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Year 6 Matrix

Term 1
(7 weeks)

Term 2
(6 weeks)

Term 3
(6 weeks)

Term 4
(6 weeks)

Term 5
(5 weeks)

Term 6
(8 weeks)


Place Value

Add & Sub

Multi & Div



Ratio & Proportion

Add & Sub

Multi & Div



Geometry- properties of shapes


Geometry- properties of Shapes

Ratio & proportion



Geometry- properties of Shapes




Geometry- properties of Shapes




Portal Story setting

Reports – Visiting Places

Adventure Story Sandy Cove

Recount – Newspaper

Warning Story The Caravan


Suspense Story Zelda Claw



Defeating A monster

Twist in a Tale




The Battle of Britain and WW2.

Linked to History, locating the countries involved in WW2 on the globes and atlases and recognising what made it a world war.

Map Work

To extend map work to include 8 points of compass; 4 and 6 figures, grid references; to build knowledge of UK and wider world.

Local Study -


Look at the places that have historical importance in our local area.


British History

To know which countries were involved in ww2, be able to locate them on the map and know who were the axis and the allies.

To identify the role of woman during WW2 and the effect of propaganda.

Mandela – People that shape our world

To know who Nelson Mandela was and why he was considered a hero.

To recognise how he has shapes our lives today, look at similar role models.

Mayan Culture

To know who the Mayans were and what time period they were in. Look at their culture and way of life.


Evolution and InheritanceRecognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parentsIdentify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

Animals and humans

Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and explain the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood

Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function

Describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.


Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines

Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye

Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes

Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them


Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit

Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches

Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.


Living things and their habitats.

Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals

Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.


Practical Activities based on:

  • Electricity
  • Light
  • Animals and Humans
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Living things and their Habitats

Including Speaking and Listening using ‘concept cartoons’ to provide stimulus for discussion.

Art & Design Technology


Focus on skylines during the battle of Britain and produce a painted landscape with silhouette.

Gas Masks

Design, make and evaluate a WWII gas mask using a range of materials.

Mayan Masks

Explore and create a Mayan mask.

Mayan Masks

Explore and create a Mayan mask.

Ink Work

Develop ink work. Look at a range of book illustrations and create own based on a favourite book or own story.


Design, make and evaluate jewellery that is suitable to sell at the Summer Fair.


E safety & Graphics

To understand the risk of divulging personal information on the internet. Learn how to handle messages appropriately.

To know what they need to consider when creating an online profile in order to stay safe.

Exploring the menu options and experimenting with images, colour effects etc


To choose the correct page set up option to create a document.

To use text formatting tools, including heading and body.



To incorporate graphics and use the most effective text wrapping formats.

To use the ‘ hanging indent’ tool to help format work e.g. playscripts.

Film Making

To insert film clips into Moviemaker. To add music and text effects.


To use ‘Wideo’ – to create a short 45 second adverts.

Prezi-Presentation Software

Power point.

Prezzo – to use presentation software to present a presentation to the class using the features taught.



New beginnings

To see themselves as valued individuals within their community and to contribute to shaping a welcoming, safe and fair learning community for all.

To explore feelings of happiness and excitement, sadness, anxiety and fearfulness, and learn shared models for ‘calming down’ and ‘problem solving’.



To develop the social skills of friendship, working well together in a group, managing anger and resolving conflict.


Going for Goals

To reflect on themselves as individuals, particularly their strengths as learners and how they learn most effectively.

To take responsibility and build feelings of confidence and self-efficacy – the belief that what you do makes a difference.






Good to be Me

To understand feelings, and why and how they lead us to behave the way we do – excited, proud, surprised, hopeful, disappointed, worried and anxious;

Self-awareness – feeling good about myself, taking risks;

Managing my feelings – relaxing, coping with anxiety; Standing up for myself – assertiveness, standing up for my views.



To recognise their worth as individuals, by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements, seeing their mistakes, making amends and setting personal goals.

To research, discuss and debate  topical issues, problems and events e.g. relationships, substances: drugs  legal/ illegal, rules and health & safety. Also where individuals, families and groups can get help and support.



To understand and manage the feelings associated with change.

To develop knowledge, understanding and skills in three key social and emotional aspects of learning: motivation, social skills and managing feelings.


Religious Literature

Purpose of books and Holy Books

The Jewish Faith

Focus on how the Jewish community were treated during WW2. Use Study Anne Frank’s Diary.

Modern Saints

Use topical stories in the media to explore the idea of saints and martyrs.

Christianity and Judaism

Death, burial and ideas about life after death.

Islam and Sikhism

Worship and ceremony. Death, burial and ideas about after death.

Religious figures

Look at people of faith, e.g. Judaism- Abraham. Also look at pilgrimage.


Tag Rugby

Catching, passing, moving, tagging, scoring and rules of game marking.


Flexibility, balance, strength, sequences, dance to music.


Catching, intercepting, marking, shooting, rules of game.


Fielding, batting, throwing, catching, bowling, scoring and rules of the game.


Passing, possession, moving, tackling, shooting.

Athletics/ Outdoor


Flexibility, strength, technique, running, jumping, outdoor adventure, outdoor adventure, orienteering.