Frizinghall Primary School

Frizinghall Primary School

Year 6 Spring 1 Theme


Dear Parents/Carers


Our next theme of the year is called ‘Have we always looked like this’. During this theme, we will be focusing on Science and Art.

We will begin the theme by building on our previous scientific knowledge by describing how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics. We look at the work if Carl Linnaeus, use classification keys and give reasons for classifying plants and animals.

Then, we will be looking at the work of Charles Dawin and learning about the Theory of Evolution. We will look at how animals have adapted to their environments and how this may lead to evolution. On our trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, we will be use our scientific skills to test how finch’s beaks have adapted to their environment, as Darwin did in the Galapagos Islands.

In Art, we will be looking at the work of Pablo Picasso and use charcoal to create an animal sketch inspired by his work. 

In English, we will be writing a biography and will be reading “Fantastic Beasts and where to find them” by J.K Rowling.

In Oracy lessons and dialogic talk sessions, we will be using inference to create well-structured descriptions and use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating and hypothesising.

From our activity passport, we will visiting the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, creating a guess who game for another class and investigating our body proportions.

In RE, we will be asking -Why do people need to express their beliefs? Then in PSHE, we will be learning about healthy relationships. In our French topic Dans l’école we will learn how to describe people, places, things and actions. Our computing focus is data handling and in PE, our focus will be on gymnastics.

Helping at home:

As well as ensuring that your child completes their weekly homework, you could:

  • Research Charles Darwin or Carl Linnaeus.
  • Research evolution, adaptation and classification.
  • Look at fossils, in real life or online.
  • Observe living things in their natural habitat at the park or other countryside area.
  • Access TT Rocks and Purple Mash at home.