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St John's Catholic

Primary School

Spring 1 Overview

The pupils in Year 6 are developing into well-motivated, hardworking students. They are expected to exhibit the highest possible standards of behaviour and schoolwork. We will continue to encourage your children to develop personal organisational skills, self-discipline and a greater degree of independence. During this term we will be revising work in preparation for our SATs in May – week beginning 13.05.24. I will be sending homework and giving further examples of commercial schemes which may be useful for revision purposes.


In R.E. we will be following the topic 'Exploring the Mass’. Children will continue to prepare their own collective worship as well as saying the more formal prayers. 


In English, the children will focus on detective fiction. For the second half of term, children will study a poetry unit: Songs and lyrics. As always, the children will work consistently towards a high standard of cursive handwriting.  

We will study a novel on together and use this for our ‘whole class reading practice’ sessions (Kensuke’s Kingdom). We will concentrate on comprehension, developing our knowledge of vocabulary and inference.

Please continue to hear your child read out loud at least 3 times a week and sign their reading records each time. English homework will continue to be given on Mondays and Wednesdays. 


In maths our work will include converting measures, ratio and algebra. We will also continue to revise the full range of maths topics in preparation for the SATs in May.

Maths homework will continue to be given on Fridays. 



In geography lessons we will be focusing on North America. We will use our mapping and research skills to learn about North America. 


The science unit of work this half term is light. They will participate in experiments and draw conclusions from their findings. 


In computing, the children will learn about programming variables in games.


P.E. lessons will continue to develop their skills in tag rugby. The children will also build upon their teamwork skills with a range of problem-solving challenges.


Our art unit of work will focus on using watercolours to create a 'sea-scape' piece in the style of Turner. 


In Latin, the children will follow the Minimus scheme.


I look forward to your support during this busy term.


Mrs C Moseley

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