Venus Class


Year Group: 6

Key Stage:    2

Taught by: Mrs C Kirk

Supported by: Miss C Park


Welcome to Venus class!


Autumn Term


Who were the Ancient Egyptians?

This term we will be finding out all about the fascinating civilization of the ancient Egyptians. The children will begin by placing the events of the ancient Egyptian civilisation on a timeline and understanding its place in history in relation to other historical civilisations. They will examine the importance of the River Nile to the people of Ancient Egypt and the role it played in everyday life. Further learning will focus on their daily life and religion and beliefs including burial and mummification! Linked to this topic will be a variety of art activities including observational drawing and painting. All of the children’s learning will be enhanced by our exciting visit to Leeds City Museum at the beginning of October.


Our focus for the first half of this term is the Biology strand of science. We will be learning all about the circulatory system and looking at the function of the heart, lungs, blood and blood vessels as well as investigating the effects of exercise on heart rate.


Literacy links to our topic of the ancient Egyptians at the start of this term, with the children researching their own information about them to write their own reports. We will then move on to writing explanations linked to science and fictional writing focusing on Fantasy Stories.


In maths we will be looking at:

  • Number and place value
  • Mental and written strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Decimals, percentages and their equivalence to fractions
  • Problem solving, reasoning and algebra
  • Measurement
  • We will continue to learn our basic skills and build on our mental recall of various number facts including our times table and division facts.


Focusing on Islam, we will be asking the question, What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God? We will look at each of the five pillars of Islam and how Muslims can demonstrate their commitment through following them.



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