Alder (Y6) – Navigators

Teacher: Mr Vokes

Curriculum Overview

Teaching and learning in Year 6 at Swanton Morley VC Primary School follows the National Curriculum programme of study for Key Stage 2. Further information about the National Curriculum in Key Stage 2 can be found on the Department for Education website.

The majority of subject learning in year six is taught in cross-curricular themes through our ‘Learning Means The World’ curriculum’ (LMTW).  Year six are follow the ‘Navigators 2’ pathway through the 4Cs that this globally-focused curriculum is built around, the key themes being: Conflict, Communication, Culture and Conservation.

Some subjects however, although incorporated in bredth of this curriculum, are taught individually to ensure complete coverage of the National Curriculum.  These subjects are Maths, English, Religious Education (RE), Physical education (PE) and Modern Foreign Languages (MFL).









The ‘what I should know’ (WHISK) sheets for each of this year’s ‘Learning Means The World’ themes for Y6 are listed below.  Each PDF contains a summary overview of what we will be studying.

A World of Bright Ideas | Wars of the World | I Have a Dream | In Your Element

Global Warning | British Bulldog


2022 Key Stage 2 Tests (SATs)

During the course of the year Mr Vokes’ class will be preparing for their SATs in May.  The 2022 tests are highly likely to be similar in their format to those in 2019 (the last year testing took place), although changes can never be ruled out!  As before, children will be given scaled scores where 100 is an indication that children have reached the expected standard. You will receive your child’s scaled score and an indication of how it relates to national standards across all schools.  Writing attainment will graded based on teacher assessments during the course of the year – it is not tested.

All the tests (Maths, Reading and Grammar Punctuation and Spelling) will take place during the week beginning Monday 9th May 2022.

Test Timetable

Monday 9th May – Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (Papers 1 & 2)

Tuesday 10th May – Reading

Wednesday 11th May – Maths (Papers 1 & 2)

Thursday 12th May – Maths (Paper 3)

Trips and Visits 2021-2022

During the autumn term the children will be studying ‘The Battle of Britain’ and shall be visiting the Imperial War Museum at Duxford to enhance their learning experience and examine the aircraft and primary evidence on display.

In the summer term Year 6 spend a week away camping and taking part in a wide range of outdoor adventure activities at the Hautbois Activities Centre near Coltishall.  In 2022 this will take place between Monday 27th June to Friday 1st July.

Timetables, Homework & Equipment 2021-2022

Below are PDF files giving the class timetable and information about homework.

Y6 Timetable Y6 Homework
Y6 Homework Challenges Y6 Equipment

Please note:

The timetable will be subject to change depending on the current/latest DFE COVID-19 guidance.

Homework challenges are optional in Year 6, and will be sent home in September to be completed during the course of the year towards either a bronze. silver or gold award (work assessed in July 2022).