Week 7 (10/12/18)

First of all, let me say how well the Christmas show went. I think that the format with Year 6 supporting Reception works really well and they genuinely seemed to enjoy the performance. I know how much the little ones enjoy having them there. English The persuasive writing has really…

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Week 6 (03/12/18)

This week we have spent a little extra time rehearsing with Year R for the Christmas play. This actually comes at a good point in the term, with the class being very self-sufficient and therefore better paced to deal with timetable disruptions. The rehearsals are going well but they need…

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Week 5 (26/11/18)

Maths We have covered a lot of fraction work over the last couple of weeks and so now have entered a period of consolidation. We will be spending a little while now circling fractions, identifying gaps and pushing forward into problem solving rather than learning lots of new routines. The…

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Week 3 (12/11/18)

Maths Fractions have been going very well this week. We have learnt how to multiply fractions by whole numbers and by other fractions allowing us to start tackling some pretty tough calculations and problems. The trick to learning fractions is to make sure that all the skills are being rehearsed…

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Week 2 (05/11/18)

Homework link Barvember: https://whiterosemaths.com/schemes-of-learning/barvember/ These problems appear each day for download access. They are an excellent way of applying bar-model problem solving. With the correct approach they are very solvable, but with loose maths can seem unapproachable. There is no pressure to do one per day; that is just for…

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Week 1 (29/10/18)

We have had an excellent week with our English work. The earlier part of Year 6 was predominantly taken up with learning how to expand ideas. This term we have started looking at writing for an argument creating both balanced and persuasive texts. This is an excellent opportunity to learn…

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Week 7 (15/10/18)

End of Term So there goes the first one. Easy to forget where we started out back in September with the nerves and the worries of a new class. Everyone looks so settled now. There is a real buzz in the class that makes it feel like a professional unit.…

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Week 5 (1/10/18)

Maths We have spent some time now consolidating formal multiplication methods including using decimals and have started to evolve this into division. We had a bit of a probe today and it turns out that we may not have to stay with this for too long. The first technique to…

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Week 4 (24/9/18)

Based on feedback to the blog I will now split it into two sections. The first part will be the headline news about what we have covered and where we are heading for you to scan read. The second section will have more expanded notes about concepts for those who…

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Week 3 (17/9/18)

Maths Now that we have a better handle on our times tables we have begun to move off into the order of operations following BIDMAS to establish the order in which mixed operation calculations should be solved. Brackets Indices (e.g.42, 33) Division and Multiplication        –           solved in the…

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