MOORFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL-YEAR 6 CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
Year 6
Year
14-15
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English
Curriculum Overview 2014-15
Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term
Please check the VLE on a regular
basis for homework opportunities.
Take a visit to Lyme Hall to have a
look at the Ancient Greek
architecture and artefacts.
Please check the VLE on a regular
basis for homework opportunities.
Take a trip to Castleton in
preparation for our residential visit.
Please check the VLE on a regular
basis for homework opportunities.
Please support the various High
School transition opportunities that
are available this term.
Texts used: Goodnight Mr. Tom, The Water
Tower, Greek Myths and Legends, nonsense
poems and War Horse.
Texts used: Biographies and autobiographies,
fairy tales and texts from KS2 reading tests.
Texts used: Kensuke’s Kingdom and
information booklets.
In writing we will be developing the following
skills: to use adverbs, pronouns and
connectives to improve sentences. Creating
poems, newspaper articles, short stories,
fact files and play scripts
In writing we will be developing the following
skills: to use fronted adverbials, extended
clauses and semi-colons to improve sentences.
Creating biographies, autobiographies and fairy
tales.
In writing we will be developing the following
skills: to use speech marks semi-colons and
colons, to improve sentences. Creating guides,
information booklets and other non-fiction
items about Castleton.
In reading we will be developing the following
skills: how to retrieve information from
texts,
In reading we will be developing the following
skills: how to follow complex plots and settings
and comment on these,
In reading we will be developing the following
skills: how to review and reflect on texts
that we have read,
In speaking and listening we will be
developing the following skills: mediation
techniques and group speaking. Turn taking
and ‘good listening’ techniques.
In speaking and listening we will be developing
the following skills: listening to and respecting
the views and opinions of others through
School and Class Council meetings.
In speaking and listening we will be developing
the following skills: working towards a whole
year group performance to present our end
of year production.
In spelling we will be developing the following
skills: words ending with tion, ssion, ful, ally,
lity, ully, ves, iest, lar. Words beginning with
sub, ch, wr, kn and silent letters e.g. gnome.
In spelling we will be developing the following
skills: words ending with ous, ity, ist, ggle,
tion, ly, ance, ent, iour, our. Words beginning
with en, dis and words with au/ua ie/ei.
In spelling we will be developing the following
skills: words ending with ed, ing, ible/able,
on/an, ion, iate, ure/are, ly, ary/ory, ious, ual,
ion, our, ar. Words beginning with tri, in,
aqua, sub, dis, auto, app, acc and silent
letters e.g. knuckle.
Mathematics In mathematics we will be developing our
In mathematics we will be developing our
number fluency through: improving the recall
and pace of the x3, x4, x6, x7, x8 and x9
tables, understanding the relationship between
fractions, decimals and %, simplifying, adding
and subtracting fractions, using a calculator to
check our answers and solving word problems.
In mathematics we will be developing our
number fluency through: consolidating our
understanding of grid multiplication and
division through chunking (moving to the
standard algorithm), searching for patterns
in number and learning how to express
number solutions algebraically, and solving
complex problems involving money.
In geometry and measures we will be
developing our skills in: measuring angles to
the nearest degree, finding the area and
perimeter of simple shapes, learning about
different triangles and their key properties,
reading information from different types of
graphs and diagrams – line, frequency,
carroll, pictograms, pie charts.
In geometry and measures we will be
developing our skills in: finding the radius and
diameter of circles, the volume of simple 3D
shapes how to convert standard measures (mmcm-m-km), to draw simple 2D shapes
accurately. Creating nets for 3D shapes and
naming their key properties,
In geometry and measures we will be
developing our skills in: learning about the
circumference of a circle, solving complex
problems involving time (reading the 24 hour
clock), knowing about the relationship
between imperial a and metric measures and
converting ml to litres.
Science
We will be covering the following areas to
develop our scientific skills: electricity,
reversible and non-reversible changes and
more about dissolving.
We will be covering the following areas to
develop our scientific skills: balanced forces
and how we see things.
We will be covering the following areas to
develop our scientific skills: interdependence
and adaptation, micro-organisms and habitats
and food chains.
Computing
We will be developing the following
computing skills: the importance of internet
safety, how to merge pictures and texts,
searching databases and interpreting
information.
We will be developing the following computing
skills: the importance of internet safety,
creating a multi-media presentation and
developing coding techniques.
Safer Internet Day activities.
We will be developing the following computing
skills: the importance of internet safety,
using control procedures to move
vehicles’/objects, design and present a media
driven project, select how to best utilize the
computing resources available.
number fluency through: learning the x3, x4,
x6, x7, x8 and x9 tables, understanding the
relationship between division and
multiplication, understanding the place of
number up to 1 000 000, calculating the % of
any given whole number.
RE
History and
Geography
Art, design
and
technology
Gymnastics
dance and
games.
Music
We will be studying the following key
events/faiths/religions/festivals: the
importance of Remembrance (studying War
Horse and Goodnight Mr. Tom), learning
about conflict and resolution and Christianity
(The Church Year, Christmas and Advent),
supporting the Wellspring, Francis House and
Operation Christmas Child charities
We will be developing the following skills:
how to uncover stories from the past
through the scrutiny of key resources, the
effect on history of conflict and resolve.
The time in history that we will be studying
is: the Ancient Greek civilization.
We will be developing the following skills:
perspective, drawing, optical illusion and
pattern.
We will be learning about the work of: Andy
Warhol and Keith Haring (pop art)
We will be developing the following skills in
football: dribbling, shooting, passing and
tackling. Understanding how to respect the
opponent and learn how to win and lose
gracefully.
Cyclic Patterns
Rhythm/ pulse/ ostinato in the context of
African and Asian music.
Rondo Composition
Using Mozart’s Horn Concerto number 4 as a
starting point, combining melody & rhythm.
We will be studying the following key
events/faiths/religions/festivals: supporting
Red Nose Day (every other year), Christianity
(Christian Values and The Easter Story).
We will be studying the following key events
faiths/religions/festivals: supporting Debra
through the end of year production and
learning about Islam.
We will be developing the following skills:
how to read an ordinance survey map and follow
instructions, to understand the changing
landscape through the Castleton field study,
how to take a soil sample and analyse the
results.
We will be studying key historical figures:
eg: Nelson Mandela, John Lennon and Sir
Winston Churchill.
We will be developing the following skills:
collage, drawing moving people and portraits
We will be learning about the work of: Henri
Matisse and Picasso.
We will be developing the following skills:
landscapes, watercolours and paint effects.
We will be learning about the work of:
Constable, Cezanne and various folk artists.
We will be developing the following individual
and team skills in gymnastics: fluency, body
tension, dynamic, performance and extension in
jumping, rolling and balancing, creating a final
polished piece of gymnastic movement.
In Dance we will be creating dance routines
linked to Ancient Greece and Sport (Haka).
Extended Composition
Using the first movement of Beethoven 5
Use of motif (musical idea) and how it can be a
starting point for a piece of music
Varying a motif by changing tempo/ dynamics/
pitch/ use of sequence.
Space & Music
Mars from The Planets Suite by Holst
How is a war-like feeling created in this piece?
We will be developing the following skills in
rounders, athletics and kwik cricket: running,
jumping and throwing, catching, hitting and
planning strategies to do well as an individual
and a team.
Blues Scale
How accidentals are used in C scale to create
‘Blues’ effect
Use of swing rhythms
Own blurs scale composition
Steel Drums
Performing together as a class- ensemble and
practice skills
Y6 children who are in Wednesday after
MFL
To communicate in French during the
following activities: European Day of
Languages/ Gender/Definite and indefinite.
articles/Retelling a story in French, Sports
and hobbies / Opinions / Christmas in France
PSHE
We will be developing the following skills:
How to follow and interpret local, national
and international news. The importance of
citizenship and tolerance. How democracy
works through School and Class Council
meetings.
Use of triplets and discards to create own
‘space battle’.
Extension in Y6- use of a more unusual meter
i.e. 5 beats in a bar.
To communicate in French during the following
activities: Healthy Living, Writing and Speaking
focus – lifestyle.
school group may be in different pairs in
class lesson.
We will be developing the following skills:
All about me and the changes and challenges I
face, how to deal with growing up and the
importance of valuing different relationships.
We will be developing the following skills:
How to understand my rights and
responsibilities, to work as a team player, to
support those less fortunate and
understanding change and challenge through
transition to Secondary School.
To communicate in French during the
following activities: Describing myself –
physical description and characteristics
(using 1st person), Friends (using 3rd person to
describe others).
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Year 6 - Moorfield Primary School