Year 6 (KS2) Curriculum

Mathematics (Cambridge)

Pupils will learn:

·         To extend their understanding of the number system and place value.

·         To develop their ability to solve a wider range of problems.

·         Extend their knowledge in geometry and measures which should consolidate and extend knowledge developed in number.

·         To classify shapes with increasingly complex geometric properties and related vocabulary.

·         To be fluent in written methods for all four operations, including long multiplication and division, and in working with fractions, decimals and percentages.

Topics Include:

Number, place value and rounding

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and division

Fractions /Decimals (addition and subtraction and proper fraction)



Ratio and proportion

Algebra(word problems and unknown values)

Geometry and Measures


Science (Cambridge)

Pupils will learn to:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of important scientific ideas, processes and skills and relate these to everyday experiences.
  • Learn about ways of thinking and of finding out about and communicating ideas
  • Explore values and attitudes through science.

Topics covered:

Human organs and systems (Term 1)

Conductors and insulators (Term 2)

Caring for the environment (Term 3)

Reversible and irreversible changes (Term 1)

Food chains

(Term 2)

Mass and weight

(Term 3)

English (Cambridge)


Pupils will learn to:

·         Develop familiarity with the work of established author and poets.

·         Look at the success of writing in evoking particular moods e.g. suspense.

·         Paraphrase meaning bases on information.

·         Identify uses of the colon, semi colon, commas, dashes and brackets.

·         Investigate the use of conditionals e.g. to express possibility.

·         Explore autobiography and biographies.

·         Look at balanced written arguments.

·         Distinguish between fact and opinion.

·         Recognise key characteristics in a range of non-fiction text types.


Pupils will learn to:

·         Plan plot, character and structure effectively in writing stories.

·         Use different genres as models for writing.

·         Use the styles and conventions of journalism to write reports and events.

·         Punctuate speech and use apostrophes accurately.

·         Use a wider range of connectives to clarify relationships between ideas e.g. however, therefore.

Speaking and Listening

Pupils will learn to:

·         Express and explain ideas clearly

·         Use language to persuade, instruct or make a case

Topics covered:

Stories with familiar settings

Explanations and dictionary entries


Poems by significant poets

Poems with familiar settings

Stories by significant children’s authors

Traditional tales and stories from other cultures

Non-chronological reports (formal and informal writing)

History (English National Curriculum)

Pupils will learn to:

  • Find out about people and important events and developments from recent and more distant times, making links across different periods of history;
  • Learn about different aspects of local, British and world history;
  • Discuss why things happened or changed and the results;
  • Carry out historical enquiries using a variety of sources of information and look at how and why the past is interpreted in different ways;
  • Use their understanding of chronology and historical terms when talking or writing about the past.

Topics covered:

How can we find out about the Indus Valley Civilisation (Term 1)

What was it like to live here in the past? (Term 2)


 Anfal & Halabja (Term 2)

What can learn about recent history from studying the life of a famous person?
(Term 3)

Geography (English National Curriculum)

Pupils will learn:

·         To understand progression in patterns and processes and geographical enquiry skills

·         To develop geographical enquiry skills.

·         To begin to offer explanations about locations and patterns, e.g. explaining why a town grew up at a river crossing.

·         To know about a number of physical and human processes and their importance, e.g. knowing that settlements tend to grow outwards from a central point and that this puts pressure on surrounding farmland.

Topics covered:

Investigating rivers (Term 1)

A mountain environment

(Term 2)

Local Traffic and environmental issues
(Term 3)

Religious Education (English National Curriculum)

Children will be able to:

·         Describe the key beliefs and teachings of the religions studied, connecting them accurately with other features and making some comparisons between religions.

Topics covered:

Worship and community: What is the role of the mosque?
(Term 1)

Why are sacred texts important?
What is the Qur'an and why is it important to Muslims
(Term 2)

What can we learn from Christian religious buildings? (Term 3)

How do people express their faith through the arts?
(Term 3)


Art and design (English National Curriculum)

Pupils will learn to:

·         Develop their creativity and imagination through more complex activities.

·         Build on their skills and improve their control of materials, tools and techniques.

·         Increase their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art, craft and design in different times and cultures. They become more confident in using visual and tactile elements and materials and processes.

·         Communicate what they see, feel and think.

Citizenship (English National Curriculum)

Pupils will:

·         Develop confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities.

·         Prepare to play an active role as citizens.

·         Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle.

·         Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people.

ICT (English National Curriculum)

·         Multimedia Presentation.

·         Spread sheet modeling.

·         Control & Monitoring – What happens when…?

·         Using the internet to search large databases and to interpret information.

Physical Education (English National Curriculum)

Pupils will continue to:

·         Acquire and develop skills.

·         Select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas.

·         Develop knowledge and understanding of fitness and health.

·         Evaluate and Improve performance.

Games activities


Invasion Games

Striking and fielding games

Outdoor and adventurous activities



Learn and develop written and spoken Kurdish language skills according to their appropriate level.


Learn and develop written and spoken Arabic language skills according to their appropriate level.