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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6




Portraits - pupils reproduce a piece of art in the style of Frida Kahlo, focusing on the position and angle of the head. 
Sustainable Art - don't discard it, remake it!  Pupils recreate a landscape of the school using only sustainable items.
Sculptures - pupils learn about Joe Scarborough and create sculptures influenced by his work.  


Pupils are taught computing using the NCCE Teach Computing scheme. This covers: exploring how to communicate and collaborate online; using media to create web pages and 3D models; exploring variables and sensors in programming; introducing spreadsheets to organise and calculate data.

Autumn1 - Communication and collaboration
Autumn 2 - Webpage Creation
Spring 1 - Variables in Games
Spring 2 - Introduction to spreadsheets
Summer 1 - 3D Modelling
Summer 2 - Sensing Movement



Textiles - combining different fabric shapes.  Pupils design and make their own mobile phone carrier.  They use a CAD (computer aided design) program to create a logo which can be ironed onto the fabric case.
Food Technology - children learn about sustainability, culture and seasonality.   They also research information about famous chefs and bakers and create batches of bread with their own creative choice of flavours. 
Electrical Systems - programming, monitoring and control.  This
project is linked closely to the children's work about electricity and light in science and links to coding in computing.  Children use Crumble kits which are programmable controllers for projects such as spinning colour wheels and models of traffic lights. 



Every classroom strives to create and uphold a strong writing culture. By the time children reach Y6, they have been exposed to a range of genres and styles and are practised in discussing and identifying the audience and purpose of a piece of writing. Our writing sessions encourage learners to develop flexibility in making choices about effective vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. We also experiment with ways to structure and develop narrative and non-fiction texts. This is a part of the focus we place on children’s editorial skills; we consistently review and discuss their writing at every stage of the process so that they are considering its effectiveness in terms of vocabulary, structure and impact. 

Genres covered in Y6 writing may include: poetry, speech-writing, stories and narratives in various genres, persuasive texts, reports, dialogues and playscripts, and formal and informal letters.

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How is climate change affecting the world, locally and globally? Our work is based on human geography and the impact the environment has on different populations.
Is trade fair? We consider how the world’s resources are distributed and we learn about the importance of trade links and fair trade. 
Who are Britain's National Parks for? We compare and contrast the various National Parks within the UK and make a visit to the Peak District.  


In Year 6, we learn about the legacy of the Maya, the Sheffield Blitz and its impact on Sheffield and our final topic is on Elizabethan England and the changing power of monarchs from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II.



Areas of study include:

  • Number
    • Place value
    • Addition and subtraction
    • Multiplication and division
    • Fractions
    • Decimals and percentages
    • Ratio
    • Algebra
  • Measurement
    • Converting units
    • Area, perimeter and volume
  • Statistics
  • Geometry
    • Shape
    • Position and direction


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Recycling and expanding vocabulary from Y3, Y4 and Y5; everyday life; homes and houses; playing and enjoying sport; at the funfair and favourites; cafe culture and restaurants.

Children can write and speak about their opinions and give reasons for these.  By the end of KS2, children should be able to communicate for at least four unrehearsed exchanges.   Children extend their written structure by using some common verbs in the present tense and a greater range of adjectives.



The pupils use the Charanga scheme of work and focus on rock music and old school Hip-Hop.  In the summer term, there is the long awaited Y6 Performance at the Montgomery Theatre and the end-of-year leavers' assembly. 

Autumn 1 - Happy
Autumn 2 - Classroom Jazz
Spring 1 - Music and Me
Spring 2 - You've Got a Friend
Summer 1 - Reflect, Rewind and Replay
Summer 2 - Y6 Performance  


Children develop all of the skills that they have acquired throughout key stage one and two and create more varied routines and movements. Athletics plays a big part in the children's learning in preparation for the district athletics competition in the summer.


Autumn 1 - dance; athletics

Autumn 2 - target - golf; invasion - basketball

Spring 1 - OAA team building; invasion - tag rugby

Spring 2 - gymnastics; invasion - hockey

Summer 1 - fitness; net and wall - tennis

Summer 2 - net and wall - volleyball; striking and fielding - rounders



Mental Wellbeing (Health and Wellbeing) – pupils learn about recognising and managing their feelings.
First Aid - pupils learn how to call for help during an emergency, details to give on a 999 call, in addition to some basic first aid for dealing with choking. 
Online Safety – pupils learn about sharing personal information, online protection, consent, stranger danger, bias and the digital media.
Physical Health (Health and Wellbeing) - pupils learn about life routines, healthy eating and hygiene.
Friendship (Relationships) - pupils learn about different types of friendships, anti-bullying, stereotypes and keeping and maintaining friendships healthy.
Family (Relationships) - pupils learn about different types of families and what makes a family, relationships within families and family diversity.
Anti-Racism – pupils learn to define racism, how to recognise racism in different situations, and how to deal with situations they may find themselves in.
Living in wider world (Community) – pupils learn about the make-up of their community, belonging, how to help others, prejudice and finances.
Development and Puberty (Growing Up) - pupils look at how their bodies change, personal hygiene and get ready for the next chapter of their lives (linked to the science curriculum). 


We follow both the Understanding Christianity and Discovery schemes of work for RE. Y6 focus on:

Religion: Islam (Beliefs and Practices - what is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God?; Beliefs and moral values - does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives?)
Religion: Christianity (Incarnation - was Jesus the Messiah? Creation - creation and science: conflicting or complementary? Salvation - what did Jesus do to save human beings?) 


Living Things and their habitats - children learn how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals. They learn how to classify plants and animals based on specific characteristics. 
Light - children learn how light travels in straight lines and that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye. They learn that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes.  Children learn why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them. 
Animals Including Humans  - children learn the main parts of the circulatory system and the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.  They use secondary sources to recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function.  They also learn the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans. 
Electricity - children learn that the brightness of a lamp or volume of a buzzer depends upon the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.  They create their own circuits and compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches. Children learn how to draw circuits and use recognised symbols representing a simple circuit in these diagrams. 
Evolution - children learn that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.  They learn that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but that they vary and are not identical to their parents.  Children identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaption may lead to evolution.