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 Teacher is Mr Norman


This term our learning journey in History is Ancient Greece, Locational Knowledge of the UK in Geography, Forces in Science, textiles in Design and Technology and drawing in Art.

During our class novel time we will be reading Private Peaceful.


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


Monday - SATS Homework is due each Monday.  Please support your child in ensuring the revision is completed

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


A normal day in our class


Early Morning target time and response to marking

9.00amMorning Prayer and Register

9:05 am - 10:40 am 

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

10:40 am 

Break time

10:55 am 



Grace before meals and Lunchtime

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/Class Liturgy

3.15 pm

Prayer and Home Time


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. Liturgical Prayer occurs daily. 


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.



We hope to go to Windsor Castle, which supports the children’s History curriculum in the Summer Term. We will keep you updated.  To review the life of Jesus we visit Wintershall in the Summer Term


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


Spring Topics 2023 - Termly Curriculum Web

Autumn Topics 2022 - Termly Curriculum Web

Year 6 Curriculum Presentation Autumn 2022