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Year 6 Curriculum

The Year 6 curriculum is broken down into six key themes, each of which is taught over one half term. Below you can read a summary of what the children experience in each theme. Each learning experience is specifically shaped to build on previous knowledge and to provide lasting memories. We strive to teach a broad and balanced curriculum that stimulates and challenges pupils to enable them to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding relevant to life in the 21st century.

Our curriculum drivers are embedded in everything that we do.

RESILIENCE means not giving up/persisting; having a positive view of oneself as a learner, managing distractions.
RESOURCEFULNESS means using your initiative and a range of strategies; being independent.
REFLECTION means thinking about your own learning; planning your work; assessing your own work. 
RELATIONSHIPS means you can learn effectively in a group; know when to work in a pair, group or alone. 

  • IT'S A KIND OF MAGIC

    IT'S A KIND OF MAGIC

    This half term we delve into the first 'Harry Potter' book and the world of wizardry. It's always a popular topic, especially as there's a trip to the Warner Bros Studio! We explore magic and entertainment in the past, and take a closer look at the famous Harry Houdini.
  • POLITICS & PARLIAMENT

    POLITICS & PARLIAMENT

    This theme looks at the history of Parliament. Children explore key historical figures such as Guy Fawkes and Emmeline Pankhurst. They explore the causes and impact of the English Civil War. Year 6 also learn about law and governance within the UK, and they debate the importance of democracy and their right to vote in the future.
  • BEAT IT!

    BEAT IT!

    In this science themed half term, children explore the circulatory system in detail. Numerous investigations allow children to explore how human hearts work and artwork presents a chance to get closer to this important organ! They learn about the components of blood and even learn some basic first aid skills.  
  • WILD WATER

    WILD WATER

    This theme teaches children about the rivers, seas and lakes of the world. Building on previous learning, they zoom in on the local evironment and study nearby rivers and waterways through field trips and classwork. Naturally, children explore the impact of climate change on the world's waterways and seas, and they learn about the small adjustments that we can make as a global citizens.
  • EARTH 'MATTERS'

    EARTH 'MATTERS'

    This is a geography based theme which focusses on mountains. It is a great opportunity to build on previous knowledge from other themes, particularly matters relating to the human impacts on the landscape. Children study local hills and mountains as well as mountainous regions worldwide. In art and design technology, children get to test their construction skills by building bridges and making 3D representations of the local terrain.
  • THE NATURAL WORLD

    THE NATURAL WORLD

    Year 6 finish the term with a theme that encourages them to look at wildlife and the natural world. Having studied mountains and waterways across the globe, children now get the opportunity to zoom in on different habitats and to see where animals choose to settle and make their home. They think about Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and try classification for themselves.