St Bernadette's Catholic Primary

With Jesus in our Hearts, we have:

The passion to learn,

The courage to fail,

The strength to love

Year 6 - Mandela Class

Welcome to Mandela Class

Our Teachers are Mr Taylor and our Learning Support Assistant is Mrs Jacob. 


This term our learning journey in History is  Ancient Greece, Rio de Janeiro in Geography, Space in Science, textiles in Design and Technology and drawing in Art.

During our class novel time we will be reading The Boy at the Back of the Class and the children will have the opportunity to vote for their class novels, which will be shared as a whole class.


Please ensure zippy wallets come into school with the children every day.

Tuesday– Spelling test

Thursday – PE day (All children come into school in their PE kits)

Thursday – Homework and new spellings set.



A normal day in our class


Early Morning target time and response to marking


9:05 am - 10:40 am 

Spelling, punctuation and grammer (SPaG)/Guided Reading/English  

10:40 am 

Break time

10:55 am 




1.05 pm

Afternoon Register

1.05 pm-3:00 pm

RE, History, Geography, Science, PE, ICT, Art, DT, Music 

3:05 pm - 3.15 pm

Class novel

3.15 pm

Home Time


Our outdoor PE session is every Thursday. Please remember to come to school in your PE kit including jogging bottoms.


We follow God Matters in Religious Education (the Portsmouth Diocese scheme of learning). The children learn two and a half hours in KS2 each week. 


Things that help us learn

We use Mathletics to support children’s home learning and we will be continuing to use Google Classroom as our online learning platform in Key Stage 2. Reading books are sent home on a weekly basis which are pitched at your child’s current reading ability and at a level they can decode and comprehend at a 95% accuracy. Weekly spellings are sent home to consolidate understanding of spellings and spelling rules the children have been taught. Spellings for many children will be taken from Government issued statutory word lists.


Our Curriculum Map

Take a look at our class learning webs to view what the children will be learning throughout the year.




Kingswood residential takes place at the end of September.  We hope to go to Windsor Castle, which supports the children’s History curriculum in the Summer Term. We will keep you updated.


If you have any questions or there is anything urgent that you think I need to know, please contact the School Office either by phone at 01252 548123 or by email at


Autumn Topics 2022 - Termly Curriculum Web

Year 6 Curriculum Presentation Autumn 2022