Year 6 Curriculum Map

 

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

Additional Unit

RE

Progression in RE (PDF)

Autumn 1 PDF
Autumn 2 PDF
Spring 1 PDF

The ways in which love of neighbour can be shown at home, at church, locally and globally

The gift of the Holy Spirit which are given to individuals and groups for the service of the whole community

The Christian values which inform love of neighbour and oneself.

Key imagery that speaks of Jesus in Old and New Testament Holy Orders Be able to name the Sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony and to explain their significance in their own words

Matrimony

The Eucharist

Confirmation

The Resurrection (Easter Sunday) as a sign of love, sacrifice and the source of new life 

Gospel accounts of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the transformation of the Apostles

The life and growth of the first Christian communities – Responsibility to do good.

Use of Scripture in prayer

Lectio Divina-

-what does it say

-what is the passage saying to you? What phrase will you remember?

-what do I want to say to God based on this?

-Contemplation- see as God sees

Consciousness Examen (or ‘Examen’)

Our relationship with God to be developed through the practice of the Examen

Ways of taking part in the life and worship of the domestic and local Church  

Ongoing

A variety of prayers and prayer forms, formal and informal used for personal and community prayer.

English

See separate document: English Curriculum Map

Reading Scheme of Learning PDF

Writing Scheme of Learning PDF

Mathematics

See separate document: Mathematics Scheme of Learning

Science

1.Recap on organ systems previously taught - digestive (Y4), skeletal and muscular (Y3) introduction to overall role of circulatory system

MRS GREN

2. Function of the heart

3. Blood and nutrient transport

4. SI - impact of exercise on body

5. Effects of diet and drugs on the heart

6. Circulatory system comparison - different animals versus humans (stretch and challenge/ recap core content if needed) link back to Y1 animal classification

Materials

Content currently under review.  It will be revealed the half term before it is due to be taught.

Energy

Content currently under review.  It will be revealed the half term before it is due to be taught.

Plants

Content currently under review.  It will be revealed the half term before it is due to be taught.

Forces

Content currently under review.  It will be revealed the half term before it is due to be taught.

Habitats

Content currently under review.  It will be revealed the half term before it is due to be taught.

 

TOPIC Theme

World War 2 The New World Extreme Earth

History & Geography

Sustainable Energy (connecting classrooms) Mediterranean Europe WWI WWII Biomes - desert and tropical rainforest Post War Britain  

Art

Painting – watercolours Improve and develop mastery of art techniques. Assessing and reviewing work against criteria. Artists, architects and designers in history Look at art, craft and design work from different times and cultures and use this to help develop own work. Sculpture Independently plan and create sculpture incorporating form, pattern and texture. Use a wide range of tools and refine skills. Use imagination and experience to influence work. Evaluate own work using artistic language. Drawing Further develop the use of a sketch book to record observations and use them to review and revisit ideas. Develop techniques in the use of media and experiment with the effect it has on the texture, form shape and space.

DT

Planning, Practical skills and techniques With greater independence select tools and equipment suitable for the task. Select materials and components suitable for the task. Explain and justify the choice of materials and components according to functional properties and aesthetic quality. Accurately measure, mark out, cut and shape materials and components. Generate innovate ideas drawing on research. Planning, Practical skills and techniques With greater independence select tools and equipment suitable for the task. Select materials and components suitable for the task. Explain and justify the choice of materials and components according to functional properties and aesthetic quality. Accurately measure, mark out, cut and shape materials and components. Generate innovate ideas drawing on research. Own ideas and products Identify the strengths and areas for development in their ideas and products. Consider the views of others, including intended users, to improve their work. Evaluate their ideas and products against their original design specification. Critically evaluate the quality of the design, manufacture and fitness for purpose of their products as they design and make. Technical knowledge Making products work Apply understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures. Understand and use mechanical systems in their products. For example gears, pulleys, cams, leavers and linkages. How to reinforce and strengthen a 3D framework. Generating, developing, modelling and communicating ideas Share and clarify ideas through discussions and presenting ideas. Model ideas using prototypes and pattern pieces. Use annotated sketches, cross section drawings and exploded diagrams to develop and communicate their ideas. Use computer aided design to develop and communicate their ideas.

Modern

Foreign

Languages

Our School

  • Places around the school
  • Everyday school routines
  • School subjects
  • Telling the time

Making statements (about the school environment and everyday school routines)

  • Making statements about break time activities, with reference to the past
  • Telling the time using half hours, quarter-hours and 24-hour clock notation

Then and Now

  • Comparison of modern day settlements with those from a period in the past
  • Descriptions (of a town) 
  • Writing a guide for tourists 
  • Making statements (about places in a town)
  • Asking questions (about places in a town)
  • Giving a description (of a town)
  • Saying the year,

Creating a Café 

  • Drinks, snacks and ice creams Quantities (of food and drink)
  • Transactional language for a café
  • Seeking clarification of meaning

At the theme park

  • Entertainment
  • Money
  • Making statements about a visit to a theme park, referring to the past
  • Expressing an opinion about what a theme park ride was like
  • Using adjectives to add interest and detail to a description

What is in the news?

  • Celebration and consolidation of learning
  • Looking at Spanish newspapers
  • Writing a newspaper article 
  • Making statements (about columns in a newspaper)
  • Expressing and justifying opinions

Our World

  • Continents and rivers of the world
  • Study of a non-fiction text
  • Understanding and naming continents
  • Making statements (about rivers and their geographical features)
  • Making a weather forecast
 

PHSE

See separate document: PHSE Curriculum Map

PE

Curriculum Map PDF

GamesRugby

Gymnastics Dance GamesTennis O & A Athletics Games Cricket

Music

To use and understand stave and other musical notations

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music

Outcome - to combine musical symbols and dynamics to create melodies. To record standard notation on a blank stave (treble clef and bass cleff) using 5 or more notes.

To use and understand stave and other musical notations

Experiment with, create select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music

Outcome - to show confidence, thoughtfulness and imagination in selecting sounds and dynamics to convey an idea.

To use and understand stave and other musical notations.

To play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts combining the use of their voices with playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.

Outcome - to read/ interpret dynamics and play songs with confidence.

Create music reflecting given stimulus and record using standard notation and chords.

To appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

To develop an understanding of the history of music.

Classical –Vivaldi Swing – Frank Sinatra Rock n roll - Elvis Modern - Adele

Outcome - to use musical vocabulary confidently to describe music.

Use knowledge of how lyrics reflect cultural context and have social meaning to enhance own compositions.

To play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.

Outcome - to sing in tune with accurate phrasing, breathing and range of dynamics in order to sing in time with others. (unison, rounds and 2 part harmony)

To play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

Outcome - to Perform in solo/ ensemble contexts using a variety of techniques, confidently, expressively and in tune. Improvise using 5 notes of the pentatonic scale, experimenting with tempo, duration and texture.

 

Educational

Visits and

Showcase

World War 2 blitz watercolours Mayan masks Volcano models

Ongoing Themes

RE

Learn about the value of sharing, showing respect and care for others. A variety of prayers and prayer forms, formal and informal used for personal and community prayer.

Science During Years 5 and 6, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content:

  • planning enquiries, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary
  • taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision
  • recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, bar and line graphs, and models
  • reporting findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations of results, explanations involving causal relationships, and conclusions
  • presenting findings in written form, displays and other Presentations
  • using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests
  • using simple models to describe scientific ideas identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.

Music

To develop and understanding of dynamics and begin to use terminology to describe a range of music styles. To perform with confidence

Design and Technology

pupils should know:

About inventors, designers, engineers, chef and manufacturers who have developed ground-breaking products.

Our approach to the planning and delivery of our curriculum is centered in the philosophy of developing young people with the necessary skills and knowledge to leave this year group in order to succeed in the next. Curriculum scheme of learning are organised in a systematic and progressive manner to ensure that each learning opportunity given to our children builds effectively on prior learning and knowledge. Should you require more information on the curriculum in our school please contact the school office.