John Stainer

Year 6 Curriculum Map

Click on the links below to find out more about the topics we cover each term.

Autumn

Subjects

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

English

Poetry; personification, humorous poems, limericks, riddles

Quality Texts: Shakespeare’s Macbeth

The Watertower by Gary Crew narrative unit

Non-fiction: Biographies

Black History unit on Harriet Tubman

Non-chronological reports, Brochures and Letter Writing linked to Kingswood

Narrative: Greek Myths and Legends

Performance Poetry – Medusa by Carol Ann Duffy

 

Mathematics

Place value

Four operations

 

Fractions

Geometry – position and direction

Science

The nature library

 

 

Everything changes

DT

 

Textiles

Computing

Programmers

 

Big Data Experts

Geography

 

Map work of Europe

Invasion and defence – Battle of Marathon

Longitude and Latitude

Mountain and Coastal Features

History

The Ancient Greeks

When and where they lived, importance of city states and their types of government.

Warfare and weaponry.

Understanding whether the Battle of Marathon was a great success for Greece.

Greek Gods and their role in society.

 

Art

Drawing:  Sketching and shading techniques

3D objects and real life sketching.

Drawing texture.

The work of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

Drawing:  The human form

Movement in the human form

The work of Degas’ dancers

Whole school Art project “Advendture” linked to Greek myths and legends

DT

 

Whole School DT day:  Textiles, designing and making Christmas decorations

PE

Netball

Tag Rugby

French

How to ask and tell the time on the hour.

Learning how to tell the time for half past/to and quarter past/to.

Music

I’ll Be There

Classroom Jazz 2

RE

Judaism

Christianity

 

Other activities or trips

Sydenham Woods Science Trip

Kingswood (Residential)

Senior Citizenship at Lee Green Fire Station

Spring

Subjects

Spring 1

Spring 2

English

SFA Revision Programme:  Reading comprehension and revision of writing genres

Personal recount (diary), Non-chronological report, Persuasive, Discursive, Short Story

SFA Revision Programme:  Reading comprehension and revision of writing genres

Balanced argument, formal letter, report writing, play script, narrative.

Mathematics

Decimals

Percentages

Algebra

Converting units of measure

Area, perimeter and volume

Ratio

Science

Danger! Low voltage

 

 

Light up your world

Computing

Network Technicians

 

HTML Editors

Geography

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DT

Mechanics

 

History

Anne Frank’s Diary – link to reading revision programme

The Holocaust – Link to reading revision programme

Art

Colour, tone and hue

Study of Monet’s Waterlilies

Colour, tone and hue

Study of Klimt’s Golden Lady

PE

Football

Gymnastics

French

Ordinal numbers.

Create written compound sentences.

To be able to speak and write about the town in which we live.

Music

A New Year Carol

Happy

RE

Sikhism

Buddhism

Other activities or trips

 

 

Summer 

Subjects

Summer 1

Summer 2

English

Writing Assessment Unit:  The Giant’s Necklace

Narrative linked to history topic WW2

Evacuee stories, letters home.

Play scripts:  Y6 production

Mathematics

Properties of shapes

Statistics

Problem solving and SATs revision

Year 7 transition units:

The Golden Number

The Golden Triangle

Spirals

Science

Body health

 

Body pump

Computing

Bletchley Park

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Geography

 

Geography of WW2

Maps of local area, how things changed

Where the war took place and how Europe changed.

DT

Electronics

Cooking and Nutrition

History

Revision.

Completion of Holocaust unit: 

Irena Sendler, Oskar Schindler

Britain at War:

Evacuation, rationing, The Blitz, the effect of WW2 on children and women, and how it changed everyday life.

Art

 

 

DT

Game Board

Toy (Cams) Food

PE

Tennis

Athletics

French

Learn how to ask where someone is going, and how to say where you are going

Be introduced to verb phrases that describe leisure activities

Create spoken and written sentences that include time, place and purpose

 

Music

You’ve Got a Friend

Reflect, Rewind, Replay

RE

Islam

Hinduism

 

Other activities or trips

Telegraph Hill Park

Festival Hall-KS2 Concert