St Matthew's C of E

Primary School

Work TogetherAim HighShine Bright

Year 6

January 2020


Hello and welcome back! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year and I hope that you are well rested ready to start the term! 


A BIG thank you to all for the wonderful gifts that Mrs Hulse and I received! We are very lucky teachers!


We have lots of exciting topics to look forward to this term! In science, Light and Electricity. In history we will be looking at the Industrial Revolution and in geography our topic will be South America. 


PE, ICT, Music and French will be continuing as normal, as well as English, Maths and Grammar! 


We also have Manor Adventure coming up this term which already we are really excited for! As well as many other interesting activities!


If anyone has any questions, feel free to pop in and speak to me!




Y5 Curriculum Newsletter for Spring Term 2020

Welcome Back! 


Firstly, a big welcome to Year 6, your final year of primary school. We will be having an extremely busy year covering many topics and completing many extra-curricular activities as well! It is my job to not only prepare you for SATs but most importantly to prepare you for high school, where you will need to demonstrate an increased amount of independence. This will ensure that your transition to high school is seamless.



PE will continue on as normal with Dave mostly. Children should have kits in school at all times in case there are any last minute changes to the PE schedule.



Homework will be regular and consistent each week and there will be no variations unless told otherwise. Children should read and complete multiplication practice each night. On a Tuesday, maths, grammar and reading comprehension homework will be given out. This should be handed in on the following Monday at the latest. Reading diaries should be logged in each time you have read and signed. These will be collected in on a Thursday morning. Finally, spellings plus the activity should be completed each week. A test will be held each Friday morning linking to the corresponding week, this is when spelling booklets will be handed in to mark.

Topic homework will continue as normal, once per half term, although around SATS time we will take a break from this due to revision.

Any homework not completed will result in a break time detention so I recommend attending homework club if you are able to as this will give you a head start on homework each week. This will also get you into a good routine ready for high school.

Behind this page you will find a homework timetable for you to follow through the year.


Topics and Extra- Curricular

We will be covering a range of topics this year including Crime and Punishment, Islamic Civilisation, North America and South America. As well as this we will be looking at science topics including the human body, how we see, electricity, living things and evolution. As well as these topics, we will also have our residential to Manor Adventure taking place, which I am sure you are already excited for. And if that isn’t enough, Year 5 and Year 6 will be taking part in the end of year production, so we have many enjoyable activities to look forward to throughout the year.


I hope that you are as excited as I am to start your final year of primary school.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me!


Mrs Hazeldine 


Y6 Autumn Curriculum newsletter 2019