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 Map 2017-18


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)




Letter of thanks to Holt Hall

Monologues and detailed analysis – The Lost Thing

Grammar unit- SATs

Balanced argument

Narrative writing- video/music

World Poetry study

Journalistic writing-topic based

Fiction genres


High school transition unit

Guided Reading

Study of the following texts across the year:
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
Shadow of the Minotaur
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

2D and 3D sculpture using the work of Andy Goldsworthy as inspiration

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

I’ll be There/ Pop & Soul genre

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?