Year 6 Curriculum











The Year 6 Team would like to welcome you and your child to Year 6. We hope that your child will have a happy, fulfilling year, and that they will take full advantage of the rich, exciting learning opportunities that are offered.
If you have any concerns about your child, please do not hestitate to contact the class teacher before it becomes a problem. We believe school and home are a partnership and that working together is in the child's best interest.

'From September 2014 a new primary curriculum has been introduced in schools. Staff have been working very hard in school to plan an exciting school curriculum based upon the requirements of the New Curriculum and on the needs of our children'.

We are passionate about every child enjoying their learning and achieving their true potential and so our Curriculum Aims underpin all of the learning that takes place in our school.

Our Curriculum Aims are:

  • To provide a broad and well-balanced curriculum which supports the academic, social and personal development of every child, irrespective of social background, culture, race, gender, differences in ability and disabilities.
  • To ensure that all children receive high quality teaching which enables them to become literate and numerate, leading to consistently high standards across the school.
  • To provide rich first-hand purposeful experiences, making full use of our local environment and expertise beyond the classroom.
  • To develop a life-long love of learning by encouraging children to take charge of their own learning and to work as independent thinkers.
  • To make learning meaningful by creatively linking different areas of the curriculum, and continually adapting the curriculum to fit our pupil’s needs in an ever-changing world.
  • To widen the aspirations of our learners by having consistently high expectations and by encouraging pupils to strive for their dreams.
  • To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development to help them develop positive relationships and a critical appreciation of and respect for their own and others’ beliefs, culture and identity.
  • To ensure that all children have high self-esteem by fully engaging in opportunities offered in order to feel a sense of personal and collective achievement every day.
  • To provide opportunities for children to further develop their individual skills and talents by taking part in a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  • To involve parents as key partners in their child’s education.
Year 6 curriculum news (Summer 2019)
Year 6 Summer curriculum overview
Year 6 curriculum news (Spring 2019)
Year 6 curriculum news (Spring 2 2019)

Year 6 Curriculum Map 2018-2019


Autumn 1

(7 weeks)

Autumn 2

(7 weeks)

Spring 1

(6 weeks)

Spring 2

(5 weeks)

Summer 1

(6 weeks)

Summer 2

(7 weeks + 2 days)


Creative writing linked to study of classic text-


Monologues and detailed analysis – The Lost Thing

Balanced argument

Poetry study

Narrative writing- video/music

Journalistic writing- linked to geography/science – fossils and  Rocky mountains

Floodlands – a local setting focus for writing

Guided Reading

Study of the following texts across the year:                                                     Wonder by R.J.Palacio

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle                                                             The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne                                                  There’s a Bot in the Girl’s bathroom by  Louis Sachar

Groosham Grange by Anthony Horowitz                                                            


Learn and revise upper ks2 100 words. Learn and revise upper ks2 National Curriculum programme of study.

Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

Revision of Year 5 content

Coverage of Year 6 content


 Counting, partitioning and calculating                                 Use negative numbers in context                               Algebra and simple formulae

Securing number facts, understanding shape                     Rounding numbers

Handling data and measures                                                  Multiplication of decimals

Calculating, measuring and understanding shape              Division of numbers up to 4 digits by 2 digits

Equivalent fractions/decimals/percentages                        Ratio and proportion





Handling data


Technology in our lives



Evolution and Inheritance

Living things/



Animals including humans



Fieldwork (Holt Hall)

Local study Rivers

Investigate geographical similarities and differences of a region of the UK and a region within North America

Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and keys


World War II

Social and economic effects

Study an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupil’s chronological knowledge beyond 1066 – Technology through the 20th Century

Art and Design

Falcon Values wall display

Textiles unit: Look at Native American weaving and create punchinella weaving designs. Looking at the artist Bridget Riley.

Collage unit: Looking at textures and patterns and creating mixed-media Picasso style portraits

Design and Technology

Soft Toys


DT project  activities week




Journey of Life and Death Buddhism, Islam, Judasim, Sikhism



Listen and appraise

Musical genres

Sing and play percussion

Christmas songs


Listen and appraise

Musical genres

Sing and play percussion

Happy – pop genre


Listen and appraise

Musical genres

Sing and play percussion

You’ve a friend- Carole King





Dance – Look at dance from different cultures?






New Beginnings

Friendship (including Anti-Bullying and Getting on and Falling Out)

MAGIC learning

Good To Be Me

Rights and Responsibilities (including active citizens and contributing to the school and community).

Changes (including Sex Ed and Drugs Ed)




Jaguar National Final 2019

Artsweek 2019