In Year 6, we spend the morning focusing on Maths and English. Following an initial assessment in the summer term of Year 5, we are able to identify areas that the children need to focus on to enable them to achieve their potential. Assessments at the end of every term enable us to continue to identify areas for development; thus allowing us to personalise learning to ensure the children are reaching their full potential.
In English we will continue to develop our skills of Reading, Writing, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. Children will participate in daily guided reading and whole class reading comprehension sessions to enhance and build upon their existing skills. We also encourage the children to pick their own novels or non-fiction books in order for them to develop their own love of reading. Throughout the year, we will refresh and revise basic writing skills and extend our knowledge of higher level punctuation and grammatical structures. Our writing will have a specific focus this year influenced by our topics or writing for a real purpose. The children’s writing will link to novels by significant authors and non-fiction texts. We will continue to build on our existing knowledge of different text types and write in a range of genres.
In Maths we will revise and develop our understanding of number and place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will look at calculating the area and volume of shapes. We will learn about ratio and proportion, basic algebra, measurements, shapes, geometry and statistics (including constructing line graphs and pie charts). We will apply our learning in a range of contexts, using our mathematical skills to solve problems and undertake investigations. Reasoning will underpin our whole approach to Maths. We will also complete a daily ‘Quick 10’ which will help the children work on their arithmetic skills and their ability to work out calculations quickly in their heads.
We have created specific intervention programmes for identified children to maximise individual progression and to ensure that every child achieves their potential. Interventions will take place throughout the day; however, all children will still have the opportunity to access all of the curriculum.
For all other curriculum areas, please refer to the Curriculum overview.
In May, children will sit their SATs. They are tested in Reading, Writing, Maths and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. Our aim is to ensure that all children are prepared. Throughout the year children will have regular opportunities to approach SATs style questions, and work on their timing when answering SATs style questions. The SATs will be completed over a week and will be broken down throughout the week. We will ensure the children are fully prepared to take their SATs in May.
Homework is given out every Thursday and is expected to be returned each Monday. All homework is set according to each child’s needs to consolidate their understanding of content taught in school. Extra homework will occasionally be given throughout the week in order to support the children with their learning. It is expected that the children read some of their reading book each evening and bring their reading book and record back daily to be checked and changed when necessary.
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2023-24 Curriculum Maps