.Image result for Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Our House Captains

Christmas Production - our Year 6 stars.

Super Scientists on a visit to Newman School

We learned to play the ukulele at Newman School

Year 6 organised The MacMillan Coffee Morning and raised £1265 ..An amazing achievement.

Learning how to breathe to aid relaxation and strong yoga poses with Karen from Therapeutic Treehouse.

We have now got First Aid Training

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

 Welcome back after the Christmas holidays. Year 6 have a very busy term ahead of them - with visits planned to Tullie House and the Military Museum and hopefully a visit to James Rebanks' farm again for lambing time.



 PE will be on a Wednesday and Friday and your child will need full PE kit on both those days.




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 daily 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 start to cover the work for the reasoning papers in the SATs. The children will continue to work on their arithmetic skills with daily practice in class.

Number – Decimals – Identify the value of each digit in numbers given to 3 decimal places and multiply by 10, 100 and 1000giving answers up to 3 decimal places. Multiply 1 digit numbers with up to 2 decimal places by whole numbers. Use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to 2 decimal places. Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy.

Number- Percentages- Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages(i.e. 15% of 360) and use the percentages for comparisons.

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.



Electricity – the children will have a day devoted to electricity - Wednesday 29th January. A teacher from Bright Sparks will come in and the children will get to work with circuit boards in a totally hands on day.

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 work with maps and atlases to locate the main countries in Europe and also a map of the United Kingdom to locate cities  that were bombed and areas that were considered safe for evacuees to re locate to.



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.




Year 6 will have a coach from Carlisle United for an hour of Fridays in the first half term covering skills for dance. They will also continue with yoga and mindfulness lessons with myself - they will build on what they learned with Karen from Therapeutic Treehouse to help them build resilience and have techniques to cope with anxiety and stress - as well as becoming flexible and strong ! They will also start to learn the skills needed in golf - using the tri golf equipment and learning to putt and chip with control and accuracy.



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.


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. 



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. We will present an assembly on Justice and look at the work of Martin Luther King and Oscar Romero.

 They will continue to learn about British Values and mutual respect.