Friday, 18 December 2015

Homework over Christmas

Ho Ho Ho

There is a note in your child's reading diary - if they had it today - otherwise it is loose!

There is also maths homework that needs to be completed for Tuesday 5th January.

Merry Christmas

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Sainsbury’s OFFICIAL Christmas Advert 2015 – Behind The Scenes

Special Award!


Today, these pairs have been rewarded for their resilience during our 'Maths Detective' morning. Even though initially the answers weren't obvious, with lots of hard work, they battled through and finally got their answers! 
Fantastic work girls!


Maths Detectives


Today, year six classrooms were transformed into detective rooms. In groups, we worked on five different clues which, when pieced together, would point us to our Prime Suspect! I am so proud of how resilient you have been today and how you never gave up, despite how difficult some of the tasks were at first glance. 
Promotions all round!
...Time for tea break?




Monday, 16 November 2015

Make a Noise about Bullying!


This week is Anti-Bullying week and year 6 shall be looking at what bullying is and how it can be prevented. Check out http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/ to find out more.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Step-by-Step

We have been exploring number patterns in maths by investigating how many cubes would be needed for different sizes of staircases.
You could almost hear their brains working! Great efforts, Juniper!

DANCE! Justin Bieber - What do you mean




We have been practising this dance in PE. Keep practising at home!








Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Juniper's Song


Here is our Long Division song to practise for Friday!


Miss told us we've got division today,
Not a smile to be seen.
A kingdom of calculations,
Being honest - we're not keen.

Some are crying at the thought of a divide.
We are asked to start,
So we guess we'll try.


We will begin,
And we will be,
Be the very best that we can be.
Oh well,
Let’s start,
You never know...
Maybe we'll know!

 

Here we go,
Here we go.
Gonna firstly do a divide.
Here we go,
Here we go,
Then comes the multiply.
Then subtract.
And then bring down.
Then repeat the steps…


Here we go,
Here we go.
Gonna firstly do a divide.
Here we go,
Here we go,
Then comes the multiply.
Then subtract.
And then bring down.
Then repeat the steps.
'Cause maths never bothered me anyway.


Thursday, 22 October 2015

Parents - We need your help.....Y6 Homework over half term

Hello Parents and carers....We need your help!

Miss Mullet and I want a real focus on x-tables after half term so instead of setting sheets to be completed we want a real focus on your child to learn their tables over half term - try and be creative - chant the times tables over breakfast, learn them in the car, give them little tests with a small treat as an incentive etc.
The expectation for the end of Year 6 includes the 11 and 12 times table. If you are happy your child is 100% confident with their tables, extend them by learning their tables up to 20 x 20 by mentally partitioning the numbers in their heads e.g 6x17 is equal to 6x10 and 6x7.

Reading - The expectation is to have 6 signatures in your child's reading diary over the 10 day break (Fri 23rd - Mon Nov 2nd). Please remember to talk about the text and ask questions on it as opposed to just listening to them read - comprehension is so important.

Thanks a lot,have a happy half-term,

Mr Preston and Miss Mullett

Cake Sale!

Year 6 girls all ready to go for their 'Breast Cancer Now' cake sale.

Friday, 16 October 2015

A Journey to St. Ives...

This morning, Juniper have been trying to work out how many were on their way to St. Ives from this riddle. If you bring the answer (and your workings out) to Miss Mullett you will earn yourself some house points. Good luck!



Thursday, 15 October 2015

Monday, 5 October 2015

Times Tables.


We have been encouraging Year 6 to continue learning their times tables at home. Times tables help in most, if not all, of our maths lessons, so it is very important that children learn them. 

There are plenty of apps available (through the i store or Google Play) which can make learning the times tables enjoyable. One particularly good app is 'Squeebles Times Tables'. Alternatively, '10 Minutes a Day Times Tables' is free from the app store and is an interactive resource designed to help children learn their times tables. Why not give one of these a go?

There are also songs on YouTube that are very catchy and make the learning fun.

Below is a times tables grid. Feel free to print one off and use it to encourage your children to remember them. Why not test your children at home to see which tables need more practice?



Buddies!

On Friday Year 6 met with their Reception buddies. We read stories together, played some games inside the classroom and enjoyed playtime together outside. We will be spending as much time as we can getting to know our buddies over the next few weeks. Ask your children what they have learnt about their buddy so far.