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6CC 2021 - 2022

Miss Curran


Welcome to Y6CC

In Y6CC, we follow Christ's Gospel message of love each and every day.

We learn, play and grow together always striving to be the person God wants us to be.


Y6CC Class Teacher is Miss. Curran and Teaching Assistant is Mrs. Doyle.


Virtues and Values

In autumn one, following our Jesuit Values, we are growing to be Grateful and Generous remembering: it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.

Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being praise in his holy name.” (Psalm 103:1-5)


During autumn two, our Jesuit Values will focus on being Faith-Filled and Hopeful. We are faith-filled when we are living life as God inspires us to; putting the Gospel into action through our deeds. We are hopeful when we are optimistic, we trust ourselves and others; we don't give up; and we always remember to trust in God’s love.

His master said to him, “Well done, good and trustworthy servant; you have shown you are trustworthy in small things; I will trust you with greater; come and join in your master’s happiness.”

(Matthew 25:21)


We will continue to follow our Jesuit Values in spring one by being Eloquent and TruthfulWe are eloquent when we use language to express our ideas or opinions clearly and choose our words carefully so they are kind and compassionate. Eloquence isn’t limited to speaking and writing because we can express ourselves in other ways including music, drama, art or dance. God wants us to be truthful in all we do. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life,” (John 14:6), so being honest and truthful means we are following in His footsteps and living life the way God wants us to. Being truthful is being faithful to ourselves and to Jesus.

“The truth will set you free.”

(John 8:32)


In spring two, we are growing to be Learned and Wise. In doing so, we recognise God in all things and are learning to live our lives as He wants us to. We are wise in the ways we use our learning for the benefit of everyone.

“Love one another, as I have loved you.”

(John 15:12)


In summer one, we are growing to be Curious and Active about the universe and all human activity. We will take increasing responsibility for our own learning and be active in the life of the school, the Church and the wider community.

Zacchaeus is curious about Jesus

Jesus entered Jericho and was going through the town when a man, whose name was Zacchaeus, made his appearance; he was one of the senior tax collectors and a wealthy man. He was anxious to see what kind of man Jesus was, but he was too short and could not see him for the crowd; so he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to catch a glimpse of Jesus who was to pass that way.  When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and spoke to him: “Zacchaeus, come down. Hurry, because I must stay at your house today,” and he hurried down and welcomed him joyfully.

(Luke 19:1-6)


Religious Education

Autumn One - Loving

God Who Never Stops Loving

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish, but may have eternal life.”

(John 3:16)

During Autumn One, Y6CC will focus on the theme of God’s love. We will explore how God’s love for us in unconditional and how Jesus used parables and the Beatitudes to help us understand how we can grow in that love. We will recognise how forgiveness is an essential part of unconditional love and that God never stops loving and caring for us.


Autumn Two

Vocations and Commitment

“And he said to them, “Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Gospel to all creation.”

(Mark 16:15)


Advent and Christmas – Loving

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but may have eternal life.” (John3:16)

During Autumn Two, Y6CC will explore the topics of Vocations and Commitment as well as prepare for Advent and Christmas.  We will continue to recognise the love God has for everyone by celebrating life and recognising that November is the month of the Holy Souls.


Spring One

Community - Sources

“In the beginning was the Word: the Word was with God and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)

In Spring One, Y6CC will study the importance of community as an essential and enjoyable part of life for people of every age and faith.  As we continue to celebrate the Word of God, we will explore the wide variety of books in the Bible and evaluate the purpose for which they were written.  This unit will help us to recognise that the Bible is the story of God’s love, told by the people of God.


Relating: Unity

“Jesus took the bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to the disciples, “Take it and eat,” he said, “this is my body.” (Matthew26:26)

We will discover how, for Christians, the Eucharist has a significant meaning and to receive communion means being in union with Jesus Christ and with one another. 


Spring Two

Giving: Death and New Life

“Jesus said: I am the resurrection. Anyone who believes in me, even though that person dies, will live, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” (John: 11:25-26)


This term is most important to us as we prepare to celebrate the joy of Easter Sunday through our Lenten observances.  Y6CC will recall how Lent is a time to remember the suffering and death of Jesus; study the significance of the raising of Lazarus and recognise Jesus is the Bread of Life.  The liturgies of Good Friday - the Passion of the Lord- and the four parts to the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night, will help us to remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us and rejoice in His resurrection.


Summer One

Witnesses: Pentecost and Service

When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves. (Acts of the Apostles2:1-4)


At the start of summer one, we will continue on our Easter journey looking at witnesses to the Risen Christ. The appearances of Jesus, following His resurrection; His promise to send the Holy Spirit; and His Ascension into Heaven will help us to understand the work of the Apostles spreading the Good News. We will research the first martyrs, especially St. Stephen, and the service of deacons in our church today.  The unit will conclude by looking at modern witnesses to the Good News and how Christians are sustained by the Holy Spirit.


Summer Two

Reconciliation – Healing

“As long as day lasts we must carry out the work of the one who sent me; the night will soon be here when no one can work. As long as I am in the world I am the light of the world.” (John 9:4-5)


The central theme, during summer two, focuses on how we follow the Gospel message and look after others, especially those who are sick.  We follow the example of Jesus, when he healed a blind man, and investigate our Christian responsibility to care for the sick. The importance of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, with the celebration of the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, will also be explored.


  As part of our Belonging and Values unit, we will learn how the Jewish faith celebrate Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and how this begins with Rosh Hashanah (beginning of the Year) and concludes with great celebrations and the preparation for Sukkot (Festival of Gathering) by constructing a Sukkah.



In Autumn One, Y6CC will use a range of sources to revise how to plan, draft and edit texts including “Battle Bunny” by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, and illustrated by Matt Myers.  We will use different media including: Haribo advertisements; the Pixar animation “Inside Out” by Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen; as well as the picture books “The Day the Crayons Quit” and “The Day the Crayons Came Home” by Drew Daywalt and “Red” by Michael Hall to write an informal persuasive letter. As part of our cross curricular writing, we will write a scientific report investigating how microbes reproduce.


The English objectives in Autumn Two will initially be linked with commemorating Remembrance Day. We will study a range of texts about the First World War, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as a range of primary and secondary sources from the war. These texts will help us to understand and examine the experiences of soldiers in World War One. We will be able to write formal and informal letters from the trenches, as well as a diary entry reflecting on the Christmas Day Armistice in 1914.  Our unit of work will conclude with an assembly where we will share examples of our work, display our artwork depicting life in the trenches and sing, “Stille Nacht” as the soldiers in the First World War did.  As part of our Christmas celebrations, we will also write an original narrative based on the book, “The Polar Express,” by Chris Van Allsburg. 


In the Spring term, Y6CC will begin their Literacy units by analysing the poetic styles and techniques of poets including Carol Ann Duffy, Roger McGough and William Shakespeare.  We will read poems from, “The Lost Spells” by Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris and use these to help us write a kenning and free verse poem about animals and nature. We will also study a range of instructional texts that will form the stimulus to design an instruction manual detailing how to fly a “Lilly pad.”  Reading extracts from, “Short!” by Kevin Crossley Holland and, “Thirteen Unpredictable Tales,” by Paul Jennings will help us to prepare a short suspense story based on an image from, “The Mysteries of Harris Burdick,” by Chris Van Allsburg. As part of our Science topic, “Evolution and Inheritance,” we will research the life and work of Charles Darwin and write a biography about him.  To conclude our Lenten preparation, we will write a newspaper report about the passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.


Our English topics, in the summer term, will look at writing from the perspective of a character. We will study, “After the War” by Tom Palmer and write the opening chapters from the view point of a key character.  “The Arrival” by Shaun Tan will provide the stimulus to write emotional reflections about displacement and migration and an original “flashback” short story.  “Inside the Villains” by Clotilde Perrin introduces three traditional story villains as we’ve never met them before. Who is The Wolf really? What motivates The Giant? Is The Witch as evil as fairy tales would have us believe? We will venture deeper to realise the truth behind these villains from traditional tales and write a newspaper report about their exploits.



Number and Place Value

  • Solve number and practical problems that involve place value in large numbers, rounding, comparison and negative numbers.
  • Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero.
  • Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy.
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit.

Addition and Subtraction

  • Consolidate adding and subtracting whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using column addition and subtraction.
  • Consolidate adding and subtracting numbers mentally with increasingly larger numbers.
  • Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, including money, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
  • Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Use knowledge of the order of operations, including using brackets, to carry out calculations involving the four operations.
  • Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers, and use inverse operations to solve missing number problems.

Multiplication and Division

  • Use appropriate strategies to multiply and divide mentally, including by multiples of 10, 100 and 1000, and solve scaling problems and problems involving rate.
  • Multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication and solve problems involving multiplication of money and measures.
  • Multiply 2-, 3-, and 4-digit numbers by numbers up to 12 using short multiplication or another appropriate formal written method and solve word problems involving multiplication of money and measures.
  • Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Use knowledge of the order of operations, including using brackets, to carry out calculations involving the four operations.
  • Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers, and use inverse operations to solve missing number problems.
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, making approximations, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions (simplifying where possible or writing the fractional part of the answer as a decimal where the equivalent is known) or by rounding as appropriate for the context.
  • Know all multiplication and division facts up to 12 × 12; identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.
  • Use a systematic approach to solve problems involving multiplication and division.
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit number using the formal written method of short division where appropriate, estimating answers and interpreting remainders according to the context, including money problems that require answers to be rounded.

Fractions, Decimals, Ratio and Percentages

  • Identify the value of each digit in numbers given to 3 decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 giving answers up to 3 decimal places; round decimal numbers to the nearest tenth and whole number.
  • Add several decimal numbers using mental or written addition.
  • Subtract decimal numbers using mental or written counting up or other mental strategies.
  • Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination.
  • Use knowledge of equivalence to compare and order fractions.
  • Add and subtract fractions, with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions.
  • Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages and the use of percentages for comparison.
  • Divide proper fractions by whole numbers.
  • Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions writing the answer in its simplest form; understand that if two numbers less than 1 are multiplied, the answer is smaller than either.
  • Solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts.
  • Associate a fraction with division to find an unknown number using inverse operations.
  • Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts.
  • Multiply decimals by whole numbers by multiplying by 10/100 to make whole number calculations then dividing by 10/100 to find the answer.


  • Solve problems using standard units; read scales with accuracy.
  • Consolidate using 12 and 24-hour clocks; use counting up to calculate time intervals and count on and back in hours and minutes, bridging the hour, to find start and finish times; use timetables.
  • Measure areas and perimeters; understand that area is a measurement of covering and is measured in square units and that perimeter is a length measured in mm, cm, m or km, for example; recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa.
  • Calculate the area of rectangles, parallelograms and triangles.
  • Calculate, estimate and compare volumes of cubes and cuboids.


  • Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons; find missing angles at a point, vertically opposite, or on a straight line.
  • Consolidate classifying angles as acute, right, obtuse or reflex.
  • Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns and list in order the possibilities of combinations of two variables.
  • Identify, illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius.
  • Identify coordinates on the full coordinate grid; find missing coordinates for a vertex on a polygon or line.


  • Calculate and interpret the mean as an average.
  • Read, interpret and construct tables, bar charts, pictograms, pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems.


  • Express missing number problems algebraically and identify appropriate methods in order to solve them.
  • Solve mathematical puzzles and justify their reasoning; spot patterns and make and test predictions.



Autumn One - Living Things and their Habitats

  • Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.
  • Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
  • Research the work of important scientists like Carl Linnaeus, a pioneer of classification.


Autumn Two - Animals Including Humans

Our science topic this term will explore the similarities and differences between animals and humans.  We will:

  • identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood
  • recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function
  • describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans
  • explore the work of scientists and scientific research about the relationship between diet, exercise, drugs, lifestyle and health.


Spring One – Evolution and Inheritance

Children should be taught to:

  • 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
  • find out about how Charles Darwin developed his ideas on evolution


Spring Two– Electricity

Children should be taught to:

  • associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
  • compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
  • use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram
  • construct simple series circuits, to help them answer questions about what happens when they try different components, for example, switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors.


Summer One – Light

  • Revise prior learning about shadows and needing light in order to see things.
  • Explain that light travels in straight lines from light sources to objects and then to our eyes.
  • Understand how mirrors reflect light and how they can help us see objects.
  • Investigate how refraction changes the direction in which light travels.
  • Investigate how a prism changes a ray of light.
  • Investigate how light enables us to see colours.
  • Explain why shadows have the same shape as the object that casts them.


Summer Two – Sound (Revision)

  • Identify how sounds are made associating them with something vibrating.
  • Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.
  • Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear, finding patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it.
  • Recognise that sounds become fainter as the distance from the sound sources increases.
  • Investigate how sounds can be different pitches and volumes.



The Ancient Romans

  • Why Rome had a republic and then an emperor.
  • What daily life was like in Ancient Rome.
  • What happened when the Romans invaded another country.
  • Why the Roman Empire declined.


The Vikings and Anglo Saxons

  • What happened when the Anglo-Saxons invaded and settled in Britain.
  • About the Viking invasion of Britain.
  • About the life and legacy of Alfred the Great.
  • How to use archaeological evidence to find out about the past.
  • The history of Britain, from the Roman occupation to the Norman Conquest.


History Day

  • During our special history day, in the summer term, we will review what we have learnt in history while at Mount Carmel including local, British and World history.



Energy and Sustainability

  • Revise prior learning about the Rainforest, settlements, biomes, climate zones and trade links.
  • Understand what sustainability is.
  • Understand how we produce energy.
  • Understand what makes Curitiba special.
  • Know how Freiburg become more sustainable.
  • Know how will produce and use energy in future.
  • Know how sustainable my community is.


Physical Education

  • Physical Education lessons are on Thursday and Friday.
  • Please come to school in your Physical Education kit including sensible trainers. 
  • Remember to tie long hair back and do not wear earrings.
  • During the summer term, we will return to our gymnastics topic and continue to develop sequencing and finishing skills as well as continue our invasion games unit with our City in the Community trainer.



  • Summer 1: Feel the light: To compose and perform a pentatonic ostinato. Sing in parts. 

        Music History: Music from Harlem. 


  • Summer 2: We are unstoppable: To develop ideas to create a performance piece in groups using rap/beatbox/vocal chanting. 

        Music History: Hip hop and 1970s music.



  • Our German lessons will focus on describing: playing and enjoying sports, as well as describing ourselves including our hobbies and what we enjoy for fun.



Summer - L.S. Lowry

  • Revisit drawing movement from Y5 (Giacometti).
  • Revisit ideas from perspective unit in Y5 (vanishing point and horizon lines).
  • Explore and discuss the different work of Lowry and analyse his paintings.
  • Explore Lowry’s figures and crowds in his painting and look at how he depicts movement. Sketch figures in the style of Lowry depicting movement.
  • Explore the use of colour in Lowry’s work (red, blue, yellow, black and white) and colour mix to make similar shades, tints and tones.
  • Explore the foreground, middle ground and background of a landscape painting by Lowry; create a sketch using the correct perspective for foreground, middle ground and background.
  • Draw and create my own background for a painting inspired by Lowry’s work (Going to the Playground).
  • Add figures to the landscape depicting playground movement and paint using similar colours (using techniques from lesson 3).


Design and Technology

Summer - Making a Patchwork Cushion

  • Revise prior learning making puppets (y2) and money containers (y4).
  • Investigate and analyse different types of cushions and keepsake memory bears.
  • Explore different ways to join fabric using sewing skills- hidden and visible.
  • Explore different ways to decorate fabric using sewing skills e.g. adding buttons, beads and embroidery.
  • Explore different ways to create fastenings.
  • Design a cushion using design criteria and specification.
  • Make a cushion and evaluate the finished product.



Life to the Full: Created to Live in Community

Module One: Created and Loved by God explores the individual. Rooted in the teaching that we are made in the image and likeness of God, it helps to develop an understanding of the importance of valuing ourselves as the basis for personal relationships.

Module Two: Created to Love explores the individual’s relationship with others. Building on the understanding that we have been created out of love and for love. This module explores how we take this calling into our family, friendships and relationships, and teaches strategies for developing healthy relationships and keeping safe.

Module Three: Created to Live in Community explores the individual’s relationship with the wider world. We will explore how human beings are relational by nature and are called to love others in the wider community through service, dialogue and working for the Common Good.



Data and Information - Spreadsheets

  • This unit introduces the children to spreadsheets. They will be supported in organising data into columns and rows to create their own data set. Children will be taught the importance of formatting data to support calculations, while also being introduced to formulas and will begin to understand how they can be used to produce calculated data. They will be taught how to apply formulas that include a range of cells, and apply formulas to multiple cells by duplicating them. The children will use spreadsheets to plan an event and answer questions. Finally, they will create graphs and charts, and evaluate their results.



  • Please read every night and bring your reading book and reading card to school each day.
  • Spelling and sentences homework will be issued each week; please bring your homework book to school every day.
  • Comprehension homework will be issued each week; please ensure you have your comprehension workbook in school every day.
  • Mathematics homework will be issued each week. This is in addition to the online activities you can access via Rock Star Maths.

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NSPCC Number Day 2022, by Miss Curran

Maths Week England 2021, by Miss Curran

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