Find out what your child will be learning this year:
This term’s curriculum
Autumn 1: In the Beginning
This topic focuses on the two Hebrew creation narratives recorded in Genesis. The children will also use Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical – Laudato Si’ – to identify similarities and differences with the Genesis passages.
Autumn 2: Advent to Christmas
This topic focuses on the season of Advent as the time of preparation for the celebration of Christmas.
It includes teaching on the ‘O’ Antiphons and Matthew’s account of the birth of Jesus.
Key text: Firebird
- Use of figurative literary techniques
- Informal letter writing
Key text: Skellig by David Almond
- Narrative —short story/descriptive writing
- Journalistic writing
- Writing in role
- Poetry exploration
Destination Reader programme.
Key skills: Prediction, Questioning, Clarifying, Summarising, Inferring, Evaluating and Making
Year 6 Grammar objectives
Year 6 Spelling objectives and revision of Year 3/4/5 statutory word lists
- Number and Place Value
- Number — addition, subtraction, multiplication and division: formal written methods
- Fractions — addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of.
- Reasoning and problem solving
Biology: Living things and Habitats
Planning different types of scientific enquires to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
- Describe how living things are classified into broad groups
- Life cycles of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds
- Life processes of reproduction in some animals
- Life processes of reproduction in some plants
- Comparing life cycles of animals and plans in the local environment with others around the world.
- E Safety
- App developing
- Computer literacy
- Constitutional monarchy
- Ideas of Empire
- Victorian society
- Lives of the rich and poor
- Industrial Revolution
- Victorian Politics
- Children and Education
Year 6 have PE on Tuesdays. However, please ensure PE kits are in school Monday to Friday.
Art & Design
Linked to topic work in Literacy / History / RE
- play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using voices and musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
- improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
- listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
- appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
- develop an understanding of the history of music
Homework is set daily and comprises of SATS practice questions (2 x Maths, 1 x Grammar).
MyMaths homework is set weekly.
Spelling Shed homework via online platform.