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Miss Lembo, Mrs Dawes and the Year Six pupils


The Mayans


Welcome back! There are many exciting times ahead over the next six weeks as we venture into our study of the Mayans. We shall be learning about where, when and how the Mayans lived, their religious beliefs, their wonderful discoveries and their unique writing/number systems, as well as looking at foods which were important to the Mayans. This will lead us into a sweet challenge during the second half of the half term: Project Chocolate! Without revealing too much, pupils will be taking part in cross-curricular learning to take ownership to independently design, make and evaluate their own chocolate product! We shall also be heading over to Cadbury World on Tuesday 24th March!


What's in store this half term?



Fiction- Character flaw tales

Non-fiction- Persuasion texts- adverts

Guided reading- The Explorer by Katherine Rundell


Area, perimeter, volume





 Skills for working scientifically during our exciting science week!

PE- day change!!!

Circuit training, strength and stamina (indoors on Fridays ).

 Athletics (outdoors on Thursdays).

Please ensure the correct kit is in school on these days. Earrings must be taken out and long hair tied up.

Year 6: this is your responsibility, not your adults'!


Data collection and presentation



Human and physical differences of developed and third world countries.

The world's deserts.






Completing market research, planning a product, selecting tools and evaluating designs.



The Maya civilisation



'The Mayans' knowledge organiser

Key dates- HT4

  • Monday 9th- Friday 13th March- Science week at Gateford Park! Mad scientist dress-up day on Friday 13th March.
  • Wednesday 18th March- Girls football match at Redlands. 3:45pm kick off.
  • Tuesday 24th March- Y6 visit to Cadbury World
  • Wednesday 25th March- SATs information evening at 5pm 
  • Thursday 26th March- Netball festival for selected pupils
  • Monday 30th March- Boys match at St Augustines. 3:45pm kick off
  • Thursday 2nd April- Netball competition for selected pupils
  • Friday 3rd April- Nottinghamshire cricket roadshow. Y6 have an hour-long coaching session so please make sure you have a warm PE kit in school on this day.
  • Monday 6th-Friday 17th April- Easter break


Question, query or concern? Please let Miss Lembo know via Class Dojo or via email (slembo@gateford.notts.sch.uk)

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