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Leighton Primary School

Year 6

Here you can find out the curriculum expectations for Year 6 and learn about what they will be doing this term.


Autumn term

A huge welcome to all the children entering year 6 this term and we all look forward to an enjoyable and successful term.

During the Autumn term, year 6 will be studying two Ancient civilisations: The Ancient Greeks and the Shang Dynasty of Ancient China. Both ancient civilisations provide a fascinating journey into the development of the modern world and the legacies left by each culture. The children will have plenty of opportunities to develop their geographical skills through studies of how countries have changed over the centuries. These studies will enhance the children’s understanding of historical events and will allow them to appreciate how we know so much about these ancient civilisations. There will be ample chances to create some outstanding pieces of Art linked to both ancient empires.

In English lessons, the children will continue to enhance their understanding of writing techniques and applying the rules of English grammar to write creative, entertaining and informative texts across a range of genres. We will begin the year focusing on story writing. The children will create their own short stories which will enable them to demonstrate an array of writing skills to entertain the reader.

The focus in maths will be to reinforce the children’s understanding of the main concepts and applying these to more complex problems which require reasoning skills to solve. A main area of teaching will concentrate on children learning to reason and explain their answers. In maths lessons, children will investigate the relationship between numbers, in particular, the relationships between fractions, decimals and percentages.

Our Science topics are Light and Electricity for the Autumn term. The new science curriculum has two main areas: knowledge and working scientifically. Therefore, the children will learn all the facts and figures related to both areas and have opportunities to apply this knowledge to a range of investigations and experiments.

At Leighton, we look to enrich the curriculum for your children at every opportunity we can. To support our teaching of Ancient Greece, we have organised an exciting visit from a company who specialise in bringing the past to life. We have also arranged a morning for parents to visit the Year 6 classes to share what we have learnt about this term – we look forward to seeing you then.