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 Our Class Council for 2021/2022

                            You can see your child's work and photographs of trips on Seesaw.

Welcome to the Year 6 homepage where you can find out what is going on in Year 6 this year.

Myself, Mrs H McMillan, Mrs R Harris, Miss L Murray and Mr A Warwick would like to welcome the Year 6 class back to school after their Easter break.

 Dates for your diary

  • Monday 25th April - Friday 6th May Daily swimming lessons
  • Monday 9th May - Thursday 12th May - Year 6 SATs
  • Friday 17th June - Visit to Watchtree
  • Thursday 23rd June - Stockswood Forest School
  • Thursday 30th June - River Day with Tania Crockett from Eden's River Trust


  • PE will be on a  Wednesday and a Friday for the first half term. Tuesday and Friday for the final half term. The children should no longer come dressed in PE kit on those days but will instead get changed at lunchtime before their lessons in the afternoon.
  • They will also have a 2 week block of intensive swimming lessons commencing on Monday 25th April.

 Homework will  be set on seesaw so there will be no paper homework set. If you have any questions at all please contact me on kjackson@stbedes.cumbria.sch.uk


Summer curriculum.



  Relationship and Health Education

Following the Ten:Ten Programme we will start with Module Two: Created to Love Others.

In this unit the children will explore their individual relationship with others. Building on their understanding that they have been created out of love and for love, this module explores how they take this calling into the family, friendships and relationships, and teaches strategies for developing healthy relationships and keep safe.



The children will study the text “Floodland” by Marcus Sedgwick. They will, through discussion and drama write in role as various characters from the text.

Persuasive Writing – they will write a letter to Mrs McMillan regarding their thoughts about wearing school uniform in school.

They will write an explanation text about river features.

They  will have one guided reading session a week when they will focus on reading fluently and expand their vocabulary knowledge. They will develop their reading comprehension skills and focus on how to use the text closely to answer focussed questions.

Children will continue to learn spelling patterns with daily lessons following Read Write Inc Spellings supported by games on Spellingframe.



In summer term we will continue to  focus on arithmetic in preparation for the SAT Paper 1 : Arithmetic

We will be following the White Rose Maths Scheme of work.


We will continue to revise all the work covered in autumn term on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division : fractions and percentages: add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions, fractions with the same and different denominators and working out percentages of numbers.  

They will then focus on decimals, algebra, converting units, statistics and properties of shapes before they move onto secondary school.



The children will cover two units of science in summer term.

Animals including Humans -

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Describe the changes as humans develop to old age.
  • Pupils should draw a timeline to indicate stages in the growth and development of humans. They should learn about the changes experienced in puberty.
  • Pupils could work scientifically by researching the gestation periods of other animals and comparing them with humans; by finding out and recording the length and mass of a baby as it grows.


Living things and their habitats

  • Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
  •  Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.






Rivers – The children will study the components of the water cycle and draw a simple diagram of this. How rivers erode, transport and deposit materials to produce particular landscape features. They will study The River Eden from source to sea and visit the river in the local area looking at particular features. They will also study the characteristics of a river system in another part of the world – The River Nile.

They will take part in fieldwork organised by the Eden Rivers Trust.



The children will complete various art projects to support curriculum work in the class. They will sketch lighthouses to support their work on The Lighthouse Keeper in literacy and paint groups of fishermen - mixing paints to get various shades of blue for their overalls. They will study the work of Picasso and using paints and card create a collage picture of his famous painting Punchinello. To support their science work on life cycles they will be drawing various animals and birds - a tree frog; a peacock; a koala for example.




PE will be on a  Wednesday and a Friday for the first half term. On a Wednesday they will have PE with a coach from Carlisle United when they will be doing modified Team Games and on a Friday we will continue to work on their catching, throwing and passing skills. After half term they will have a CUFC coach on a Tuesday and the focus will be athletics. on a Friday they will be playing rounders.

There is two weeks of intensive swimming lessons commencing on Monday 25th April and the children will have swimming lessons every day at the Pools each morning.










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




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




Poppy Collage 

 London Bomb Scenes




 William Morris




D & T





 Make soup to WW2 recipe





Attacking and defending


Attacking and defending




Tri Golf



     Kwik Cricket

Running for fitness




Running for fitness




 Democracy - How it started In Greece.

Democracy now.

Work of WWF and other charities.


Real Love Rocks


 The Holocaust

The United Nations - peacekeeping 

 Sex education