Merton Park Primary School

Year 6

Meet the Year 6 team!

Year 6 (ID 1059)


Year 6 (ID 1059)

Year 6 (ID 1059)


In Year 6 we put books at the heart of our learning in literacy and use them to inspire our class topics. Through the course of our topics we will be reading: fiction books, recounts that tell historical stories, biographies that explore journeys and poems that evoke emotions.

We will give the children opportunities to immerse themselves in books and to write in role, exploring ideas through drama and talk.  We will teach different writing styles and give the children the chance to develop independent & critical thinking skills as they choose how to present their ideas, opinions, information and arguments most effectively for a range of audiences.


In maths we will continue to build upon the children’s knowledge and give them the opportunities to become confident mathematicians. We will focus on developing key number skills and facts and show them how these can be applied to more complex problems. We will teach methods they can use with confidence and understanding, encouraging them to use the most effective methods for different contexts. When a child leaves Yr 6, we want to be sure that they have a tool box of good mathematical skills that they can understand, develop and apply with confidence.

Information for parents: 2024 national curriculum tests at the end of key stage 2

Curriculum map


Class newsletters

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Knowledge organisers

Knowledge organisers are a summary of the key facts and essential knowledge that pupils need about a unit of work or a curriculum subject. They contain the information broken down into easily digestible chunks.

It is also important to state what a knowledge organiser is not: Knowledge organisers are not a curriculum. It’s best to think of them as tools to help the children. 

Knowledge organisers can be a valuable tool for both children, staff and parents. Our subject leaders create the knowledge organisers, to set out their expectations of what pupils should learn about a topic and to clarify their thinking about what is important.

Subject leaders look at a series of knowledge organisers to check for progression and continuity both within and across curriculum subjects and to ensure standards and expectations for learning are being implemented.

Pupils will review, revise and quiz themselves using their knowledge organisers.

Finally, knowledge organisers are a really clear and easy to understand way for parents to be more aware of what their children are learning at primary school and thus to support them.

Science History Geography Art
Evolution Crime & Punishment Globalisation
Reproduction Ancient Maya The Yucatan peninsula
Light Windrush Maps
Classification of Living Things
The Human Body