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Welcome to year 6

Year 6 Spring 2 Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back. We hope you had a great break. Here is some information about the new term.

Important information:

PE: Monday and Friday (6S and 6M)

Year 6 Key Dates:

Thursday 5th March: World Book Day (dressing up)

KS2 SATs: Monday 11th May 2020 – Thursday 14th May 2020.

Our core question is “What did the Ancient Egyptians value the most?”

Our core books: The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd.

Science topic:  Animals including Humans

Talk to your children about main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.

Discuss the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function.


Your child has been given a reading journal in order to record their reading, summarise what they have read and complete reading activities at home.

They will continue to use Mathletics for their maths homework. 

If you would like to do more additional Maths and English work with your child, these are the main objectives we are consolidating this term: converting units of measure, calculating fractions and percentages, volume, mean and general algebra involving all four operations.


How you can help

Talk to your child about books, films and stories. Ask children about their targets and encourage them to apply them in writing activities they undertake in their own time.


How you can help

Use every opportunity as a learning opportunity! When shopping, ask children to calculate costs, discounts and comparisons of prices. E.g which deal is cheaper: 60% off £32 or 55% off £25? Also, helping children understand vocabulary associated with multi-step word problems will benefit them greatly.


One of the things we are working on this year is trying to get our children to love reading by recognising that the key to reading is:

Practice, Perseverance and Pleasure

Reading anything to and with your child is invaluable. It could be a sports website, cookery books, labels in the supermarket, a favourite picture book, newspapers or their reading book. It should not be a chore but a lovely thing to do and we recognise that this might not always mean the school reading book. We may send home books your child really loves to look at even though it might be too hard to read independently. Children are allowed to bring a book from home or a library and use this as their school reading book.

Please write in your child’s reading journal about what reading you have been doing with them or what they have read to you.

If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to your class teacher.

Yours sincerely,

Year 6 team

Ms Bazuaye and Ms Sohota



Year 6 Home Learning

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Perform Mental Calculations Including with Mixed Operations

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Multiplication and Division Topic Review


Good morning year 6!

We hope you and your families are well and that you're enjoying your time at home. The year 6 team are missing you all very much.

This blog will be used to direct you to some useful websites so that you can continue your learning at home. Activities on Mathletics and Active Learn will be updated regularly. You can also continue to use Times Tables Rockstars. If you can't remember your log in details, please ask your parents to call the school or email us at school@gwynjones.waltham.sch.uk

Codes for Learning by Questions will also be posted on here if you'd like to complete question sets at home. Please note that codes will expire at 11:55pm each day.

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Place Value Topic Review, Addition and Subraction Topic Review, Fraction Topic Review

See the links below for other suggested activities. Please be flexible with your learning at home, and most importantly, enjoy it!

Take care and stay safe. 

Miss Sohota, Miss Bazuaye, Miss White, Miss Lacam

Useful Links:

Stories help

Audible are offering free access to a wide collection of stories through their streaming service. 


Various celebrities are offering free daily help with home learning while schools are closed. 

The Maths Factor 10.00am 


English with David Walliams 11.00am


Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) 12.00pm


Music with Myleen Klass 1.00pm








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