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St Agatha's Catholic

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Learning Together in God's Love

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Year 6

Please see the table below for an outline of this year's curriculum for Year 6. For further information, Home Learning and a copy of the Knowledge Organiser, please access your child's Teams account. 

 

 

TERM

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

Class Novel

Freedom - Catherine Johnson;
Collins Junior Atlas - Stephen Scoffham and Collins Kids
The Wolf Wilder - Katherine RundellGoodnight Mister Tom – Michelle Magorian

Mathematics

Number and Place Value: Numbers to 10 Million;
Calculations: Four Operations on Whole Numbers;
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages: Fractions;
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages: Decimals
Measurement: Measurements;
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages: Percentages;
Ratio and Proportion: Ratio;
Algebra: Algebra;
Measurement: Area and Perimeter;
Geometry - Properties and Shapes: Geometry
Geometry - Position and Direction: Position and Movement;
Statistics: Graphs and Averages;
Number and Place Value: Negative Numbers;
Measurement: Volume; 
Geometry - Properties and Shapes: Geometry

English

Narrative;
Non-chronological reports;
Summaries;
Persuasive letter;
Diary entry
Summaries;
Haiku poetry;
Newspaper reports;
Adventure narratives;
Magazine article
Persuasive posters;
Historical narratives;
Nonets;
Memorial books

Religious Education (RE)

The Kingdom of God;
Justice
Exploring the Mass;
Jesus the Messiah
The Transforming Spirit;
Buddhism

Science

Circulatory system: role and main parts;

structure and function of heart; components and functions of blood;

structure and function of blood vessels;

Measuring heart rate;

Proving a hypothesis;

Heart rate investigation;

Effects of smoking, alcohol and drugs;

Heart rate recovery investigation;

Working scientifically: Identifying and classifying; Comparative test;

Pattern seeking;

Research

Classifying living things: Classification keys; Adaptation;

Investigations
Series circuits;

Circuit components; Recognise circuit symbols; Investigating circuit components;

Electric current;

Voltage;

Researching cells and batteries;

Investigating voltage changes;

Working scientifically: Identifying and classifying;

Pattern seeking; Comparative test; Research

Light facts: How light travels;

Light, sight and the human eye; Visible light;

Perceiving colour;

Shadows;

Reflections;

Plane, concave and convex mirrors;

Measuring light;

Refraction; 
Working scientifically: Identifying and classifying;

Comparative tests;

Pattern seeking;

Research 
Five kingdoms, microorganisms and viruses;

Classifying fossils;

Theory of evolution and evolutionary tree diagrams; Inheritance and variation – continuous and discontinuous variation;

Natural selection and survival of the fittest;

Adaptations in birds' beaks; Adaptations in plants; Artificial selection;

Testable hypothesis;

Working scientifically: Identifying and classifying; Comparative test;

Pattern seeking;

Research

Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

Being Me in My World;
Celebrating Difference
Dreams and Goals;
Healthy Me
Relationships;
RSE - TenTen

History

Ancient African kingdoms: Development of the transatlantic slave trade;

Britain's role in the slave trade; Human impact;

Everyday life on plantations; Rebellion and marronage;

Causes and consequences of the abolition of the slave trade and slavery;

Colonisation of Africa;

Black people in 20th century Britain;

Race Relations Act;

Equality Act;

Significant black Britons; Multiculturalism

Polar exploration:
Significant people – Robert Falcon Scott;

Ernest Shackleton; Significant events – Titanic

First and Second World Wars: Causes;

Warring nations;

Weaponry, warfare and technology;

Key events and battles; Impact on citizens and everyday life;

Significant leaders;

End of war;

Local history study; Remembrance;

Post-war Britain

Geography

Features of Earth including the Arctic and Antarctic Circles;

Time zones, Latitude and longitude;

Map scale;

Grid references, contours and symbols;

Climate change, extreme weather and people;

Worldwide trade;

Natural resource management;

Road safety;

Fieldwork;

Settlement patterns; 
Africa: countries, land use, natural resources, location, settlements, population, climate and physical features.

Arctic and Antarctic regions; Lines of latitude and longitude;

Polar climates;

Polar day and night;

Polar oceans;

Polar landscapes;

Climate change;

Natural resources; Indigenous people;

Tourism

Place and interconnections; Maps

Computing

Computer Systems and Networks - Communication;
Online research;
Web page analysis / Online safety
Data information - Spreadsheets;
Creating Media - 3D Modelling
Programming A - Variables in games;
Online safety

Physical Education (PE)

Dance;
Swimming;
Tennis;
Netball
Gymnastics;
Basketball
Badminton;
OAA; 
Athletics

Art and Design

Tints, Tones and Shades: colour theory and colour wheel;

mixing tints, shades and tones;

landscapes. 
Significant black artists;

analysing artwork;

creating artwork with meaning

Printmaking and carving;
Environmental art: recycled, reused and repurposed materials

Abstract art: abstraction by line, colour and shape; 
Significant artists: Pablo Picasso, Robert Delaunay and Sonia Delaunay; 
Orphism: using sketchbooks;

observational drawing; mixed media collage;

Pop Art

Design and Technology (DT)

Whole foods; Processed foods; Making healthy meals;

Hygiene and safety

Significant engineers and bridges;

Features of bridges; Strengthening techniques; Iterative design;

Building prototypes. Sensors and monitoring;

Designing and making home devices;

Investigating clothing; Sewing – running stitch, whip stitch and blanket stitch; Repairing clothes;

Making products from recycled materials

Music

English National Opera - Finish This!;
Composing music for The English National Opera;
Carol Service
Harmony

Syncopation;

Pack up your Troubles

Spanish

TimeTransportHouse and chores
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