Year Six

Year 6

In Year 6, our school curriculum includes: consolidation and application of our red-lines; the continued development of attitudes and attributes; the ‘Come & See’ National Project for Religious Education; and, the 2014 National Curriculum. This curriculum is delivered through modules, both core and broadening, that address the prime areas of Religious Education, English, Maths and Science. The modules do not indicate lengths of time, but rather gather related themes. Within each module, the learning in the prime areas is uncovered, practiced and explored in the specific subject area and also through gaining, using and applying the knowledge, skills and understanding of other subjects of the NC, some of which will be taught discretely.

In History:

  • the Napoleonic Wars as a significant turning point in British History;
  • the influence of Ancient Greece on the Western World in history.

In Geography:

  • the comparison of human and physical geography of Brazil and the UK.

In French (Modern Foreign Language):

  • reading, translating and writing for a purpose.

In Computing:

  • logical reasoning in composing and debugging programmes;
  • understanding networks in order to evaluate their content.

In Design & Technology

  • to mitigate the negative impact of humans on the wider environment;
  • develop an enterprising ‘app’.

In Art:

  • develop figurative drawing in sport;
  • the craft of appliqué;
  • the Gothic and neo-Gothic revival in architecture.

In Music:

  • Voice: KS2 choral ensemble.
  • Instrument: Ukulele – tablature notation.
  • Appreciation: contemporary classical music – serialism, electronic, experimental, minimalist.

In Physical Education:

  • the game of tag-rugby;
  • dancing as a ‘Flash Mob’;
  • an outdoor and adventurous study;
  • The effect of sustained exercise.

Some aspects of these subjects will be taught discretely and others will form the contexts for learning in the prime areas, but all can be supported through research and conversation at home, and visits that family may enjoy during the year.

Red lines of learning

By year six, children should be using fluently all of the skills below in their learning at home and school.

RE Physical/ handwrite Read Write Maths Science
Know that God loves each one of us  Hold pencil Phase 1 phonics;read own name Write own name Name numbers; sorting Demonstrate curiosity
Offer praise, thanksgiving and petition prayerfully about own life  Dressing independently; correct formation of all cursive letter Phase 4 phonics;read 48 phonemes Spell 48 graphemes Count & group objects, read, write and order numbers to 20 Ask an ‘enquiry question’ and pursue
Can recite individually the ‘Our Father’ Controlled cutting; cursive script Phonics phase 5;read 100 key words Spell 100 key words; simple sentences Know all number facts + and – within 20 Accurately describe observations
Retell the Christmas and Easter stories Physical control (strong sitting) Phonics phase 6;fluent reader Sequence sentences Know all table facts to 12×12 Cause and effect – make comparative statements
Find texts using Biblical referencing Printing of labels . . . Comprehend range of texts Framing ideas Fluency with base 10 number system Predict because of observation and theory e.g. apply to a new situation (I think x will happen because…)
Identify the symbols of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation Fluent (quick & accurate) writing (65 letters per minute) Skim & scan speed reading Précis  Accurate use of written calculations for  4 operations Fair testing – evidenced and communicated using scientific vocabulary and conventions

The attitudes and attributes that our children will be encouraged to develop this year include: