Year 6 2022 - 2023

Miss Pierce

I love teaching at Westminster Community Primary School and I am excited to be working with Year 6.

Mrs Spain

I enjoy my role as a TA at Westminster; I have worked across KS2 and occasionally within KS1. Every day is different, new challenges are met by both children and adults. The residential trips are a great experience, and I have been privileged to attend with all year groups over the past few years. So many children (and adults!) have overcome their fears in so many different ways - I can now sail and support a group of children in a canoe with confidence, so that just shows what we can do if we try! I am part of the PTA (Parent Teacher Association). Outside of school, I love to spend time with my family and my three grandsons. Watching and hearing the new experiences they are having makes me a very proud Nan. I enjoy reading, visiting new places, and gardening and have even been known to try a bit of DIY. I also run a disco for people with learning, physical and emotional disabilities every week. I feel very honoured to see the enjoyment people have each week with their ever growing circle of friends. If you need any help or advice, feel free to contact me - I'll be glad to help.

Welcome to the Year 6 Class Page  

Year 6 is such an exciting and incredibly busy year! There is a lot of responsibility and independence expected from the children, but this is great way to support the year 6 children with their transition up to high school. There are key roles to take on, such as being an Equality Officer, a Road Safety Officer, a School Councillor and Head of School.

There will be many opportunties for the children to develop their learning throughout the year; school trips, representing their school at events and swimming. 

Google Classroom Link

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Multiplication Tables Practice

Important information...

  • Our school day is 8:30 - 15:15
  • Water bottles need to be brought in each morning and taken home each night to be washed.
  • A healthy snack can be brought to school for morning break.
  • Homework to be returned on a Wednesday.
  • Reading records and books to be in school everyday. Please read at least 3 times a week and record this in the yellow reading record.
  • PE is on a Monday and Friday (swimming) - School PE top, normal school jumper with dark trousers and trainers. 
  • Forest School will be twice half-termly. I will give you plenty of notice via text. Normal school uniform on the top with dark trousers and sensible shoes/wellies.

 

Autumn Term 2022

Our focus for this half term is evolution, inheritance, and the works of Charles Darwin. We learn about Darwin’s voyage of discovery aboard HMS Beagle, and how his research has led us to have an understanding of how plants and animals have evolved over time. We look closely at Darwin’s scientific discoveries, in addition to the social challenges he faced across the globe.

English

Our programme of study for writing is built around two areas: transcription (spelling and handwriting) and composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing). In addition, we teach our children to plan, revise and evaluate their writing. We use a large variety of texts and poems to inspire our children and help them to develop a rich and varied vocabulary.

This term's English book will be Charles Darwin's On The Origin Of Species.

Maths

At Westminster we follow Power Maths - Power Maths is a UK curriculum mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths. Built around a child centred lesson design that models and embeds a growth mindset approach to maths and focuses on helping all children to build a deep understanding of maths concept.  All maths lessons are based on the following areas: numbers and the number system, calculations, solving problems, measuring (including time), geometry (shape, space and measure), algebra, ration and proportion.

This term we are focusing on place value and the four operations.

Science

Throughout the year, we will be looking to use all 5 ways of being a scientist: research, observing over time, pattern seeking, identifying, grouping and classifying and fair and comparative testing. 

This term the children are learning all about Evolution. The lessons will be very practical which will allow the children to learn through inquiry.

Have a look at our science topic knowledge organiser which will give you an idea what the children will be learning.

History and Geography

World Study - Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Art and DT

Cooking and Nutrition (Soup Kitchen)

RE

These sessions are led Mrs Spain these lessons are very interactive and follow lively discussion and activities around this terms question:

What it means to belong in a diverse world? (Islam)

PSCHE

These session are led by Mrs Spain and these lessons are very interactive and follow lively discusion around a book or theme. 

French

Everyday life

PE

PE will take place on a Monday (netball) and Friday afternoon (swimming).

Music

Music lessons take place on Monday afternoon. The children will learn to play the Ukulele.

Homework

Homework grids, spellings and SATS activities will be accessible on google classroom, children will also have a homework book to be able to complete tasks in. Children can either submit work on google classroom or bring in their homework book. Homework is due in every Wednesday.

End of Key Stage 2 Tests:

SATs Test Paper

Home Learning:

Please see below websites to support home learning 

Useful Websites for Home Learning 

All Subjects 

BBC Bitesize

Year 6 Oak National Academy

Home Learning Packs

Daily Time Table Ideas 

Classroom Secrets home learning timetable

Maths 

Compare & Order Numbers

Multiplication

Mental Maths

Maths Learning Packs

NRICH

Topmarks

WhiteRose Learning Pack

WhiteRose Learning Pack

English

Writing Activities

Writing Activities

Literacy Shed Activity Pack

Literacy Shed Activity Pack - Reading

Reading Activities

SPAG

Drama 

Action Transport Theatre

History 

WW2

Geography

Explosive Volcano Facts

Explore Volcanoes

Science 

STEM

Light

Properties of Change

Separating Mixtures

Forces

Gravity

Friction

Laws of Motion

Laws of Motion Glossary

Scalars & Vectors

Vectors

Mass & Weight

Speed & Velocity

Acceleration

Simple Machines

Reading 

The World of David Walliams

Audible - stories to listen to  (this is free currently) 

BookTrust

Literacy Shed

Epic App

Poetry:

Have a look at the poetry section on the school website

Computing:

Coding 

Online Safety

Music

Music Games

Let's Sing

PE

The Body Coach

10 Minute Wake-up and Shake-up

Supermovers

PE at Home

Wellbeing 

Anna Freud

Mindfulness

Children's Guide to Covid 19

 

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Contact the School

Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire,
CH65 2ED

Main Contact: Sue Finch, Head Teacher

Tel: 0151 832 3672
head@westminsterprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Sarah Davenport

SEN Email: sarah.davenport@westminsterprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

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