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Year 6 Beech Class

Class teacher - Mrs Mara Dowsett - email:

Class Update                                                               

In Beech Class we have made an excellent start on our topic 'Hola Mexico', using research and organisational devices to add depth to our writing.  We have done some beautiful art work of sunsets and cacti and this, together with our published written work, will become our first display in the classroom.  We have finished our first chapter in maths about numbers to ten million which involved place value and rounding.  The children carefully journalled their strategies, making connections and explaining their thinking.  We are working hard to develop our fluency as we need to aim for automaticity in specific aspects of number work and the first few weeks of homework are aimed at this.  Please continue to check times tables regularly, especially the six and seven times tables this week.  

We are enjoying 'Holes' as our class book and would like to thank all who bought a copy for their child.  We are analysing this interesting text an have had a number of debates about some of the more subtle social implications alluded to in the story so far.  We have revised coordinating and subordinating conjunctions and please do continue to identify these or ask your child to point them out when you are reading.  Reading to an adult remains invaluable, especially to discuss vocabulary, view points and to become confident in supporting their answers with examples.

Thank you for all your invaluable support with learning - it makes such a difference.