In their final year at South Bersted Church of England Primary School, we continue to develop pupils’ personal, emotional, spiritual and intellectual resilience, with a rich and cross-curricular approach. Year 6 provides pupils with the opportunity to take on a wider range of responsibilities: Peer Mediator, Junior Governor, Chair of the School Council and Future Flyers, preparing pupils for the next step in their education.
Please view the Year 6 Meet and Greet presentation for this academic year. The presentation provides you with key information regarding your child’s curriculum for the academic year.
If you have any questions regards the presentation, please email the school office so the questions can be collated and added to the Frequently asked Questions.
During the first half of the Autumn Term, our Big Question is ‘What makes a Natural Wonder of the world?’
Pupils will become immersed in the ‘Wonders of the World’ by finding out what they are and why they are so special; before making their own argument for a new ‘wonder’ to be added to the list. To support the topic, pupils will read the book ‘Northern Lights’ by Phillip Pullman and will watch clips from the film to facilitate their writing.
After half-term, pupils explore the causes and impact of the Second World War, recognising how the country prepared for the conflict and how the conflict has impacted the world today.
Pupils will take on the role of an evacuee, writing letters to their parents and creating their own Anderson or Morrison Shelter as part of their Design and Technology focus. In addition to this, pupils will deepen their understanding of continents and countries across the world and their involvement during the Second World War, including the axis of power.
The Spring Term begins with pupils deepening their understanding of the Second World War by studying the text ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. Pupils learn about the impact of the Holocaust and the key events that led to the end of the Second World War. To conclude the topic, they will hold their own VE Street Party and become journalists by reporting on this event!
Pupils then consider the question, ‘Is it OK to break the rule of law?’
In this topic pupils will study a range or texts involving those who could be labelled heroes. They first study the hero Beowulf and his dedication to defeat the vile beast Grendel. Pupils will then enter the world of Shakespeare by studying Macbeth. Pupils consider Macbeth’s motives and his desire to become King. They will respond to the key events of the narrative by holding a court case to decide who was responsible for the death of King Duncan.
During the summer term, the children sit the Year 6 National Curriculum Tests (NCTs) in Reading, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling and Maths.
They also conclude their topic about the rule of law, by stepping into the world of Panem and read the text ‘The Hunger Games’. Pupils will use clips from the film to enhance their understanding of a world torn apart by rebellion. They will discuss whether the Hunger Games is a good way of keeping the peace while using the text and film to inspire their writing.
To support pupils in their transition to Year 7, they will study the text ‘Wonder’ by R J Palacio.
Pupils will reflect on their achievements and the achievements of their peers and how they can use these as a springboard for future success.