Year 6

Mrs Lowri Thorpe


Year 6 Class Teacher

Mrs Emma McLean


Class Teacher - Wednesday morning 

Mrs Helen Moseley


Teaching Assistant 

Welcome to Year 6

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Year 6 Curriculum Autumn 1



Viking Boy by Tony Bradman

Whilst reading Viking Boy we will be: rehearsing and performing poetry, using inference and deduction skills, investigating characters, expanded noun phrases, direct speech, relative clauses, figurative and adventurous vocabulary. Finally we will be planning writing an editing out own stories describing stories and using dialogue to move the story along.



Properties of Shape

Angles, drawing shapes accurately, drawing nets of 3D shapes.

Place Value

Numbers to ten million, comparing and ordering any number, rounding numbers, negative numbers.

Fractions (weekly lesson for whole year)

Simplifying, comparing and ordering, adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying, finding fractions of an amount.




We will be beginning this unit with how we see things - looking at, in particular, how light travels and is reflected off objects. We will take this to a greater depth by looking at the microscopic surfaces of objects and how this affects reflection. 

The learning then builds upon this knowledge to understand how we see our reflection in a mirror and how images are 'bounced' from mirror to mirror in a periscope. This will lead us to a practical task, working with our Year 1 learners (who meet periscopes though the coronation). 

The children will then be introduced to the concept of refraction and how rainbows are formed - working at a greater depth by understanding the speed at which different colours travel and how colour is seen by the human eye. 

Finally, the children will plan and perform shadow puppet plays that explain how shadows are formed; and how/why they change through the day. 

We chose this programme of study as it builds knowledge systematically, using the same neural pathway each week. 

 We chose to study light first, as this will inform our whole school Big Light Day, around Diwali. 




We will start off by looking at the legend of Yggdrasil - the Tree of Life., that is mentioned at the start of Viking Boy. We will investigate a range of sketching techniques and shading and use them to create our own drawings of Yggdrasil using drawing pencils.

We will play a Viking trading game and talk about the geography, historical and social factors that pushed and pulled the Vikings to invade and settle in the UK.

We will discuss whether the Vikings deserve their fierce reputation and discuss the language of propaganda. We will research some of the famous Viking leaders and look at the laws and justice systems they used. 

Finally we will use our sculpting and textile skills to create Viking shields and Sails.

This unit follows on from Transport & Trade, Buildings, Language and The Arts units for LKS2 and Beliefs and Achievements & Legacies from Y5.

Under the new organisation of topics, it will follow on chronologically from Stone Age, Romans and Anglo Saxons when studying UK History, and will be followed by a unit on the Monarchy.

RE & Computing


RE - What Does it Mean for Muslims to Follow God?

Identifying and understanding Muslim beliefs about God, the Prophet and the Holy Qu'ran. Describing ways in which Muslim sources of authority guide Muslim living (five pillars, the haii)

Computing - Online Safety

Understanding and dealing with cyberbullying, identifying secure websites, staying safe online and understanding where to go for help, understanding stereotypes and why they can be harmful.



PSHE - Being Me in My World

Looking at the year ahead, being a global citizen, creating Learning Charters.

French - Getting to Know You

Creating basic sentences about ourselves in the future tense, following a simple story and identifying key vocabulary.


Understanding the basics of reading music, reading notes on a stave, experimenting with composition.


Rugby and Sports Hall Athletics

Our Christian Symbol


The Dove 

The use of a dove and olive branch as a symbol of peace originated with the early Christians, who portrayed the act of baptism accompanied by a dove holding an olive branch in its beak and also used the image on their sepulchres. ... The dove and olive branch also appeared in Christian images of Noah's ark.

End of Year Expectations

Y6PPS (pdf)


Year 5&6 English Curriculum

English LTP Y5 Y6 (pdf)


Year 6 Maths Curriculum

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