Autumn Term 2019
Welcome to Year 6
This term, our topic is Aztecs. We will be exploring their culture and beliefs, and comparing and contrasting their society with British history. In addition, we will be investigating the Spanish invasion of their homeland. We will also be using maps and atlases to locate Mexico and we will be exploring the physical geography of this country.
The Aztecs have made a significant, if largely unknown, contribution to the development of humanity. For example, did you know that they introduced compulsory schooling? However, boys and girls were separated in lesson time! They also developed highly effective ways of using the land to grow a wide range of food and developed a form of hieroglyphic writing.
Using a range of media our focus will be on exploring the elaborate sculptures, paintings and masks from The Aztecs. We will use our sketchbooks to record our observations, and then experiment and create our own Aztec crafts.
We also encourage everyone to maintain good reading habits - reading for a little time everyday for pleasure. Any reading that you do should be recorded in the reading section of the organiser. Children who record at least two of their own reading comments in the organiser and have at least one from an adult each week, receive a Golden Ticket which is celebrated in assemblies. Year 6 children should still be heard reading at least once a week so that they can share that experience with a grown up.
Similarly, it is a good idea to keep maths skills sharp. There are lots of useful games and websites online to help you with this brain out. Fast recall of times tables is vital so get cracking!
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