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Empire -Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 and Empire Class

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your children to Empire Class and Year 6.

The Empire Team includes:

Ms Marsh (Teacher)

Mrs Andrews (TA)

Mrs Kirkness (Teacher)

Miss Sran (Teacher)

Mr Harrison (Headteacher)


Empire class has PE lessons on a Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure your child comes to school these days dressed in a full outdoor PE kit.


We look forward to a successful and happy year.


Ms Marsh and the Empire Team


Term 5

Subjects and Learning for Term 5

During this term we will  be learning about the following:

Science – Rocks and Fossils

RE – What do religions say to us when life gets hard?

Music – Theme and variations (Theme: Pop art)

PE – Swimming and rounders (not at the same time!!)

Wellbeing – Healthy body, healthy brain

RSE – Safety and the changing body

Writing genres – non-chronological report and newspaper recount

Investigating sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks using sweets

Science - Investigating the hardness of rocks

Term 4 

Term 4 curriculum letter

Subjects and Learning for Term 4:

During this term we will be learning about the following:

History – The Tudors and the Dissolution of the Monasteries (including an educational visit to Canterbury Cathedral)

Music – playing the recorder Hot Cross Buns

PE – Tag Rugby and Netball; in addition, children will be having cricket coaching sessions delivered by Kent Cricket's Chance to Shine Programme

Wellbeing – Resilience

RSE – Family and Relationships  

RE - Is it better to express your beliefs in arts or in charity and generosity?

DT – structures

Writing genres – i) narrative with a flashback ii) explanation iii)Big Write – descriptive writing

Maths lessons: arithmetic 1 & 2; data and measure; geometry and reasoning

Design and Technology (DT) - creating playground structures

First Aid Training at Canterbury College

Working collaboratively to create a junk model Canterbury Cathedral at Canterbury College

We visited Canterbury Cathedral this term.

World Book Day - Enjoying 'bedtimes stories' in the Reading Cafe

Working as a team



During this term we will be learning about the following:

RE – What difference does it make to believe in ahimsa, grace and/or Ummah?

Music – evaluating classical music: Fingal’s Cave composed by Felix Mendelssohn 

PE – Quicksticks hockey and handball

Computing – Python Programming

Wellbeing – Meaning and purpose: What can I be?

RSE – Economic wellbeing

Art – Painting and Colour in the style of Hokusai

Writing genres – narrative poetry; discussion

Maths lessons: arithmetic 1 & 2; data and measure, geometry and reasoning

We wrote a discussion inspired by the book Holes by Louis Sachar

Creating patterns and Piet Mondrian style art, using Python coding

We used oil paints or acrylic paints to create artwork inspired by the Japanese artist, Hokusai.