St James C of E Primary School

St James C of E Primary School


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Vicarage Road, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 2QN

Tel: 01432 273961

Class 6

Class 6


Welcome to Class 6

Mrs Matli is the class teacher and will be supported by Ms. Martin.

We are very much looking forward to sharing your child's learning journey as they enter Year 6. We are encouraging them to enjoy 'life in all its fullness' as well as become role models for the whole of the school.
If you have any questions or concerns, as the year goes on, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Autumn Term

For the first few weeks, we will focus on place value exploring numbers to 10,000,000 including rounding and negative numbers. We will then move on to calculating using all four operations: addition, subtraction division and multiplication. We will be using these skills to problem solve and reason. 

This term, we will be using a range of texts as inspiration for our writing – starting with the picture book ‘The Rabbits. We will also be working hard to consolidate and expand our knowledge of grammar and punctuation as well improving our spelling pattern recognition and accuracy.


We will be exploring our body and the circulatory system. We will be looking at how the heart works and having fun dissecting hearts to better understand the different vessels.

Useful Websites:

  • – the more often they play the more impact it has.
  • The BBC website also has lots of exciting games to enhance the children's learning.
  • The  white rose maths website has parent workbooks

It is vitally important that children read regularly at home. It not only improves their reading accuracy, but also enhances their comprehension of texts, creative writing skills, imagination and vocabulary. We would ask that children read at least five times per week and that this is recorded in their reading diary. 


Important information:

Now your child is in Class 6, they are able to walk home by themselves if we have written permission from a parent.

- If your child is going home with someone other than a parent then please ensure you have written a note or spoken to someone in the office. Due to safeguarding we must have permission before allowing your child to go home with someone else.

Swimming: We will be swimming for a two week block in September. Please see the newsletter for exact dates and times.


Encourage your child to:


  • read a range of texts and genres regularly. For example: a chosen reading book, classic fiction, poetry, non-fiction or news reports/magazine articles,
  • explore units of measure - e.g ml, l g, kg, cm, m, km in real life contexts, 
  • practise all times tables up to 12,
  • tell the time including timetables, digital and analogue.

Foundation subjects:

Art:  This term children will learn and develop their skills in: design, drawing, craft, painting and art appreciation; creating zentangle patterns and subsequent prints, painting in the style of impressionist painters and exploring the piece ‘Nighthawks’ by Edward Hopper

D and T: We will be designing and making a usable playground which includes a variety of structures.

Computing: Intro to Python - Using the programming language Python, which is used in business and industry, children create designs, Islamic art and Mondrian-inspired art. They learn how to create loops and nested loops to make their code more efficient, while becoming more familiar with this text-based programming language.

RE: We will be exploring whether 'Creation and Science are conflicting or complementary'.

PE: This will be on a Friday afternoon with Coach Anna. She will be working with the children on hockey skills for the first session and football in the second. Children will also be swimming for a two week block in September.

History: The Ancient Egyptians: Exploring the world of Ancient Egypt by looking at how the attitudes and beliefs impacted their way of life. They will learn about tombs, pyramids, mummies and the rituals of everyday life.

MFL: We will be practising our French skills by looking at football profiles. The children will be looking at: language learning strategies, inference and their pronunciation when using new vocabulary in French.

PSHE: We will explore ...'Being in My World' and 'Celebrating Differences'


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