South Wilford Endowed C of E Primary School

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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 – Shakespeare and Kanneh-Mason!

Curriculum Plan for Year 6


Summer term

This term our topic is called 'We All Matter' and is linked to our whole school theme of 'Belong'. We look at human rights, the rights of children, what the bible says about human rights, refugees and migration, the value of diversity and explore why some people hold negative views.


The texts we are studying are 'Trash' by Andy Mulligan, 'If the World were a Village' and more fascinating poems. Our class read is 'Kick' by Mitch Johnson.


We are working hard to prepare for our SATs, beginning on Monday 9th May and are very much looking forward to our residential visit to Walesby camp starting on Tuesday 7th June. We are also looking forward to completing a 'Bikeability' course in June and getting started working on our end of year production. 


A busy term ahead!

Walesby 2022 presentation

SATs meeting 2022

Spring Term

We are learning about oceans through our geography based topic this term, 'Oceans Apart.' We will learn about key geographical locations, what an ocean looks like, and find out about the different zones of an ocean. We will also discuss the issues affecting our oceans and think about what can be done to protect them. We will explore our location linked to the River Trent using Digimap and will focus in on the issue of whaling in Japan.


The texts we are studying this term are “Breathe” by Sarah Crossan, “Eyewitness: Oceans”, more wonderful poetry and “Orphans of the Tide” by Struan Murray. Our class read is “Floodland” by Marcus Sedgwick.


Our writing will also link to our topic and includes a non-fiction piece of writing based on king penguins, diary entries from passengers on the Titanic and a persuasive letter to the Environment minister about the effects of climate change on our oceans and what needs to be done to protect them. 

Autumn Term

This term we learnt all about The Ancient Greeks through our topic 'Digging for Treasure'. We learnt about their beliefs, behaviours, political structures and key events, as well as the influences of Ancient Greece and the morality of decisions taken in the past.


We studied a variety of texts including “The Girl of Ink and Stars”, “Eyewitness: Ancient Greece”, “The Usborne Book of Greek Myths”, a variety of fabulous poems and “Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian”. Our class read was “The Unforgotten Coat” by Frank Cottrell Boyce.


Our writing also reflected our topic, which included our own Greek myths and a discussion text about whether the Parthenon marbles should be returned to Greece. We also enjoyed listening to a guest speaker/Greek expert, Mrs Smith, tell us about the history and culture of Greece and enjoyed a Crossteach Christmas experience… What a wonderful start to year 6!