Survival Leaflets

The children have been using their knowledge of Katherine Rundell’s The Explorer to inspire their latest piece of writing. Over the last two weeks the children have been learning about the non-fiction text type of leaflets. We have looked at the type of formality used in writing, the layout and the language features such as modal verbs and subordinate clauses.

South America

This week in Geography the children have been learning about the continent of South America. They have begun using their map reading skills to identify the physical regions of this vast continent. They have been able to identify all twelve countries of South America as well as learning about the importance of the Amazon river and how the Amazon rainforest is considered to be the ‘lungs’ of the Earth.

Have a look at some of the amazing map work the children completed this week using the link below.

Scan 4 Oct 2019

Also, can you find  and name the two territories which don’t belong to South America. If you think you know leave a comment below.

High School Open Evenings

Parents of pupils in Year 6 must apply for a high school place for September 2020.

You must apply for a school place even if:

  • you have already made an earlier application direct to the school
  • your preferred school is not in Luton
  • your preferred school is a faith school, a foundation school, an academy or a free school

You will be able to apply online until 31 October 2019. We have listed the dates of all the Luton high schools’ open evenings. Some high schools are also open to visitors during the school day; full details can be found on the individual school’s website by following the orange link which accompanies the school’s details.

Click here to go to our high school opening evenings page on the main St Matthew’s website.

KS2 SATs Workshop

A huge thank you to the parents and carers who attended our SATs Workshops this week. We appreciate your on-going partnership working with your child and will add key information and useful websites throughout the year. If you have any questions, please arrange to meet with your child’s teacher. They will be happy to assist in any way!

Arithmetic practise visit https://myminimaths.co.uk

More Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling practise to come…