Year 6 Curriculum Overview

Year 6 Curriculum Overview

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, 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

 

Mathematics 

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

Data 

 Use pie charts

 Calculate mean averages

Fractions, decimals & percentages 

 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

 

Science

 

Biology 

 Classification, including micro-organisms

 Health & Lifestyles, incl. circulatory system

 Evolution & Adaptation

Physics 

 Light & Shadows; the eye

 Forces, including gravity

 Electricity: investigating circuits

 

History

 

British History (taught chronologically) 

 An extended period study, e.g.

– The changing power of monarchs

– Significant turning points in British history

– Crime & punishment

– Leisure

Broader History Study 

 Non-European society, i.e.

– Islamic civilization, including Baghdad

– Mayan civilization

– Benin (West Africa)

 

Art & Design (UKS2)

 Use sketchbooks to collect, record, review, revisit & evaluate ideas

 Improve mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with varied materials

 Learn about great artists, architects & designers

 

Design & Technology (UKS2)

 

 Use research& criteria to develop products which are fit for purpose and aimed at specific groups

 Use annotated sketches, cross-section diagrams & computer-aided design

 Analyse & evaluate existing products and improve own work

 Use mechanical & electrical systems in own products, including programming

 Cook savoury dishes for a healthy & varied diet

 

Modern Languages (UKS2)

 Listen & engage

 Engage in conversations, expressing opinions

 Speak in simple language & be understood

 Develop appropriate pronunciation

 Present ideas & information orally

 Show understanding in simple reading

 Adapt known language to create new ideas

 Describe people, places & things

 Understand basic grammar, e.g. gender

 

Physical Education (UKS2)

 

 Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination

 Play competitive games, applying basic principles

 Develop flexibility & control in gym, dance & athletics

 Take part in Outdoor & Adventurous activities

 Compare performances to achieve personal bests

 Swimming proficiency at 25m (KS1 or KS2)

 

Computing (UKS2)

 Design & write programs to solve problems

 Use sequences, repetition, inputs, variables and outputs in programs

 Detect & correct errors in programs

 Understand uses of networks for collaboration & communication

 Be discerning in evaluating digital content

 

Geography (UKS2)

 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

 

Music (UKS2)

 Perform with control & expression solo & in ensembles

 Improvise & compose using dimensions of music

 Listen to detail and recall aurally

 Use & understand basics of staff notation

 Develop an understanding of the history of music, including great musicians & composers

 

Religious Education

 Continue to follow locally- agreed syllabus for RE