At this stage, in Class 6, in the curriculum calls on pupils’ emergent deductive, logical, analytical and critical faculties. Main Lessons include Physics where pupils are introduced to optics, sound and thermodynamics; Geology; History, focusing on the Roman Empire, with its practical, organised and legislative aspects, and Roman Britain, leading to a possible field trip to Hadrian’s Wall; the rise of Christianity, Saxon and Danish invasions of Britain and William the Conqueror. Geography now extends to European physical and human geography.
In English lessons, the conditional is taught, and there are regular dictations and comprehension exercises, whilst science and history blocks introduce report writing. In maths, percentages, profit and loss, simple interest and proportion and ratio are covered; geometry lessons introduce the use of the protractor.