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Welcome to Year 6

Dolphin Class

Term 3 Learning:

ENGLISH                                                                                                                          We will be reading and writing about ‘Street Child’ by Belie Doherty. Set during The Victorian Age it is a true story of an orphan called Jim whose plight inspired Doctor Barnardo to set up his famous children's refuge. The story describes Jim's adventures in a workhouse and around the streets of London in the  1860s.                                                                             

Our writing outcomes this term will be:

  • Diary Writing
  • Writing in Role
  • Newspaper Writing
  • Letter writing
  • Creating our own Victorian adventure story.


MATHS                                                                                                                            We will start off the term looking at Shape and Space, and then work on a wide range of aspects and problem-solving skills to help us answer questions in our forthcoming SAT's tests. We will also continue to develop our Arithmetic and multiplication skills through our 5 - a - day work.

HISTORY                                                                                                                          This term our topic is The Victorians. In particular we will focus on:  

  • Who was Queen Victoria?
  • What inventions came about during the Victorian times.
  • Victorian modes of transport
  • Victorian children and the types of jobs they did.
  • What Victorian education was like.
  • The work of Dr Barnardo.


ART/DT                                                                                                                            Art and DT will be linked to our History work this term. We will be creating designs in the style of William Morris and also creating Victorian silhouette pictures. 


SCIENCE                                                                                                                        The topic for Science this term is Electricity. The children will be given a Dragon's Den style challenge to work towards in teams - the challenge being to design an electronic scarecrow using a range of electrical devices.



This term we will be exploring what a humanist is and learning about their values and comparing these to Christian values.


MUSIC                                                                                                                            In Music, the pupils will continue to develop their composing, appraising and performing skills through a variety of explorations and learning mediums.


PE                                                                                                                                    This term the pupils will be attending swimming  lessons at Folkestone Sports Centre. Please ensure your child has a pair of swimming shorts or swimming costume, a towel and maybe a hairbrush if they have long hair, in a separate bag.


ICT                                                                                                                                  In ICT this term we will be carrying out research on various aspects relating to our history topic on The Victorians. 



Homework will normally be sent out every Friday and is due in on the following Wednesday. This will generally be either a Maths task, an English task or some form of research based on our History topic.   Weekly spellings will be given out on Monday and will be tested every Friday.                                 





Thank you.

Miss Chellen, Mrs Williams and Mrs Muckett.