Year Six

Below you'll find a sample plan for term one, to give a sense of what topics are covered.


  • Tools that will help me with character and setting description
  • Tools that will help me write a biography and a persuasive argument.
  • We will be reading World War Two fiction and writing our own stories, and then studying Macbeth by Shakespeare.


  • We will be looking at reasoning, fluency and problem solving within:
  • Number and place value
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • Position and direction


  • World War 2, covering evacuation, the two sides, rationing and also investigating certain key events during the war (e.g. Dunkirk and D Day)


  • Coding using variables
  • Online safety

Religious education

  • Judaism
  • Beliefs on the creation story.

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education

  • New beginnings
  • Getting on and falling out
  • Online safety


  • Light – what is light and how does it travel. What are darkness and shadows.
  • Circulatory system – how does the heart work and how do we breathe? How can we keep ourselves healthy?

Music and drama

  • Exploring the musical legacy of World War 2 through songs by Vera Lynn and other popular music from the time
  • Developing rhythm and pulse through musical games

Art and Design technology

  • Refining drawing and making through work inspired by Henry Moore


  • Classroom instructions
  • Sports and opinions
  • Traditional stories and drama
  • Describing the weather
  • Hobbies and games and pets