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

Pentecost 2 Topic Overview

Darwin’s Delights

During this half term, we’re going to investigate a range of animal specimens, describing the characteristics of the creatures, and labelling their body parts using software. We’ll use a range of non-fiction books to investigate adaptation, natural selection, variation and inheritance. After examining letters and journal entries written by Darwin, we’ll write our own examples. We’ll collect natural items and discover what plants live around our school. We’ll retrace Darwin’s steps and  create sketchbooks to record the plants, flowers and trees we encounter. Using maps, we’ll look at the Galapagos Islands. What will the weather be like and what physical and man-made features might we encounter? At the end of the topic, we’ll think about why the Galapagos Islands developed such diverse animal life, and why they might be under threat. We’ll also think about what Darwin would have worked on if he were alive today. How would he use our technology?



Darwin's Delights Knowledge Organiser

Virtual Boccia Challenge

England does the Daily Mile...and so does Year 6!

Learning the technique of marbling