Year 6 Curriculum

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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

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
English

Biographies

Poetry – Personification/ Imagery

Letter to Holt Hall

Writing narratives from a pictorial stimulus-Shaun Tan The Lost Thing

Balanced argument

Fiction Genres-

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

Hoodwinked

Fantasy stories using Gorilla by Anthony Browne as stimulus

Journalistic writing

Poetry day

Persuasion

Debate/contrast in persuasion

Topic DT write Instructions

Poetry

Sprowston High unit tbc

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                                  The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Groosham Grange by Anthony Horowitz                       The Phoenix and the Carpet by E.Nesbit
Spelling 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
Maths

Block A: Counting, partitioning and calculating                                 Block C: Handling data and measures

Block B: Securing number facts, understanding shape                        Block D: Calculating, measuring and understanding shape

Block E: Fractions (to be distributed across the four other blocks)

Computing

E-Safety

Emails

Handling data Programming Multi-media Technology in our lives Programming

Science

Evolution and Adaptation

Materials Light Electricity

Living things/

classifications

Animals including humans
Geography

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 key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps)

History

A local history study:

History of Norwich

Study an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupil’s chronological knowledge beyond 1066 (School/ Technology

Art and Design

Self-portraits

Picasso style

Pencil technique

Sculpture

Wire and foil

Based on Giacometti

Poster- pen and ink/watercolour

Suzanne Treister

Arts week projects

Design and Technology Soft Toys Fairgrounds DT project  activities week
RE

Hinduism

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

Charanga

Listen and appraise

Musical genres

Sing and play percussion

Livin’ on a prayer / rock music genre

Benjamin Britten – A New Year Carol

Charanga

Listen and appraise

Musical genres

Sing and play percussion

Charanga

Listen and appraise

Musical genres

Sing and play percussion

Classical music / history

P.E

Fitness

Gymnastics

Gymnastics Dance – Look at dance from different cultures? Athletics OAA Athletics
Games

Hockey

Football

Rugby Netball Rounders Cricket
PSHE Determination (including Going For Goals)

Cultural Diversity

Diversity (with a focus on gender)  Equality (with a focus on disability) Courage and Sex and Relationships Excellence
MFL

Rigolo

Early Start French

Rigolo

Christmas/ Songs

Rigolo

Early Start French

Rigolo

Early Start French

Rigolo

Story

Rigolo

Songs

Letters and Emails