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6O Mrs O'Donnell

Welcome to Year 6!

Hello 6O. Welcome to our class page. Here you can find out what we'll be learning about this term.



The Story of The people of God. This unit builds on the Old Testament work from year 4 and the work on the Passover from year 5. It also provides a foundation for work on the Sacrament of Confirmation when we consider God's call in the lives of Christians today. Children will study the different books of the bible and understand some styles of literature found in the Bible. They will learn about some significant people from the Old Testament and will be able to discuss their relationship with God and the Commandments.

Advent This unit provides an opportunity to develop their knowledge and to understand the two parts of the Season of Advent. A time to prepare for Christ to come again and a time to prepare for his birth at Christmas.

Christmas In this unit of work, the children will explore the story of the birth of Christ from the Gospel of St Matthew and St Luke. They will also learn about some images of Christ that are found in the Prologue to the Gospel of St John.



Prayer: You will develop your understanding of prayer as a special way of spending time with God. You will explore the vocabulary, actions, places and aids associated with prayer and practice some meditation.

A very important part of your learning in our school is learning about and practising your faith. You will regularly be invited to be involved in the celebration of Mass and the planning of liturgies.



This term we are studying Adventure Stories! Mr Men and Little Miss. Through reading a range of stories, the children will understand the structure of an Adventure story and also the language features included. In conjunction with this, children will study a range of grammar: semi-colons, subject, object and active and passive voice.




Place value, x and ÷ including decimals, use of + - x ÷ to solve ‘real life’ problems including money, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion, handling data, shape and space as well as co-ordinates, working out the perimeter and area of a shape, measures including conversion of one unit to another, properties, pattern and sequences in numbers. Get those problem solving and reasoning skills ready - you will need them! Please brush up on your times tables - the quicker you can recall them, the more efficient you will be at using them to solving problems!




The Heart and lungs: Starting with looking at blood! What is blood? Why do we need it? What are cells? what are platelets? Why do we need blood and that there are different groups of human blood. Children learn how the heart works and how blood circulates around the body. They learn about their lungs and the process of breathing and investigate the effect of exercise on the heart and breathing rates. They alos learn about the effects of smoking and alcohol.



Children will study the art of drawing faces. Using suitable pencils, they will follow a series of steps to ensure the facial features are in proportion.



Homework and timetable information


10 minutes reading homework

10 minutes times tables

Spelling homework given and spelling assessment


10 minutes reading homework

10 minutes times tables

Art/Design and Technology (bring in to school aprons/old shirt)


PE circuit training and fitness (PE kit or dance kit required. Indoor pumps)

Art/Design and Technology (bring in to school aprons/old shirt)

Maths and English Homework due for Mrs Upton


10 minutes reading homework

10 minutes times tables


10 minutes reading homework

10 minutes times tables

Maths and English homework given by Mrs O'Donnell


Games (PE kit and tracksuit required. Trainers)

10 minutes reading homework



Parents please note: Maths and English homework is given weekly. The MyMaths website provides many Beat the Clock activities which the children can use to improve their mental maths skills. Spelling, reading and times tables practice should be done throughout the week.

Children should already be able to recall rapidly and accurately multiplication facts and their related division facts. Please practise with your child if they need it.


As you know, Year 6 children will sit end of Key Stage 2 standardised assessment tests (‘SATs’) at the beginning of Term 3 in May. Please support your child in their preparations by ensuring that they complete revision and homework assignments to their best standard and always punctually. Thank you.