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Hello Owls,

We hope that you have had a fun Christmas holiday and we would like to wish you and your families a very happy 2020.

We will be holding our first Spelling Bee of the academic year on Friday 24th January. You already have the revision Year 3/4 word list at home – keep practising!

A gentle reminder to continue reading to adults at home - at least five times each week. Please ask adults to sign your homework diaries after each read, so that you can earn your airmiles and travel around the world. Certificates will be handed out this term for any stages completed.

Our key focus in PE will be football, where we will be working towards the Football Tournament towards the end of Term 4.

Year 6 are invited to attend SATs revision sessions after school on a Tuesday and Thursday until 4pm. The focus on a Tuesday will be SPAG and on a Thursday it will be Maths.

We will be having a Mock SATs week for Year 6 beginning Monday 3rd February. This will help you to see how the SATs week runs and you will be able to familiarise yourself with the procedures.

We are looking forward to seeing you all back in school on Monday 6th January.


Mrs Groves, Mrs Leese and Mrs Marshall

Topic Grid - World War One


Maths Mountain

Every Friday afternoon, the children will have the opportunity to practise quick recall of maths facts. This is an update to the Times Table Mountain that they have worked on for the last few years. The new scheme focuses on a greater number of maths building blocks and provides the chance to widen children's mental arithmetic skills and knowledge.

The sheets will not be posted online but the titles of the steps are given below so that children can practise ahead of the tests. The display in the classroom shows the children what steps are coming next.

Each test presents 40 questions and the children have 5 minutes to complete the test. To move on, children need to make no more than 2 errors. More than 2 errors and they repeat the test the following week. We will get in touch if children spend too long on any step.

Any questions, please do get in touch on our Owls email or pop in to see us.

Year 5: 
25 times table (from 0x to 12x - random order)

Number bonds to 100 (multiples of 10)
Number bonds to 100 (multiples of 5)
Number bonds to 100
Roman Numerals

Year 5 children have then passed the Slalom Challenge and move to the Monstrous Mountain (see below).

Year 6: 
25 times table (from 0x to 12x - random order)

Multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000
Dividing by 10, 100 and 1000
Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000
Unit fractions
Non-unit fractions
Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Roman Numerals
Negative Numbers

Year 6 children have then passed the Slalom Challenge and move to the Monstrous Mountain (see below).

All children climb the Monstrous Mountain: 
x 10
Camp 1 (x10, x2, x5)
The Cave (x3, x4, x8)
Camp 2 (x2, x3, x4, x5, x8 and x10)
The Rope Bridge (x6, x7)
Camp 3 (x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7, x8 and x10)
The Overhang (x9, x11)
The Summit
x and ÷ to 12
The Flag (all tables, roots, squares and percentages)

Keep practising everyone!