Year 6 Curriculum Projects

Year 6 Project - Maafa

In the Maafa project, your child will learn about Africa today and the ancient kingdoms that thrived on the continent for thousands of years. They will learn about the origins of the transatlantic slave trade in the 15th century and Britain’s involvement from the time of Elizabeth I, when John Hawkins became the first British slave trader. Your child will understand the structure of the transatlantic slave trade and the consequences of enslavement for enslaved people. They will also discover how the people of Britain benefited from the money and goods produced by the slave trade. They will learn about the causes and consequences of the abolition of slavery in the 19th century, the worldwide African diaspora and the European colonisation in Africa. They will explore the lives and actions of black people in 20th century Britain. They will understand how the Race Relations Act of 1965 became the first piece of British legislation to tackle racial discrimination and know that the Equality Act 2010 provides people with protection against racism and other forms of discrimination, today. Your child will also explore the lives of black people who have made significant contributions to Britain and will celebrate black culture in Britain today.

History: Ancient African kingdoms; Development of the transatlantic slave trade; Britain's role in the slave trade; Human impact; Everyday life on plantations; Rebellion and marronage; Causes and consequences of the abolition of the slave trade and slavery; Colonisation of Africa; Black people in 20th century Britain; Race Relations Act; Equality Act; Significant black Britons; Multiculturalism

Geography: Africa – countries, land use, natural resources, location, settlements, population, climate and physical features

Science: Evolution and Inheritance

Design Technology: Food for Life (whole foods, processed foods, making healthy meals, hygiene and safety)

Art: Environmental artists

Computing derived from D.A.R.E.S

Music: derived from Kapow

PE: derived from Greenacres/TeamThemeKent Resources

PSHE: derived from Jigsaw

RE: derived from Kent SACRE Curriculum

More information about the Year 6 Curriculum can be found in the YEAR 6 Long Term Plan 2023 document found below.


Year 6 Key Information



In Year 6 PE lessons are timetabled for Tuesday morning (athletics)and Thursday afternoon (rounders). 





W.C: 22.04.24

Next week we will be:

  • Revising grammar terminology including the present perfect tense and passive/active voice.
  • Using evidence to answer questions in a reading comprehension of an extract.
  • Using the features of journalistic writing to write our own article based on the events in a fairytale.


W.C: 22.04.24

Next week we will be continuing Algebra through:

  • Finding angles within triangles.
  • Finding angles in quadrilaterals.
  • Finding angles in polygons.
  • Completing some arithmetic practice.

Additional Information

Please ensure your child has wellies  in school everyday.

Children in Year 6 will be permitted to walk home from school once the 'Walking Home From School' letter has been signed by parents/carers. 


  1. Spellings This week's spellings look at words ending in the 'ly' suffix. These will be available on Ed Shed after the first session has been taught on Monday.

Children can also practise either Stage 3 and 4 words (Group 1) or Stage 5 & 6 words (Group 2)



This week's homework is: 


Please read for at least 20 minutes every night using your Reading Record Book to record your reading. 


Please complete pages 91 and 92 and hand in by Friday 26th April.


Please complete pages 52 and 53 in the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Homework Book and hand this in by Thursday 25th April.

Times Tables:

- You could also visit ttrockstars to practise your times tables.

Remember that Homework Club runs every Wednesday at 12.00 in the Saxon Suite.