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Year 6 Curriculum

The National Curriculum is a framework used to ensure that teaching and learning is balanced and consistent in key stage 1 and key stage 2.

The National Curriculum sets out the subjects taught as well as the knowledge, skills and understanding required in each subject.  It also provides standards or attainment targets in each subject and these are used by teachers to help measure your child's progress and plan the next steps in their learning.  In accordance with the law, the school curriculum meets all the requirements of the National Curriculum, plus the requirements for Religious Education set out by the local authority.

For further information please refer to the Department For Education National Curriculum.

Year 6 Long Term Curriculum Plan

The table below provides a summary of the Year 6 curriculum for the whole academic year.  Please visit our Curriculum Overviews page for a more detailed breakdown of what will be taught each term.
 

  Autumn Spring Summer
English

Diaries
Greek myths
Biographies
WW1 poetry

Friend or Foe
Boggart
The Island
Junior Citizens

Alma
Antarctica report
Autobiographies
Hero Poems

Maths

Number and place value
Fractions
The four operations
Measurement and statistics

Fractions including decimals
The four operations
Algebra
Ratio and proportion

The four operations
Algebra
Ratio and proportion
Fractions including decimals

Science

Light
Electricity

Animals including humans
Living things and their habitats

Evolution and inheritance

Computing
 

Computer systems and network communications
Programming: scratch

Data and information: formulae in spreadsheets
Creating 3D media

Programming: microbit sensing
Creating media animation


Geography
 
Greece (Europe) WW2 key locations Rivers

History
 
Ancient Greece

WW2
Battle of Britain

 

Art & Design
 

Different Mediums and Textures (Ancient Greek Art)

Different mediums and Observational Drawings (WW2 Art)

Different materials, mediums and textures (Water Art)

Design & Technology (DT)

Electrical Systems: switches and circuits Structures and materials Food: celebrating culture and seasonality and nutritional requirements

Physical Education
(PE)

Net and wall games
Invasion games

Gymnastics
Outdoor adventurous activities

Athletics
Striking and fielding

Languages
(German)

Food

In the garden
Living things and their habitats

Poetry and translation
Poetry and creative writing

Religious Education
(RE)

What makes me, me?
Christianity: Christmas

Christianity: Easter

World Religions (including religions in our local area)
Atheism and Humanism

Physical, Social, Health & Economic Education, (PSHE) including Relationships Education

Being Me in my World Celebrating Difference

Dreams and goals
Healthy Me
Relationships
Changing Me (Sex and Relationships Education)

Music
 

World music
Glockenspiel 
Percussion and rhythm

Exploring classical music
Composition

Exploring Pop Music
Music for Film and T.V.