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Warden Hill Junior School

Year 6 Curriculum

Please click here to read a copy of Year 6, Summer Term 1 Curriculum in more detail.

  NB: The following information is subject to change.

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
English

Quality Text
Great Expectations

Grammar
How to use parenthesis – eg dashes, brackets and commas.

Linking ideas across paragraphs using a wide range of adverbials eg on the other hand, consequently

To use a range of layout devices eg sub-headings, bullets, tables

To investigate the use of semi colon, colon and dashes to mark the boundary between independent clauses.

The use of hyphens to avoid ambiguity

Spelling
words ending in    –tious/-cious

Persuasive Writing
Worst Jobs in Victorian Britain

Diary Writing
Diary of a Victorian Child 

Diary Entry
Based on the short film 'Origin'

Grammar
The active and passive voice

Direct and reported speech

Compare formal and informal writing

Expanded noun phrases

Descriptive Writing
Based on 'The Circus Unit'
To use features appropriate for a newsletter (to be published on school website) – Lucas Jet (visiting circus performer)

 Child Poetry
Poem based on 'The Circus Unit'

 

Spelling
adding suffixes –ant –ancy, -ance, -cious, -tious, -tial, -cial and exceptions – sion, -able, -ably –ible, -ibly, -ent, -ency, -ence

Persuasive Text
Letter writing based on the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit'
Write a letter in a similar style based on a ruler or pencil.

Narrative
To write an extended narrative - a portal story

Persuasive Writing
To select vocabulary and grammatical structures required to write a persuasive leaflet, based on an imaginary island.  To exercise an assured and conscious control over levels of formality and use a full range of punctuation from KS2

Grammar
Modal verbs, synonyms and antonyms. Adverbs of manner, degree and frequency

Apostrophes for omission and possession.

Spelling
To investigate the I before e rule and exceptions.

Words containing the letter string – ough.

Writing
To write a letter to convey emotion. Based on the book The Stormkeeper’s Island.

Grammar
Subjunctive mood, past and present progressive tense, active and passive voice.

Persuasive Writing
To select vocabulary and grammatical structures required to write a persuasive leaflet, based on an imaginary island.  To exercise an assured and conscious control over levels of formality and use a full range of punctuation from KS2 (continued from Spring 1)

Spelling
homophones and near homophones




Recount
The Black Hole:
First person recount

Information Text
The Miptor

Grammar
Revision and consolidation of topics covered this and previous years.

Quality Text
Hands and Face of a Vampire – to describe setting and character to build atmosphere

Spelling
Consolidation and revision of spelling rules covered this and previous years.

Informal Letter
The Alchemist’s letter.

Persuasive Writing
Plastic Oceans Letter

Diary
The Long Walk
Fire at Thornfield

Grammar
Revision and consolidation of topics covered this and previous years

Spelling
Consolidation and revision of spelling rules covered this and previous years. 


Class Reader

The Girl Who Walked on Air
(Emma Carroll)

Picture Books to support The Reading Challenge

The Stormkeeper’s Island
(Catherine Doyle)

 Cosmic
(Frank Cottrell-Boyce)
Who Let the Gods Out?
(Maz Evans)
Oranges In No Man’s Land
(Elizabeth Laird)
Cross Curricular Writing 

Non-Chronological Report

Based on Victorian Inspirational People – cross curricular link to history/ RE.

 

Writing
To write a diary entry from the perspective of a Victorian child – following visit to Hitchin Victorian school – cross curricular link to history.

Biography of Nelson Mandela and of an inspirational leader linked to RE.

History
Comparison of rich and poor children in Victorian Times
Reading Challenge
Letter to Author

 




 

Writing
Pandora’s Box – a diary from Pandora’s point of view – cross curricular link with history topic – the Ancient Greeks.

Writing
Extended narrative – a Greek myth – cross curricular links with history topic

Explanation Text
The Battle of the Beaks – cross curricular links with science- inheritance and evolution

Maths

Place Value
Exploring numbers up to 10 000 000, including partitioning, Roman numerals and negative numbers.

Algebra
Simple formulas

 

Statistics
Pie charts and problem solving

 

Times Tables
Recall multiples of 12 in any order, including missing numbers and related

division facts fluently.

Recall multiples of all times tables up to 12x12 in any order, including

missing numbers and related division facts with growing fluency

 

Arithmetic and Core Skills

Reasoning

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Calculations
Four operations

Geometry
Position and Direction
Co-ordinates
Properties of 3D and 2D shapes
Translation

Ratio and Proportion

Measures

Ratio and Proportion
Fractions 
 Geometry
Algebra

Calculation 

Arithmetic and Core Skills

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Calculations
Four operations

Geometry
Position and Direction
Co-ordinates
Properties of 3D and 2D shapes
Translation

Ratio and Proportion

Measures

Geometry
Statistics
Place Value 
Maths Across the Curriculum Victorian Money - Problem Solving Maths Timeline Victorian Dates - 
Problem Solving
King Arthur's Problem Pentominoes

Lunar Park - Budgeting and planning

Flexi Fred - Coordinates

Maths Through Story How Many Jelly Beans
(Andrea Menotti)
Grizzly Gazette 
(Stuart J. Murphy)
Pythagoras and the Ratios
(Julie Ellis)
How Big is a Million?
(Anna Milbourne)
Sold! Terrible Terabytes
Science

 Light

Electricity  Animals, including humans 
Art & Design

 Shoe Sketches

 William Morris
(History/ Maths links)

Black History Month

Fairground Unit (DT)

Frida Kahlo   Miptors
(English/ Science Links)
Greek Vases
(History/DT Links)
Great British Dishes
(DT)
Design
Technology

William Morris
(Art)

Fairground

Frida Kahlo
(Art)
Miptors
(Art)

Burgers
(Maths/ Computing Links)

Greek Vases
(Art)

Great British Dishes
Computing

 Online Safety
Staying Safe online/ making good choices- Super Digital Citizen.

3D Modelling
To construct a digital 3D model of a physical object.

 Online Safety
Secure Sites - Privacy Rules

 

3D Modelling
To construct a digital 3D model of a physical object.

 

Online Safety

Talking Safely Online Private and personal information.


Coding:  Purple Mash

Online Safety
Cyberbullying- Chapter 4 –Tell Kara and the SMART crew. 


Coding:  Purple Mash

  

Online Safety

Online content and its influences- Cyber Cafe - CEOP


Creating Media
Web page creation

Online Safety

Talking Safely online/ Online content and its influences Selling stereotypes.

Creating Media
Web page creation

Geography

Our Local Area

Human and Physical Geography

N/a   Extreme Earth  
History

To study an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils chronological knowledge beyond 1066

What was it like for children living in Victorian Britain?

To develop chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British history.

To establish clear narratives within and across periods of study.

To address and devise historically valid questions about change, cause and similarity and difference, and significance. To construct informed responses that involve selection and organisation of relevant historical information. To understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of resources.

 

Ancient Greece:
 A study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world

To understand historical concepts, i.e. cause and consequence, similarity, differences etc.
 

To gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms.
French

 Classroom Routines

Classroom objects – As-tu ..? 

Items of Clothing/opinions – adding verses to a poem, adapting a paragraph

Revision of family/adjectival agreement, quantifiers

 

 

Revision of J’habite + town/location

Maison a Vendre - types of accommodation + description. Writing  a paragraph using adjectives correctly

Produce paragraph of writing adapting model – identify different text types

Prepositions

Sustain an unrehearsed conversation

Read a short passage and extract detail

Holidays

Aller + dates (months) countries

Future using On va + verb

Types of transport

Revise weather

Write sentences based on a model

Write a programme of activities for a week’s holiday

Anglo French Day
Music Guitars

PE

Invasion Games

 

Dance 

 

Net/Wall Games

Dance 

Athletics


Dance  

Striking and Fielding


Dance 

RE

How and why do some people inspire others?  Examples of Hindus, Jewish people, Muslims and Sikhs

 

Why do some people believe in God and some people not?



How far does faith enable resilience? (Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jewish people, non-religious people, others)

What will make our city/town  a more respectful place? Many different religions and worldviews.


How is faith expressed in Sikh communities and traditions?


 
SEAL/PSHCE

 Theme: Living in the Wider World

New Beginnings (SEAL)

School Values/British Values

Democracy – School Council

Golden Rules - Class Charter

Helping hands

FBV Day

First Aid Day

 

 Online Safety
Staying Safe online/ making good choices- Super Digital Citizen

Theme: Relationships

Kindness/
friendship

Anti-Bullying

Diversity – Interfaith Week

Getting On & Falling Out (SEAL)

FBV Day

Online Safety
Secure Sites - Privacy Rules

Theme:
Health and Wellbeing/
Relationships

Going for Goals (SEAL) – Hugo

FBV Day

 


Online Safety
Talking Safely Online Private and personal information.

Theme:
Health and Wellbeing/
Relationships

Healthy Lifestyle (including Drug/Alcohol Education)

Personal Safety (including how to say no and resist peer pressure)

FBV Day

 

 


Online Safety
Cyberbullying- Chapter 4 –Tell Kara and the SMART crew. 

Theme: Living in the Wider World

Preparation for SATs

FBV Day

 



Online Safety
Online content and its influences- Cyber Cafe - CEOP

Theme: Relationships

Christopher Winter Resource for Y6 Lessons 1, 2 and 4 (not lesson 3)

Theme: Living in the Wider World

Transition to High School

FBV Day


 

Online Safety
Talking Safely online/ Online content and its influences Selling stereotypes.

Fundamental British Values

Democracy

Tolerance

Mutual Respect

Individual Liberty

The Rule of Law

Inspire & Enhance

Hitchin Museum Visit

Macmillan Cake Sale

First Aid Day

French Day

Walk to School Week

Harvest Celebrations

Black History Month

African Mask Workshop.

Poetry Recital (House Activity)

Fitness Challenge

 

Lucas Jett -Circus Performer (English Link)

Spelling Bee (House Activity)

Reading Challenge

Visiting Author

Visit from Library

Local Walk (Geography)

Anti- Bullying Workshop

Interfaith Week

FBV Day- Tolerance

Mathletics Challenge

Bling your Bike (Road Safety)

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Parties

William Morris Virtual Gallery

 

Punctuation Roadshow

FBV- Mutual Respect

Maths (House Activity)

Fitness Challenge

Internet Safety Day

Science Week

Motivational Speaker

World Book Day

Recycling Afternoon

Big Pedal/ Bike it Breakfast

FBV- Individual Liberty

Fitness Challenge

FBV- Rule of Law

Sports Week

Dan the Skipping Man

Fitness Challenge

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration

Caythorpe Manor

Transition Week

Barbecue

Fitness Challenge

Leavers' Performance

Leavers' Day