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Our fabulous Class Council

Our amazing House Captains for 2020/2021

Yoga - learning to stretch and breathe

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 Rothery and Mrs P Pearson would like to welcome our 6 class back to school after their Easter break..


Year 6 leavers mass will be on Friday 9th July at 9:15 . The class have also got a visit to forest School on Thursday 24th June.

PE will be on a Tuesday and Friday for the first half term. It will be on a Wednesday and Friday after the half term break in May.

The children also should not bring in their reading folders as letters will be e mailed and reading books will be kept in school. They will have a reading book available at home using the Sora app that they were set up on in July. 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.


We will be looking at Bible Stories in RE this term, beginning with the Easter story and how it is part of God's plan.  We will discuss the importance of looking after God's world and how we should care for the environment.  We will also look at parables, like The Good Samaritan, along with miracles that Jesus performed, like at the Wedding of Cana.  The significance of each story will be explored and related to our lives today.  




  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.


In summer term we will be focusing on reasoning.

We will continue to revisit the arithmetic taught prior to Christmas and use ttrockstars to practice and reinforce tables work.

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.




Living Things and Their habitats

Children will be taught to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian , an insect and a bird. They will describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

Animals, including humans

Children will be taught to describe the changes as humans develop to old age.



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





In the four weeks prior to Easter we started our topic on World War Two learning what were the key events that led to the start of the war and the countries that were involved and why. We will continue to look at life on the Home Front - the evacuation of children, the Blitz, rationing and the role of women in the war. This work will be supported by their study of Carrie's War.




They will look at the work of Van Gogh and recreate his Sunflowers Picture. They will continue their work on LS Lowry started before the Easter holidays.



The children 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 also look at the work of Martin Luther King and Oscar Romero. We will start to prepare the children for transition to secondary school with lessons designed to address their concerns about life in their chosen school and we will liase with their chosen to school to make sure their is a smooth transition.



In the first half term PE will be on a Tuesday and Friday and the children should come dressed for PE. On Tuesdays we will have lessons with Nick, a fabulous coach from Carlisle United that the children know well. He will be teaching the skills they need for athletics. On Fridays we will be focusing on fitness. After half term, PE will be on a Wednesday and Friday. On Wednesday, Emma, another coach from Carlisle United, will be teaching dance. The children have been taught dance by Emma before and I know they will really enjoy her lessons.









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




Poppy Collage


 London Bomb Scenes




 William Morris




D & T





 Make soup to WW2 recipe





Indoor Athletics

Attacking and defending

Running for fitness



Running for fitness




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