an academy in the Good Shepherd Trust
Our Curriculum This Year
We have redesigned the school curriculum plan so that, while it is still based on the National Curriculum, it better reflects our ethos and values. One of the main changes is the addition of planned enrichment and am emphasis on Values-based Education, developing a Growth Mindset (a belief that everyone can learn and improve) and teaching Habits of the Mind (skills that will help children to become better learners). We want our children to have aspirations for the future, but believe that in order for that to happen, we need to give them different experiences so that they know what they might aspire to.
Click here to see what we'll be studying in Year 6. There will be changes and additions as we go along, so check in regularly to see what's happening. We will send home a half-termly topic planner so that you can see in more detail what your child will be learning and how you can help at home. This term's planner can be found here.
We follow the National Curriculum word-lists for years 5 and 6, which are a mixture of words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which they often misspell. We will be working on these alongside every previous year’s word list.
In Year 6 children need to understand and use specific vocabulary relating to grammar and punctuation, including that normally taught in previous years. See here for a full progression:
By Year 6, children need to know all of their times tables and be able to recall division facts from them too. They should also know their number bonds to 10, 20,100, 1000 and also to 1 (e.g. 0.4 and 0.6)
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