fdp maths

Fractions – Decimals – Percentages

Today in maths, we were consolidating our understanding of how to convert fractions, decimals and percentages. We had to rely on many skills including: converting fractions to find the common denominator; order fractions; create a fact book; and work collaboratively! 

“I really enjoyed today’s maths learning. It was fun.”

“I did find parts of today’s learning tricky but my group helped me and I persevered.”

How good are you at converting between FDP?

1/2 = ?% = ?decimal

0.1 = ?% = ?fraction

0.75 = ?% = ?fraction

12.5% = ?fraction = ?decimal


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Light & How We See

This term we will be learning about Light and how we see. We began by creating a mind map which we can add our knew learning to.


We then carried out mini investigations looking at different materials to classify if they were translucent, transparent or opaque. As well as deciding if the were reflective or absorbent. The next part of our unit will be planning our own investigations around shadows along with learning about the eye and being able to name different parts and their functions.

Can you name any parts of our eye?



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Science Super Stars for our unit – Light & How We See



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Our Science Super Stars for Electricity & Circuits


These Science Super Stars demonstrated great use of scientific language, questions, answers and investigative skills. Well done and keep up the fantastic

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Final thoughts for 2018…

Before we break up for Christmas all the year 6 team would like to say a huge well done to all the children for their efforts this term. You have all made so much progress and we look forward to seeing you all back ready and refreshed in the new year.

We return to school on MONDAY 7TH JANUARY 2019. Opal class will be taught Miss Hall and Mrs Johnson due to Mrs Vaughan going on maternity leave.

We wish all the children and their families a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and an enjoyable break.

See you all in 2019.

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Mathematicians Of The Week

Congratulations to our latest Mathematicians of the Week. They will hold the titles over the Christmas holidays, pop back next year to see who our next winner are.


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Black History Month Home Learning

A huge well done to Leah who completed her own home learning for Black History Month. Leah wrote a fantastic biography about Martin Luthur King and included lots of amazing, interesting facts!! Well done Leah!

Martin Luther King a biography

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Autumn 2 2018- Black History Topic

We are really looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday morning ready for our Autumn term. Only 50 sleeps until Christmas and we have so much exciting learning to complete before then!

This half term our topic will be Black History and we will be looking at inspirational people including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. In literacy we will be writing a biography based on an influential person followed by a biography on a person of your choice.  You could start to research who you would like to write about and gather some information and facts.  We will also be writing a non-chronological report on Black History so any research you do will be really helpful and useful to you! We would love to see any home made projects that you do and would love to show off and display all your amazing creations!

In maths this half term we will be focusing on fractions, decimals and percentages and will be continuing to build our confidence in mental maths.

Just a quick reminder….

In Year 6 your child is expected to complete their spellings, multiplication tables and daily reading every week. Your child will have a spelling test, a multiplication tables test and their reading record checked weekly.  Every child must have at least 3 reads that are signed by an adult every week in their reading record.

Your child also has access to a variety of educational programmes online.  Your child has a personal login for RM Maths, SPAG.com, FirstNews, ihub and mymaths all of which will help your child progress in the core subjects.  If you child has forgot or misplaced their login details, please ask in school for another copy. You should encourage your child to access all these different sites at least 3 times a week.


Here is the Autumn 2 newsletter for your information

Y6 Newsletter Aut 2 2018




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Year 6 Class Assembly Update

Just a quick update to let you all know that the Year 6 Class Assembly will take place on 14th November 2018 at 2:30pm.


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Superstars of the Week

This week many Year 6 children have really impressed the staff in maths, literacy and science.

A huge congratulations to Ben and Samuel  for their hard work in maths this week. You really impressed us with your place value knowledge especially when you were working with negative and positive integers. Well done, keep up the hard work!

We would like to award Shanice and Riley H with the star writer award this week. We have started our new topic (WWII) and were  really impressed with their vocabulary choice and ability to empathise with a character from the 1930’s. Your diaries were emotional and in role! Well done! We were also equally impressed with your mystery writing, you ensured you included all the features of a mystery writing and made your writing tense and exciting.

Finally, our superstar scientists this week are Daniel, Josh, Harvey D and Steven. Your science knowledge and ability to link facts and enquire about new learning was infectious today!  The Year 6 team were really impressed with the questions that you asked and the links that you made. Excellent effort!

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