St Mary's

Catholic Primary School


Welcome to 'Barack Obama' Class

Year 6

Class Teacher: Mrs Theresa McDonagh

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Jo Hughes


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Term 1 Newsletter

Term 1 Class Curriculum Map


“We are all children of God, one family working together to develop a community of shared values, shared challenges and equal opportunities through knowledge and understanding of the Gospels, with Jesus Christ as our teacher.”

St Mary’s Catholic School Mission Statement



A link to the Year 6 Curriculum can be viewed here:


Detailed information packs from the ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening have been sent home in which a summary of this term’s learning may be found. As a brief reminder, please see below for a recap of the the learning that will be delivered this term:

Religious Education:  

  • Creation/Judaism/Prayers, Saints and Feasts


  • Handwriting – Letter-join.
  • Reading – guided reading every day/ a cycle of 4 adults listening to children on a weekly basis, including the class teacher.
  • Spelling – No Nonsense scheme. Daily. Incorporates ¾ and 5/6 spellings and patterns from the Year 6 Curriculum.
  • Grammar, spelling and punctuation – taught through our Class Text: The Arrival by Shaun Tan. Weekly homework will be sent home.


  • Power Maths – Singapore style maths scheme.
  • Daily problem solving and arithmetic.
  • Number and place value to 10,000,000.
  • Addition/subtraction/multiplication/division.
  • Weekly arithmetic.
  • Weekly homework.

 Foundation Subjects: 

  • Science/DT – light/spectrum wheels.
  • History – Corsham/aspects of local history/ The Burlington Bunker/Corsham Court / The Weavers’ Cottages.
  • Geography - Corsham /types of settlement/ land use/economics and trade.
  • ICT – E-Safety.
  • Art – drawing in perspective/ sketching/collage.
  • Spanish
  • PE – Real PE and Rugby.

Should there be any questions, please feel welcome to come in and discuss.