Our Year 6 Curriculum

Why not have a look at our curriculum maps and see what you will be learning this year? Where will our learning journey take you?

Curriculum Map Whole Year Journey – Year 6

Curriculum Overview Year 6 Autumn

Curriculum Overview Year 6 Spring

Curriculum Overview Year 6 Summer

Year 6

Pear Class

Mrs Charlesworth

Favourite colour: Blue

Favourite subject: English

Favourite book: War Horse

Best holiday: Paris

Interesting fact: I have swam in a lake with snakes.

Willow Class

Mrs de Gilbert

Favourite colour: Yellow

Favourite subject: English because I love reading amazing stories and then trying to write my own.

Favourite book: The Raging Quiet

Best holiday: New Orleans because I was able to eat great food and listen to lots of jazz music.

Interesting fact: I have fed a tiger and swam with a shark

Pear Class

Mrs Tait

Favourite colour: Pink

Favourite subject: Art and English

Favourite book: Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Best holiday: Borneo because I got to see orangutans in the wild.

Interesting fact: I have done two sky dives and I have two cats called Bert and Ernie.

Year 6 Teaching Assistants 

Miss Beeton

Miss Lawson

Mrs Satterley

Mrs Brown

Our topic this term is ‘Shang Dynasty’, in which we will be studying the Ancient civilisation of the Shang Dynasty. We will explore where in the world this civilisation existed and investigate how they created silk and Oracle bones.

In Geography, we will explore Asia and Australasia. We will use 6 figure grid references to locate the main countries in Africa, Asia and Oceania. The Curriculum Newsletter outlines further details as to what we will be learning during the Summer Term.

Click on the following links to further explore each of the topics covered in each subject:

Doesn’t Asia and Oceania look amazing? What can you find out about these places?

History- Ancient China and the Shang Dynasty: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z39j2hv

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Shang-Dynasty/353765

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-china/

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/ancient-chinese-dynasties/

Geography- Asia and Australasia:

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/asia-facts.html

https://www.ducksters.com/geography/asia.php

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/oceania-facts.html

In Science, we will be learning about Electricity & Classification – exploring how to build simple circuits. Before we get started, why not do some research of your own? You could even research Carl Linneaus and discover why he was so important to classifying animals.

Electricity:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zj44jxs

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-electricity

Carl Linneaus:

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Carolus-Linnaeus

https://kids.kiddle.co/Carl_Linnaeus

In Religious Education, will be continuing to learn about Hinduism and explore ‘Inspirational People’ of the past and present. Can you think about why someone might be considered to be inspiring? In our topic, we will be learning about Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi and Greta Thunberg. Can you do some of your own investigating into why they are considered to be inspiring people?

Martin Luther King:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkj382/articles/zknmrj6

Mahatma Gandhi:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkj382/articles/z4fwy9q

Greta Thunberg:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/47467038