Year 6 - Oak Class

In Year 6, we are committed to ensuring that all of our children reach their full potential, as we prepare them for their transition into secondary school. Throughout the year, children continue on their creative learning journey, developing a range of new skills, as well as refining and practising those acquired during the rest of Key Stage Two. We continue to promote personal attributes of self-reflection, determination, perseverance, and collaboration to ensure that our children are ready to take full advantage of the exciting opportunities and challenges presented by their future studies and life beyond school. 

Through an engaging and challenging curriculum, children explore a number of topics in the statutory subjects of History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Music, Computing, Modern Foreign Languages, Physical Education, Religious Education and Personal Social and Health Education. Skills and knowledge are assessed which are used to plan teaching sequences across the three terms of the school year. 


In maths, we teach with the expectation that all children will achieve mastery in every concept taught. Children are taught how to: recognise the value of digits in numbers up to 10 million, confidently use the four operations in a range of contexts, compare and order fractions, calculate with fractions across all four operations, convert units of measurement, construct a range of 2D and 3D shapes with given properties, plot coordinates on a four-quadrant grid, interpret pie charts and begin to use algebra to find unknown values. Fluency, reasoning and problem solving opportunities are planned for all areas of the maths curriculum and children develop a deep conceptual understanding of the curriculum through the exploration and investigation of mathematical concepts.


We continue to instill a passion for reading and explore a wider range of classic and contemporary novels, which are linked closely to the thematic curriculum and build progressively on skills acquired across Key Stage Two. Through a wide exposure to a range of genres, children learn how to compare and contrast the works of different authors and are able to describe similarities and differences in the social, cultural, moral and historical themes of texts they have read.

Through reading, children are able to identify and comment upon the structure and organisation of a range of non-fiction texts, including newspapers and diaries and use these texts to inspire their own writing compositions. Our children are encouraged to write across a range of genres and for different purposes, refining their use of genre-specific features and learning how to use language, sentence structures and advanced punctuation for effect.


In Science, children continue to develop a range of investigative skills, across a variety of topics including evolution and inheritance, living things and their habitats, light and electricity. They are taught to identify independent, dependent and control variables and begin to comment on the limitations of tests, refining further tests to prove and refute widely-accepted scientific concepts. Children have the opportunity to use their computing skills to present data in different formats, applying their maths knowledge to use the graphs they produce to analyse data trends, identify anomalies and pose further scientific questions effectively. 

Key Questions to drive learning and progress

Amazing Visits

Class Novels include: