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Kings Worthy Primary School

Y6 Spring 1 2024

Topic 3: Iceland - Land Of Fire and Ice

Our topic this half-term is a geography-led study of Iceland and considering whether it is an ideal holiday destination.

The children will:

  • Find out where Iceland is in relation to the rest of Europe
  • Learn about the physical landscape and why particular geographical features occur there
  • Learn how the physical environment affects the lives of the people who live there
  • Compare the human and physical geography to our own local environment
  • Consider the economic activity and the importance of the local environment
  • Use a range of resources to draw conclusions about life in Iceland and how this might have changed over the years


  • We will be reading Sky Song, by Abi Elphinstone.
  • Writing a suspense narrative, based on a short animation, 'Alma'.
  • Writing an adventure story, using dialogue to move the action and develop characters
  • Non-chronological information sheet on 'The Tribes of Erkenwald', based on the story of Sky Song.
  • Continued teaching and application of grammar and spelling rules and patterns.


  • Ratio and proportion
  • Algebra
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages

Science - Classifying animals and living things

  • identifying ways of grouping organisms according to their characteristics
  • exploring ways of distinguishing between organisms that have similar characteristics
  • classifying plants according to their characteristics
  • finding out about Carl Linnaeus and his classification system
  • exploring what micro-organisms are and how they can be grouped

Computing: Data

  • Creating branching diagrams and decision trees and using these to classify organisms
  • Creating and searching a tabular database
  • E-safety - we'll be taking part in Safer Internet Day

Looking at the work of Vincent Scarpace to inspire fish drawings using pen and ink / water colour, developing a range of designs to pattern-fill, then creating collage sea creatures, inspired by his paintings.

Composition and performance- creating compositions, using notation to record these and percussion and tuned instruments to perform.

PE: Gym: balances, sequences and wall bars  Games: Handball

RE: Wudu and Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha - Rituals

  • What does ritual mean?
  • What is the significance of ritual for Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha?
  • What is the value of ritual to Muslims?  
  • How can ritual be used in my life?