St Mary's Catholic

Voluntary Academy

Part of the St Therese of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


Year Six Lent Term One Curriculum Overview 2020 

We are exploring our circulation system! We looked at a dissection of an animal heart and examined the veins, arteries and chambers up close. We learnt how to keep your heart happy with cardiovascular exercise and healthy food, the damage caused by smoking, to the lungs and heart, the effect of exercise on your heart, what the blood is made up of, the different blood types and how the circulatory system works.


We studied William Harvey, who was fascinated with anatomy, and made ground-breaking discoveries about valves. We made models of hearts out of clay and investigated how blood flows through the veins and arteries.


Year Six Autumn Term Curriculum Overview 2019
Would you survive in the unknown?


This term, our essential question is ‘Would you survive in the unknown?’ We will begin by doing some practical survival/camping activities, including putting up a tent, building a fire, toasting marshmallows etc, during which the children will learn what is needed for survival and what equipment is needed. The children will then go on to locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on countries with mountains/mountain ranges, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities. They will describe and understand key aspects of physical geography: mountains – how they are formed, locating mountains and mountain ranges on a world map, mountain animals, climate etc, describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links – Sherpas on Mount Everest, use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe the features of mountains (Everest and the Andes).  Use the 8 points of a compass, 4 and 6-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the wider world – mountains.