Get ready for: Secret-Agent-Training!

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It is very important you complete the home learning sent home so that you become a master during your Secret-Agent-Training. Please all of the tips we have taught you whilst completing this…

  • Read the questions carefully.
  • Underline key words or information.
  • Notice parts of the question that you can make jottings about.

Remember, the Maths in the questions isn’t that hard – it’s finding the Maths that can be tricky.

Do Not:

  • Panic.
  • Try to do everything in your head.
  • Rush.
  • Move on without checking.


  • Try your best.
  • Use what you have been taught.
  • Check your answers carefully.
Thank you for all of your hard work this week, it is great to witness lots of those lightbulb moments in class. Keep up the hard work!
Have a great half term,
Miss M 🙂

This week in 6LM: 

Adwaya has gone bananas!

Adwaya was so excited to show us his project today. He had used an apple and an orange along with his micro bit to create a musical instrument! He programmed his micro bit and set up the circuit so when the fruits were tapped, a sound was heard. I thought this was fantastic! Well done, Adwaya.

The Spanish Conquistadors

This week we have been learning about the discoveries of the Spanish conquistadors. We have enjoyed some drama and are looking forward to using the green screen to film these.

Kai’s Home Learning

Kai has enjoyed learning all about the plague at home and was excited to share all of the facts that he had learned with me – in lots of detail! Well done for your commitment to learning and sharing your learning with us.

Home Learning:

Please note that the 5 mystery spellings will be from the Year 5 – 6 recommended word list, please make sure you are still practising these.


To find 1%, I must divide by…

Then, I can multiply by….

(Remember that multiply means ‘of’ in these questions).

Find common denominators – simple!

…And, whatever you do to the… Do to the…


Have a go at these MyMiniMaths activities.


I spoke about prefixes and suffixes again during our grammar session on Thursday, I hope you remember! Here are two questions that will put your understating to the test:


Please make sure you read the tips and reminders in this week’s Parent Mail.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Miss Murphy 🙂


Yesterday, we launched our brand new topic: The Mayans! Douglas from the ‘Leeds Playhouse’, which is a local theatre, visited the school and revealed the topic through drama and discovery. This worked well, well because we used our imaginations and detective abilities to discover the civilisation, much alike the explorers (Spanish conquistadors) would have many years ago.

Home Learning


You have all proved that you can do this. Remember, if there is one decimal place, the answer (or product) will have one decimal place. Because 0.5 is the same as 1/2, all you are really doing is halving 56 to find your answer. However, column multiplication is a good method to go with if you are unsure…

Top Tip: Find 10% by diving the number by 10.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Murphy


Home Learning:


Before you start: What do you notice about the operation? What do you know about column and the carrying method?

When I finish: Add it up, try the inverse, double check one last time.


I have two questions for you this week; one requires you simply to add one comma, the other requires you to do a little more.

a) b)

Next week we shall be launching our Spring Term Topic – make sure you are in school every day so you don’t miss it or the raffle tickets!

Miss Murphy

Well done this week everyone, you all made it into school… Even though I know it was difficult to get up, especially after Christmas. I really enjoyed our first week in our new classroom – how did you find it? Here are the tasks you need to complete – let’s go for it this term!

Home Learning:

Maths Reasoning: Adding:

Think like a detective as you read this question… What do you notice? What are the important parts? What do you know about liters and milliliters? If someone uses something, or spends it, or takes it away, which operation is it (add/subtract/multiply/divide)? This is a little easier. Can you use a bar model for this second question? Be careful with your place value. Double check your answer:


We spoke about this today – remember to find a common denominator before adding these fractions. Start with the smallest denominator and see if you find a common multiple:

For 30o and 30p:

Remember that dividing by 4 means you are dividing into 4 parts. So you can write the 4 as 1/4 (you are dividing into quarters.

Your question then reads: 1/30 ÷ 1/4

To solve the question from here:

  • Multiply the numerators
  • Multiply the denominators
  • Simplify (if you possible)


Learning these spellings will set you up nicely for the Summer. Don’t panic and try to learn them all at once… Pick 10, practise them and then try another 10 the next day.

Please practise the spellings as much as you can. There are lots, but  and begin to work through your Lexia units,

Have a good weekend,

Miss Murphy

Thursday 20th December, 2018

Happy Christmas everyone! Thank you for all of you hard work this term and for all of your help when moving classrooms. You made it fun and I can’t wait to see you all there in 2019! Please make sure you complete all of the home learning set:

Arithmetic: For question 28o… is it true or false?


Please make sure you know as many of these spellings as possible. We shall carry on learning different spelling rules each week, but these are some suggested to learn by the Department for Education:


Have a go at this SPaG activity, write your answers in the comment section.

Home Learning:

Please complete all of the home learning by Friday 11th January:

Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year,

Miss Murphy


We have got into the festive spirit this week and decorated our classroom. I have even been talked into putting tinsel up in my room!! I do love this time of year and all of us in 6LM have loved starting our Advent learning this week and have been rehearsing our songs for our carol service on Tuesday. The songs are sounding great but we need some more practice with Joy to the World.

Steve is back!!

Brooke took Steve home this week and did some excellent Maths. Well done Brooke and Steve.


Home Learning

A lack of planners in school and a dip in spelling scores this week. These are all from the GaPS paper you did this week. Please learn and bring your planner in every day next week!


Think about:

  • What does the small 2 represent?
  • What is a square number?
  • Rewrite the question with the new number before the addition


Identify the subject, object and verb in the sentences below:

  1. Sarah passed the rugby ball.
  2. Alex combed his hair.
  3. Richard drove his car.

Which of these sentences are written in the active voice? How about the passive voice?

  1. The knot was untied by Amber.
  2. Without warning, Tim hit the tennis ball.
  3. Slowly but surely, the burgers were eaten by the class.

Thank you for your hard work this week and all of your comments on the blog!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy







30th November

Home Learning:

Computing with Mr Moore:

Yesterday we enjoyed programming micro bits with Mr Moore. Thank you to Mr Moore for inspiring us as always. We loved it!


The Leeds Sumdog Competition starts today and finishes next Thursday. Compete against other schools to be crowned Sumdog champions!



Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Challenge:

  1. Use the word score in a sentence as a noun.
  2. Use the word score in a sentence as a verb.
  3. Use the determiners: ‘a’, ‘an’ and ‘the’ correctly in the sentences below:

I ate ….. apple at break time.

Can you please pass me ….. ball over there?

I am having ….. nap because I’m tired.

Inference: Read like a Detective!

His mother woke him as usual that morning, shaking his shoulder and then kissing him gently as he rolled over. It was pitch black around him, but then he was used to that by now. For months they had slept down in the cellar on the bunks his father had made the last time he was home on leave…


  • What do I notice?
  • What does that tell me about…?
  • I wonder if this means…
  • Maybe this could mean…

Thank you for all of your comments last week 🙂

Have a great weekend!

Miss Murphy