St Mary's Catholic

Voluntary Academy

Part of the St Therese of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust

Year 6

                               Welcome to Year 6!

Mrs Howle is the Year 6 teacher. She is also the English and RE lead. Her favourite subject to teach is English; she particularly loves classic literature and grammar. In her spare time, she loves to walk her dog and read but not at the same time! 

Mrs Atilkan is the teaching assistant in Year 6. Her favourite subjects are poetry and music. In her spare time, she likes to watch musicals and go out to eat. She loves spending time with her children.




Year 6 Class Prayer


Almighty Father,


Thank you for the care and support you have given us throughout our lives,

Help us to stay on the right path, make the correct choices and achieve all our goals,

Support us so that we can become excellent and responsible role models for ourselves and others.

Beside you, we will work hard and fulfil our potential,

With the power of the Holy Spirit, empower us with wisdom and strength to soar into secondary school.



Our Classroom

Lent Term 2 Topic Overview


Victorian Revolution


Our Lent topic is ‘Victorian Revolution’. At the start of our project, we’ll look at a timeline of the main Victorian events. We’ll use non-fiction books to research The Royal family and people, including famous inventors and learn about significant inventions. We will use a range of sources (including paintings) to find out about the Victorians. We will also study the Victorian transport links and crime and punishment. Then, we’ll write non-chronological reports and biographies of significant people using a range of sources. In Art, we will study the work of William Morris and recreate his wonderful wallpaper patterns.


Lent Term Topic Overview


Blood Heart


Our Lent topic is ‘Blood Heart’. At the start of our project, we’ll look inside an animal heart, finding out about the different parts and how the blood flows. Afterwards, we’ll write a report of the experience and use models to learn more about how the circulatory system works. We’ll use a data logger to measure our heart rates and test how it is affected by exercise. We will learn about the components of blood and about the different blood groups.

In D&T, we’ll make model hearts. We’ll read literature inspired by the heart and circulatory system and write character descriptions/settings. In addition, we’ll write biographies about significant scientists e.g. William Harvey. We’ll learn about how smoking affects the heart, write adverts to persuade people to stop smoking and make a flow diagram to illustrate the circulation process.




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