Take a look at our Year 6 curriculum:

Mathematics

Numbers and place value

  • Place Value and Comparing
  • Ordering and Rounding

Calculations

  • Addition of numbers up to 5 digits
  • Subtraction of numbers up to 4 digits
  • Multiplication of numbers up to a 3 digit number by a 2 digit number
  • Doubling and halving and multiplying a 4 digit number by a single digit
  • Division of a 4 digit number by a single digit
  • Division of an up to 4 digit number by a 2 digit number

Number properties

  • Square, triangular and negative numbers
  • Multiples and factors

Fractions, decimals and percentages

  • Equivalence, comparing and ordering
  • Decimals –place value, sequencing, comparing, ordering and rounding
  • Decimals – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Percentages – expression of a fraction as a percentage and finding a percentage of a quantity

English

Unit 1 – Call of the Wild –  Breaking out the Sled (Literature)

Unit 2  – Adrian Mole’s Diary  – Indecision (Literature)

Unit 3 – The Crimean War 1 – The Charge of the Light Brigade (History)

Unit 4  – The Crimean War 2  – The Charge of the Light Brigade (Poetry)

Unit 5  – Roald Dahl  – Boy (Literature)

Unit 6  – Witches –  The Witches’ Spell (Literature)

Unit 7  – Shakespeare’s World  – All the World’s a Stage (Literature)

Unit 8  – News Reports  – Man Utd vs Liverpool (Report)

Unit 9  – Personification in Poetry  – Silver (Poetry)

Unit 10  – Reports  – Cornwall’s Coast and Moorland (Report)

Unit 11 –  A Christmas Carol  – Tight-fisted Scrooge (Literature)

Unit 12  – Carols and Prayers  – Good King Wenceslas (Poetry)

Science

Two units are covered each term, not necessarily in the given order.  

Unit 1 – Humans and animals

  1. The Circulatory System.
  2. The Respiratory System.
  3. The Nervous System.
  4. The Digestive System.
  5. Health of body and Organ Systems.

Unit 2 – Food chains

  1. Habitats.
  2. Plants, Predator and Prey.
  3. Rainforest food chains.
  4. Ocean food chains.
  5. Savanna Food chains.
  6. Predator and prey adaptations.
  7. Food webs.
  8. Investigating local habitats and food chains.

Unit 3 – Caring for the environment

  1. Deforestation.
  2. The problem with waste.
  3. Water Pollution and Air Pollution.
  4. Climate change.
  5. Managing Waste.
  6. Energy – Uses and Sources.
  7. Saving Energy.
  8. Protecting Habitats.

Unit 4 – Material Changes

  1. Changing states of Matter.
  2. Reversible and Irreversible Changes.
  3. Reversible changes – Melting and Freezing, Evaporation and Condensation
  4. Irreversible changes – Burning, rusting.
  5. Changes in cooking.
  6. Mixing solids.
  7. Mixing solids and liquids.
  8. Separating Mixtures.
  9. Growing Crystals.

Unit 5 – Forces and Motion

  1. Forces.
  2. Measuring Forces.
  3. Mass and Weight.
  4. Force diagrams.
  5. Balanced and unbalanced forces.
  6. Simple machines – Lever, Inclined Planes, Wheel and axle, Gears.
  7. Friction.
  8. Air resistance.

Unit 6 – Electricity

  1. Circuits.
  2. Electrical current.
  3. Conductors and insulators.
  4. Flow of electric current.
  5. Parallel Circuits.
  6. Switches.

French

  1. À quelle heure? (What is the time?)
  2. Bonjour! (Hello!)
  3. Quel age as-tu? (How old are you?)
  4. Joyeux anniversaire! (Happy birthday!)
  5. Dans mon sac… (In my bag…)

History

Georgian Times

  • The Georgian Kings
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Agricultural Reforms
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Clothing and Accessories

Geography

Investigating Rivers

  1. Water cycle
  2. Drainage systems in the school locality
  3. Regional drainage
  4. Physical features
  5. Human activities
  6. Erosion and siltation

Art

History of Art

  • Famous artists
    • Da Vinci
    • Michelangelo
    • Raphael
    • Rembrandt
    • Renoir
    • The Renaissance
  • Painting (The Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Cherubs)
  • Sculpture (The David)
  • Self-portraits
  • Sketching (Da Vinci’s sketches)

Computing and ICT

Unit 1: Coding with Scratch

  • Control Structures
    • if-then-else statements
    • iteration
    • sentinel loops
  • Variables and values
  • Performing calculations
  • User input
    • keyboard input
    • mouse input
  • Collision detection
  • Broadcast and receive

Unit 2: Exploring Databases

  • Using Microsoft Access
  • Terminology
  • Adding and deleting records
  • Searching and sorting databases
  • Interpreting results

Unit 3: Exploring Programming and Design

  • Planning algorithms using flowcharts
  • Decomposition
  • Procedures
  • Turtle graphics

Core Concepts

  • Using computers and technology responsibly
  • Using PC and network file systems
    • Saving and opening files
    • Creating and using directory structures
  • Typing and mouse control

Music

Coming soon…

PSHE

  1. Taking Part – Team-building and leadership
  2. Choices – Risks to health
  3. Animals and Us – Science ethics
  4. People who Help Us – civil servants