Staincliffe C of E Junior School

Staincliffe C of E Junior School

Respect, Trust, Courage and Joy

Year 6

Teachers - Mr Tiplady, Miss Thomas and Miss Wilby.

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Shaffi, Mrs Zaman, Miss Latif.

Below is the Summer term overview - this covers everything that your child will be working on throughout the Summer term in Year 6. 

For the full year overview of all subjects covered across this year group, please click on the link below.

Year 6 Long term plan 2021-2022.


To look back at the work your child covered last term, click on the link for the Year 6 Spring term overview.

Year 6 Spring term overview 2022.



 Over the course of the Summer Term, the children will learn about: Ratio and Proportion and will recap Fractions, Decimals and Percentages in preparation for SATs week. After SATs, the children will undertake problem solving activities including designing a maths board game and solving mathematical murder mysteries! We encourage the children to be independent learners in maths and they utilise their Maths Toolkit to support their learning where and whenever required.


In Literacy children will be looking at a diverse range of texts this term. The first half term will be taken up looking at one of the first Science Fiction novels H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. There will be opportunities to write a narrative including speech and to build tension and suspense using sensory techniques. We will then be looking at the Ancient Greek myth: The Odyssey which focusses on the adventures of the Ancient Greek hero Odysseus. Work covered in this topic will include: an incantation to a Greek God, a diary entry and a letter. Of course, we will be continuing to work on reading comprehension skills and looking at how to answer questions effectively. There will also be regular spelling tests and grammar activities within lessons and as standalone sessions.


Guided Reading

Over this Summer term, Guided Reading will cover a variety of fiction and non-fiction text types such as mysteries, non-chronological reports and leaflets. In Guided Reading, we teach the children how to develop a range of skills (as shown by our VIPERS below). As well as this, children will be regularly completing SATs style questions in class in order to prepare for their SATs test this year – a large part of this will involve encouraging the children to skim and scan texts to find answers more quickly and answer questions with the appropriate amount of detail needed in order to gain the marks. In order to aid the children’s reading development, they are expected to read three times a week at home.

We will look at the following texts in Summer 1: The Curse of Cogston House Part 2; Treasure Island.

We will look at the following texts in Summer 2:  Endangered Species in Britain; Spiders; The Siege and Fall of Troy and I’ve Got My Eye on You.


PE- Physical Education


In Summer Term 1, Year 6 children will be developing their health and fitness skills in the lessons. They will learn to describe the basic fitness components, understand how often and how long they should exercise to be healthy and to record/monitor how hard they’re working. The children will do this through various team games such as ‘Beanbag Raid’ and ‘Dodgeball’ which will involve working hard to improve their fitness levels. As well as this, the children have been taking part in various level challenges to help improve their balance and coordination skills.

In Summer Term 2, after half term, the children will be working on improving their personal ability with the aim of developing their resilience and positive attitudes towards different tasks. They will develop these skills through games called ‘Throlf’ and ‘Scatterball’ where they will work together to improve their perseverance. They will also have the opportunity to build on their agility and coordination skills.


Initially in the Summer Term, children will be completing the unit Living Things and their Habitats. This Science unit has had a heavy focus on variety within a species and classifying plants and animals based on their characteristics.

This will be followed by 2 units on Light and Electricity. Children will investigate sources of light, how light travels and how shadows are formed/changed. They will also look at the anatomy of the eye. Investigations into electrical circuits will be conducted before they use their skills learned to produce an electricity loop game.



In French this half term the children will continue to learn some vocabulary related to houses and where they live. They will begin to build sentences using prepositions in French and will have a go at writing a letter (in French) to describe their house, including their bedroom and the position of furniture within it.




 In the first half term we are looking at Binary where children will have the opportunity to understand the binary system which involves the children writing digital data that involves just 0’s and 1’s. Understanding binary relates closely to mathematics concepts, therefore some of the learning aims will also look to develop children’s confidence with mathematical operations.

After the holidays the children will look at Coding which will be structured around the PRIMM approach. The whole approach may take place during a lesson or series of lessons. Predict… what this code will do Run… the code to check your prediction Investigate… trace through the code to see if you were correct Modify... the code to add detail, change actions/outcome Make… a new program that uses the same ideas in a different way. The children will have plenty of opportunity to be creative in this unit.


PSHE- Personal Social Health Economic Education

In Summer Term 1 our topic will be ‘Relationships. We will look at how to look after our mental health, understanding our emotions and how to control our emotions when dealing with difficult situations.

In the second half term our PSHE topic will be ‘Changing Me’. In this piece we will look at growing up and puberty. Not only is this topic extremely important but it is also compulsory for the children to understand and appreciate the changes that they will be going through shortly.


RE- Religious Education

Over the Summer term the children will be exploring the question:

 Growing Up and Rites of Passage.

This unit will look at how different faiths prepare young people for the transition from childhood to adulthood. We will be studying Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs within Judaism and Christening/Baptism and Confirmation within Christianity. The children will take part in discussions around meaning, purpose and value and how it may influence us in our own lives.


Art and Design skills

In this topic, pupils revisit their still life skills, creating a variety of pieces influenced by different artists and using a range of mediums. They use charcoal, erasers and paint to depict their chosen composition of special objects before using them to construct a memory box to showcase their work.


DT- Design Technology

This topic draws upon pupils’ skills and knowledge of structures, challenging them to design and create a model of a new playground featuring five apparatus, made from three different structures. Creating a footprint as the base, pupils can practise visualising objects in plan-view (bird’s eye) and also get creative with their use of natural features and cladding for their structures.

In the second half of the term, the DT electricity unit will be incorporated within the Science unit on Electricity and Circuits and will involve the making of a ‘Steady Hand Buzzer Game’.



In Geography, children will develop an understanding of what Fair Trade is and how it contributes to improving the living standards of farmers/workers in different geographical locations (South America and Africa). They will undertake map work, climate study and the impact on human geography.




 Every week Year 6 children will:

  • be given a maths activity, either linked to their learning that week or revisiting a previously taught skill
  • be expected to read their reading book and get their reading record signed x3 weekly
  • play on TTRockstars and Spelling Shed
  • learn their weekly spellings (each week has a different list focus that the children have been practising in school that week).