Year 6

Year 6 – the final year at Redhill & a very busy one too


In Year 6, the main focus without doubt is the end of Key Stage 2 SATS & being ready for secondary school.

However, we have lots of learning & fun along the way. At Redhill, the Year 6 children get opportunity to go on a residential visit – usually to Shugborough Outdoor Centre as well as take part in an end of year production in July.

Along the way Year 6 study:

  • AD 900 – The rise and fall of empires
    In this unit, the children will be studying three non-European civilisations:

• The Maya
• The Kingdom of Benin
• The Islamic empire

The tasks in this unit provide opportunities for the children to compare and contrast the cultures and achievements of these three civilisations, as well as understand the reasons behind their rise and dominance, and their eventual decline.

  • Out of Africa: Evolution & Inheritance
    The subject of this unit is evolution and inheritance. We start at the very beginning with early signs of life and work through geological time from the Cambrian period to the present day – along the journey we look at the dinosaur age in the Mesozoic era and visit Africa 200,000 years ago to trace our human ancestors.
  • Fairgrounds: Forces
    We all know that fairground rides are designed to thrill our senses, through fear, excitement and the unexpected. How are these rides powered in a way which enables them to speed up and slow down at just the right moments, whilst staying on a track that twists upside down?
    These mysteries will be revealed as we learn more about the science behind energy, forces, sound and light.