Year 6 Summer Term

Hola Mexico - Summer 1

This half term, children will have the opportunity to explore the mesmerising Mexican culture in our topic lessons. They will begin their journey by creating a burrito in our food design and technology lesson, by experiencing some traditional ingredients. We hope to really hook the children into our topic. This geography topic will enable children to use digital maps to identify Mexico on the globe and its major cities. Pupils will be comparing the human and physical features of Mexico and the United Kingdom, allowing children to understand how a different part of the world lives.  

Some of the wonderful celebrations and special days will also be explored and children will be creating fantastic ‘Day of the Dead’ masks to exhibit their artistic side. We will also discover famous, Mexican holiday resorts and create some literature to encourage people to visit these wonderful sites and to also find out what wonders lie in this beautiful country.  

 

In our writing lessons, we will be exploring ‘The Day of the Dead’ and the children will have the opportunity to research and find out why this day is celebrated. They will then write a non-fiction text about ‘The Day of the Dead’ and include key information about this significant event in the Mexican Culture.  

 

To embed prior learning from our Tomorrows World topic in Spring 2 we have invited ‘Choas Created’ to conduct a coding workshop. This workshop will teach the principals of coding, technical knowledge, and the practical side of apps. The workshop will particularly focus on teaching the basics of coding, and then putting together a simple game in an afternoon. 

 

Help your child prepare for their project

Mexico is a fascinating land full of music and celebration. Why not work together and use non-fiction books or online research to find out about the impressive landmarks of Mexico? You could also look at holiday brochures or websites to plan an imaginary trip to Mexico. Alternatively, you could sample Mexican food in a restaurant or at home.