Diamond Academy-23


Year 6 is a busy year at primary school. We have lots to cover in the run up to SATs and we aim to cover everything in a way that will inspire and excite our children.

Year 6 is a challenging, memorable and rewarding year for the children. As the children are the oldest pupils in the school, they are expected to be positive role models for younger children. The children know the importance of the year and work to the best of their ability. The curriculum is exciting with many interesting topics.

In 6SB, the year starts with the scientific topic of ‘Animals including Humans' studying the circulatory system and its functions. Running alongside this topic, the children write using the historical focus of WW1. This will lead into the history topic of WW1 and WW2. Art lessons will also link to these topics. Year 6 will read the very enjoyable story of War Horse by Michael Morpurgo.

In maths, the children have already started to work with numbers up to 10 million! They will be introduced to new concepts and also revise key skills. They will complete DICE challenges and also practise their arithmetic skills.

In geography, Year 6 will enjoy learning about the Frozen Kingdom with the focus of the polar regions and our topic Hola Mexico will introduce us to the ancient civilisation of the Mayans.  

In PE, we will cover a range of different sports over the year.  Starting with netball, we will then move on to dance, athletics gymnastics and rounders.   

In RE, we have started the year by learning about Rash Hashanah and Yom Kippur and then every half term we will study an aspect of one of the six major religions. 

We will also enjoy DT topics, computing challenges and even learning a little French. Tres bien I hear you say!

The children will receive spellings each week, which they can learn at home and within school. They will be tested at the end of the week. Homework will be given out every Friday, to be returned no later than the following Tuesday.   Children are expected to read at least five times a week and they will also enjoy reading time in school. Reading can be done on  

If you have any questions about Year 6, or would like some advice on how to support your child’s learning, please get in touch.

What their teacher says:

I have a super feeling about this year. The children are already working hard and everyone is enthusiastic and wanting to learn new and interesting things. Year 6 is an exciting year and a one that will fly by. Let the adventures begin.
Mrs Bendelow

What the children say:

I am looking forward to literacy because I really enjoy it. I am already enjoying War Horse. (Milliann) I am looking forward to science in year 6. I really enjoy biology so our topic of Animals including humans will be really good. (Ruby)