Year 6 Curriculum
Year 6 is an exciting year with a great deal to fit in. The independent schools schedule their entrance examinations for entry into Year 7 in January, so some preparatory work must be done in the first term of Year 6. Examination technique, revision, getting timings right and interview practice are all important. But it's not all work. After the exams, alterations are made to the curriculum to include highlights such as the Year 6 play and residential trip to France.
Work covers fractions, decimals, area, volume, angles and shape work, metric and imperial measurements, all kinds of graphs. We look at reflection and rotation, number patterns and probability.
Creating an atmosphere, sequencing and predicting, inferring from texts is important in Year 6. Using figurative language alongside further work on grammar and punctuation is done. Debating skills are developed and language development is studied using the Canterbury Tales as a starter.
Children will learn how animals and plants are adapted to survive different conditions. They will learn about micro-organisms and different forces. We also learn about night and light.
Our topics will be The Victorians, Britain since 1930 and how World War II affected children.
Rivers and the water cycle are studied alongside volcanoes and earthquakes.
Using songs, rhymes and games, we’ll build on the French we have already learned. We’ll learn how to tell the time in French and talk about clothes. We will develop reading and writing skills and basic understanding of grammar and syntax.
Basic vocabulary is revisited. A programme entitled “My City and My School” is used where the focus is on developing and extending language. A little reading and writing are included.
We concentrate on worship in the community, the role of the Mosque for Islam and look at Buddhism.
Pupils will use databases for complex searches, they will develop skills in desktop publishing using Microsoft Publisher. They will use the skills they have developed in previous years to create a website.
The human figure – proportion. Artistic licence to re-interpret form.
PE - To develop positive attitudes to a healthy lifestyle through the teaching of Gymnastics, Athletics and Health Related Fitness.
Games - Focus on Hockey, Netball and Rounders for the girls and Rugby, Football and Cricket for the boys. In addition pupils have the opportunity to participate in other Games related activities.
We will be designing and making a vehicle with a timber chassis and learning to use the vaccum former to make a ball bearing toy.
Exploring lyrics and melody. The ‘Songwriter’ programme is used, which develops a child’s ability to compose a song with an awareness of the relationship between lyrics and melody.
We will be looking at the following areas during the year: Rules and Laws, Fair Trade, Me and My Relationships and Making the Most of My Abilities. The safe use of medicines, drugs use and misuse and sex education is included. There is also a topic on moving to senior school.