Year 6

To see the parent information video sent out at the start of September, please click HERE.

The Year 6 Topics

Our curriculum is taught through three main topics each year (one per term) and cross-curricular links are utilised wherever possible. We follow the National Curriculum, full details of which can be found HERE. 

The topics have been carefully planned to ensure that all children are able to access the content. All Year 6 children receive Spanish and music lessons once a fortnight, taught by specialist teachers, and the children also receive 2 hours of PE each week.  Class activity days are organised to enhance a topic and support the learning taking place at school.

Click the links below to see the Parent Overview for each topic:

Objectives for Year 6

At the end of year 6, in order to achieve Age Related Expectations, children need to be able to:


  • Read age-appropriate books with confidence and fluency (including whole novels).
  • Make comparisons within and across books.
  • Read aloud with intonation that shows understanding.
  • Work out the meaning of words from the context.  
  • Explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read.  
  • Draw inferences and justify these with evidence.   
  • Predict what might happen from details stated and implied.
  • Summarise main ideas
  • Identify key details and use quotations for illustration    
  • Evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader  
  • Retrieve information from non-fiction


  • Write for a range of purposes.
  • Use paragraphs to organise ideas.
  • In non-narrative writing, use simple devices to structure the writing and support the reader.
  • Spell most words correctly from the year 5 / year 6 spelling list.
  • Use a dictionary to check the spelling of uncommon or more ambitious vocabulary.  
  • Maintain legibility in joined handwriting when writing at speed.
  • Write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences.
  • Select language that shows good awareness of the reader.
  • In narratives, describe settings, characters and atmosphere.    
  • Integrate dialogue in narratives to convey character and advance the action.    
  • Select vocabulary and grammatical structures that reflect what the writing requires, doing this mostly appropriately.
  • Use a range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs.
  • Use verb tenses consistently and correctly throughout their writing.   
  • Use the range of punctuation taught at KS2, mostly correctly. 


  • Demonstrate an understanding of place value including large numbers and decimals.   
  • Calculate mentally, using effective strategies such as manipulating expressions using commutative and distributive properties to simplify the calculation.  
  • Use formal methods to solve multi-step problems – column addition, column subtraction, short and long multiplication, short and long division.  
  • Calculate using fractions, decimals and percentages,  recognise the relationship between them and express them as equivalent quantities.   
  • Substitute values into a simple formula to solve problems.  
  • Calculate with measures.
  • Use mathematical reasoning to find missing angles.