Year 6 Curriculum

Find out what your child will learn in Year 6 at Truro Prep School.

 

To view an extended plan for the English Curriculum, please click here.

Autumn

Spring

Summer

English

Autumn

1st Half of Term
Fiction – characters; fiction – viewpoints; fiction – dialect and fiction – dialogue

2nd Half of Term
Non-fiction – newspaper reports; summarising and note-taking; report writing; diaries – autobiographical writing; biographical writing and a creating presentation or speech.

Spring

1st Half of Term
Classic Novel; Year 6 Diplomas Presentations (work completed in Autumn 2nd Half); fantasy genre; letter writing and poetry analysis

2nd Half of Term
Classic poetry; diary writing and fiction – viewpoints.

Summer

1st Half of Term
Revision: Non Fiction texts; persuasive writing; discursive writing; explanatory writing; narrative writing and report writing

2nd Half of Term
Extended non-fiction writing tasks.

Mathematics

Autumn

Strands of mental and written addition and subtraction.

Mental and written multiplication and division.

Spring

Number and place value.

Measurement.

Geometry – properties of shapes, position and direction.

Statistics.

Summer

Fractions, ratio and proportion.

Decimals and percentages and their equivalence to fractions.

Problem solving, reasoning and algebra.

Science

Autumn

Changing Materials.

Body Systems.

Spring

White Light and reflection.

Classification.

 

Summer

Electricity and Energy.

Drugs and Diseases.

Humanities

Autumn

The nature and impact of World War I and how it lead to World War II.

Are we damaging our world?

What can we learn about Judaism from some of their festivals?

Spring

What was important to our local Victorians?

Is our country changing?

Who was John Wesley?

Easter

Summer

Summer Project – France.

New beginnings.

Design Technology

Autumn

A range of projects using clay, plastics, wood, metal and electrical components.

Pupils will model and design one of their projects on computer producing presentation and dimensioned working drawings and will use some of these as patterns and full size templates in the production of their project.

Spring

Use of moulds and formers.

Introduction to industrial processes such as vacuum forming.

Summer

How to incorporate a variety of components to make functioning finished projects.

French

Autumn

Building on last year’s knowledge to embed their understanding, we will revise greetings and personal information, the alphabet, numbers and high frequency phonics.

Spring

The children will then learn to talk about their town, family, pets, hobbies and food getting them ready to order food in France.

Summer

They will learn the concepts of masculine and feminine, plural and how to place adjectives correctly. They will start writing short paragraphs.

ICT

Autumn

Children will continue to develop their understanding of programming and debugging using Scratch.

Spring

They will then extend their knowledge of the fundamentals of visual coding and problem solving using other programming languages.

 

Summer

They will learn how to create their own Flappy game; they will create a game guided by an online tutorial using Touch Develop; they will use Xcode to make a simple game and then create a simple app for Android.

Art

Autumn

Pupils work towards their Diploma Show in Year 6.

Developing  a greater understanding of concepts and meanings in art, through looking at a wide range of artists.

Use of the sketchbook.

An experimental portrait project using print, drawing, collage, photography and paint.

Spring

An abstract sculpture project exploring varied methods of developing ideas using drawing, clay maquettes, photography, collage, mixed media, clay and wire.

Summer

A screen print project using cut stencils.

Drama

Autumn

Activities to develop stagecraft, movement and vocal technique.

Spring

Audition and rehearsal – working towards a performance.

Summer

End of year production.

Music

Autumn

‘Stars, hide your fires.’

 

This unit develops and demonstrates children’s ability to take part in a class performance with confidence, expression and control.

 

Pupils will also learn about setting a mood for a particular theme and learn how music can achieve this using simple instruments

Singing Skills Rhythm Syllables

WW1 Songs & Music

Pachelbel Canon

Spring

‘Lights! Camera! Action!’

Pupils will explore the world of film orchestral music and block-buster theme tunes, including Hollywood and Bollywood music. They will explore film character musical motifs, and themes.

Pupils will create their own story plot and characters, composing theme tunes for each character.  They will understand, review and evaluate a variety of famous film themes.

Rhythm Syllables

Singing Skills

Exploring Sound Sources

Exploring Lyrics

Summer

Pupils will develop and rehearse performance skills through a selection of topics based on Musical theatre.

They will study historical aspects of Musical Theatre through to present day performances.

As part of this topic, pupils will also rehearse and perform their Year 6 production in conjunction with the Drama department.

Year 6 Production

Song Compositions

Matchmaker

PE

Autumn

Health Related Fitness.

Hockey.

Gymnastics.

Spring

Multi- Sports.

Racket Sports.

Athletics.

Summer

Athletics.

Striking and Fielding.

Games

Autumn

Hockey (Girls).

Rugby (Boys).

Spring

Football (Boys).

Netball (Girls).

Summer

Cricket (All).

Rounders (All).

PSHE

Autumn

Health and wellbeing:

Pupils should be taught :

  1. What is meant by a healthy lifestyle
  2. How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing and how to manage risks to these
  3. Ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
  4. How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources to help with this
  5. About managing change, such as puberty (Y6 only)
  6. How to respond in an emergency

Spring

Relationships:

Pupils should be taught :

  1. How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social and cultural contexts
  2. How to recognise and manage emotions in a range of relationships
  3. How to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
  4. How to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help.
  5. How to respect equality and diversity in relationships

Summer

Living in the wider world:

Pupils should be taught :

  1. About respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
  2. About rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately citizens
  3. About different groups and communities
  4. To respect equality and to be a productive member of a diverse community
  5. About the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
  6. About where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively.
  7. A basic understanding of enterprise