Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

AutumnTerm 2018

Areas of study for Year 6*



To develop note-taking skills

To write non-chronological reports using appropriate features

To include thought and feelings within a recount

To write a diary entry based on an event

To read and edit pieces of writing

To develop self-editing skills and techniques, including the use of a dictionary

To use a range of punctuation for effect

To use figurative language to enhance description

To read and comment on a range of poetry

To write a poem based on an existing example

To explore English grammar conventions

To develop use of ambitious vocabulary




To read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000

To round numbers to the nearest whole number and decimal place

To add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers using appropriate written methods

To add, subtract, multiply and divide using fractions

To identify improper fractions and mixed numbers and convert between the two

To use decimal fractions to solve problems

To find percentages of amounts

To compare fractions, decimals and percentages

To identify metric units of measures and convert between similar units

To use metric measures to solve problems

To convert between metric and imperial units of measure

To identify prime numbers up to 100

To use Roman Numerals to represent a range of numbers

To identify, use and measure angles up to 360°

To identify and compare the features of common 2D and 3D shapes.




To read and interpret a range of text types and genres

To answer comprehension questions in sufficient detail

To gather and use appropriate evidence from the text

To record notes and use these to comment on a text

To comment on an author’s intention for using words and descriptions





To know that French is spoken in many different countries

To revise greetings and spoken introductions

To describe features within a home town

To compare town and country locations

To know simple prepositions

To know the different terms for weather

To be able to follow simple directions

To give and follow instructions around town




To interpret how music and art depict religious practice and belief




To develop ball handlings skills

To use communication effectively when working as a team

To improve coordination, particularly hand-eye coordination

To increase reaction times when throwing and catching

To develop methods to outwit opponents

To look for space in order to effectively score




Extreme Weather and Geology





To recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines

To explain how our eyes interpret light sources and sees objects

To explain how light is reflected

To measure angles of incidence and reflection

To investigate refraction and how it changes the direction in which light travels

To investigate how a prism changes a ray of light

To explain why shadows have the same shape as the object that casts them



To explain the major scientists and discoveries in the field of electricity

To observe and explain the effects of differencing voltages in a circuit

To create series circuits with multiple components

To use correct symbols when creating circuit diagrams

To make comparison between circuits and suggest how to improve or alter them




Not taught this term



Extreme Weather and Geology

To identify the different types of extreme weather around the world

To explain how hurricanes are formed and how they work

To understand how a tornado is formed

To explore the causes and impact of tsunamis

To explain the causes and impacts of wildfires

To explain the working of thunderstorms and monsoons

To explain the effects of floods

To explain the formation of blizzards and their effects

To investigate the causes of drought around the world

To explain heatwaves and their local and global impacts




To use and understand staff and other forms of musical notation

To play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using voices and percussion instruments.

To name musical symbols and state how many beats they are worth

To perform short pieces of music using musical notation

To perform the national anthem using musical notation

To listen to and appreciate a range of music

To compose an original piece of music and perform it




Excel Spreadsheets


To enter data onto an Excel spreadsheet

To order and present data based on calculations

To add, edit and calculate data

To solve problems using spreadsheets

To plan and calculate a spending budget

To design a spreadsheet for specific purposes

To write a guide for Excel


Art, Design & Technology


To investigate a product and evaluate designs

To create a prototype and improve design

To use a variety of methods to join chosen materials

To evaluate the effectiveness of our designs


To use a range of drawing skills for specific purposes

To use shading, light and tone to improve the realism of a piece of art

*If you require additional information relating to our school curriculum, please ask at the school office or the class teacher.