Year 6

Year 6 Curriculum


At Scotch Orchard Primary School we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. We are passionate about ensuring all children become confident and enthusiastic readers and writers. Within our English lessons, we ensure that children ‘write for a purpose’ and focus one one of the following writing genres each half term: 

Writing to Inform 

Writing to Entertain 

Writing to Persuade 

Writing to Discuss

We have a book-led English curriculum with challenging and engaging texts used in all Key Stages. This includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. In addition, throughout the school year the importance of reading is enhanced through World Book Day and book fairs to further enrich our English curriculum. We also have Reading Cafe sessions throughout the year for our KS2 pupils. 

In Key Stage 2, Scholastic Reading Pro is used to ensure children are reading a range of books appropriate to their individual lexile level.  Shared reading takes place within English lessons to provide enriching experiences through more challenging texts. Teachers also regularly share stories with the class, displaying an enthusiasm for reading and setting a positive example as a reader. 


At Scotch Orchard, we believe that every child should have access to high-quality maths education through a ‘teaching for mastery’ approach. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school coherence that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering Maths. Our aim is to develop confident mathematicians who acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject.

In Year 6, the NCETM’s Five Big Ideas for Mastery underpins the planning of lessons to support us in ensuring children are proficient in their ability to fluently recall facts and prior knowledge, reason confidently and problem-solve independently. Children spend time becoming true masters of content: applying and justifying their knowledge in multiple ways

Teaching for Mastery. Five big ideas

Foundation Subjects

ScienceEvolution & Inheritance  Light ElectricityLiving Things & their Habitats Animals, including Humans
HistoryHow was Britain affected by World War 1? Black History Month: Martin Luther KingHow was Britain affected by World War 2?How did Britain recover from World War 2? Local History Study: How was Lichfield effected by The Civil War?
GeographySouth America: Human & Physical CharacteristicsSouth America – Brazil: Biomes & Vegetation beltsSouth America – Brazil: Distribution of natural resources and economic activity
Computer SciencePython Coding ‘Three sides to every story’Swift CodingSphero project Creators for change
P.EHockey NetballGymnastics Outdoor Adventurous ActivitiesAthletics Rounders