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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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 6MA Class




St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter


Class:                                         Year 6

Date: 5th September 2018


General Information / Upcoming Events

  • 11.9.18 - Year 6 parent information session and Robinwood information session 2:30pm and 5pm
  • w/b 11.5.18 - SATs week
  • Robinwood – 9th – 11th October





P.E will take place on Friday 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.  There is a recommended reading list on our website.

The children should be reading every day at home.


Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?


  • The Dreadful Menace – Poetry focussing on figurative language and imagery.  Identifying how figurative language is used and children using it in their own work to create powerful images. 
  • Little Freak – Linking to our work on PSHCE.  Children will write persuasive letters and narrative descriptions linked to this short film.
  • Robinwood – Persuasive leaflets linked to the residential trip.
  • The Explorer – An AMAZING book to enthuse the children to write lots of different narrative genres. 


  • 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)


Classifying Living Things

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 draw conclusions about what helps mould grow well.
  • 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?



Pressure and the Media / Social Media

Media images – effect on young people

Sources of peer pressure

Resisting pressure / asking for help

Research/discuss/debate topical issues, problems and events

How the media presents information

Misleading information on Social Media



  • 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.


  • Questions, answers and sentence building.
  • Adjectives
  • Vocabulary for a game
  • Masculine nouns and feminine nouns    


Invasion Games – Hockey

  • Dribble push pass, block tackle, tactics to keep the ball, marking/defending the goal.


Drawing –

Children will:

  • Use a variety of methods and techniques to show movement.
  • Plan and produce a finished piece showing movement.



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









In addition to the above homework, children are expected to access times tables rock stars three times a week and of course READING! 

How can you help?


  • Learning times tables.  Three second recall of table facts is the expectation.
  • Reading with your child – see our website for a recommended book list. 


Useful links to support learning

times tables rock stars




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