Y6 Curriculum Information

Term: Summer 2024


Home Learning

Home Learning is set twice a week. Tasks will be posted on Google Classroom.

Mondays: Maths is set and submitted by Wednesday.
Thursdays: English is set and submitted by Monday.

You should be practising your spellings, rapid recall target and times tables daily, as well as reading for at least 10 minutes.

Please continue to encourage your child to read EVERY DAY and access a variety of authors and genres of writing - reading underpins all areas of the curriculum.

If you need advice about books and authors please contact one of the Y6 team. 

Spellings should be practised via Spelling Shed, and a paper copy will also be sent home at the start of each half term.



Children should all now be very confident in all their times tables (up to the 12 times table). Children must be able to answer related questions quickly and fluently. Please practise these at home with your child on a daily basis.

Maths No Problem will be used throughout Year 6 and the children will be continuing to use Rapid Recall to develop and consolidate mental maths skills. 

Most Maths No Problem chapters include problem solving activities where children will be consolidating and extending their use and understanding of bar modelling method. All children will be expected to complete reasoning challenges related to the topic of study. 

Rapid Recall will be given out weekly. Rapid Recall is very important to practise as an arithmetic paper is included as part of the SATs tests at the end of the year.


This term children will be learning about:

Volume: In this chapter, pupils will be developing their understanding of volume as it relates to cubes and cuboids.

Geometry: Pupils will be investigating angles on their own, in word problems and in shapes. They will be looking at vertically opposite angles; angles in triangles and quadrilaterals; investigating the parts of a circle; and will spend some time drawing quadrilaterals before moving onto triangles.

Position and movement: In this chapter, pupils work with polygons on coordinate grids. They differentiate between translation and reflection before moving on to express movement using algebra.

Graphs and Averages: In this chapter, pupils will learn to present and interpret information in different ways. It begins with lessons exploring the mean, but also briefly looking at other ways of showing averages. They will be showing information on different types of graph. Pupils will revise bar graphs, pictograms and tables, then spend several lessons drawing, reading and interpreting pie charts before moving on to line graphs.

Negative numbers: This is a short chapter on adding and subtracting negative numbers.


This half term, children will be studying Macbeth by William Shakespeare which is told through a series of animated clips by the BBC. There are various opportunities to meet Key Stage 2 National Curriculum requirements, including study of a significant author, reading techniques such as prediction, drawing inferences, clarification and summary; and drama and writing opportunities - including poetry performance, descriptive writing, persuasive writing, letter writing, and poetry.

Children will also explore, The Dam by David Almond. During this topic the children will: draw inferences about characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions; To explore themes and issues; and develop and sustain ideas through discussion. They will also develop creative responses to the text through drama, storytelling and artwork, and write in role in order to explore and develop empathy for characters. Also, they will write with confidence for real purposes and audiences.

Later in the term, children will be reading Fire, Bed and Bone. This text will introduce pupils to a novel this raises serious issues for discussion and brings an important historical event alive. It will allow them to develop their responses to a book through discussion .


Throughout the half term, the grammar, punctuation and spellings expectations for Year 6 will continue to be taught and revised. As listed in Appendix 1 and 2 of the Year 6 programme of study for English. 



In our Destination Reader lessons, the children will continue to explore Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone. They will combine a range of reading strategies (inferring, clarifying, summarising, questioning, making connections, and evaluating). The will practice answering a range of comprehension questions related to these skills while also developing their reading stamina



We follow the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work. Each topic usually lasts for four weeks. We begin by exploring what each topic means to us before moving on to how it relates to religion and the gospels.

 Topic 7: Witnesses

Know and understand:

The courage to be a witnesses - Explore

Pentecost: The Holy Spirit enables people to witness the Easter message - Reveal

Acquire the skills of assimilation, celebration and application of the above – Respond



 Topic 8: Reconciliation 

Know and understand:

When people become sick and need care - explore

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick - Reveal

Acquire the skills of assimilation, celebration and application of the above – Respond

Topic 9 - CAFOD - Common Good

Know and understand:

Justice for the good of all - explore

The work which Christians do for the common good of all

Catholic Social Teaching

Throughout the year, OLM focuses on different elements of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). Each half term we look at a different theme and discuss what each one means:

Autumn 1 - Care of Creation

Autumn 2 - Preferential Option for the Poor

Spring 1 - Solidarity and Peace

Spring 2 - Community and Participation

Summer 1 - Dignity of Workers

Summer 2 - Human Dignity

The Wider Curriculum


Animals inlcuding humans:

Children will be able to:

-Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.

-recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans. 



 London and Migration through time:

Tudor London: In this unit, children will learn about Tudor London: rich and poor, powerful and powerless, women and men, similarities and differences across society, religion and culture. Black Tudors - How did a historian uncover the silent hidden voices of Britain’s black Tudors past?

18th and 19th Century London: 

In this unit, children will learn about key events linking London in the 18th and 19th century with the rest of the world. How has London been linked with civilisations throughout the world?). How were powerful people in England involved in trade, colonialism, empire and the trade in enslaved people these centuries? How were places and people in London connected with this?


 No Geography focus this term.


Design and Technology:

Structures: playgrounds

By the end of this unit children will:

  • Create five apparatus designs, applying the design criteria to their work.
  • Make suitable changes to their work after peer evaluation.
  • Make roughly three different structures from their plans using the materials available.
  • Complete their structures, improving the quality of their rough versions and applying some cladding to a few areas.
  • Secure their apparatus to a base.
  • Make a range of landscape features using a variety of materials which will enhance their apparatus.




Creating media: 3D modelling:

During this topic, Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of using a computer to produce 3D models.

 Programming: Sensing movement:

This unit is the final KS2 programming unit and brings together elements of all the four programming constructs: sequence from Year 3, repetition from Year 4, selection from Year 5, and variables (introduced in Year 6 – ‘Programming A’). It offers pupils the opportunity to use all of these constructs in a different, but still familiar environment, while also utilising a physical device — the micro:bit.


The popularity of social networking sites is growing. It is important for children to know how to protect themselves and behave responsibly when they are part of an online community. Their profile is who they are online. When they choose a nickname and profile picture it is important to remember it will be viewed by strangers. Online, it is not safe to give personal information away because even friends might not be who they say they are.

Children must use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.


Children may wear their PE kit and trainers on PE days only. Please do provide a pair of warm jogging bottoms for the kit as most sessions will be outside. Please do make sure your child’s kit is in line with the school uniform policy.



Each class will have a have a weekly music lesson with Ms Edwards every week.



Each class will have a have a weekly French lesson with Ms Wolton every week.


Useful sites:

 The BBC Bitesize website is worth having a look at for interactive games to support your child's learning: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Oak National Academy also has some fantastic resources to support your child's learning: https://www.thenational.academy/

SATS information: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-key-stage-2-tests