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St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter


Class: Year 6

Date: 8th June 2017


General Information / Upcoming Events

  • 19th June – Sports Day
  • 23rd June – Y6 trip to Crucial Crew
  • 20th June – last Tuesday writing club
  • Monday 3rd July – Tesco Business
  • 5th / 6th July – Y6 Transition Days
  • 7th July – Summer Social
  • 10th July – Contingency date for Sports Day
  • 11th July – Year 6 show (afternoon and evening)
  • 14th July – Y6 Leavers’ service in church
  • 19th July – Y6 Leaver’s Disco



Will take place on Tuesday afternoons and will be taught by an outside agency (Oldham’s Sport Development). We will also be taking them out for another P.E. session during the week so kits will be needed in school all week.

Please can they also have trainers for outside PE only.

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?


Narrative Unit

Fiction writing based on a short animation and pictures. Children will cover the interim framework targets.


Children will look at the Oliver script and its features. They will also create their own script and edit and improve others. The children will also produce a script for an advert that they will produce on the iPads.

Persuasive writing

Create posters to persuade people to buy a product.


  • Investigations and problem solving
  • The Theme Park project
  • Business challenge finances and interpreting data


Our Bodies continued

In this unit children will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘How can we stay healthy?’ They will present their findings in the form of a ‘health roadshow’ incorporating multi-media presentations which show that they will have recognised the impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle choices on the way their bodies function. Children will learn that there are many different but related aspects to keeping healthy. They will investigate the functions of the heart and circulatory system and will describe how nutrients and water are transported in human and animal bodies.

Working Scientifically, children will investigate how exercise and heart rate are related, and also to find out how scientific ideas about health have developed over time. They will plan an investigation and will take measurements with accuracy and precision. Children will present their findings in a number of ways, and will explain causal relationships emerging from their own data.

This unit builds upon children’s existing knowledge of what their body parts are, and internal body systems such as the digestive system covered in Y4 Human Nutrition. They will develop their existing knowledge about the importance of diet and exercise to good health.



Living in the wider world - what is meant by enterprise and begin to develop enterprise skills (Business Challenge)

Courage; leavers’ service and moving on

History / Geography

Crime and Punishment


South America


Art / Design

Production set design

Business Challenge - bags


Not taught in Summer term





Summer production rehearsals – Oliver!



What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?


  • Weekly topic homework











How can parents help?

  • If anybody has any costumes or props suitable for Oliver, please could they be sent in.
  • We would love your support at Tesco Huddersfield Road on Monday 3rd July – come along and buy a bag! All monies raised will go to Cancer Research.


Useful links to support learning

BBC Bitesize


Thank you for your continued support.


The Year Six Team