Welcome to Oaks Class!

Class teacher: Mr Calle


TAs: Mrs Banks, Miss Dean and Mrs Murugesan

Copy of Meet the teacher presentation - Year 6.pdf

SP Curriculum

 Year 6 Summer Term

In this section, you will find a brief summary of what children will be learning in each subject in the SP Curriculum this term. In addition to this, you will find the key knowledge the children should know for each unit. It would be helpful if you could discuss your child's learning with them in each subject area.


In art this term we will be continuing with our People in Action unit by moving from 2D representations to 3D representations of moving bodies. We will start by discussing how different sculptors.   have used a range of visual elements in their work to create movement in their art. The children will then develop their ability to draw bodies using correct proportions before they create a wire armature of a moving person on which they will build an outer shell using mod-roc. 

Art Knowledge:


The first unit of the term is electrical systems, in which the children will design and make a steady hand game using an electrical circuit. In the second half term the children will be carrying on with their puppets and putting their puppet performance together for the end of the term. 

DT Knowledge:


For the first half term, the topic for geography is ‘World Jigsaw’ Over the course of the half term, pupil’s will Identify the position and explain the significance of latitude, longitude, equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, the Arctic and Antarctic Circles, the Prime (or Greenwich) Meridian and time zones (including day and night). They will use lines of longitude and latitude or grid references to find the position of different geographical areas and features. Pupils will consolidate their geography at Bewick Bridge by using grid references, lines of latitude and longitude, contour lines and symbols in maps and on globes to understand and record the geography of an area. 

Geography Knowledge:


In our unit called Evolution and Inheritance Year 6 will learn to recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. They will study that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents and this is called variation. Finally we will conclude how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

Science Knowledge:

Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago

Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents

Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.


In the striking and fielding unit, pupils will develop the range and quality of striking and fielding skills and their understanding of cricket. They will learn how to play the different roles of bowler, wicket keeper, fielder and batter. In all games activities, pupils will have to think about how they use skills, strategies and tactics to outwit the opposition. In cricket, pupils will achieve this by striking a ball and trying to avoid fielders, so that they can run between wickets to score runs.

In the athletics unit, pupils will learn the following athletic activities: long distance running, sprinting, triple jump, discus and shot put. They will be set challenges for distance and time that involve using different styles and combinations of running, jumping and throwing. As in all athletic activities, pupils will think about how to achieve their greatest possible speed, distance or accuracy and learn how to persevere to achieve their personal best. They will also learn how to improve by identifying areas of strength as well as areas to develop.

PE Knowledge:

Striking and fielding



In the first part of the term, the children will be exploring the second part of the enquiry question, ‘Why is there suffering?’ The children will begin the unit by examining how teachings about Jesus affect some Christian responses to suffering. They will then interpret the Buddhist concept of the Second Noble Truth using the story of Kisa Gotami, and explore how the Four Noble Truths can help some Buddhists respond to suffering. The children will move onto recognising how the belief in Hukam can help some people in difficult times, and discussing how some Shinto followers believe suffering can be prevented. Finally, the children will recognise how responses to suffering vary using stories, beliefs and practices. In the second part of the term, the children will think about the question, ‘What place does religion have in our world today?’ 

RE Knowledge:


In the first half term, the children will be  introduced to spreadsheets. They will be supported in organising data into columns and rows to create their own data set. Learners will be taught the importance of formatting data to support calculations, while also being introduced to formulas and will begin to understand how they can be used to produce calculated data. Learners will be taught how to apply formulas that include a range of cells, and apply formulas to multiple cells by duplicating them. Learners will use spreadsheets to plan an event and answer questions. Finally, learners will create charts, and evaluate their results in comparison to questions asked.

Later in the term, the final KS2 programming unit will bring together elements of all the four programming constructs: sequence from Year 3, repetition from Year 4, selection from Year 5, and variables (introduced in Year 6 – ‘Programming A’. It offers learners the opportunity to use all of these constructs in a different, but still familiar environment, while also utilising a physical device — the micro:bit. The unit begins with a simple program for learners to build in and test in the programming environment, before transferring it to their micro:bit. Learners then take on three new projects in Lessons 2, 3, and 4, with each lesson adding more depth. 

Computing knowledge:

Data and information – Spreadsheets

Programming B – Sensing


In history the topic is ‘Crime and Punishment’ Throughout the half term, pupils will develop and refine their historical skills. They will examine a variety of sources to ask and answer questions and to consider different accounts of history. They will develop their understanding of chronology in their developing perspective of history as a chronological narrative of events. Importantly, throughout the theme of ‘Crime and Punishment’ pupils will reflect on the criminal systems in key moments in history like the Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Tudor and Victorian systems of ‘Crime and Punishment’, before examining modern detective methods. By the end of this unit, children will know and understand how crime and punishment has changed overtime. 

History Knowledge:


In the first half of this term we will be assembling a classroom orchestra for our unit ‘Post-Modern Classics’. We will apply our understanding of staff notation to read, learn and practise one of three different musical parts to three songs, Only You, Time Lapse, and Over The Rainbow. We will develop our ensemble skills and explore ways of presenting a performance with style and confidence. The second half of the summer term will be time to ‘Revise and review’, in which all skills developed over the year will be revisited and improved upon. Instrumental techniques always require a regular refreshing and strategies for developing creative compositions will be further advanced in this way. 

Music Knowledge:

Summer term


During the Summer term,  in maths, we will be revising all areas of the curriculum and we will be developing our maths skills and knowledge further through a range of projects.

Year 6 Curriculum Map.pdf


During the Summer term, in English, we will be analysing and writing different text types:

Persuasive text: Marketing a chocolate box

Narrative - flashback story: The Piano animation

Poetry: The Highway Man

Balanced argument: Memorial (Gary Crew) and Graffiti text


Summer term: Evolution and Inheritance

News and events

Water bottles

Please, ensure your child has a water bottle every day. We have drinking water in class for refilling.

PE kits

This term, our PE lesson will be  on Thursday. Please, be aware that this year we will expect children to come to school wearing their PE kits (plain white t-shirt, navy blue shorts and suitable outdoor trainers) on the day they have PE.

Home learning


Daily arithmetic

Daily times tables practise on TT Rockstars


Reading every day is another important part of learning at home - books will be sent home  and should be brought to school each day, along with the school library book mark. 

It is often difficult for parents to decide which books to buy for their children. To help you we have added a list of recommended books below.


There will be weekly spellings following  a range of spelling

patterns as well as common exception words.

Recommended books for Year 6

Books are perfect presents but it is often difficult for parents to decide which books to buy for their children. To help you we have added a list of recommended books below.

Carrie’s WarNina BawdenWhen Hitler Stole Pink RabbitJudith KerrForgotten Voices of the Second World WarMax ArthurThe Diamond of Drury LaneJulia GoldingFramedFrank Cottrell BoyceHomecomingCynthia VoigtNoughts and CrossesMalorie BlackmanKnife EdgeMalorie BlackmanPrivate PeacefulMichael MorpurgoThe Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾Sue TownsendTreasure IslandRobert Louis StevensonMortal EnginesPhilip ReeveClockworkPhilip PullmanDragon KeeperCarole Wilkinson

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeMark HaddonPeter PanJ M BarrieWizard of OzF BaumRobinson CrusoeDaniel DefoeOliver TwistCharles DickensJungle BookRudyard KiplingThe Railway ChildrenE NesbitThe BorrowersM NortonThe Adventures of Huckleberry FinnMark TwainAlex Rider seriesAnthony HorowitzMy Story seriesVarious authorsAnne Frank: The Diary of a Young GirlEd. Otto H FrankBoy OverboardMorris GleitzmanSabrielGarth Nix
Year 5 and 6 spelling list.pdf

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