Year 6 Programme of Study
Exploring science Book 1
C1 a,b,c, Solvents, Solutes and solutions. Solubility measurements and the meaning of the term saturated solution. Solvents and their uses.
C1d and e Extraction of an indicator, common acids and alkalis, and the pH scale.
C2b and c Separation by filtration
C2d Distillation and desalination
C3a, C3b and C3d Movement of particles in a solid, liquid and a gas.
C3e Summary of the effect of heat on the movement of particles.
P2a Astronomy, The sun the earth and the moon. The reasons for day and night and the seasons.
P2b The planets.
P2c The moon and the stars
P2d Gravity and weight. Reasons why our mass remains the same on different planets but our weight is different. The effect of gravity on planets.
P2e Exploring space
Exploring Science Book 2
P6a Magnetic attraction.
P6b Magnetic fields
P6c Electromagnets and how to alter the strength of an electromagnet.
P6e Uses of electromagnets, the electric bell.
P7a Light and how it travels and the meaning of the words opaque, transparent and translucent.
P7b The structure of the eye and the pinhole camera.
P7c Mirrors and the reflection of light, incident, reflected rays and the normal.
P7d The bending of light (refraction) and total internal reflection.
P7e The splitting of light by a prism and the different colours of objects.
P8c Sound and how we hear.
P8d Sound levels.
P8e The speed of sound and the speed of light. Using sound.
C8a Rocks and minerals, weathering and erosion.
C8b The formation of sedimentary rocks
C8c The formation of igneous rocks.
C8d The formation of metamorphic rocks
C8e The rock cycle and soil types.
Exploring Science Book 1
B2a Cell structure both animal and plant cells and microscope work.
B2c Specialized animal and plant cells
B2d and B2e Human organs and plant organs.
B3a, b and c Reproduction in plants both sexual and asexual.
B3c and d Seed dispersal and germination.
B3e Plant Nutrients
Microorganisms Bacterial, viral and fungal diseaseThe children have five lessons a week.
There is a 40 minute Prep in each week.