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Welcome to Year 6

Super Scientists on a visit to Newman School

We learned to play the ukulele at Newman School

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 summer holidays. Year 6 have a very busy term ahead of them - below are some of the dates already in the diary.

Important dates


 18th Sept - Whole School Mass 9:15

19th Sept -  Visit to Newman 9:30 - 12:15

27th September - MacMillan Coffee Morning

1st October - Year 6 Worship assembly - 2:50

4th October - Year 6 Class Mass 9:00

9th October - Primary First Aid Training am

15th October - Carlisle Youth Zone 10 - 12

29th October - Visit to Race Ghyll Farm - an upland farm in Matterdale

14th November - Cinema Visit (am) A Dog's Way Home

22nd November - Carlisle Magistrates Court (am)


4th December - Years 4/5/6 - Keswick Theatre - A Christmas Carol 10:00


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



Domestic church – the children will explore the love and care of people and how God’s love is unconditional and never ending.

Baptism and Confirmation – They will explore the commitment in life and learn about the vocation to the priesthood and religious life.

They will learn about how love for neighbours can be shown at home in the church, locally and globally. They will learn about Oscar Romero, Martin Luther King and Dorothy Day. They will also learn about the work of Viva Rio.

Finally they will know that in Advent we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus.





The class text for the term is The Adventures of Odysseus – the story of the legendary hero Odysseus as he returns home to his kingdom Ithaca after the Trojan War. They will gain an understanding of classic stories, enjoy exciting 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 extended pieces of work in all areas of the curriculum, focusing on writing to the expected standards for Year 6. In History they will write :a non-chronological report on the geographical features of Greece ;a piece of persuasive writing about living in Greece now; a balanced argument about living in Sparta or Athens and a non- chronological report on hoplites. In science they will write: a biography about Charles Darwin; an explanation text on how polar bears survive in the arctic and a report on working dogs.

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 autumn term we will be focusing on arithmetic in preparation for  the SATs Arithmetic paper one

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.


Light – 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 - • recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago

• recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents

• identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.





Greece – 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. Use 8 points of compass, 4 figure grid references, symbols and key. Expand map skills to non- UK country.


Ancient Greece – 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.



Year 6 will have a coach from Carlisle United for an hour of Fridays in the first half term covering skills for small team games. They will also continue with yoga and mindfulness lessons with Karen from Therapeutic Treehouse - they had 6 lessons with her in the summer term in Year 5 and we will build on what they learned then to help them build resilience and have techniques to cope with anxiety and stress - as well as becoming flexible and strong ! These sessions start on Thursday 3rd October for 6 weeks.



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. 


They will look at the work of Van Gogh and recreate his Sunflowers Picture. They will recreate Greek patterns with print and recreate a dolphin fresco.


Through their work on Ancient Greece the will learn about the origins of Democracy and what it means for them. They will learn about British Values and mutual respect.