On this page you will be able to find the overview for our Year 6 classes. The overviews shows what will be taught in each subject over the course of the school year. For more information about any of these subjects, go to the curriculum by subject section of the website. There you will find further details of the subject specific curriculum:
If you would like to know any more details about the curriculum being taught, contact either your child's class teacher or the subject lead through the school office. Details are under the contact us page.
Locking Primary School Curriculum Overview Year 6
 Term 1
 Term 2  Term 3  Term 4  Term 5  Term 6 
English  Text: ‘Wolf Brother’ Michelle Paver Genre: historical novel (quest) Written Outcome: narrative (quest) Additional Writing Opportunities: description; nonchronological report; diary (recount); writing in role; writing in role; precis; poetry (free verse); oral debate
Text: ‘Talking Turkeys’ Benjamin Zephaniah (performance poetry) Genre: poetry
Additional Writing Opportunities: none
 Text: ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ William Grill ‘Ice Trap!’ Meredith Hooper, illustrated by M.P. Robertson Genre: nonfiction picture book (recount) Written Outcome: journalistic writing Additional Writing Opportunities: biography (recount), formal letter writing. Informal letter writing, dialogue, precis, haiku, diary (recount), letter
 Text: ‘The Highwayman’ Alfred Noyes and Charles Keeping Genre: narrative poetry Written Outcome: narrative (tragedy)/ performance poetry Additional Writing Opportunities: description, character profile
 Text: dependent on play/ The Tempest by William Shakespeare The Tempest retold by Georghia Ellinas, illustrated by Jane Ray Genre: play script Written Outcome: dependent on play Additional Writing Opportunities: dependent on play  
Maths  Read, write (order and compare) numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit (read, write), order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above Perform mental calculations, with mixed operations and large numbers Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations Solve addition and subtraction multistep problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division Use the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy Multiply multidigit numbers up to 4 digits by a twodigit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a twodigit whole number using the formal written method of long division and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions or by rounding, as appropriate for the context Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a twodigit number using the formal written method of short division where appropriate, interpreting remainders according to context Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
 Use common factors to simplify fractions; Use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination Compare and order fractions, including fractions ≥ 1
Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form (for example, one quarter x half= one eighth) Divide proper fractions by whole numbers (for example, one third ÷2=one sixth)
 Associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents(for example, 0.375) for a simple fraction (for example, three eighths) Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts Multiply and divide numbers 10, 100 and 1000 giving answers up to these three decimal places Multiply onedigit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers Use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two decimal places Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degree of accuracy Identify the value of each digit in numbers given to three decimal places Solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages (for example, of measures, and such as 15% of 360) and the use of percentages for comparison Solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found Solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples Uses simple formulae Generates and describe linear number sequences Express missing number problems algebraically Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with unknowns Enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables
 Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three places where appropriate Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to three decimal places Convert between miles and kilometres Recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa Recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles Calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cubic centimetres (cm3) and cubic metres (m3), and extending to other units (for example, mm3 and km3) Interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems Calculate and interpret the mean as an average
 Draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes Illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter ad circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius Recognise, describe and build simple 3D shapes, including making nets Find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles Describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants) Draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes  Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa 
Science  Living things and their habitats  Animals including humans  Electricity  Light  Evolution and inheritance
 
History  Local Study Weston super Mare 
 The Mayans 
 Exploration 

Geography 
 Trade Routes 
 South America 
 Climate Change 
Religions Education  Unit 9: What do Hindu people believe about Dharma, Deity and Atman?  Unit 10: What do Christians believe about Salvation? (Links with Easter)  Unit 12: What do Christians believe about Agape?  
Design and Technology 
 Funky Furnishings 
 Burgers 
 Programme Pioneers 
Art and design  Exploring set design & Shadow puppets 
 Inky still life 
 Clay portraits and Manga stories 

Music  Happy
 Classroom Jazz 2  Benjamin Britten New Year Carol  You’ve got a friend  Music and Identity
 Reflect, Rewind and Replay

Physical Education Skills  Personal Skills  Social Skills  Cognitive and Creative Skills  Cognitive and creative skills  Health and Fitness  Physical Skills 
PSHE  Being in my world  Celebrating difference  Dreams and Goals  Healthy me  Relationships  Changing me 
Computing  Communication
 Web Page Creation  3D Modelling  Introduction to Spreadsheets  Variables In Games  Sensing 
Spanish  Greetings Numbers  Classroom instructions Ask for and give name  Colours  Colours and verbs  Names of fruit Food items  Days of the week Months of the year 