Year 6 Syllabus

English
Language – Adverbials, complex sentences (because, although), apostrophes, semicolons, simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia.

Reading – Biography vs. autobiography, dealing with time sequences- flashbacks, dreams, embedded stories, develop awareness of figurative language/echoes/parody/comic writing.

Writing – develop characters/plot, news items, retell a traditional story in modern language, work on comprehension texts.

Maths
Multiplying two digit by two digit numbers, division by whole numbers up to 12 giving decimal answers, convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and visa versa, negative numbers and the four operations, multiplication and division of simple fractions, multiply out brackets, percentages, kinds of angles, angle rules, draw accurate angles with a protractor, place value and multiplication and division by powers of 10, reflection and mirror images in graphing, probability, BIDMAS, percentages, simple equations, use of average in mean, median and mode, area and volume, approximate decimals to 1DP, draw simple pie charts, rotation and translation of shapes, product of prime factors, indices, common factors, 2D representation of 3D objects and bar graphs. All boys must know up to 12 x 12 tables by mental recall.

Science
Interdependence and adaptation, changing circuits, more about dissolving, variation and classification, micro-organisms, acids and alkalis, simple chemical reactions, reversible and irreversible changes, the solar system and beyond, sound and hearing, speeding up, forces in action, revision.

French
Topics – Greeting people, house, family and home & chores, classroom instructions, classroom objects, animals & pets, clothes, events of the year, weather & seasons, places in town, directions, telling the time & the 24 hour clock, school subjects, food & Drink, leisure activities

Grammar – Definite & Indefinite articles, plurals of nouns, possessive adjectives, present tense of regular verbs, reflexive verbs, partitive articles, negative (ne...pas), simple prepositions, how to ask questions, 4 irregular verbs (ETRE;AVOIR;FAIRE;ALLER), numbers 0-100

Exams – speaking= 25%, listening= 25%, reading = 25%, writing = 25%

Latin
The basis of the Level I Common Entrance syllabus.

Nouns – 2nd declension (masc+neut), 1st/2nd declension adjectives, pronouns (ego, tu, nos, vos), more prepositions, Verbs – imperfect tense, perfect tense, present infinitive, imperative active (all regular conjugations and sum), agreement, apposition, complement, simple causal clauses, temporal clauses and direct questions, cardinals (1-10), ordinals (1st-10th), simple English to Latin sentences (S.V.O), vocabulary tests 1-20 (200 words).

History
The Making of the UK 1500 – 1750 – what life was like in England during the 15th & 16th centuries. Topics covered in detail: The Reformation, The Gun Powder Plot, The English Civil War and the Jacobite Rebellion. The boys will take part in class discussions, organised debates and research projects.

Geography
Skills – OS map skills & global location; Weather & Climate – world climates zones, factors affecting British climate; Erosion – river systems and their landscape, flooding; Population & Settlements – population density, settlement hierarchy; Economic Activities – location of industry, transport routes; Environmental Issues – Brazil, natural resources; Fieldwork – microclimate project.

Divinity
Judaism – buildings (synagogue/temple), prayer (including 'Shema'), festivals (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur), Passover, Jewish texts & worship (The Sabbath), symbols (The Star of David), religious journeys (Jerusalem), rites of passage (circumcision & Bar Mitzvah), marriage, death (funeral and the immortal soul).

Islam – buildings (mosque), prayer, festivals (Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr/Eid-ul-Adha, texts (the Quran), worship in the mosque, religious journeys (pilgrimage to Mecca), God – Allah, new life (Aqeeqah), growing up, marriage, death (funeral).

Christianity – buildings (church), prayer (The Lord's prayer), The Church's year (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Holy Week, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost), The Bible (What is it?), The Bible (translations), worship (matins/evensong), worship (Mass/Eucharist/Holy Communion), symbols (the cross), rites of passage (Baptism, Confirmation), marriage, funeral.

Greek (6S only)
Alphabet (upper/lower case), transliteration, definite article, basic conjunctions, 1st declension (3 x fem, 2 x masc nouns), 4 tenses (present, future, imperfect, weak aorist active), 2nd declension (m/f and neuter), 1st/2nd declension adjectives, verb 'to be' (present), c.50 words of vocabulary.

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