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Welcome back Year 6 Agents!

Welcome back Year 6!

We hope you had a great Christmas and New Year and you have all returned refreshed and ready to work hard, this term. This half-term we will be looking at Anthony Horowitz’s Stormbreaker; following Alex Rider through his gruelling challenges as a spy. We would love you to comment throughout the term, with comments on how your enjoying it and any predictions you may have to what happens next.


Miss Kelly

Hi everyone, here is a link to a maths game you might enjoy playing. It will help with your quick-fire multiplication.

If you can’t click the link try copying and pasting it into our search bar.

Mr T

Hi everyone, here is a link to a maths game you might enjoy playing. It will help with your quick-fire multiplication.

If you can’t click the link try copying and pasting it into our search bar,

Miss Kelly ;-)

Boreatton Park

A fantastic week was had by the Year 6 children who spent a week on residential at Boreatton Park. Well done to you all, you are amazing!



Hi everyone,

Try out this maths game to help improve your estimation skills.
Remember, estimating is not meant to be absolutely accurate, we are making a good guess. We can use our rounding skills to estimate answers to calculations to give us a good idea of what the answer will be. Don’t be afraid to estimate- the more you do it- the more accurate you will become.

Have fun :-)

Miss Kelly

Hi Y6K,

We are coming to the end of our first text, Skulduggery Pleasant. We want to know how much you have loved the book!

Using the persuasive techniques you have learnt last week, please can you write a short review of Skulduggery Pleasant. Use these prompts to let us know your thoughts and feelings about the book:
Who is your favourite character?
Which was your favourite chapter?
Would you recommend Skulduggery Pleasant to a friend, who has not read it?
How many stars would you give Skulduggery Pleasant? (Out of 5)
Are there any other key points you want to make?

We can not wait to hear what you think!

Maths Support Autumn 1 Week 3

Next week, the children will be looking at addition and subtraction. In particular, the children will be adding and subtracting numbers mentally with increasing larger numbers.

Adding in your head

  • Breaking up numbers

    40 + 67 is the same as
    40 + 60 + 7, which is

  • Rounding numbers

    42 + 89 is the same as
    (40 + 80) + (2 + 9), which is
    120 + 11, which is 131

  • Subtracting in your head
    1. Breaking up numbers
      63 – 37 is the same as 63 – 30 – 7
      63 – 30 = 33
      33 – 7 = 26
    2. Rounding numbers
      63 – 37 is the same as 63 – 40, then adding 3
      63 – 40 = 23
      23 + 3 = 26
    3. Counting on
      To work out 63 – 37, count on from 37 to 63
      Count on from 37 to 40 to get 3
      Count on from 40 to 60 to get 20
      Count on from 60 to 63 to get 3
      3 + 20 + 3 = 26

      Subtraction: 37 +3 = 40 + 20 = 60 + 3 = 63

You can have a go at the following games to practice adding and subtracting numbers mentally from the following website.

Maths Support Autumn 1 Week 2

Next week, the children will be focusing on decimals. They will be counting up and down in thousandths; recognising that thousandths arise from dividing an object into 1000 equal parts and in dividing numbers or quantities by 1000.

Ordering decimals

When ordering numbers, we should always compare the digits on the left first.

For example, which is greater: 2.701 or 2.71?


Units Tenths Hundredths Thousandths
2 7 0 1
2 7 1 0

Both numbers have two units and seven tenths, but 2.701 has no hundredths, whereas 2.71 has one hundredth. Therefore, 2.71 is greater than 2.701.Another way to look at it is to write a zero at the end of 2.71 to make it 2.710 (this does not change its value, because it is after the decimal point).The two numbers are now 2.710 and 2.701. It is quite easy to see that 2.710 is bigger (just as 2710 is bigger than 2701).

When finding 1/1000th of a number we simply divide that number by 1000.

Autumn 1 Maths Support Week 1

Hello and welcome to Y5. Each week there will be maths support on the school blog to help the children prepare for the following weeks maths objectives. Next week, we will be covering place value and counting on in 100′s, 1000′s, 10,000′s and 100,000′s. To help us do this, we need to look at our place value chart.

Use place value headings to work out the value of each digit in a number.

Example of using place value headings

A number is made of one or more digits. The number 683, for example, is made of the digits 6, 8 and 3. The position of a digit in a number is very important. A digit’s value depends on its position in the number.

So the number 351489.3 is three hundred and fifty-one thousand, four hundred and eighty nine, and three tenths.

Try these links below and tackle some of the games based around place value.


Maths Support & Consolidation Week

With it being assessment week next week, the children will be recapping a variety of objectives that they have learnt throughout the year. They will be focusing on measurements and converting between each one.

Converting between metric and imperial units

Here are some examples of metric and imperial measures of length, mass and capacity:

Metric Imperial
Length mm, cm, m, km inch, foot, yard, mile
Mass mg, g, kg ounce (oz), pound (lb), stone
Capacity ml, cl, l pint, gallon

You will be expected to know some common conversions between metric and imperial units. Some of these are shown below, but check with your teacher which ones you need to learn.

  • 1 km = 5/8 mile
  • 1 m = 39.37 inches
  • 1 foot = 30.5 cm
  • 1 inch = 2.54 cm
  • 1 kg = 2.2 lb
  • 1 gallon = 4.5 litres
  • 1 litre = 1 3/4 pints