Maths key skills

A bit of a challenge for you this week.


All the Digits

You need to use all the digits from 1 to 9.

12 + 34 + 56 – 78 – 9 = 15

12 + 345 – 67 – 89 = 201

Keeping the digits 1 to nine in order, what numbers can you make?

How will you make exactly 100? Is there only one way to make 100?


Please make sure you spend half an hour on this homework. Show me the incorrect ideas as well as the correct ones.  When you are considering what to do next, why not write those ideas down so I can see your thinking?

Good luck and have fun!


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Reading Gives You Wings

This term we are having a big push on reading in Churchill Class.  Below is a reminder of our expectations (you can of course do more than this!);

-change your book every week and record it on the wall chart in the classroom.

-record your reading in your journals at least three times a week and get it signed by an adult.

-crack on with the Year 6 books from the school ‘one hundred books’ list.


Please post a review of a book that you have read below so that others can enjoy it too.

Mrs de B and Mrs R

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English Key skills 20-10-17

Key skills work for English, like the maths work, should be in your key skills book.  This week, we are revising apostrophes for contraction and possession.  Complete the exercises in your books please.

Also… remember to practise your spellings. Just 5 minutes practise every single day is far better than one big blast a week. 🙂

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Key skills 20-10-17

Maths Key skills:

This week we have been working on division, mostly using 2 digit numbers. Over the past few weeks, we have come to realise how important our times tables are. Your key skills task week will help you with both multiplication and division and many other areas of maths. You need to focus on learning your times tables and making your skills even more slick. Make sure you use ‘Tables master’ or ‘Hit the Button’ at least 5 times daily to improve your times tables scores. See if you can beat your score down to a time of between 30 to 40 seconds. For those of you who find this quite easy, try to learn your 15 times tables and make sure do the ‘Hit the Button’ mixed division questions aiming for 30 correct answers in 1 minute.

There is also a task about the multiples of three for you to tackle. Please make sure you try for 20 minutes or more to see what you can discover about multiples of three.


Multiples of Three

Look at these numbers:

9,7, 247, 102, 39, 45, 73

Some of the numbers divide exactly by 3 and others do not.

Arrange the numbers into two columns – those which divide exactly by 3 and those that do not divide by 3.

Choose some numbers of your own and decide which column they go into.

Next add up the digits of each number you have tested until you only have a single digit.

For example the sum of the digits of the number

365 is 3 + 6 + 5 = 14, and if you add the digits of the answer 1 + 4 = 5.

The sum of the digits 12345 is

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 = 15 and 15 is 1 + 5 = 6.

What do you notice?

Try some very hard numbers.

Does the rule still work?

Find out if the same thing happens for 5 or for 7.



Dont forget, a key skills club will run on Tuesday lunchtimes after half term for those who prefer to complete this work at school.


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Maths Key Skills: 6th October 2017

Another Flipped learning task this week. Please revise what you already know about Place Value and Decimals. To do this, look at the two pages on ‘Maths is Fun’ – one about Place Value:

And one about decimals:


Please note down in your key skills book anything you think is important to remember (even if you already know it) and anything that is new learning for you.


Read and re-read as many times as you need to so that you really understand. When you have done this carefully and you think you understand, test yourself on the ‘office mix’ quiz. It will give us the results so we will know how well you have done.   The quiz address is

You will need to sign in using your O365 password


Don’t forget, a key skills club will run on Tuesday lunchtimes for those who prefer to complete their work at school.

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Saints, Key Skills and Transition Day

We had a wonderful day at the Saints on Friday taking part in a stadium tour, an atomic science session, rugby skills and producing an origami sport’s kit.

You should have taken home an origami shirt and shorts that you made and now need to design a shirt for your Key Skills. The winning designer will receive a Saints themed prize…

The judges will be looking for three main things:
– Originality & creativity,
– Care & precision,
– Effort.

Don’t forget that you’re at your new school on Monday; have a wonderful day and make the most of the opportunity to find your way around, meet new people and leave a good impression on your new teachers.

See you back at S de S on Tuesday.
Mrs de B and Mrs G

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Key Skills Friday 30th June

Something a bit different this week…

It is our school fete on Saturday 8th July 1-3 pm and we would like you to make a cake to sell there.  You need to bring in your offering on Friday 7th July please.

Looking forward to sampling your delicious recipes.

Mrs de B

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Origami and Tangrams

Key Skills 23-6-17

 This week we have looked at instructional writing as part of our work on Sadako. We would like you to teach someone how to create an origami paper crane and report the results back to us record how you found it below this blog post.

 Things to comment on could be:

  • How did you try to teach them?
  • Did you adapt your teaching at all?
  • What helped them learn?

The video we used is here if you need a reminder yourself:


Find out what tangrams are and how they work before starting our work on shape next week.

There is an opportunity to practice here some tangram puzzles here:

Have fun!

Mrs Greener and Mrs de Board

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Origami Crane link


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Brilliant Year Six Talent Show Auditions

This afternoon many members auditioned for the school’s talent show later on this year… We had some fantastic talent on show and we were really impressed by all of the acts.

Acts from each year group will go through to then be whittled down to ten to compete in the final. Tomorrow, at 9am, the children shall find out who is through to the next stage ahead of the grand final.

Lots of you have put a great deal of effort into your auditions and perfecting your talents over the years – this was very evident today.

Best of luck to all of those who auditioned; here are some pictures of those who auditioned:

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