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St Columba’s is a Catholic school with Christ’s teachings of love, peace and justice at the heart of all we do



Class Teacher: Miss Corrigan

HLTA: Mrs Morris

Booster Support: Mrs Cree


A Letter from Miss Corrigan

Year 6 Parent information 2020

Year 6 are an enthusiastic and creative class who enjoy learning and exciting things!


Hello and welcome to Year 6. 


Below is what we will be covering in class during the Autumn term.



This term we will be covering the unit ‘The story of the People of God’, Celebrating the Lives of Mary and the Saints’ and Advent. We will participate in Mass via zoom each week and will celebrate our class Mass together in the hall with Father David. We will have class prayer services every Thursday afternoon in class.



Our class text this term is ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ which is a book written by Michelle Magorian.  We will use this text to form the basis of most of our English lessons.  We will be looking at using ambitious vocabulary and will magpie words from our class text to use in our own writing. Children will be completing a range of reading comprehensions and consolidating their understanding of grammar and punctuation.




In Maths this term we will be focussing on place value and addition and subtraction. We will be learning about how to read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 and determine the value of each digit; round any whole number; use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across 0 and to solve number and practical problems.



This term’s PSHE topic is ‘New beginnings’.



We will focus this term on a range of Art skills to aid portrait drawing.



The children will focus this term on composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakvo.


You will be having PE on a Thursday. You can come to school in your PE clothes on a Wednesday. This should include a yellow polo t-shirt, blue shorts and a pair of pumps/trainers (black). Jogging trousers will be allowed in cold weather for lessons outside. Please note that jewellery is not allowed for safety reasons.


History, Geography and Science will be taught later in the year as we feel it is important to focus on PSHE and mental health and well-being at this difficult time.  Every day will be concluded with a well-being check-in to see how everybody's day has gone and to make sure ALL children feel safe and happy.