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: 4th November 2019


General Information / Upcoming Events

  • 18/11/19 Samaritans shoe boxes being collected
  • 29/11/19 Advent service in church.
  • 6/12/19 Christmas Fair
  • 13/12/19 KS2 Christmas Concert and Christmas Jumper Day
  • 18/12/19 Christmas Dinner






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?


  • The Lost Words – A spell book conjuring spells about nature back into our vocabulary.
  • The Explorer – An AMAZING book to enthuse the children to write lots of different narrative genres. 


  • Simplify fractions
  • Add / Subtract fractions
  • Multiply / Divide fractions
  • Convert fractions to decimals
  • Recall / use equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Describe positions on a co-ordinate grid
  • Draw / translate shapes on co-ordinate grid
  • Reflect shapes in the x- or y- axis


Our Bodies

  • Circulatory / digestive system
  • Impact of diet / exercise / drugs / lifestyle


How do Christians prepare for Christmas?

  • delve deeper into the themes of the season of Advent.
  • introduce pupils to the Christian belief that Jesus will return (the second coming).


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


Text – Based Adventure

  • Plan / make / code story-based adventures and map-based adventures


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.
  • Numbers
  • Telling the time



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



  • Understand effect of light on objects and people from different directions.
  • To interpret the texture of a surface.
  • Produce increasingly accurate drawings of people with concept of perspective.



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.