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Welcome to Year 6

Our Class Council

Year 6 organised the MacMillan Coffee Morning .. it raised ££1185.75 ..Wow !!

Basketball lessons in the autumn sunshine ..

We visited the Magistrates Court and learned about how a court works and did a role play of a cyber bullying case.

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

    The Holocaust

Anne Frank




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





Indoor Athletics


Running for fitness



 Tri Golf



Kwik Cricket


     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 Summer holidays. It is a busy term in Year 6 and the children have lots to look forward to. This term we are studying life in Ancient Greece and literacy and history writing will come from this topic. In science we will be studying Light and how the eye works and Evolution and Inheritance.

Homework will be set every Thursday to be returned by Monday morning. Pe will be on a Wednesday and Friday and your child needs full outdoor PE kit on both these days. If you have any issues at all please do come in to school and talk to myself or Mrs Pearson - our door is always open.



Domestic church – the children will explore the love and care of people and how God’s love is unconditional and never ending.

Baptism and Confirmation – They will explore the commitment in life and learn about the vocation to the priesthood and religious life.

They will learn about how love for neighbours can be shown at home in the church, locally and globally. They will learn about Oscar Romero, Martin Luther King, Father Damien and Dorothy Day. They will also learn about the work of Viva Rio.

Finally they will know that in Advent we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus.




The Adventures of Odysseus – the story of the legendary hero Odysseus as he returns home to his kingdom Ithaca after the Trojan War. They will gain an understanding of classic stories, enjoy exciting stories with memorable characters, understand the importance of storytelling through history and develop their skills as storytellers through story boarding and retelling.

They will write a non-chronological report, write a letter in role, write a newspaper report, and write class and individual poetry. They will write a piece of persuasive writing about living in Greece now and a balanced argument about living in Sparta or Athens.



In autumn term we will be focusing on arithmetic.

They will read, write and order numbers to 1,000,000 and round to the nearest 10,100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000. Recognise and use tenths, hundredths and thousandths and relate to decimal equivalents. Read write and order numbers to three decimal places. Multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals by 10,100, and 1000. Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits and decimals to two places using a formal written method and solve multi-step problems in contexts.

Divide 4 digits by 1 digit, moving onto dividing 4 digits by 2 digits. Multiply 3 digits by 1, moving onto 4 digits by 2. Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number. Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions, fractions with the same and different denominators.

Identify multiples and factors and identify prime numbers to 100. Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers.

The children should do weekly extension work on Mathletics and gain a minimum of 1000 points a week for a Bronze certificate.




Light – Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines. Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye. Explain we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes. Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.

Evolution and Inheritance - • recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago

• recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents

• identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.



Greece – Locate main countries in Europe and name principal cities. Identify Equator, Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Identify key physical features of Greece – coast, mountains and rivers. Use 8 points of compass, 4 figure grid references, symbols and key. Expand map skills to non- UK country.


Ancient Greece – How did people live in the Ancient Greek Empire? They will use a range of archaeological and written sources, select and record information and interpret the past in different ways. They will learn about life for men and women in Sparta and Athens. What was a hoplite? Who did the ancient Greeks worship? What was daily life like in Ancient Greece?


The children will get a coach in the first half term from Carlisle United who will be teaching skills that can be applied across different sports. The children will be running for fitness and playing rounders in the first half term to build on the skills they learned at the end of Year 5. In the second half term they will be focusing on balance and core strength in gymnastics and focusing on skills to play hockey.


Through their work on Ancient Greece the will learn about the origins of Democracy and what it means for them. They will learn about British Values and mutual respect. They will also be working with the charity Christian Aid to raise money for their "Give Peas a Chance" campaign.


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. 


They will look at the work of Van Gogh and recreate his Sunflowers Picture. They will recreate Greek patterns with print and recreate a dolphin fresco.