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Year 6

Summer Term


Text Programming:
Pupils will be using Microsoft Small Basic to program.
They will be coding inputs and outputs and constructing different programs.

Pupils will be using SketchUp to create different models in 2D and 3D formats.


Learn musical notes on a keyboard, practising tunes.
Improvise with confidence and apply performance skills.

Art - Comic Books:
Create and draw their own protagonist and/or antagonist, bringing them to life in their own unique comic book page.
Delve into the history and core elements of comics and animated illustrations throughout history.

Design Technology – Fabric:
Make a small bag to showcase sewing machine skills and hand embellish (include a fastener).

STEM - Rocket & Rocket Science:
Pupils look into all the parts of a rocket, how they fly and then create their own through a range of different practical elements and test processes.

Food Tech:
Understand a balanced diet and how to improve diets.
Use vegetable knives to learn basic skills and cutting techniques.
Make savoury and sweet recipes using the ‘rub in’ method.


We will be looking at mental health and how to take care of our own mental well-being.
We will talk about the cycle of grief and the different causes of grief or loss.
We will talk about people who can try to control us or have power over us.
We look at online safety, learning to judge if something is safe and helpful.
We learn how to communicate in a positive and safe way online.
We also look at changes in the body during puberty and how this affects our relationships.


In April/May, we will be preparing for SATs.
After this, we will be studying the novels Skellig and Kensuke’s Kingdom.

In the first half term, we will be studying the novel Skellig, which will include writing a dialogue and a biography of Charles Darwin.
After half term, we will be writing a story inspired by the short film, ‘Road’s End’.
We will also be creating non-chronological reports linked to the planet Pandora.

Spelling & Handwriting:
We will be focusing on spelling plurals and the year 5/6 common exception words.


In Town and at the Cafe:
Conclude learning of places in a town, developing further by giving opinions.
Second half term learn new vocab linked to French cafés, including food and drink.


The Galápagos Islands:
Pupils will be learning about the Galápagos Islands and their unique features.
They will be learning about volcanic land formations and how eco-tourism is helping to protect fragile ecosystems around the world.


The Tudors:
Pupils will be learning about how power changed throughout the Tudor monarchs.
They will be using sources of evidence to consider contrasting arguments and interpretations of each of the Tudor monarchs and consider the implications on this period of time as well as modern life.


In preparation for their SATs, pupils will be revising all of the units covered within Key Stage 2.
This will start with formal written methods of the four operations.
Pupils will be exploring shape and measurement, revising algebra, ratio and proportion and practising converting and finding the equivalents for fractions, decimals and percentages.

After SATs, pupils will be completing projects that use their arithmetic and problem solving skills.
Our final half term will involve preparing pupils for their transition into secondary school, ensuring pupils feel confident with all areas of the KS2 maths curriculum.


Activities to develop confidence and expertise, providing opportunity to develop resilience and a commitment to improve.

Kwik Cricket & Rounders:
Work collaboratively to apply defence and attack tactics.
Compare and improve performance.
Develop fluency in running, throwing and catching skills and technique.

Play in singles and doubles games, developing skills in serving and a variety of shots.


Pupils will be learning about the main beliefs of Muslims, how these compare to other religions and how Muslims live a good life.


Evolution & Inheritance:
Pupils will be learning about evolution and inheritance.
They will investigate how evolution and natural selection has affected animals and plants over millions of years and how fossils prove the existence of this theory.

Looking After Our Environment:
Pupils will be learning about looking after our environment.
They will learn about climate change and how this affects the world around us.