Welcome to Year 6!

Our Curriculum Map

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, inc. figurative
  • Discuss & explain reading, providing reasoned justifications for views

Writing

  • Use knowledge of morphology & etymology in spelling
  • Develop legible personal handwriting style
  • Plan writing to suit audience & purpose; use models of writing
  • Develop character & 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 & clarify meaning
  • Use full punctuation
  • Use language of subject/object

Speaking & Listening

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

Number/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 & primes
  • Solve multi-step number problems

Algebra

  • Introduce simple use of unknowns

Geometry & Measures

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

Fractions

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

Data

  • Use pie charts
  • Calculate mean averages

Biology

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

Chemistry

  • Distinguish between objects & materials
  • Identify & name common materials
  • Describe simple properties of some materials
  • Compare & classify materials

Physics

  • Light & Shadows; the eye
  • Forces, including gravity
  • Electricity: investigating circuits

Themes

  • Animals Including Humans, Living Things and their Habitats, Evolution and Inheritance, Light, Electricity

Computing

  • Design & write programs to achieve specific goals, including solving problems
  • Use logical reasoning
  • Understand computer networks
  • Use internet safely and appropriately
  • Collect and present data appropriately

Art & Design

  • Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas
  • Improve mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with varied materials
  • Learn about great artists, architects & designers

Themes

  • Drawing and Painting, Printing, Textiles

Design Technology

  • Use research& criteria to develop products which are fit for purpose
  • Use annotated sketches and prototypes to explain ideas
  • Evaluate existing products and improve own work
  • Use mechanical systems in own work
  • Understand seasonality; prepare & cook mainly savoury dishes

Themes

  • Shoes, Controllable Vehicles, Shelters

Physical Education

  • Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified as appropriate
  • Develop flexibility & control in gym, dance & athletics
  • Compare performances to achieve personal bests
  • Swimming proficiency at 25m (KS1 or KS2)

British History (taught chronologically)

  • An extended period study, e.g.
  • The changing power of monarchs
  • Significant turning points in British history

Themes

  • The Impact the Tudors had on Britain, A significant turning point in British music – 1960s

Geography

  • Name & locate counties, cities, regions & features of UK
  • Understand latitude, longitude, Equator, hemispheres, tropics, polar circles & time zones
  • Study a region of Europe, and of the Americas
  • Understand biomes, vegetation belts, land use, economic activity, distribution of resources, etc.
  • Use 4- and 6-figure grid references on OS maps
  • Use fieldwork to record & explain areas

Themes

  • Rainforests

Music

  • Use voice & instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression
  • Improvise & compose music
  • Listen with attention to detail
  • Appreciate wide range of live & recorded music
  • Begin to develop understanding of history

Modern Foreign Languages

  • Listen & engage, ask & answer questions
  • Speak in sentences using familiar vocabulary
  • Develop appropriate pronunciation
  • Show understanding of words & phrases
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems & rhymes
  • Broaden vocabulary

Values and commitments

Christian Values & Beliefs

Expressing meaning

Christian Charity

Practices and ways of Life

Islam- 5 Pillars

Meaning purpose and truth

Life of Jesus

Beliefs, teachings and sources

Jewish Values

Identity diversity and belonging

Specific Focus- Faith in Everyday Life

Literacy

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, inc. figurative
  • Discuss & explain reading, providing reasoned justifications for views

Writing

  • Use knowledge of morphology & etymology in spelling
  • Develop legible personal handwriting style
  • Plan writing to suit audience & purpose; use models of writing
  • Develop character & 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 & clarify meaning
  • Use full punctuation
  • Use language of subject/object

Speaking & Listening

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

Number/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 & primes
  • Solve multi-step number problems

Algebra

  • Introduce simple use of unknowns

Geometry & Measures

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

Fractions

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

Data

  • Use pie charts
  • Calculate mean averages
Science

Biology

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

Chemistry

  • Distinguish between objects & materials
  • Identify & name common materials
  • Describe simple properties of some materials
  • Compare & classify materials

Physics

  • Light & Shadows; the eye
  • Forces, including gravity
  • Electricity: investigating circuits

Themes

  • Animals Including Humans, Living Things and their Habitats, Evolution and Inheritance, Light, Electricity
Computing

Computing

  • Design & write programs to achieve specific goals, including solving problems
  • Use logical reasoning
  • Understand computer networks
  • Use internet safely and appropriately
  • Collect and present data appropriately
Art & Design Tech

Art & Design

  • Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas
  • Improve mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with varied materials
  • Learn about great artists, architects & designers

Themes

  • Drawing and Painting, Printing, Textiles

Design Technology

  • Use research& criteria to develop products which are fit for purpose
  • Use annotated sketches and prototypes to explain ideas
  • Evaluate existing products and improve own work
  • Use mechanical systems in own work
  • Understand seasonality; prepare & cook mainly savoury dishes

Themes

  • Shoes, Controllable Vehicles, Shelters
PE

Physical Education

  • Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified as appropriate
  • Develop flexibility & control in gym, dance & athletics
  • Compare performances to achieve personal bests
  • Swimming proficiency at 25m (KS1 or KS2)
History

British History (taught chronologically)

  • An extended period study, e.g.
  • The changing power of monarchs
  • Significant turning points in British history

Themes

  • The Impact the Tudors had on Britain, A significant turning point in British music – 1960s

Geography

Geography

  • Name & locate counties, cities, regions & features of UK
  • Understand latitude, longitude, Equator, hemispheres, tropics, polar circles & time zones
  • Study a region of Europe, and of the Americas
  • Understand biomes, vegetation belts, land use, economic activity, distribution of resources, etc.
  • Use 4- and 6-figure grid references on OS maps
  • Use fieldwork to record & explain areas

Themes

  • Rainforests
Music

Music

  • Use voice & instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression
  • Improvise & compose music
  • Listen with attention to detail
  • Appreciate wide range of live & recorded music
  • Begin to develop understanding of history
MFL

Modern Foreign Languages

  • Listen & engage, ask & answer questions
  • Speak in sentences using familiar vocabulary
  • Develop appropriate pronunciation
  • Show understanding of words & phrases
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems & rhymes
  • Broaden vocabulary
R.E

Values and commitments

Christian Values & Beliefs

Expressing meaning

Christian Charity

Practices and ways of Life

Islam- 5 Pillars

Meaning purpose and truth

Life of Jesus

Beliefs, teachings and sources

Jewish Values

Identity diversity and belonging

Specific Focus- Faith in Everyday Life

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