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
Thursday, 22 October 2015
Friday, 16 October 2015
Thursday, 15 October 2015
Monday, 5 October 2015
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?
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.