Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School

Live, Love, Learn. Together we will soar to new heights

Brunswick Street, St. Helens, Merseyside WA9 2JE

01744 678670


Year 6


Welcome to the Year 6 class page!

Our teacher is Ms Devaney and we also have the support of Mr Bradley and Mrs Moloney.  

We are really excited about the year ahead and can't wait to share our learning journey with you all!


Click the link below to see the exciting learning that will be taking place this year in Year 6.

Curriculum Overview - Year 6


Please see the link below for the Homework Timetable for Year 6.

Weekly spellings will be sent home on a Monday to be learned and tested on a Friday. 

Tasks will be set on a Friday, every week and will consist of :

Reading Plus -

Times Tables Rockstars - https://ttrockstars.com/

as well as revision and assessments from:

Monster Learning - https://monster-learning-red.com/login/

and EGPS work from https://www.spag.com/

Homework for week starting 6.1.23

Year 6 homework timetable 13.1.23.doc

Year 6 homework timetable 20.1.23.doc

Year 6 Homework 6.3.23

Spelling Activity Booklet - Weekly Homework 6.3.23

RE - Come and See

This term we will cover the following topics in our Come and See lessons;


In this topic we will focus on The Bible and understand The Bible is the story, spread over more than two thousand years, of God’s love and how God’s people responded to that love. There are all sorts of people – good, bad and indifferent – just as in the world today. God showed his love for them by wonderful deeds and each responded in a special way. There are all kinds of writings and the authors who all wanted to tell us one thing: the truth about God. All of them were inspired by the Holy Spirit when they were writing. This is why the church family believes that the Holy Spirit is also the author of the Bible.


In this topic we will learn that for Christians, communion has a significant meaning.  To receive communion means being in union with Jesus Christ and with one another.  It means breaking and sharing the consecrated Bread which Catholics believe is the Body of Christ. To celebrate Eucharist means community.  It challenges believers to ask, ‘Can I share this Eucharist if I do nothing to help my brother or sister who is hungry?’ ‘Can I partake of this communion if I refuse to forgive a wrong?’

Death and New Life

In this topic, we will learn that for Christians, it is through the Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus that new life begins.  He reveals the way to eternal life for us and so a new life begins here and now, a life which will culminate in future glory.  The Lenten journey is one which takes us to the glory of Easter Sunday, from death to new life.


Our class novel this half-term is is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. We will be answering comprehension questions and completing some writing, based on this novel.




I have set the children up with a login and password to spag.com

I will be setting homework regularly on this and remind you that school do have a Kindle Fire for each Year 6 child which they can borrow for the duration of the year, once an agreement has been signed by parents.

Please contact the office if you wish to borrow a Kindle Fire for homework purposes only. 


Reading at home

Please encourage daily reading at home and ask your child questions about what they have read. I have attached a useful document which gives you some question types to ask to determine whether they understand what they are reading, and please sign their reading record to record all their hard work!

As a school we pay for the wonderful Reading Plus program which contains lots of books, of different genres - definitely something for everyone - so we also encourage regular reading at home on this.

Reading Plus




Animals Including Humans
This unit recaps the children’s learning from year 4 about how animals survive and stay healthy and helps children to learn more about how different organ systems work. This unit teaches the importance of diet, exercise and lifestyle in the way that bodies function. In this unit, they learn about the three main parts of the circulatory system and the job of the heart. They also learn about what blood is comprised of and how it is transported around the body. Children carry out an investigation to explore how heart rate
is affected by exercise. They discuss how to plan a fair test and measure and record accurately. Children learn the importance of exercise and conduct a survey to find the most popular exercise in their class. They then apply their understanding by discussing different people's lifestyles and how this can affect their bodies. Finally, children will learn about drugs and alcohol and how they can have an impact on our bodies, specifically in relation to the circulatory system.

Year 6 Maths

We are following the White Rose Maths scheme of work and working very hard on our Reasoning and Problem Solving questions.

This term we will be learning about:


Fractions , Decimals and Percentages

Converting Units of Measure

Ratio and Algebra

In addition to our daily maths lessons, we are also working on our arithmetic skills and our sense of number. Times Tables Rockstars is a fantastic resource to be using daily so that those number facts are embedded! Please encourage your child to be using this as much as possible.

Useful Resources:

Times Tables Rockstars

Times Tables website


Maths Playground


This half-term we will be learning about the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Triangular Trade.

Slave Trade Knowledge Organiser

Have a look at some of these websites to learn about the slave trade;