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Holy Family Roman Catholic Primary School

Through Work, Through Worship, Through Witness


Great Gates Road, Kirkholt, Rochdale, OL11 2DN

(01706) 640480



Welcome to Year 6!


We hope that you have had a wonderful Easter holiday and are ready for our final term together. There are lots of exciting events for Year Six to look forward to this term including: our residential to Robinwood in June; Our Performance of Macbeth at Oldham Coliseum in July; The Rochdale Children’s Literature Festival; as well at the whole school summer events such as French Day, Sports Week and a collaborative art project. Please check ParentApp for specific dates and contact Year Six staff if you have any questions.



Mrs Chamberlain

Miss Miller

Mrs Higgins (am)     

Mrs Higginbotham (am)


 PE takes place every Thursday afternoon. Please wear your PE kits (suitable for the weather) to school on Thursdays. No branded sportswear is allowed.

We will continue with our French lessons with Mrs Higgins along with other curriculum areas each afternoon including Computing, Art, Music and DT. We will also be making wider use of our outdoor learning environment.


Summer Term

Our new topic is,

 To be, or not to be...


Pentecost: Witness

The children shall explore what it is to be a witness and the courage sometimes needed to do so. They will discuss issues such as how and when it might become difficult to speak up and why it is a courageous thing to do.

Reconciliation: Healing

The children will be learning about show understanding of religious sources, beliefs, ideas, feelings and experiences concerning the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and make links between them.   

World Religions

We shall be learning about the beliefs and culture of those following Sikhism.

Universal Church: Common Good

The children will be able to make links between various scriptures and beliefs.  The children will give reasons for certain actions by believers in working for justice and the common good. 

We will also being continuing to work through our Sex and Relationships (SRE) Curriculum, Paradise Street.


At the beginning of this term, we will be looking at some film units including ‘Alma’ and ‘Titanium’. We will then be moving onto our main project of Shakespeare where we will look closely at the Scottish play!

Grammar will be taught and applied through our writing.

We will continue to teach Grammar elements through our writing. Additionally, we will complete regular reading comprehensions as well as daily Guided Reading lessons. Through these sessions, we aim to build on the children’s vocabulary and focus on the types of inference and retrieval questions which will help them develop further ready for their transition to high schools.

Weekly spellings are provided on Mondays. These are based on the National Curriculum spelling lists for Year 5 and 6. We will also revise previous years’ spelling rules throughout Year 6.

There will be a spelling test every Friday morning.



During this first this half term, we will be completing our work on algebra before revising how to calculate the perimeter and area of shapes. Following that, in statistics, we will be learning how to calculate the mean, median, mode and range of data. We will then move on to looking at the radius, diameter and circumference of a circle.

Towards the end of the school year, the children will apply their learning in Maths to a series of investigations and projects.

We will continue with our weekly arithmetic tests. Please continue to check in with your child about their progress.


Creative Curriculum

Our foundation curriculum topic this term is called, To Be or Not To Be. It is a topic based around the life and times of William Shakespeare, focussing on major events of the Elizabethan Period. We will look at the Bubonic Plague, the Spanish Armada and we will be completing lots of work around this year’s play of choice: Macbeth.



Children are expected to participate in our online portals; TTRockstars, ReadTheory and Classrooom Secrets.  As with reading books, little and often is the key to success!

All of the children's personal logins are inside each child’s Reading Record. Please see Mrs Chamberlain if you have any queries.

KS2 SATS week is Monday 9th- Friday 13th May.