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Welcome to Year 6

Our Class Council

David Morton brought his guide dog Rebel into meet us as Year 6 sponsored a puppy called Spirit.

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

We attended a Heartstart Workshop ran by The British Heart Foundation.

Bright Sparks Electricity Day

Yoga and mindfullness .... and relax ...

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 Christmas holidays. It is a busy term in Year 6 and the children have lots to look forward to. This term we are studying life on the home front during WW2; literacy and history writing will come from this topic.

 In science we will be studying Electricity with a full days workshop from Bright Sparks; the children will also be learning about fossils and the work of Charles Darwin to finish their work on Evolution and Inheritance.

Homework will be set every Thursday to be returned by Monday morning. PE will be on a Thursday and Friday and your child needs 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 McMillan - our door is always open.

Key Dates :

19th March - Visit to Tullie House in the morning for a WW2 workshop

27th March - Visit to Military Museum at the Castle for a WW2 workshop



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.

The children will read regularly in school and bring their books home to read with parents and read independently. Research shows that children do better academically and emotionally if they read books and here at St Bedes we encourage this love of reading.


In spring term we will continue to revise the arithmetic needed to cover paper 1 of the SATs

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.


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



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 atlases to locate the countries involved in WW2 in Europe.


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 War Museum at the Castle



The children will get a coach in the first half term from Carlisle United who will be teaching gymnastics and they will also be doing a course of 6 yoga lessons to help with relaxation. The children will be running for fitness - building on the they made in autumn term. In the second half term they will continue to focus on balance and core strength in yoga and focusing on skills to play 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. They will complete their workshops from Real Love Rocks from Barnardos - focusing on E-safety which will be followed up by E-safety workshop from the NSPCC.


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. 


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.