Year 6 – Curriculum Overview
Year 6 is a year in which pupils begin to become more independent, explore new opportunities, and take on more responsibilities in preparation for life in the next phase of their education. Our extensive curriculum and tailored activities ensure this type of personal growth is fostered and getting them prepared for the SATs examination during the Summer term.
In English we examine a wide range of literature from different authors including poetry. Lessons are sometimes formal, sometimes innovative as this gives the pupils a broad skills base – we may study apostrophes one day and be involved in role play the next. We like the variety!
All areas of the maths curriculum are covered according to the National Curriculum. There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ maths lesson here: it may be that we use the Smartboard, individual whiteboards, a wide variety of mathematical resources or formal textbooks. Basic skills are given importance and these are then put to practical use in investigations, for example, pupils may be asked to design a theme park.
A popular aspect of increased responsibility for Year 6 is to become a volunteer helper for the younger children. This can involve anything from painting with Foundation Stage children to being a buddy to a KS1 child.
Long Term Plan