St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

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Welcome to 6JM Class






St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter


Class:            Year 6

Date: 5th September 2018


General Information / Upcoming Events

  • 10.9.18 - Year 6 parent information session 2:30pm and 5pm
  • 18.12.18 – Christmas Party day



  • 12.12.18 – Christmas service
  • w/b 13.5.18 - SATs week





P.E will take place on Wednesday afternoons.

Due to the colder weather, children can wear navy/black tracksuit bottoms and jumpers. Trainers are needed for outdoor P.E. sessions. 

We will also attempt to run/walk/stagger the daily mile too! 

Reading Books

Children will have a daily guided reading session in school but the children may also take a book from our class or school library.

The children should be reading every day at home, where possible.


Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?


Eye of the Wolf: The children study the text, paying close attention to the author’s use of language and specific devices such as flashback and character viewpoint - and how point of view affects our view of events. They consider examples of adding more detail in a variety of ways using noun phrases. They look at the impact of narrative viewpoint: who is telling the story, the impact of this on the listeners, and themes within the story (particularly humans as a destructive force).

Poetry: In this unit, the children explore a range of poems about the natural world by Ted Hughes. They reinforce comprehension strategies to answer questions or puzzles in the poems. They explore similes, metaphors and personification in the poems, writing their own free verse nature poems based on close observation.


  • Place value and decimals including using negative numbers in context
  • Mental and written addition and subtraction
  • Mental and written multiplication and division problems
  • Problem solving involving all four operations
  • Common factors, multiples and prime numbers
  • Problems using the inverse operation
  • Fractions (Comparing, ordering, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing)


In this unit children will:

  • Children will have identified simple and more complex ways to classify living things.
  • Children will have recognised that scientists classify living things by observing physical characteristics.
  • Children will have recognised that micro-organisms form part of the living things classification system.
  • Children will have set up an investigation to observe how mould grows.
  • Children will have used the results from their investigation to draw conclusions about what helps mould grow well.
  • Children will have used evidence from their previous investigation to accelerate compost decay.
  • Children will have recognised that scientists use agreed classification systems to identify animals.
  • Children will have suggested appropriate classification of living things based on their observable characteristics.


Ideas about God

What does it mean if God is holy and lovely?



  • Design / write a complex program to achieve a specific goal
  • Use functions
  • Make a text-based adventure

History / Geography


Children will:

  • Find out about the location and countries of South America.
  • Find out about the climate in South America.
  • Find out about the major mountain ranges of South America.
  • Find out about the human geography of South America.
  • Find out about trade and industry in South America.
  • Be able to carry out an in-depth study of a South American country.

Art / Design

Next half term


Questions, answers and sentence building.


Vocabulary for a game

Masculine nouns

Feminine nouns 


Invasion Games – Hockey

  • Dribble push pass
  • Block tackle
  • Tactics to keep the ball
  • Marking/defending the goal
  • Team formations



Listen and Appraise

Learn songs.

Play musical games.

More dimensions of Music.

Learn to play songs (with appropriate notation)

History of pop music.

Improvise with voice and instruments.

Choose and play two performance options.




What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

  • Weekly spelling
  • Weekly Maths homework
  • Weekly Reading homework
  • Weekly Punctuation & Grammar homework









Please note that on occasion your child may bring home addition homework, such as project work.  Please help and support your child with these activities.


How can you help?


  • At times, we will send test packs home. Please help your children to complete these.
  • Learning times tables.  Three second recall of table facts is the expectation.
  • Reading with your child


Useful links to support learning




Thank you for your continued support. The Year Six Team.




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