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Year 6 – St. Patrick – Mr Innes

Autumn Term Curriculum

This term, Year 6, as part of their Innovation and Industry topic are studying the Victorian era.  This entails looking at Victorian life, in particular the Industrial Revolution.  Children will be focussing on how the iron, steel, cotton, steam and coal industry progressed and affected daily life.  To supplement this work, children will be visiting the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley to see at first-hand what life was like. Linked to this, in Design and Technology, children are studying mechanical systems, in particular gears, pulleys and cams with a view to designing and making their own fairground ride.  As part of their study, they will research what fairground rides were like during Victorian times and will have a chance to see some in action at the Black Country Living Museum. Also, the children will be looking at artwork by William Morris and designing a wallpaper using this style. 

In Science the children will be studying Evolution – where we came from and how we have evolved. They will be completing a study on Charles Darwin. 

In Religious Education, Year 6 are learning about Christianity and there will be plenty of opportunities for discussion and debate during these sessions. This topic links nicely to our PSHE where we are celebrating differences.

In our ICT lessons, children are learning how to become Charity fundraisers!

Our new music lessons will involve a study on jazz music with lots of opportunities to play instruments. In French we are learning about the weather and seasons.

I am very much looking forward to teaching all of these amazing topics and helping the children to expand their knowledge and understanding of the world they are in.


All children are expected to read regularly every week to an adult; each time they read, they will receive raffle tickets.  When they have read 5 times, they will receive raffle tickets and a merit, which will count towards their house.  Other prizes for reading will be given in class throughout the year.

Home/School Planner

Could you please ensure that your child brings their home/school planner in to school every day. Please feel free to write any comments in it.

Every Friday your child will bring their planner home which will have been signed by their teacher. This should be countersigned by the parent/carer and returned to school again on Monday morning. Children will receive a merit for planners that have been signed when returned on Monday.

Class expectations

  1. Listen to everyone’s ideas.
  2. Teamwork!
  3. Keep things tidy.
  4. Be respectful and polite.
  5. Treat everyone the way you want to be treated.
  6. Follow the school values.

 We will follow these to make our class and school enjoyable and safe places to be.