In addition to making sure children are confident in the areas they’ve learned up to now, it’s also important that they’re familiar with how external examinations work. They practise a lot of past KS2 SATs papers and although they are no longer relevant to British school overseas, we allow our Year 6 pupils sit the SAT papers as soon as they are online. They are then marked internally and graded accordingly.
In Mathematics, the children will learn about square, prime and negative numbers. They will be multiplying and dividing with numbers up to four digits, using formal, efficient methods. They will be doing more complicated work with fractions, decimals and percentages. Children will also start to learn about ratio and proportion and will be introduced to algebra. They will need to measure the perimeter, area and volume of different shapes, plus convert between units of measurement. Coordinates in all four quadrants are introduced in Year 6, as is the interpretation and construction of pie charts.
In English, they will read a range of different genres. They will enhance their inference of characters’ motives and feelings and be able to discuss and evaluate how authors use figurative language. They will learn to spell a variety of more sophisticated words with different prefixes and suffixes. They will also think about how words are related by learning about synonyms and antonyms. When writing a text, they will carefully select vocabulary and use a variety of presentational devices (including adverbials) to structure text. They will use a range of punctuation correctly, including semi-colons, colons, dashes and hyphens.
In Science, children will learn about classifying micro-organisms, plants and animals, they will look at fossils, reproduction and adaptation and look closely at how light travels and how shadows are made. They will also look at diet and exercises and analyse the function of lamps, buzzers, cells and switches.
Our themes will focus on WWII, The Roman Empire and Britain Invasions.