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Learning in Sapphire Class

Spring term:


At St Mary Cray Primary Academy we follow Maths Mastery. As part of this all aspects of maths will first be taught using concrete materials, then progressing onto pictorials and finally using abstract methods. This has been shown to be a fantastic method of building solid and secure mathematical understanding. Once this understanding is secure, children learn how to problem solve and reason.

In the Spring term we will cover:


In English our chosen text for this Term is Journey to the River sea


Children will be writing for a range purposes, including letters, retelling the story, writing an alternative ending to the story as well as newspaper and non-chronological reports.  They will be taught to include a range of grammatical features that can be found here:

The best way to support your child with their writing is to encourage them to read at home and to practise spelling the Year 6 spelling list or their Clued Spelling set.


In Year 6 reading is taught daily. Children read with the class teacher during guided reading sessions, in which children are taught comprehension skills via the VIPERS premise. This term we are focussing on fact retrieval and inference skills. Please utilise the link below for extra comprehensions to support your child`s learning.

Each child is issued with a home reading journal and book, which should be read, signed off, and returned to school daily. Home reading is a hugely beneficial way of supporting your child's learning across the curriculum.


Our topic is Fossils.  We will look at and discuss:


History and Geography

In Geography this term we will be studying Natural disasters:

For more information please see: