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Year 6


YEAR 6 Experimentation

YEAR 6 Science

YEAR 6 History

YEAR 6 Art

YEAR 5 and 6 Working scientifically

I can plan different types of scientific enquiry.

I can control variables in an enquiry.

I can measure accurate and precisely using a range of equipment.

I can record data and results using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.

I can use the outcome of test results to make predictions and set up a further comparative fair test.

I can report findings from enquiries in a range of ways.

I can explain a conclusion from an enquiry.

I can explain causal relationships in an enquiry.

I can relate the outcome from an enquiry to scientific knowledge in order to state whether evidence supports or refutes an argument or theory.

Read, spell and pronounce scientific vocabulary accurately.



I can explain how light travels.

I can explain and demonstrate how we see objects.

I can explain why shadows have the same shape as the object that casts them.

I can explain how simple optical instruments work, e.g. periscope, telescope, binoculars, mirror, magnifying glass etc.


I can explain how the number & voltage of cells in a circuit links to the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer.

I can compare and give reasons for why components work and do not work in a circuit.

I can draw circuit diagrams using correct symbols.


Living things and their habitats

I can classify living things into broad groups according to observable characteristics and based on similarities & differences.

I can describe how living things have been classified.

I can give reasons for classifying plants and animals in a specific way.


Animals, including humans

I can identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system.

I can describe the function of the heart, blood vessels and blood.

I can discuss the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and life style on health.

I can describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported in animals, including humans.


Evolution and inheritance

I can describe how the earth and living things have changed over time.

I can explain how fossils can be used to find out about the past.

I can explain about reproduction and offspring (recognising that offspring normally vary and are not identical to their parents).

I can explain how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment.

I can link adaptation over time to evolution.

I can explain evolution.


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I can place features of historical events and people from the past societies and periods in a chronological framework from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

I can summarise the main events from a period of history, explaining the order of events and what happened.

I can study the achievements of the earliest civilizations and study one in depth.

I can summarise how Britain has had a major influence on the world.

I can summarise how Britain may have learnt from other countries and civilizations (historically and more recently).

I can identify and explain differences, similarities and changes between different periods of history.

I can identify and explain propaganda.

I can describe the features of historical events and way of life from periods I have studied; presenting to an audience.


YEAR 6 Geography

I can use Ordnance Survey symbols and 6 figure grid references.

I can answer questions by using a map.

I can use maps, aerial photographs, plans and e-resources to describe what a locality might be like.

I can describe how some places are similar and dissimilar in relation to their human and physical features.

I can contrast a region of the UK with a European country and with a region within N or S America.

I can identify and name the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn as well as the Arctic and Antarctic Circles.

I can explain how time zones work and calculate time differences around the world.

I can explain why I have used different tools to create art.

I can explain why I have chosen specific techniques to create my art.

I can explain the style of my work and how it has been influenced by a famous artist.

I can over print to create different patterns.

I can use feedback to make amendments and improvement to my art.

 I can use a range of e-resources to create art.


YEAR 6 Design and Technology

I can use market research to inform my plans and ideas.

I can follow and refine my plans.

I can justify my plans in a convincing way.

I can show that I consider culture and society in my plans and designs.

I show that I can test and evaluate my products.

I can explain how products should be stored and give reasons.

I can work within a budget.

I can evaluate my product against clear criteria.


YEAR 6 Music

I can sing in harmony confidently and accurately.

I can perform parts from memory.

I can take the lead in a performance.

I can use a variety of different musical devices in my composition (including melody, rhythms and chords).

I can evaluate how the venue, occasion and purpose affects the way a piece of music is created.

I can analyse features within different pieces of music.

I can compare and contrast the impact that different composers from different times have had on people of that time.

I am developing an understanding of music history.




YEAR 6 Computing

YEAR 6 Computing



I can play to agreed rules.

I can explain rules.

I can umpire.

I can make a team and communicate plan.

I can lead others in a game situation.


I can combine my own work with that of others.

I can link sequences to specific timings.


I can develop sequences in a specific style.

I can choose my own music and style.


I can demonstrate stamina.

Outdoor and adventurous

I can plan a route and a series of clues for someone else.

I can plan with others taking account of safety and danger.


I can use a range of strokes to swim competently over a distance of 25 metres.

I can perform self-safe rescue in different water based situations.


YEAR 6 French

Spoken language

I can hold a simple conversation with at least 4 exchanges.

I can use my knowledge of grammar to speak correctly.


I can understand a short story or factual text and note the main points.

I can use the context to work out unfamiliar words.


I can write a paragraph of 4-5 sentences.

I can substitute words and phrases.



Algorithms and programming

I can design a solution by breaking a problem up.

I recognise that different solutions can exist for the same problem.

I can use logical reasoning to detect errors in algorithms.

I can use selection in programs.

I can work with variables.

I can explain how an algorithm works.

I can explore ‘what if’ questions by planning different scenarios for controlled devices.

Information technology

I can select, use and combine software on a range of digital devices.

I can use a range of technology for a specific project.

Digital literacy

I can discuss the risks of online use of technology.


I follow the school’s safer internet rules.

I can use technology in ways which minimises risk. e.g. responsible use of online discussions, etc.

I can create strong passwords and manage them so that they remain strong.

I can independently, and with regard for e-safety, select and use appropriate communication tools.

I can competently use the internet as a search tool.

I can reference information sources.

I can use appropriate strategies for finding, critically evaluating, validating and verifying information.

I can use knowledge of the meaning of different domain names and common website extensions (e.g.; .com; .ac; .sch; .org; .gov; .net) to support validation of information.

Knowledge and understanding

I understand the potential risk of providing personal information online.

I recognise why people may publish content that is not accurate and understand the need to be critical evaluators of content.

I understand that some websites and/or pop-ups have commercial interests that may affect the way the information is presented.

I recognise the potential risks of using internet communication tools and understand how to minimise those risks (including scams and phishing).

I understand that some material on the internet is copyrighted and may not be copied or downloaded.

I understand that some messages may be malicious and know how to deal with this.

I understand that online environments have security settings, which can be altered, to protect the user.

I understand the benefits of developing a ‘nickname’ for online use.

I understand that some malicious adults may use various techniques to make contact and elicit personal information.

I know that it is unsafe to arrange to meet unknown people online.

I understand I should not publish other people’s pictures or tag them on the internet without permission.

I know that content put online is extremely difficult to remove.

I know what to do if I discover something malicious or inappropriate.




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