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Dogsthorpe Academy

Year 6

Our Team

Cherrytree Class: Mrs H Dunford

Almond Class: Mr B Wright

Maple Class: Mrs L Colam

Additional Teacher: Mrs J Naylor

Teaching Assistants: Mrs T Bewick, Ms A Nicholls, Mrs S Afzal


Our Summer 2 Topic: The Victorians

Are you listening? What is 6 multiplied by 7? Come on, faster now. We have not got all day. Find out how strict schools were by travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom. Make sure that you are on your best behaviour though, as punishments are terrible. Discover a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things that we take for granted today: the electric light bulb, the telephone and the first flushing toilet. Let’s forge ahead to research a time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort, and when some people lived in slums while others prospered. Take on the role of an important reformer and present your good causes to the Queen. Can you gain the support of a wealthy sponsor? Full steam ahead to the Victorian age.


Our Summer 1 Topic: Britain at War

This topic teaches our children about the causes, events and consequences of the First and Second World Wars, the influence of new inventions on warfare, how life in Great Britain was affected and the legacy of the wars. 

Our Spring 2 Topic: Darwin's Delight

We’re off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle. Can you trace his route across the vast ocean? Stop at the magical Galápagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution by natural selection. Do you know what’s so special about a lava lizard, or why the blue-footed booby has blue feet? See how animals adapt to their environments over time and meet some of the world’s greatest explorers and naturalists. Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years. It’s a scary thought. Ready to trace the origin of species? Let’s set sail.

Our Spring 1 Topic: Frozen Kingdom

This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of polar regions, including the North and South Poles, and includes a detailed exploration of the environmental factors that shape and influence them.

Our Autumn 2 Topic: Hola Mexico

Welcome to Mexico. Get ready to explore this unique country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its pulsing rhythms and fun festivals. Is your tummy rumbling? What’s on your shopping list? Go steady with the spices. Discover the mysterious world of the ancient Mayan civilisation. Make their chocolate, learn their poetry, play their ball game and follow all of their curious rituals. Just try to keep your head. Feel like celebrating?

Our Autumn 1 Topic: Maafa

This project teaches children about Africa past and present and the development of the slave trade. It also explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.


We use the following websites to supplement the learning children are completing in school:

Bug Club Family | Primary CurriculumDuolingo - The world's best way to learn a languageMyMaths | County Upper School


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