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Year 6

Curriculum Information

Termly Topics
Autumn Spring Summer
Mayan Civilisation Evolution and Changes Treasure Hunters
Summer Term 2017-18 Subject Overview



As Writers we will be studying the book, ‘The London Eye Mystery’. We will be producing a variety of different pieces of writing from different genres using this as our inspiration including leaflets trying to persuade people to visit the London Eye and newspaper articles based on the mysterious disappearance of one of the characters from the book, a boy named Salim.

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.


As Computer Scientists we will be developing our animation skills using our Chromebooks and Ipads. We will learn how to insert and link still images together, how to use the time slider to assist with editing our work and how to edit, evaluate and make improvements to our animations.  


As historians, we will be learning about famous Tudor explorers such as Sir Francis Drake and Christopher Columbus.  We will also find out about the polar explorers, Amundsen and Scott and the race to get to the South Pole.


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 focusing our learning around one image, Surprised by Henri Rousseau . We will explore shape, tone, texture and perspective as well as creating some of our own versions of the picture.  In the second half term, we will be developing our resilience and perseverance skills alongside learning a variety of embroidery skills and stitches as part of the whole school textiles project.


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 athletics where will be developing our running, jumping and throwing skills. In our other sessions this term we will be focussing on cricket, where will applying our bowling, batting and fielding skills to a range of different games. After half term we be doing tennis and gymnastics.  


As musicians, we will be learning songs for our  end of year production, ‘Scheherazade’. 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 dynamics, 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.