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Summer Term

Year 6 Curriculum – Summer Term


At Millfield, our curriculum is based around

 ‘Repeat, Revisit, Remember’

Instead of doing a set topic for each half term, our curriculum is designed so that we repeat topics every few weeks.


Below are some of the specific things we are doing this term in each subject



Literacy (writing)

  • Advertisements – writing a persuasive leaflet
  • Setting the scene – descriptive writing


Guided Reading

  • Comprehension skills
  • Holes (Fiction)
  • Born on a Blue Day (Memoir)
  • Hostages to Handheld Devices (News article)
  • Cider With Rosie (Autobiographical novel)
  • Olympic Torch Relay (News article)
  • Poems about Seasons (Poetry)
  • A Letter from C.S. Lewis (Non-fiction)
  • The Lord of the Rings (Classic fiction)
  • Queen Victoria’s Diary (Non-fiction)
  • If- (Classic poetry)
  • Theseus’s Adventures (Myth)
  • I Can Jump Puddles (Autobiography)
  • White Fang (Fiction)
  • Macbeth (Play)



  • - Arithmetic
  • - Times tables
  • - Varied fluency and representations
  • - Reasoning and problem-solving



  • Science is covered in a rolling schedule of eleven strands of Science (space, forces, light, sound, electricity, materials 1, materials 2, living things, plants, animals, evolution).


Topic – Geography

Guatemala and Central America

  • Rainforests
  • Land use
  • Features

Topic - History

Mayan Civilisation

  • People
  • Places
  • Homes
  • Technology
  • Beliefs
  • Sport



  • Singing and performing
  • Listening and appraising
  • Tchaikovsky 
  • Debussy



  • Drawing and Sketching skills
  • Drawing landscapes
  • Illustrator Study
  • Matt Groening




Digital Literacy 

  • Word processing and data handling

Computer science

  • Programming




  • Human reproduction



  • How money affects us
  • Human rights



  • Athletics
  • Rounders


Design and Technology

  • Textiles
  • Combining different fabric shapes 
  • CAD