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St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter

 

Class:            Year 6

Date: 8th January 2018

 

General Information / Upcoming Events

  • w/b 14.5.18 - SATs week
  • SATs information evening w/c 29.1.18 (TBC)

 

 

 

PE

Will take place on Wednesday afternoons.

Due to the colder weather, children can wear navy/black tracksuit bottoms and jumpers. 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?

English

The Alchemist’s Letter

Descriptive and narrative writing

Grammar

Active and passive voice

Revision

Maths

Decimals

Percentages

Algebra

Science

Evolution and Inheritance

Fossils

How offspring are similar / different to their parents?

How animals/plants are suited to their environment?

RE / PSHCE

Who is Jesus?

Own ideas of Jesus

Who was Jesus according to the people that met him?

Bible stories displaying Jesus’ characteristics

Who did Jesus say he was?

Computing

Blogging

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

Painting

Personal style

Combine colours, tones and tints to enhance the mood of a piece

French

Then and Now

Our town

Numbers 70-100

Dates/years

PE

Multi-Skills

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

Music

A New Year Carol

 

Homework

What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

  • Weekly spelling
  • Weekly Maths homework (MyMaths/past SATs questions)
  • Weekly Reading homework
  • Weekly Punctuation & Grammar homework

Friday

Friday

 

Friday

Friday

Friday

Friday

 

Wednesday

Wednesday

         

 

How can parents help?

  • At times, we will send test packs home. Please help your children to complete these. Times tables
  • Reading with your child

 

Useful links to support learning

mymaths.co.uk

primarygames.co.uk

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

The Year Six Team

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