St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

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St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

“...encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God.” (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12)

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Welcome to 6JM Class







Class: Year 6

Date: 14th January 2019


General Information / Upcoming Events



The Year 6 team wish you all a very ‘Happy New Year!’





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 and please sign the reading diary at least three times a week.


Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?


Fiction: The Nowhere Emporium


This is a fantastic book which will enthuse and engage the children. Whilst studying this book we will be focusing on reading skills and writing description and narratives.


Percentages: Fractions to percentages, Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages, Percentage of an amount, Percentages – missing values, Percentage increase and decrease, Order fractions, decimals and percentages.

Algebra: Find a rule – one step, Find a rule – two step, Use an algebraic rule, Substitution, Formulae, Word Problems, Solve simple one step equations, Solve two step equations, Find pairs of values, Enumerate possibilities.

Measurement: Converting Units: Metric measures, Convert metric measures, Calculate with metric measures, Miles and kilometres, Imperial measures.

Perimeter, Area and Volume: Shapes – same area, Area and perimeter, Area of a triangle, Area of a parallelogram, Volume – counting cubes, Volume of a cuboid.




Light and Sight

How does light travel?

How do we see?


Who was Jesus? Who is Jesus?



Substance Misuse

Effect of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and ‘energy drinks’ on our health

Legal / illegal drugs



Identify purpose

Plan theme and content

Change visual properties

Write / update / evaluate own blogs

History / Geography

Exploring Scandinavia

Compare the human geography of the 3 Scandinavian countries and that of the UK

Locate and name Scandinavian countries

Climate / weather

Physical features - glaciers, fjords, mountains, lakes and waterfalls

Art / Design


Further use of hue, tint, tone, shades and mood.

Continue to explore the use of texture in colour.

Colour for purposes and colour to express feeling.


Questions, answers and sentence building.


Vocabulary for a game

Masculine nouns

Feminine nouns



Use of space – keeping the ball (knowing when to pass/dribble)

Importance of warming-up /cooling down

Analysing performance

Healthy Lifestyles

Changing speed in attack

Effective defending

Different formations


Jazz 2

Listen and Appraise- Blues and Bert Bacharach’s music.

Play the tunes.

Improvise with the tunes.

Compose and perform in a Jazz style.



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 additional 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.