Year 6 Curriculum

Welcome back to your final year of Wheeler!

And what a year this will be: full of exciting and challenging opportunities which will help develop you into confident, independent and BRILL learners, ready for the next step in your education.

The Autumn term is packed full of fantastic lessons and opportunities which will take us beyond the school gates (finally!)

This term, our topic is ‘Wet and Wild’ which will see us explore natural disasters which occur around the world, delve into how and where they occur and gain knowledge in what communities must do to help themselves survive throughout tornadoes, hurricanes and floods. We will focus much of our Geographical skills on the continent of North America and investigate ‘Tornado Alley’, using maps and atlases to help us locate places where disasters commonly occur.

Other areas of learning will include taking on extra responsibilities: a key part of Year 6. The children will be called upon across the school community to put their experience to good use by helping and supporting each other.

Reading, Writing and Maths continue to be key subjects in Year 6 and are the foundations for all of the other subjects. We begin the term looking at place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Across Literacy, we will be exploring the text ‘Floodland’ as our key driver for developing our reading and writing skills. We will also enjoy calming down after lunchtime by listening to our teacher read ‘Holes’. Two very exciting and challenging books which the children will love!

During weeks 2 and 3 of the Autumn term, the children in Year 6 will be attending swimming lessons as their PE. After this, you will be informed of our regular PE days for in-school learning.

We really love to hear about all of the exciting books, non-fiction text and poetry your children read at home and welcome any comments from the children, parents or carers about what has been read. The expectation of reading a minimum of three times a week has an excellent impact on reading stamina and creative writing in school.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for all of the exciting achievements that we make over the next term.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

The Year 6 Team.

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