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  • A Warm Welcome

    Situated in the heart of a thriving expat community, our school is home to families from all over the world

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Year 6 Topic Overview (2015-2016)

The children in the primary school at BISS Puxi follow a thematic curriculum with one main topic for each term. Specific skills for every subject are taught through these topics, ensuring subject rigour. This creative curriculum allows for collaboration and exploration making learning active, exciting and meaningful for children. 

Term 1 - World War Two

During this topic the students will discover what life was like on the ‘Home Front’, including rationing, ‘The Blitz’, evacuation, propaganda and more. The students will also study forces in relation to submarines, tanks and parachutes. They will also discuss the reasons behind the occurrence of the conflict and its affects upon children. The students will visit the ‘Jewish Refugee Museum’ as part of the topic.

How can I support my child? 
  • Read an excellent book set during World War 2 like ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ or ‘The Silver Sword’.
  • Share newspapers and watch the news together to help the children have an understanding of where there is still conflict in the world and how children are affected.

Term 2 - Water: Our Most Valuable Resource?

The students will be presented with answering the Essential Question: ‘Water - Our Most Valuable Resource?’ They will investigate a variety of resources so they can assess whether water is the most important and present their own evidence. The students will create presentations to answer the Essential Question considering the importance of hydration, sanitation and irrigation amongst other uses of water.

How can I support my child? 
  • Discuss with your child the importance of water and its value.
  • Consider the role water plays in your home country and how it differs to other places you have visited. You could help your child produce a Powerpoint or a poster about it.

Term 3 – Healthy Living

The students will consider the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and how this can be achieved. They will investigate diet and nutrition, exercise and its importance in developing the heart and lungs, relaxation and mindfulness. They will also have the opportunity to discuss the physical and hormonal changes a body goes through from childhood to adulthood.

How can I support my child? 
  • Encourage them to participate in sports, ride their bikes and join a team.
  • Encourage the children to help in the kitchen and learn how to cook a basic, healthy meal.