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 6MA Class




St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter


Class:             Year 6

Date: Spring 2020


General Information / Upcoming Events

  • 8/01/20 Year 6 trip to Oldham Parish Church



Happy New Year from the Year 6 Team!






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 school library.  There is a recommended reading list on our website.

Reading record books are being sent home with a reading challenge where the children can earn points and stars! 

Please sign the reading record book to show that your child has read at home.

The children should be reading every day at home.


Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?


Exploring the world of Pandora.

Switching on our imaginations to write: non-chronological reports, descriptions of settings, persuasive adverts. 


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

Crime and Punishment – Is it better now or in the past?

Common crimes and how they’re punished – now and in the past

Punishment during Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Tudor times.

Reasons for changes in crimes.  Child criminality


Telling the time.

Expressing preferences: likes and dislikes.



  • Matching/Mirroring
  • Synchronisation/Canon
  • Holes/Balance
  • Counter-balance/Counter-tension



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.


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









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                   spelling shed

times tables rock stars




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