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 Our Class Council for 2020/2021

                            You can see your children'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 Summer break.

 Dates for your diary

  • Thursday 9th September - Eden Rock 10:15 - 11:45
  • Monday 27th September - Wednesday 29th September - Robinwood
  • Thursday 30th September - Horrible Histories  - The Sands Centre 10:30
  • Friday 8th October - Stocks Wood Forest School

PE will be on a Monday and Wednesday for the first half term. They will wear PE kit to school on those days but it must be correct kit. White t- shirt with black shorts.

 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

Autumn 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.



Supporting our work on Ancient Greece we will read and work from the book The Adventures of Odysseus – the story of the legendary hero Odysseus as he returns home to his kingdom of Ithaca after the Trojan War. The children will gain an understanding of classic 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.

They will read and learn about other Greek myths in weekly guided reading sessions. 


In autumn term we will be focusing on arithmetic in preparation for the SAT Paper 1 : Arithmetic

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

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 will cover two units of science in autumn term.


  The children will 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

      The children will recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. They will recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents and finally identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution. They will learn about the work of Mary Anning and Charles Darwin.



  To support their work on Ancient Greece the children will learn about the geography of Greece.

   They will: 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.  The children will then learn how the physical geography of a country has an impact on the human geography and look at the jobs people do in Greece. They will use 8 points of compass, 4 figure grid references, symbols and key and expand map skills to non- UK country.



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 how the geography of Greece lead to the development of city states and learn about the rivalry between Athens and Sparta. They will learn about democracy in Athens and their everyday life - the theatre , the Olympics and their religious beliefs.


 The children will learn about the work of Vincent Van Gogh and recreate his Sunflowers Picture. They will recreate Greek patterns with print and recreate a dolphin fresco. Following the Kapow Primary Scheme of Work we will first focus on Year 6 Art and design skills

In this collection of lessons children learn and develop their skills in: design, drawing, craft, painting and art appreciation; working as a group to design a hat, creating zentangle patterns and subsequent prints, painting in the style of impressionist painters and exploring the piece ‘Nighthawks’ by Edward Hopper.






PE will be on a Monday and Wednesday for the first half term. On a Monday they will have cricket coaching with Fraser - they will have had coaching with him previously in KS2. On a Wednesday they will have PE with a coach from Carlisle United when they will be focusing on attacking and defending skills - these skills will equip them to play any team sport like football, rugby. hockey and netball.










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