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Welcome to the Stingray class

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Welcome back to year 6. We hope that you all had a super summer. It has been so lovely to see the children settling back into the new year 6 routines and how excited they are to engage in learning.


We look forward to sharing lots of learning, key messages and ideas to support your child at home on this web page so please check regularly to keep up to date. As always if there are any questions or concerns please come and talk to us.

What are your children learning this week?
(Week Beginning 17.09.18)


Maths - In Maths this week the children will be learning about place value. We will be investigating numbers up to five digits, including up to 2 decimal places, focusing on their value and writing them in different forms. We will also be learning about rounding and ensuring we are rounding numbers correctly.


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English - In our writing this week we will be focusing on a range of sentence structures according to Alan Peat. We will be looking at what a sentence needs and how we can improve it. We will then go on to apply our knowledge to our writing and topic lessons.

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Reading - This half-term Stingray class will be reading The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. Next week we will be using our retrieval skills and investigating any vocabulary unknown to us.

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Topic - In Topic, the children will be investigating where and when the remains of the Mayan civilisation were discovered.

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Dates for the diary


Tuesday 18th - Parent's meeting with Year 6 team.


Key Messages

Thank you for your ongoing support with uniform, the children looked extremely smart last week.


Spelling lists are individual to each pupil and will be given out each Monday afternoon to be learnt during the week for an individual test the following Monday. 


PE Days - Week 1: Friday

                  Week 2: Wednesday


Times Tables

Children will be expected to know all of their times tables. Here are some ideas to help you at home to learn them.

  • Recall the times tables in a chant. It is important to chant the whole statement, rather than just the answers.
  • Practice starting the times tables in different orders.
  • Create times tables dominoes. Can you match the question to the answer?
  • Create the times tables by grouping objects that you have around the house.
  • Play times table bingo.
  • Create a times table song.
  • Use online games - example in the link below.
  • Practice them walking to school.