Empire class has PE lessons on a Monday and Friday. 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, Mrs Kirkness, Mrs Andrews and Mrs Hill
Recommended Reading Book List
Click on the link below to find a list of books you might like to read.
TERM 6 - Science, DT, RSE
It’s finally here…the last term in primary school for our year 6 pupils. This term in Empire Class we will be spending a considerable amount of time on preparing the children for their transition. We will have workshops, role-play scenarios, discussions, debates and informal chats whereby we can hopefully answer any questions that may arise.
Other subjects this term:
Science – evolution and adaptation
DT – textiles
RSE- Puberty and the changing body
Wellbeing – mindfulness and managing change
Computing – programming and Scratch
PE - Swimming (Tuesdays) and athletics (Friday)
Forest School - Thursdays
TERM 5 - SCIENCE, ART, RE
This term the children will be learning about rocks and soils in their science lessons. They will be thinking about questions such as: what do different rocks look like? Where are the rocks in the UK? How are rocks formed? How hard are different rocks? How are fossils made? What are soils made from?
In art, the children will be learning about macro monochromatic photography and creating images inspired by Edward Weston.
Term 4- History- The Tudors, RE and RSE
In term 4, Empire Class will be learning about the Tudors, particularly the dissolution of the monasteries. We will be visiting Canterbury Cathedral and the surrounding area. We will be looking at Tudor buildings as well as using secondary historical sources. The aim will be to improve our historical knowledge of a significant event in British history.
In RE this term, we will be discussing the question: If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship?
Term 3 - Music, Computing and Art
Music - Pentatonic Scale
TERM 3 - MUSIC, COMPUTING and RE
This term we will be learning about the pentatonic scale and composing our own melodies in music.
In computing, we will be naming the parts inside a computer.
In RE we will be discussing what it means to be a Muslim in Britain today.
End of Term 2 - Visit to Davington Church
Look at the pictures below to see us learning about the nativity.
Empire were invited to Davington Church on Wednesday 8th December for a Christmas Experience. The children learnt the Christmas story and how Christians celebrate Christmas through interactive, discussion-based activities led by Rev Daniel and a group of volunteers.
Term 2 - This term will be focusing on electricity.
In science, we will be investigating electrical circuits. We will also be designing and making a game containing an electrical circuit as part of our D.T learning.
Our Learning Journey this term is Geography: We will be learning about the country of Nepal.
Firstly, we will be revising our knowledge of Kent, the differences between Great Britain, the British Isles and the United Kingdom.
We will be improving our geographical skills by: reading maps; using a key; using geographical vocabulary such as urban, rural, coastal, longitude, latitude; asking relevant questions; using compass points for locating places; knowing the difference between human and physical features and using this knowledge to identify features of locations.
We will spend time learning about Nepal and focusing on the following broader geographical questions:
Watch this space to find out about our geographical learning journey!
STRATEGIC MATHS GAMES
Strategic games develop problem-solving, logical thinking and planning skills as well as being good fun!
Click on the links below for some of the resources to play the games at home.