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Overview of the Curriculum - Year 6


Welcome to Year 6
We hope you find the following information useful
General Information
During the year, the last year at primary school, your child will be working with Mr Dent, Mrs McBride, Mrs Sunderland and Mrs Barkley.
Your child will act as a 'Buddy' for Reception children and will take them to assembly each week and play with them at least once a week during breaks.
P.E - Tuesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor/outdoor)
Class spelling tests are on a Friday.                   Table tests - Tuesday
Library - Thursday
Mrs Sunderland will offer extra support with spellings and literacy on Tuesdays
The children are expected to read most nights, both for pleasure and for reading development (own choice reading books and from the school's Oxford Reading Tree Scheme ORT)
Own choice books are changed as and when required. ORT scheme books are changed every 3/4 weeks.
Music - Violin - Thurs (am)            Flute - Wed (am)
  • Apply knowledge of morphology and etymology when reading new words
  • Read and discuss a broad range of texts
  • Read books structured in different ways; read for a range of purposes
  • Recommend books to others
  • Identify and discuss themes and conventions and make comparisons
  • Learn a wider range of poetry by heart
  • Prepare poems/plays to read aloud and perform
  • Check for sense and ask questions to improve understanding
  • Draw inference and make predictions
  • Summarise main ideas
  • Identify how structure and presentation contribute to meaning
  • Discuss authors' use of language
  • Distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
  • Discuss books they read and hear
  • Explain and discuss their understanding, including through formal presentations and debates 
  • Justify their views
  • Spell: words with prefixes, suffixes and silent letters; homophones and other confusing words; using knowledge of morphology and etymology
  • Use a thesaurus/dictionary to check meanings/spellings
  • Write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed
  • Plan writing: to suit audience and purpose; noting and developing initial ideas; considering how authors develop characters and settings
  • When writing: select appropriate grammar and vocabulary; use linking, organisational and presentational devices; in narratives use dialogue and develop character, setting and atmosphere
  • Précis longer passages
  • Assess effectiveness of own and others' writing and propose changes to enhance effect and clarify meaning
  • Check writing for: correct and consistent tenses; subject/verb agreement; distinction between spoken/written language; appropriate register; correct spelling and punctuation
  • Perform own compositions
  • Understand formal language structures, including subjunctive
  • Use: expanded noun phrases; modal and passive verbs; relative clauses
  • Use: commas and hyphens to avoid ambiguity; brackets, dashes and commas for parenthesis; semicolons, colons or dashes between independent clauses; colons in lists; punctuation of bullet points
  • Learn and use relevant grammar and terminology
Spoken language
  • Listen and respond appropriately
  • Ask relevant questions
  • Build vocabulary
  • Articulate and justify own ideas
  • Describe, explain and narrate for different purposes; express feelings
  • Participate actively in conversations
  • Speculate, hypothesise and explore ideas
  • Speak clearly and fluently in Standard English
  • Take part in discussions, presentations, performances, role-play, improvisations and debates
  • Keep listeners interested
  • Explore different viewpoints
  • Communicate effectively using appropriate register
  • Numbers to 10 million: read, write, order, compare; know place value; round to a given degree of accuracy
  • Use negative numbers in context; calculate intervals across zero
  • Multiply and divide numbers up to four digits by a two-digit whole number using formal written methods; interpret remainders
  • Perform challenging mental calculations
  • Identify common factors, common multiples and primes
  • Use order of operations
  • Use estimation to check answers
  • Simplify, compare and order fractions
  • Use equivalents to add and subtract fractions
  • Multiply simple fractions together and divide fractions by whole numbers
  • Associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents
  • Know place value to three decimal places; multiply and divide numbers by 10,100 and 1000
  • Multiply one-digit numbers with up to two dp by whole numbers
  • Use written division for answers with up to two dp
  • Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Solve problems involving all aspects of number, including multi-step problems
Ratio and proportion
  • Solve problems involving: relative sizes of two quantities; percentages; similar shapes; unequal sharing and grouping
  • Use simple formulae
  • Generate and describe linear number sequences
  • Express missing number problems algebraically
  • Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns
  • Enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables
  • Use a range of measures and conversions, using decimals up to three dp
  • Convert between miles and kilometres
  • Know that shapes with the same area can have different perimeters and vice versa
  • Use area and volume formulae
  • Calculate area of triangles and parallelograms
  • Calculate, estimate and compare volumes of cubes and cuboids
  • Draw 2D shapes given dimensions and angles
  • Describe and build simple 3D shapes
  • Classify shapes by properties
  • Understand circle terminology
  • Know and use angle rules to find unknown angles
  • Describe positions on full coordinate grid
  • Translate and reflect shapes using all four quadrants
  • Use pie charts and line graphs to solve problems
  • Calculate mean averages