Year 6 Autumn Term Curriculum

Autumn Term – More Questions than Answers

Successful Learners

Areas of learning

As geographers, we will:

  • explore the implications of the sale and redevelopment of Kneller Hall and investigate the impact of these on the local community.

As scientists, we will

  • investigate the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle through practical experimentation and analysis of data.

Within computing, we will:

  • explore computer networks and use the internet for research

Confident Individuals


  • We will recognise that the opinions of others are to be treated respectfully.
  • We will undertake roles of responsibility within the school community.

Responsible Citizens


  • We will use the question ‘How will the sale and redevelopment of Kneller Hall impact on the local community?’ to initiate a further discussion about this and other local environmental issues

Spiritual & Moral

  • Through class discussion arising from literacy, science and geography topics we will consider questions for which there are a range of opinions and no definitive answers.


  • We will reflect on the ways in which people can become involved in influencing the issues that affect their local community whilst showing respect for a range of viewpoints

Subject Skills


Reading: (Word reading / Comprehension)

  • Reading: (Word reading / Comprehension)
  • Increase familiarity with a range of books;
  • Identify themes and conventions and compare these across books they have read
  • Show understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action
  • Discuss words and phrases that capture readers’ interest and imagination
  • Draw inferences about characters’ feelings, thoughts, emotions and actions
  • Apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that they meet.
  • Ask questions to improve their understanding, identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
  • Predict what might happen from details stated and implied

Writing: (Transcription / Composition)

  • Plan writing by identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form
  • Note and develop initial ideas, drawing on reading
  • Draft and write by selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary
  • In narratives, describe settings, characters and atmosphere, integrate dialogue to convey character and advance action
  • Use a range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs
  • Evaluate and edit by proposing changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
  • Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors
  • Perform their own compositions, using appropriate intonation, volume, movement so that meaning is clear
  • Prepare play scripts to read aloud
  • Select appropriate grammar and vocabulary, and understand how such choices can change and enhance meaning

Speaking and Listening:

  • Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, responding to texts
  • Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and build vocabulary and knowledge
  •  Articulate and justify answers and opinions
  • Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, imagining and exploring ideas
  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances and debates
  • Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to the contributions of others
  • Select and use appropriate registers for effective communication
  • Use spoken language to develop understanding through imagining and exploring ideas in discussion, role-play and drama


  • To read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit
  • To round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy
  • To identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
  • To identify the value of each digit in numbers given to three decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1 000 giving answers up to three decimal places
  • To use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
  • To solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts
  • To use simple formulae
  • To express missing number problems algebraically
  • To solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three decimal places where appropriate
  • To recognise that shapes with the same area can have different perimeters and vice versa
  • To draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles
  • To describe positions on the full coordinate grid of all four quadrants.
  • To interpret pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems


Whitton High Street

  • To describe and understand types of land use
  • To interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps and diagrams
  • To use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in a local area using a range of methods such as sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies
  • To communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps and quantitative skills


We are network technicians:

  • To appreciate that computer networks, transmit and receive information digitally
  • To understand the basic hardware needed for computer networks to work
  • To understand the key features of internet communication protocols
  • To develop a basic understanding of how domain names are converted to numerical IP addresses
  • To use the internet safely and effectively for research purposes

Art / D & T

Use sketchbooks 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]
  • Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history


Staying Alive: circulatory systems and the impact of lifestyle on bodies

  • To recognise parts of the circulatory system
  • To understand the function of some of the parts of the circulatory system
  • To understand the need for a healthy balanced diet
  • To investigate some effects of exercise on the body
  • To take measurements
  • To present data in appropriate ways
  • To use evidence to support or refute an assertion
  • To explain the effect of drugs on the body
  • To analyse data and suggest how it supports ideas about a healthy diet and lifestyle

PE / Games

  • 2c Apply rules and conventions for different activities.
  • 4a How exercise affects the body in the short-term.
  • 4b To warm-up and prepare appropriately for different activities.
  • 4c Why physical activity is good for health and well-being.


French – Le Weekend

Music Links

Performing, composing, listening and discussing music.

Students will be learning to:

  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes.
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.
  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression



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