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Year 6

Week beginning:  20.01.20

This week we are moving onto narratives. The focus of this unit is on supporting children to use a flashback in a story so that the reader can see a previous significant event that throws light on what is happening now in the story.


The objectives for this week are to:

  • Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions,   writing the answer in its simplest form [for example, 1/4 × 1/2 = 1/8].
  • Divide proper fractions by whole numbers [for example, 1/3 ÷ 2 = 1/6].
  • Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles.



The focus this week will be on looking at planets within the solar system. Children will be thinking about:

Which of the planets do they think are the biggest?

Which do they think are the smallest?

Do they know which planets are closest to the Sun and the Earth?

How does the Earth (and other planets) move in relation to the Sun?

Children will then make their own scale model of the solar system, to compare the size of the planets and their distance from the Sun.

Parents can help their child by…

*ensuring children complete their homework. Homework is handed out on Friday and should be returned by Tuesday.

*listening to your child read at least 3 times a week and signing their pupil planners.

*recapping the passport tasks for your child's next passport.

*encouraging them to continue to develop speed and accuracy in times tables and division facts for up to 12x12 by using TT Rock Stars.