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Welcome to Eagle Class! (Year 5/6)

Mrs Hotchin (class teacher)  and Miss Morley (teaching assistant)

Our weekly maths overviews. Tasks will be set on MyMaths and other tasks are available on Mathletics.

Eagle class maths week beginning 12.11.18


I can calculate the area of triangles and parallelograms.

I can calculate the area and perimeter of complex shapes.


I can calculate the area of compound shapes.

I can calculate the area of irregular shapes.

Week beginning 5th November 
Year 5
• I can measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes
• I can calculate and compare the area of rectangles (incl squares), and including using standard units (cm2 and cm3) to estimate the area of irregular shapes.
• I can estimate volume and capacity.
Year 6
• I recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa.
• I can calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles. 
• I can calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids, using standard units.

Week beginning 30th October 
Year 6- I can find prime factors; I can use BODMAS and reason from known facts.
Year 5- I can multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000.


Eagle maths week beginning 15.10.18

Year 5

-I can find square numbers and cube numbers.

-I can recall prime numbers to 19, and find prime numbers to 100.

Year 6

-I can recall primes.

-I can recall square and cube numbers.

Eagle maths week beginning 8.10.18

Y5- I can solve multi step problems. I can find multiples and factors of numbers, and solve problems involving these.

Y6- I can use long division. I can find multiples, lowest common multiples, factors and highest common factors and solve problems involving these.

Eagle maths week beginning 1.10.18

Y6: I can use short and long division methods.

Y5: I can use short division. I can estimate and approximate using rounding. I can use inverse.

Eagle maths week beginning 24.9.18

Y5- Add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers.

Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4

digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction)

Y6- Solve addition and subtraction multi step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

Eagle maths week beginning 17.9.18

Y6- using negative numbers in context, solving problems involving large numbers and rounding.

Y5- using negative numbers in context, reading and rounding numbers to one million.

Eagle Maths week beginning 10.9.18

Y5- reading and writing Roman Numerals, rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 or 100, 100000, interpreting negative numbers

Y6- rounding any number to the required degree of accuracy, interpreting negative numbers


This half term we shall be reading the novel Once by Morris Gleitzman by Michael Morpurgo, which tells the story of a Polish boy in World War 2 and comparing this tale to the story of Rose Blanche. We shall then be looking at extracts from War Horse and Private Peaceful. In our poetry unit, we will look at a range of poetry from WW1 and the book 'Where the poppies grow' to inspire our own writing.

In our spelling/ vocabulary sessions, we investigate spelling rules and patterns. Spellings will continue to be sent home as a new rule if investigated; please ensure your child practises these and applies them in writing. 

In addition to our English sessions, we have a daily whole class reading session. Reading fluency and stamina is vital in Y5 and 6, and we strongly encourage the children to read daily to continue to improve this and further expand their vocabulary and understanding.  We will visit the school library once a week to change books.


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We also have daily arthmetic sessions which focus on basic number and calculation skills,including TT Rockstars.

Please check out My Maths tasks which are set weekly and relate to current learning. TT Rockstars is also a fantastic website to practise times tables.

Theme 'We Will Remember Them'

In the second half of this term we shall bedeveloping an understanding of what was life for Jewish people in WW2. We will then conclude our WW2 part of the topic by looking at the end of the war and creating some poppy art.

Following this we shall begin to focus on WW1, beginning with looking at the causes of WW1 and countries involved. We shall then research key people of WW1 and the story behind The Christmas Truce.

Additional Information

PE- Sessions are on Monday, Thursday and Friday but please could kits be available all week just in case.

Journals are used as a reading diary and can be completed by the child or parent (or both) in Y5/6. They will be checked by the teacher on Friday.

Y6 children have CGP maths and SPAG books for weekly homework. This is set on Wednesday and should be returned the following Wednesday.  If your child has any difficulties with the homework, please let Mrs Hotchin know as soon as possible.

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