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Mrs Kirby-Murray and Mrs Anderson Class 18

Welcome to Class 18 

  • Mrs Kirby-Murray and Mrs Anderson will be your teachers this year. Mrs Kirby-Murray teaches Monday -Thursday, and Mrs Anderson will be with you on a Friday.
  • This term, our topic is Community and Belonging. We will build on your Year 5 topic, In the Shadow of The Wrekin, learning all about what it means to be part of a community and how important our sense of belonging is. You can find more details of everything we will be covering in the different subjects on our topic web which is posted below.

The School Day:

  • Children should be dropped off at their class door at 8.40am and registration closes at 8.45am. The gates will be locked at 8.45am. Pupils arriving after this time will be required to go through the office and will be recorded as late.
  • Pick up time will be 3.15pm. Children left behind after 3.15pm may be asked to join After School Club and a charge will be applied.
  • Each day, the children need a coat, water bottle and packed lunch if they are not having a school dinner.
  • Suitable footwear – every day we will encourage the children to take part in the daily mile or other physical activities, so they need comfortable, safe footwear to do so.
  • Slippers can be left in school for children to change into.
  • All children need to have wellies and waterproofs in school, to protect their school uniform, to take part in outdoor learning which will happen every Thursday.
  • All uniform, including outdoor clothing, needs to be named.

PE days:

  • All pupils need to bring an appropriate PE Kit on their allocated PE days.  Class 18 will do PE on a Monday and Friday .  
  • Track suit for outdoor winter games.
  • Plain black shorts/cycling shorts or leggings.
  • A school royal blue short or long sleeved T-shirt which can be purchased via the school website/ uniform shop or a plain blue or white top can be worn.
  • Training shoes suitable for outdoor games on the field and playground.
  • Swimming costume / trunks and towel  - lightweight, long sleeve t shirts and leggings can be worn if necessary, for religious/cultural reasons.
  • No football shirts/strips should be worn and clothing should not have large brand names on them.

Reading and Learning at home:

  • Daily reading – children will bring their reading books and diaries home with them each evening and these should come back into school with them each morning. We would strongly encourage children to be reading a little each day - our minimum expectation is at least 3 times a week. As we are in Year 6, children are able to write in their own diaries, but these entries need to be signed off by an adult at home. Children will earn a dojo for each signed entry they have from home.
  • Maths and Grammar activities will be shared weekly on Teams, and regular maths and Grammar challenges in class will help us review how this learning is going. Children do not have to bring anything into school, but they can take photos and submit them on their Dojo portfolio if they wish.
  • Below are some useful website which will help you to support your child at home:
  • Digital Literacy Curriculum | Bedrock Learning


ParentPay must be used to pay for school meals and for any other trips / visits that are planned in school.


ParentPay is also used to give permission for activities beyond the daily curriculum offer, including for trips, visitors or other enrichment activities.


If you need any help or support setting up your ParentPay account, please contact the team in the office who will be more than happy to help.

Keeping in touch:

We will continue to use Dojo as a way of keeping in touch. 


We will do our best to respond in a timely manner, but please bear in mind that during the school day we are focused on teaching and learning with your children, and we do not monitor Dojo throughout the evening.


If you have an urgent request/message, please contact the team in the office.


Maths homework 24-6-22.

1 738 + 100 =

2 244 x 7 =

3 3.4 + 0.5 =

4 32 x 8 =

5 1025 + 432 =

6 749 ÷ 7 =

7 564 – 9 =

8 3.5 + 0.05 =

9 3 x 5 x 2 =

10 3/4 - 1/4 =

11 776 ÷ 8 =

12 2.34 x 100 =

13 52 = 0.5 x .........

14 40,400 – 500 =

15 100 x 200 =

Instructions homework 24-6-22.


Remember your brilliant set of instructions about how to capture a banchi? Can you write a set of instructions about how to survive SATs? Make them as funny as you like!

Memories Homework.


As the Leavers' Assembly is coming up could you write a short paragraph about : your funniest memory, your favourite memory and a memory about Mrs Harris. These could be from any time in your life at Short Wood.

Maths Game Homework.


Year 4 have asked us to help them learn their times tables up to 12 x12. Your task is to design a game that will help. It might have a board with numbers on, like Snakes and Ladders or it might have cards to pick, like Monopoly. Have fun!

Good evening!
The homework from now on will be to complete an exercise in each SAT Buster book. We have invested in these books as they are an excellent preparation for the sorts of questions which will come up in the SATs tests in May. Please support your child to complete the activities and we will work on any problems back in school. The books will be sent home on Friday and then need to be back in school by the following Wednesday. Thank you.

Maths 21-1-22.

Key Vocabulary:
common factor
greatest common factor
What are the factors of 24?
What are the factors of 56?
What are their common factors?
What is their greatest common factor?
Try this for 16 and 40.
Try this for 36 and 72.

Spellings 21-1-22.

Use your spelling strategies to learn these spellings. Write them in a sentence to make sure you understand their meanings.




This week we spent a morning at Sunnycroft. This is our local National Trust property. Our work there was based on story-telling and drama but we also learned orienteering skills in the grounds. Inside the house we used our historical skills to look at primary sources of evidence of the past. The children, as usual, were a credit to Short Wood! Please visit with them and they can tell you what they have learned!

Sunnycroft Part 3!

Sunnycroft Part 2.

Our trip to Sunnycroft Part 1.

Spelling Homework.

Use your spelling strategies to learn these spellings. Use them in a sentence to make sure you understand their meaning.
neighbour freight

Maths Homework.

Mrs Bridger needs your help! She wants to draw a square. She wants the perimeter to be numerically equal to the area. The perimeter will be measured in units of length, (cm) and the area will be measured in square units, (cm2)
What size square could she draw?
Can you help her draw a rectangle that is twice as long as it is wide which still has a perimeter numerically equal to its area?

Reading Homework.

Log onto Bedrock and complete at least 30minutes. We will be monitoring this on our Teacher access and will be able to see who has spent time on it over the weekend.

Homework W/E 3.12.21





admission permit permission





Log onto Bedrock and complete 30minutes on your personalised learning.



Complete these written method questions from My Mini Maths 

Spelling homework 26-11-21.

Use your spelling strategies to learn these words. Write them in an interesting sentence to make sure you understand their meaning.
invasion expansion comprehension

Maths homework 26-11-21.


Find the area and perimeters of these rectangles:
Length 60 cm Width 8 cm
L 40 cm W 10 cm
L 50 cm W 12 cm
L 44 cm W 15 cm
Wolf Watch needs your help! Can you design a cage to transport one of their wolves? It is 85 cm tall, 50 cm wide and 1.6 m long. Looking forward to seeing your designs!

Homework 19.11.21


This homework will help you with your Fast Facts:
1cm = ____mm
1m = ____cm
1km = ____m
1 litre = _____ml
1kg = ____g
3cm = ____mm
50mm = ____cm
5.5m = ____cm
3500ml = _____l
2.3kg = _____g



Use your spelling strategies to learn these words. Choose 8 to write into a sentence.
confess confession  discuss  discussion  impress  impression   progress   progression   express  expression  confuse  confusion  revise  revision  televise  television



Spend at least 15 minutes improving your vocabulary using Bedrock.

This week we have been constructing sorting keys to help identify natural objects.

Maths homework 12-11-21.

This homework will help you learn your Fast Facts.

Convert these fractions to decimals:
1/2     1/4    3/4    1/10    1/5      3/5    9/10      1/100
7/100     21/100     75/100       99/100
How many tenths is 0.8?
How many hundredths is 0.12?

Spelling homework 12-11-21.


Use your spelling strategies to learn these words. Use them in a sentence to make sure you understand their meaning.
courageous                              outrageous                                 hideous              courteous serious                                       curious                                      obvious                previous.

Maths Homework 8-10-21.


Spelling Homework 8-10-21.

Use your spelling strategies to learn these words and use them in a sentence to make sure you understand their meaning.

mention         position          myth

mystery        physical          bicycle 

rhythm         symbol            system

Homework tasks - Friday 1st October

More Useful Links

  • BBC Newsround Keep up-to-date with current news from around the globe!

  • Wildlife Trust Activities for children. We have enjoyed learning about classification in Science lessons. Got the nature bug? Here are some ideas so that you can learn even more about the amazing outdoors!

  • World Book Day Story Starter We have written some excellent pieces of writing so far and are always thinking about how to grab the reader''s attention! Here are your favourite writers with their top tips!


Spellings to practise


Maths Facts - scroll to the end to find the Year 6 pages!

Miss Taylor reads Wolf Brother smiley


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