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Year 6

Curriculum Information

Termly Topics
Autumn Spring Summer
Mayan Civilisation Evolution and Changes Ancient Greeks
Summer Term 2018-19 Subject Overview



As Writers we will be studying the book, ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’ by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden, . We will be producing a variety of different pieces of writing from different genres using this as our inspiration.

In Reading and GPS sessions we will continue to prepare the children for their upcoming SATS tests by looking at some of the key areas they still need to work on. 


In the next few weeks, we will be revising some of the areas that the children still need support with  in preparation for their SATS.

We will then be focusing on problem solving activities and real life applications, including working systematically to solve logic, visual and number puzzles and problems; finding, describing and predicting patterns as well as using all the calculation strategies we have learnt over the year.


In Science we will be continuing our “Animals including humans” topic.  We will be finding out the impact that diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle have on the way our bodies function as well as looking at how nutrients and water are transported within animals and humans. We will also be looking at how to classify living things in different ways in our ‘Living Things and their Habitats’ topic. 


As Computer Scientists we will be developing our using the Lego WeDo kits to develop our coding skills. After half term we will be learning about how Networks work. 


As historians, we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks.  We will be learning about who the Greeks were and how they have influenced modern society, for example democracy, mathematical and scientific thinking, the Olympics etc.  


In R.E this term we will be focusing our learning around Hinduism, comparing and contrasting Hindu practices with those of other world religions.


As Artists, we will be using mod roc to create some Ancient Greek jars and vases.  


In P.E this term we are lucky enough to have a visiting coach from Ormiston Bushfield Academy, Mr Keymar.  He will be taking us for cricket where will applying our bowling, batting and fielding skills to a range of different games. After half term he will be taking us for athletics where will be developing our running, jumping and throwing skills. In our other sessions this term doing tennis and netball.     


As musicians, we will be learning songs for our  end of year production.  We will be using our voices with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.  As we are learning the songs, we will also be focusing on the different musical elements, such as dymamics, timbre, rhythm, melody and even try a little harmony!


In the run up to SATS we will using our PSHE sessions to look at how we can survive and thrive during the tests.   After half term we will be doing our Living and Growing unit where we will learn about some of ways that boys and girls change during puberty and how babies are conceived and born.