Overview for Year 6

  YEAR 6 Autumn Spring Summer
Reading Word Reading Vocabulary Enhancement
Comprehension Guided Read Sessions – texts include, fiction and non-fiction & poetry
Writing Transcription Daily Spelling and Handwriting practice
Composition Writing in various genres: narratives, explanations, recounts, report, instructions, traditional tales.
SPAG Daily starters VGP – NC expectations
Speaking and Listening Regular opportunities to share ideas in various situations – NC expectations
Maths Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Measures, Geometry: properties of shape, Geometry: position, directions and motion and Statistics.
Science Let it shine We’re evolving Electrifying
Staying Alive Classifying Critters We are dinosaur hunters
Working Scientifically – on going through the year.
Computing We are app planners


We are project managers We are market researchers We are interface designers We are app developers


We are marketeers


The Big Questions What was life like in Ancient Greece?

Extreme Earth

Turn £10 into £100 River Tees source to mouth

Vive Le tour de France

History Ancient Greece   Early Islamic culture
Geography Objectives linked to the big question   Objectives linked to the big question
D&T understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet   understand and use electrical systems in their products [for example, series circuits

incorporating switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors]

Art and Design to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas  to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]  about great artists, architects and designers in history
Music play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical

instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

 improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related

dimensions of music

 listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

 use and understand staff and other musical notations


 develop an understanding of the history of music.  appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn

from different traditions and from great composers and musicians



P.E. Tag Rugby/Gymnastics Dance/Hockey Athletics/Cricket
R.E. How do faiths mark their key rites of passage?

What do the gospels tell us about the nativity?

How far can Jesus’ death be seen as a victory in Christianity? What is religious art?  
PSHE Core theme 1: Health and Wellbeing


Core Theme 2: Relationships Core theme 3: Living in the Wider World


MFL Qu vas-tu? On mange! Le Cirque/ Vive Le tour de France