Year Six Curriculum

Outlined below is the curriculum your child is following this year.  We hope that it will be of use to you when discussing school with your child and looking for ways in which you can support them at home.

Autumn Topics

English

The children will study a range of literature. They will adapt and perform playscripts and read a wide range of poetry by significant modern poets. We will analyse poetic forms. We will study autobiographies, biographies, CSV’s, journalistic writing and reviews. Throughout the term the emphasis will be on presentation of work, punctuation, spelling and grammar. Story writing skills will be developed and strategies for revision will be explored. Spellings will be given to the children on Mondays with a test the following Friday. Practice for external testing will be continuous.
 

Numeracy

During the Numeracy Hour all aspects of place value and the four rules will be revised. Children will cover work on fractions, decimals, percentages, time zones, shape and space, measurement, probability and angles. Mental maths will be practised regularly. Practice for external testing will be continuous.
 

Science

This term we will study more about Micro-organisms as well as looking at How we See Things.
A visit to the Science Museum would be of interest to the children.
 

R.E.

This term we will be thinking about the Holy Bible and reflecting on its significance in the lives of Christians. We will also be exploring personal values and commitments and discussing what inspires us as individuals.
 

ICT

This term in ICT, year 6 will learn to use the coding unit called Kudo. The program enables children to create virtual worlds and characters. They will write simple codes to control and move characters.
 

History

This term we will study various aspects of The Ancient Greeks. We will also be looking at the legacy of Greek culture on later periods of British History.
 

Geography

In Geography we will cover two topics: ‘Countries of the World’ and ‘Our European Neighbours’ which will focus on learning about continents and countries.
 

Art

We will be studying the QCA Unit ‘A Sense of Place’ in which the children will explore both rural and urban landscapes as a starting point for 2D work. We will also look at the work of various artists, such as L.S. Lowry and Andy Warhol.
 

Music

The focus for Music will be ‘Heroes of Troy’, a BBC Music Workshop, which will link with our History topic.
 

P.E. / Games

We will continue to develop ball skills and team participation through games. Indoors, we will be improving our dance and gymnastic skills.
 
 

Spring Topics

English

The children will be revising different writing genres as well as reading a variety of texts. Throughout the term the emphasis will be on presentation of work, punctuation, spelling and grammar. Story writing skills will be developed and strategies for revision will be explored. Spellings will be given to the children on Mondays with a test the following Friday.
 

Mathematics

During the Numeracy Hour all aspects of place value and the four rules will be revised. Children will cover work on fractions, decimals, percentages, time, shape and space, measurement, probability and angles. Pupils will carry out word problems based on real-life situations. Mental maths will be practised regularly. Practice for external testing will be continuous.
 

Science

This term Year 6 will be covering a comprehensive revision programme, and homework will be set weekly.
 

R.E.

In the first half of term we will think about the meaning of the word “church” and consider what it means to be part of a community. We will then learn about the Apostles’ Creed and discuss Christianity and the idea of commitment. Later, we will explore the concept of baptism and find out what the ceremony means to Christians.
 

ICT

We will continue to develop keyboard and internet searching skills. In addition to this, the children will continue to enhance their knowledge of other areas of the curriculum through the use of ICT.
 

History

We will continue to study various aspects of Ancient Greece including how we use Ancient Greek ideas today.
 

Geography

This term we will be studying Europe. The children will be able to identify the countries in Europe and capital cities.
 

Art

The children will continue to develop skills of observation, recording, knowledge and understanding of colour, tone and composition.
 

Music

We will continue to include the three main elements of performing, composing and listening and appraising. We will continue learning songs from the BBC Schools Radio programme ‘Heroes of Troy’.
 

P.E. / Games

We will continue to develop ball skills and team participation through a variety of games in our games lessons. Indoors, the main theme will be Folk dance and will involve partner work.
 
 

Summer Topics

Summer Term topic letters will be published at the beginning of the Summer Term.