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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

Y6 Curriculum 2022 /23

Year 6 Information

Welcome to Year 6 and the new academic year.

I hope you all had a great summer holiday and are ready for Year 6!

I am excited about the year ahead and all the fun things planned for you. I am looking forward to seeing all the wonderful work that you will produce and enjoying the trips (Harry Potter World!!!) that we have booked and watching you grow into the roles that you are given. I know that you are going to be a fab Year 6 class!

Our topic is The Titanic.  It is a history-based topic which looks at the significant impact this has had on our history today and the changes made around the laws and sea travel.  This will link to the errors in judgement which resulted to the sinking of the ship and how this disaster could have been prevented.


Weekly Homework Expectations


It is expected that all children are either: reading independently, with an adult, or to a different member every day at home. They are presented with opportunities to read in school but, in order to develop their reading skills and enhance their love of learning, there should be opportunities to read at home too


TTRockstars provides great revision for multiplication, so children can use this resource weekly in order to strengthen their multiplication knowledge. It would be expected that children would be interacting with TTRockstars for 10 minutes a day). We also want to win the TTRockstars trophy and each child participates in this. Even if you contribute a small amount the total for the whole class will increase dramatically.


The Year 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 statutory words are linked on the website and you can practise a few weekly. However, although we will be using and learning these words in class, we are looking for the children to apply the words to their learning – so, we will not be testing them. In school, we will also be learning spelling rules and implementing these into our writing. 

Topic Grid and Weekly GPS, Reading and Maths

Children can pick an activity per week and have it uploaded on SeeSaw by Friday each week. Some of the activities that you choose may overlap with activities we do in school. This will only serve to extend and deepen your knowledge and I look forward to you sharing your ideas, and things you have learnt at home, in school. 

Additionally, the children will have weekly maths, GPS (grammar, punctuation, spelling) and reading tasks. These will be given out on Friday and due back in the following Friday (these are paper-based.)

Autumn 1


In English, our writing will be linked to our topic.  We will look at reliable information, sources and articles about the Titanic and key people such as (Captain Edward John Smith.).  The children will use their own research in writing to produce fiction and non-fiction genres linked to the Titanic and participate in drama and what it would have been like to be a passenger.


We start the term with place value. We will revise the four operations, looking at place value of digits up to ten million. The children will work on their rounding, order and comparing skills leading into fractions, decimals and percentages. We then move onto ratio and proportion. Alongside maths each day, the children will have daily maths sessions concentrating on fluency, times tables, shape and time. We will also build onto this as we move through the year.


Our topic in science is light. The children will revisit prior learning and then build on this by looking at light rays, how they travel, are formed and can be reflected and bent. They will explore shadows, including how to change the shape. They will undertake investigations and participate in experiments to deepen their understanding of the world around them.


In art, we start the year with developing our collage skills. Our work will be linked to our topic and ‘mood’ whereby the children explore colour and the effect on compositions. The children will build on last year’s learning and develop skills in layering, overlapping and arranging paper for effect.


For computing, we will be exploring ways that we use search engines more effectively and filtered results to make them more reliable. We will find out about networks both at home and school and recap online bullying and messaging and the laws around this. E-Safety will also be recapped throughout the topic.


The children will have weekly Ukulele lessons by a specialist teacher. They will work on their playing, listening and composing skills.


P.E. sessions will take place on Monday and Friday’s. Our Friday slot is outside so you may want to provide a tracksuit once the weather turns colder. Our lessons will centre on floor Gymnastics and Dodge-ball. The children will work on various throws, movement and attacking and defending. They will work on sequences, movement and performing in gymnastics both collaboratively and individually. 


Our big question for this half-term concentrates on the human/social sciences:

How and why does religion bring peace and conflict? We explore both sides of the question and what this means for different religions. The children will undertake discussions and reflection including explanations about what at least two religions believe about peace and conflict.


In Spanish, our topic is Day to Day. The children will build on their number work up to 100, greetings, more colours building up to being able to talk and discuss a topic. The children will take part in small group and independent work where they will practise their oracy in Spanish.


We start the year with staying safe online and will concentrate on the pressures of and how to manage and asses the risk of online dares and challenges. We will discuss sharing information and images and the age restrictions around these, whilst looking at the rules and law that protect us.