be continuing our journey to becoming fluent and competent readers who can infer and deduce information from a text.
During the term, we will be reading “Holes” by Louis Sachar. This book is about a boy who is unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake for a crime he didn’t commit. There, he and his campmates are to dig holes. Nobody knows the real reason they’re digging all of these hole…
We will be doing different types of writing related to the book including newspaper reports, descriptive writing and balanced arguments. We will continue to learn to write a range of sentence types and use a variety of punctuation marks.


In Maths we will be continuing to work hard on all aspects of arithmetic in preparation for our forthcoming SATs tests. We will also be working on measurement and practising how to convert between different units of measurement. Work on measurement will also involve calculating the perimeter and area of 2D shapes and the volume of 3D shapes. We will continue working on solving problems and improving our reasoning skills.


We will be learning lots of different songs during the summer term and we will perform them in assemblies. We can’t wait to use our best singing voices and show everyone what we can do.


We will be doing athletics in P.E. and will be improving our skills in track and field events. Track events will include sprinting, hurdles and relays. Field events will include long jump and javelin. We will also be looking forward to Sports Day.


In Science, we are extending our current knowledge about light and electricity. We will find out how light travels and what happens when light hits an object. In our electricity unit we will find out how to make a circuit and what happens to energy as it flows through it.


In R.E. we will be focusing on:
Who were the 10 Gurus and how are they significant to Hinduism?
How I can use religious teachings about the natural world to establish an Ayresome charity aid?
How and why do religious people celebrate festivals (emphasis on Eid-ul-Adha)?


This term we will be completing Digital Resilience then working on Numbers and Data.