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




Year 6

Date: 3rd June 2019


General Information / Upcoming Events


  • Fri 5th July from 8:30am to 3pm – Tesco trading day for the Business Challenge 2019
  • 12-14th June. Robinwood residential



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. A polite reminder that football shirts/shorts and school jumpers are not part of the PE uniform.

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?


            Writing based on the short film Alma. Writing a narrative including different perspectives.




Light and Sight (Continues from before SATs)

  • In this unit children will learn about how light travels and that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes, or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes. They will learn that shiny or reflective surfaces alter the direction in which light travels.

Evolution and Inheritance Fossils

  • How offspring are similar / different to their parents
  • How animals/plants are suited to their environment


  • Life as a Journey: An opportunity to think about the idea that that life is a journey and what it means to make that journey as a Christian. Pupils will to begin to understand the concept of undertaking a religious pilgrimage.
  • Why is the Exodus such a significant event in Jewish and Christian history? This unit gives pupils a greater understanding of the significance of the Exodus and Passover and introduces them to the links between Christianity and Judaism.  


Networks / Online Safety: 

  • Accessing the internet – LAN and WAN, History of the internet, Future use, Online / blogging safety Quizzing:
  • Make quizzes with different question types, Make a quiz that requires the player to search a database.

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
  • How has life in Britain changed since 1948? Different decades – changes, objects, events, Primary / Secondary sources, What life was like in the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s, Make connections between changes

Art / Design 



Questions, answers and sentence building.


Vocabulary for a game

Masculine nouns

Feminine nouns  




             Rap and Hip Hop






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


  • Weekly Reading homework
  • Weekly Punctuation & Grammar homework












How can parents help?

                    Support us in the Business Challenge!


Useful links to support learning


Thank you for your continued support. 


The Year Six Team