Year 6

Curriculum Overview – Year 6

English

Reading

  • Read a broad range of genres
  • Recommend books to others
  • Make comparisons within/across books
  • Support inferences with evidence
  • Summarising key points from texts
  • Identify how language, structure, etc. contribute to meaning
  • Discuss use of language, including figurative
  • Discuss and explain reading, providing reasoned justifications for views

 Writing

  • Use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling
  • Develop legible personal handwriting style
  • Plan writing to suit audience and purpose; use models of writing
  • Develop character and setting in narrative
  • Select grammar & vocabulary for effect
  • Use a wide range of cohesive devices
  • Ensure grammatical consistency

 Grammar

  • Use appropriate register/ style
  • Use the passive voice for purpose
  • Use features to convey and meaning
  • Use full punctuation
  • Use language of subject/object

 Speaking and Listening

  • Use questions to build knowledge
  • Articulate arguments & opinions
  • Use spoken language to speculate, .hypothesise and explore
  • Use appropriate register and language

  

Mathematics

Number and Calculation

  • Secure place value & rounding to 10,000,000, including negatives
  • All written methods, including long division
  • Use order of operations (not indices)
  • Identify factors, multiples and primes
  • Solve multi-step number problems

 Geometry and Measures

  • Confidently use a range of measures and conversions
  • Calculate area of triangles / parallelograms
  • Use area and volume formulae
  • Classify shapes by properties
  • Know and use angle rules
  • Translate and reflect shapes, using all four quadrants

 Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

  • Compare and simplify fractions
  • Use equivalents to add fractions
  • Multiply simple fractions
  • Divide fractions by whole numbers
  • Solve problems using decimal and percentages
  • Use written division up to 2 decimal places
  • Introduce ratio and proportion

 Data

  • Use pie charts
  • Calculate mean averages

 Algebra

  • Introduce simple use of unknowns

 

 Science

 Biology

  • Classification, including micro-organisms
  • Health & Lifestyles, including circulatory system
  • Evolution & Adaptation

 Physics

  • Light & Shadows; the eye
  • Electricity: investigating circuits

  

History

 British History (taught chronologically)

  • Study a theme in British history that extends pupils' chronological knowledge beyond 1066, e.g. the impact of World War Two

 Broader Study

  • A study of the achievements of the earliest civilisations - Ancient Egypt
  • A local history study focussing on 'change

  

Art and Design

  • Use sketchbooks to collect, record, review, revisit and evaluate ideas
  • Improve mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with varied materials
  • Learn about a range of artists, craftsmen and designers

  

Computing

  • Design and write computer programs to solve problems
  • Use sequences, repetition, inputs, variables and outputs in programs
  • Detect and correct errors in programs
  • Understand uses of computer networks for collaboration and communication
  • Be discerning in evaluating digital content

  

Design and Technology

  • Use research criteria to develop products which are fit for purpose and aimed at specific groups
  • Use annotated sketches, cross-section diagrams and computer-aided design
  • Analyse and evaluate existing products and improve own work
  • Use mechanical and electrical systems in their products, including programming
  • Cook savoury dishes for a healthy and varied diet

 

 Modern Languages

  • Listen and engage
  • Engage in conversations, expressing opinions
  • Speak in simple language and be understood
  • Develop appropriate pronunciation
  • Present ideas and information orally
  • Show understanding in simple reading
  • Adapt known language to create new ideas
  • Describe people, places and things
  • Understand basic grammar, e.g. gender

  

Geography

  • Physical geography including rivers and mountains
  • Human geography including types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links and the distribution of natural resources
  • Use maps and atlases, globes and digital computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • Locate the world’s
  • Identify the position and significance of longitude and latitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones

 

 Music

  • Perform with control and expression both solo and in ensembles
  • Improvise and compose using dimensions of music
  • Use and understand the basics of staff notation
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music, including great musicians and composers

  

Physical Education

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, applying basic principles
  • Develop flexibility and control in gym, dance and athletics
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Compare performances to achieve personal bests

 

Religious Education

  • Continue to follow the locally-agreed syllabus for RE