Year 6

Year 6 Yearly Overview










 Domestic Church-

Family: loving



Belonging: vocation and commitment.

Advent/Christmas -

loving: expectations.

Local Church -


Eucharist - relating:unity


Lent/Easter -

giving: death and new life

Pentecost- serving:witnesses

Reconciliation - interrelating :healing

Universal Church - world: common good.

Judaism - Yom Kippur







Evolution and Inheritance


Bright Sparks Day



Properties and Changes of Materials


Life Cycles



Human and physical study of Greece

Climate zone and mountains. Types of settlement and land use. Europe countries and cities.

Europe - countries/cities

United Kingdom - cities bombs

Areas evacuated to.






Ancient Greece




Evacuees in Cumbria





E- safety

X- curricular work – Research and producing Word Documents.

E- safety

X- curricular work – Research and producing Word Documents.


 E- safety

X- curricular work – Research and producing Word Documents.

E- safety

X- curricular work – Research and producing Word Documents.



Artist Study

Van Gogh

Mixing Paints


 Dolphin Fresco



 London Bomb Scenes


Poppy collages


 The work of Picasso and L.S.Lowry


D & T





 Make soup to WW2 recipe





Gymnastics – Vanessa

Ultimate Frisbee

Football - coach

Tag Rugby - coach

 Tri Golf



 Kwik Cricket

Running for fitness






 Democracy - How it started In Greece.

Democracy now.

Work of WWF and other charities.

The Holocaust

The United Nations - peacekeeping 



 Sex education



Welcome back after the Christmas Holidays. Spring term in Year 6 is a very busy one as the children work towards their SATS in May. Homework will be sent out regularly on a Thursday evening - spellings, comprehension and maths work- this will be due back in in on the Monday. Work will be set on Mathletics and also on a new website Please support your child in their learning. PE will be on a Wednesday and Friday, please ensue your child has full PE kit on both these days. If you have any questions please talk to myself or Mrs Pearson.

 Spring Planning


. Local Church – Community –Sources The children will look at the wide variety of books that they read and use everyday and explore the reasons for which they are written. They will look more closely at the Bible as a story of God’s love , told by the People of God. 

Eucharist – Relating: Unity Children will learn what nourishes and what spoils friendship and unity. They will learn how the Eucharist challenges and enables the Christian family to live and grow in communion every day.


Lent/Easter – Giving: Death and New Life The children will discuss how loss and death bring about change in life. In learning about the Church’s seasons of Lent, Holy Week and Easter they will know about the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus and how it led to new life.



The children will study Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden– they will write informal letters from Carrie and a formal letter about evacuation. They will write first person accounts in character – Carrie and Nick -and look for evidence in a text to explain a character’s behaviour (Mr Evans). They will then write a character description of him from either Nick’s or Carrie’s point of view. They will write a diary entry and conclude with a book review.

The children will also study Anne Frank’s Diary. They will analyse each member of the family as the call up papers arrive. They will write a diary entry as Margot on the day the call up papers arrive – using complex sentences and adverb openers. Once in the annexe they will write a set of instructions on how to survive there. They will write a Haiku poem about one of the occupants of the annexe.


Number – Decimals – Identify the value of each digit in numbers given to 3 decimal places and multiply by 10, 100 and 1000giving answers up to 3 decimal places. Multiply 1 digit numbers with up to 2 decimal places by whole numbers. Use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to 2 decimal places. Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy.

Number- Percentages- Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages(i.e. 15% of 360) and use the percentages for comparisons. 

Measurement- Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit. Covert between miles and kilometres. Recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters. Recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes. Calculate areas of parallelograms and triangles.

Number,: Algebra- Use simple formulae. Describe linear number sequences. Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns.

Number: Ratio- Solve problems involving the relative sizes of 2 quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts.

Geometry and Statistics Illustrate and name parts of a circle – radius, diameter and circumference and know that diameter is twice radius. Calculate the mean as an average.



Evolution – We will continue with our work on Evolution and Inheritance and look more closely at the work of Charles Darwin. They will also recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.


Electricity – the children will have a day devoted to electricity.

They will associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.

They will compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.

Finally they will use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.



The children will use an atlas to locate the countries in Europe involved in WW2. They will also locate major cities in the United Kingdom that got bombed and the surrounding safe areas into which children were evacuated to.


The children will learn how the terms of the Versailles Agreement led to an impoverished Germany – aiding the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party. They will learn about the spread of the Nazi party in Europe leading up to the start of World War Two. They will learn about what it felt like to a child to be evacuated through Carrie’s War. They will learn about rationing and the Dig for Victory. They will learn about the Blitz and the role of women in the war.

In Europe they will learn about the Holocaust through a study of Anne Frank’s Diary. A visitor will come in and talk about his visit to Auschwitz. They will visit Tullie House and the Military Museum at Carlisle Castle.


Children will create a Petal Collage in the style of the artist Georgia O’Keefe. They will mix paints and create a London Landscape during the Blitz.


In PE the children will learn how to pass and catch a ball in netball and learn how to dodge and play as a team player. They will also learn how to putt and chip with accuracy in Tri-golf.


We will study The Holocaust and its impact on European Jews. They will learn about the terms scapegoat and propaganda. They will also look at bullying and its impact on the bullied. We will present an assembly on how we can help each other and how the work of Christian Aid helps others less fortunate than ourselves around the world.


The children will copy and paste pictures from the internet onto a word document. They will learn how to use a search engine. They will learn how to use the internet safely.