Year 6  

 

 

Curriculum Map Year 6

Summer Term 2021

English

The Arrival

Writing opportunities include letter writing, diary entry, writing in role, description, narrative and poetry.

Autobiographical writing focusing on poetry

Incredible Journeys

Focusing on non-fiction writing e.g. non-chronological reports and fact files. 

Maths

Number:

Approximating, place value, decimals and written addition. 

Percentages

Algebra

Ratio

Problem solving

 Measurement

Length, weight and capacity (conversion of units)

Mixed units to decimals

Problem solving

Geometry

Properties of shapes

Science

1.Living things and their habitats

Pupils will be taught to:

  • Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.
  • Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
  1. Evolution and Inheritance

Pupils will be taught to:

  • Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.
  • Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents
  • Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

History

The Stone Age to Iron Age

In this topic, the children will learn about life in Britain in the Stone and Iron Ages, a period covering a million years of history and understand the chronology of this fascinating time to create timelines of the periods from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. The children will also discover developments in food and cooking, and the move from hunting and gathering to farming. Explore developing technology and inventions, and speculate why these changes occurred.

RE

The Way, The Truth and The Light series

  1. The Transforming Spirit

Pupils will explore:

  • the Disciples of Jesus,
  • the Ascension
  • Pentecost
  • Peter, the Apostle.

2.Called to Serve

Pupils will explore:

  • The Sacrament of Confirmation
  • Sacrament of Marriage
  • Sacrament of Holy Orders
  • And the responses to God’s Call.

ICT

E-safety

Stop-motion animation

PE

Dance

Athletics

Cardiovascular exercise

ART

Drawing and sketching techniques

Curved stitching

Portraits

PHSE

Transition to Secondary School

Financial Literacy

Sex Education

 

 Spring Term 2021

English

                The children will continue to develop their love of reading and writing through a range of rich texts and short films.  They will listen to and write in a range of genres to develop their understanding of the key features (diaries, reports, articles and writing speech).These are some of the key texts for this term: ‘Jabberwocky’ (poetry unit), The Arrival- a fabulous wordless book by Shaun Tan, and The Rain Player ( linked to our History Topic). We will also do some work linked to the award winning ‘Guardian’ advert that depicts the tale of ‘The Three Little Pigs’.

Grammar:

Recognising Word types- Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs

Sentence structure- subject and object, Passive and Active Voice

Writing Style – Formala and Informal writing, Standard and Non -Standard English

Punctuation:

Develop and consolidate basic punctuation from Year 4 and Year 5

Continue to develop correct comma use (avoiding comma splicing)

Introducing-Using colons and semi colons correctly

Spelling

Prefixes- e.g. trans, bi, tri and semi and hyphenating prefixes

Confusing words- words ending in ‘ise’ and ‘ice’

 

Maths  

Number:

Approximating, place value, decimals and written addition. 

Percentages

Algebra

Ratio

 

Measurement

Length, weight and capacity (conversion of units)

Mixed units to decimals

Perimeter, area and volume

 

Statistics

Read, interpret and draw line graphs and pie charts

Circles

 

Science

Light

The children will be taught to:

–              recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines;

–              use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the                   eye;

–              explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to                    our eyes

–              use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.

 

Living things and their habitats

Pupils will be taught to:

  • Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.
  • Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents
  • Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.
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History  The Maya Civilisation

In this topic, the children will explore the secrets of Mayan life. How did the Maya live? Where were they found? What were they known for? The children will learn about how the Maya excelled at architecture, agriculture, pottery, hieroglyph writing and mathematics.

 

RE           The Way, The Truth and The Light series

1.Exploring the Mass

2.Jesus, the Messiah

 

ICT          Word processing

Research

 

Geography      UK and Spain study

Focus on the similarities and differences of these two countries- food, people, history and geography

 

DT           Shadow puppets

Jabberwocky models

 

PE           Cardiovascular exercise

 

ART        Researching famous artists

Drawing and sketching techniques

Comparing and contrasting styles

 

PHSE      E-safety, Well-being, Understanding Mental Health Issues, Keeping Safe