John Cardinal O’Connor School

16 North Broadway 10533 Irvington, NY
Phone: 914-591-9330
JCOS Student and Teacher

6th Grade Curriculum



Areas of study include:  traditions of the Catholic Church, the values of Faith, Hope and Love, the church hierarchy and the Old Testament. Students will actively participate in the religion curriculum through role-play and other hands-on activities.


Areas of study include: QAR, comprehension, vocabulary development, decoding strategies and listening skills. We will be studying different types of text including: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and short stories.  Each day a block of time is dedicated strictly to reading, which includes direct reading instruction, reading groups, word work and various reading centers.

NOTE: Daily independent reading both at home and in school is a very important part of the total reading program. Reading at home, both independently and aloud, is greatly encouraged.


Areas of study include: Utilizing Judith Hochman’s Basic Writing Skills, students will work on organizing ideas to properly structure their writing and be introduced to letter writing, persuasive writing, personal narratives, creative writing and poetry.


Units of study include: place-value, rounding, elapsed time, multi-digit multiplication and division, fractions, and decimals.


Units of study include: scientific method, diversity of life, rocks and minerals, light and sound and simple machines.


Areas of study include: foundations of geography, civilization of the eastern, ancient civilizations of Africa, civilizations of eastern hemisphere (Europe) with an emphasis on map skills and geography. Students will be completing daily geography skills.


  • Homework will be assigned each night. Assignments should generally take 90 minutes.
  • Students will be asked to make up any missing homework at recess and/or snack time.


  • Quiz = 1-10 questions
  • Test = 20 or more questions


  • When your child is absent, a parent must notify the school the morning of the absence by 9:00 am.
  • If your child is late to school, any work they missed will be assigned for homework that night.