# Year 6 Curriculum Overview * September 2014 * July 2015

```Year 6 Curriculum Overview – September 2014 – July 2015
Year 6
Topic
English
Guided
Maths
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
A Child’s War
ID
Frozen Kingdom
Clockwork
Gallery Rebels
Blood Heart
Writing
Grammar
 Use knowledge of morphology &amp;
 Use appropriate register/ style
etymology in spelling
 Recommend books to others
 Use the passive voice for
purpose
 Develop legible personal handwriting
 Make comparisons within/across books
style
 Use features to convey &amp; clarify
 Support inferences with evidence
meaning
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Plan
writing
to
suit
audience
&amp;
 Summarising key points from texts
purpose; use models of writing
 Use full punctuation
 Identify how language, structure, etc.
 Develop character &amp; setting in
 Use language of subject/object
contribute to meaning
narrative
 Discuss use of language, inc. figurative
Speaking &amp; Listening
 Select grammar &amp; vocabulary for
 Discuss &amp; explain reading, providing
effect
 Use questions to build
reasoned justifications for views
knowledge
 Use a wide range of cohesive devices
 Ensure grammatical consistency
 Articulate arguments &amp;
opinions
 Use spoken language to
speculate, hypothesise &amp;
explore
 Use appropriate register &amp;
language
Goodnight Mr Tom
Call of the wild
Clockwork
Pig Heart Boy
By Michelle Magorian
By Jack London
By Philip Pullman
By Malorie Blackman
Number/Calculation
 Secure place value &amp; rounding to
10,000,000, including negatives
 All written methods, including long
division
 Use order of operations (not indices)
 Identify factors, multiples &amp; primes
Geometry &amp; Measures
 Confidently use a range of measures
&amp; conversions
 Calculate area of triangles /
parallelograms
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Use area &amp; volume formulas
Fractions, decimals &amp; percentages
 Compare &amp; simplify fractions
 Use equivalents to add fractions
 Multiply simple fractions
 Divide fractions by whole numbers
 Solve problems using decimals &amp;
percentages
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Solve multi-step number problems
Algebra
 Introduce simple use of unknowns
Science
Circuits
Design a Morse code
Understand:
-some materials are
electrical conductors
(consolidation)
-ways in which the
brightness of a bulb or
speed of a motor can
be changed
- the symbols for
communicating circuit
arrangements
- carrying out a
complete investigation
dissolving
-what happens
when a variety of
solids dissolve
-make and test
predictions
-plan a fair test
- repeat
observations and
measurements
- represent data
in line graphs
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Classify shapes by properties
Know and use angle rules
Translate &amp; reflect shapes, using all
Data
 Use pie charts
 Calculate mean averages
Independence and
Forces
Understand how:
variety of forces
-plants &amp; animals in including magnetic
different habitats
attraction,
depend on each
gravitational
other.
attraction and
- plants &amp; animals
friction
are suited to their
- understand
environment
changes in motion
-feeding
which occur when
relationships relate
forces act on an
to plant nutrition
object
-Make careful
- understand forces
observations &amp;
have direction and
measurements
can be measured
- Use results to draw - make &amp; repeat
conclusions
measurements
- Suggest
- consider patterns
explanations using
in results
scientific knowledge - represent data in
&amp; understanding
line graphs.
- use results to draw
conclusions
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Use written division up to 2dp
Introduce ratio &amp; proportion
How we see things
(light and the eye)
Understand
-that mirrors &amp;
shiny surfaces alter
the direction in
which light travels
- when we see
objects light enters
the eye
- the differences
reflection
- plan &amp; carry out a
fair test
-make observations
&amp; measurements
-recognising when
to repeat
measurements
-present results in
line graphs
-identify patterns in
data.
Microorganisms
- There are many
very small
organisms called
micro-organisms
(microbes) which
feed, grow &amp;
reproduce
-these may be
harmful or
beneficial
- making
observations
- drawing
conclusions
- suggesting
explanations for
conclusions using
scientific knowledge
&amp; understanding
Year 6 Curriculum Overview – September 2014 – July 2015
DT
Art
Make Anderson
Shelters
Apply their
understanding of
how to strengthen,
stiffen and reinforce
more complex
structures.
Design clothes
Select from and
use a wider range
of tools and
equipment to
perform practical
Use research and
develop design
criteria to inform
the design of
innovative
functional
appealing
products that are
fit for purpose
aimed at
particular
individuals or
groups.
Fundraising Making
Investigate and
analyse a range of
existing products.
Generate, develop,
model and
communicate their
ideas through
discussion, sketches
and prototypes.
Photography –
block printing
Improve their
mastery of art and
design techniques
including drawing,
painting. Use sketch
books to record
their observations
and use them to
review and revisit
ideas.
Surrealism Paintings in the style of Dali
Learn about great artists, architects and
designers in history. Sketch observations
and review and improve.
Year 6 Curriculum Overview – September 2014 – July 2015
Local Community
Use field work to
observe,
measure, record
and present the
human and
physical features
in the local area
using a range of
methods.
Geography
History
WW2
aspect or theme in
British history that
extends pupils’
chronological
knowledge beyond
1066. WW2 study.
Computing
Research and Present
information found.
Use search
technologies
effectively, appreciate
how results are
selected and ranked
and be discerning in
evaluating digital
We are App
planners and we
are project
managers
Design and write
programs to
solve problems,
use sequences,
repetition,
Features of the
Polar Regions
Identify the position
and significance of
latitude, longitude,
equator,
hemispheres,
tropics, polar circles
and time zones. Use
compass and grid
references to
describe positions.
Develop their
knowledge of a
different location.
Collecting,
Evaluating and
presenting
information
Understand
computer networks,
including the
internet, how they
can provide multiple
We are market
researchers
Use sequences,
repetition, inputs,
variables and
outputs in
programs.
Boarder History
Study
A non-European
society that
provides contrasts
with British history
History of a charity
To carry out a
historical enquiry
and place events in
chronological order.
We are app
developers
Detect and correct
errors in programs.
Using Websites and
flow charts Select,
use and combine a
variety of software
on a range of digital
devices to design
and create a range
of programs
systems and
Year 6 Curriculum Overview – September 2014 – July 2015
content.
inputs, variables
and outputs in
programs. Detect
and correct
errors in
programs.
services such as the
WWW and the
opportunities they
offer for
communication and
collaboration.
Music
Learning WW2 songs.
Listen with attention
to detail and recall
sounds with increasing
memory. Play and
perform in an
ensemble using voices.
Soundscapes
Improvise and
compose music for
a range of purposes
using the
interrelated
dimensions of
music.
perform a
clockwork song.
Use and understand
basics of staff
notation
Listening,
improvising and
composing
Develop an
understanding of
the history of music,
including great
musicians and
composers.
PE
Hockey, Netball and
Football.
Play competitive
games, modified
where appropriate and
apply basic principles
suitable for attacking
and defending.
Listening to
voices
Appreciate a
wide range of
high quality live
and recorded
music drawn
from different
from great
composers and
musicians.
Gymnastics,
orienteering and
cross country,
Develop flexibility
and control in
gym and
athletics. Take
part in outdoor
activities.
rugby
Play competitive
games applying
basic principles.
Outdoor and
activities; climbing,
ropes, archery.
Take part in outdoor
activities.
Cricket, Tennis and
Rounders
Play competitive
games applying
basic principles.
content that
accomplish given
goals, including
collecting,
analysing,
evaluating and
presenting data and
information.
Heart Raps
Improvise and
compose music for
a range of purposes
using the
interrelated
dimensions of
music.
Athletics
Use running,
jumping, catching
and throwing in
isolation and in
combination.
Compare
performances to
achieve personal
bests.
Year 6 Curriculum Overview – September 2014 – July 2015
RE
PSHE/Life Skills
SRE
Christianity: Why is
prayer important for
Christians?
Continuation:
Why is prayer
important for
Christians?
What can we find
birth of Jesus?
Empathising with
Our local news
people in different
Research, discuss
times
and debate
topical issues,
of people living in
problems and
other places and times, events. Explore
and people with
how the media
different values and
present
customs.
information and
recognise the roll
of voluntary
community and
pressure groups.
What does it mean
to be a Sikh?
Why did Jesus die?
What is the
Buddhist way of life
Others Opinions
Reflect on spiritual,
moral, social and
cultural issues using
imagination to
understand other
peoples
experiences. Talk
their opinions and
explain their views
on issues that affect
themselves and
society.
Recognising
Strengths
recognising their
worth as individuals
by identifying
positive things
and achievements
seeing their
mistakes, making
amends and setting
personal goals.
Recognise that their
actions affect
themselves and
others, to care
people’s feelings
and to try to see
things from their
points of view.
How do Christian’s
celebrate
milestones in life?
Recognise as they
approach puberty
how people’s
emotions change at
that time and how
to deal with their
feelings towards
themselves, their
family and others in
a positive way.
Year 6 Curriculum Overview – September 2014 – July 2015
MFL
Sport Conversation
Listen and engage
Engage in
conversations,
expressing opinion
Seasons,
weather and
habitat
Speak in simple
language and be
understood
Directions
Describe people
places and things
Show understanding
School Trips
Imperial War Museum
Event: Crime
scene
London Zoo
Residential
Journeys
We are going
shopping
Develop appropriate
pronunciation
Welcome to the
Camargue
Present ideas and
information orally
Art Gallery
France Trip
Macembe and the
magic bow.