Year 6 2021 - 2022

Miss Pierce

This is my second year 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

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 Thursday.

Reading should be taking place 3x a week with a grown up at home and recorded in their reading record.

Swimming will take place every Friday.

 

Autumn Term 2021

 

The Children's Work 

Take a look in our gallery to see some of the children's work. We are so proud of how hard the children are working both at home and at school. Well done everyone!!

English:   

We follow the Pathways to Write scheme of work, developed by the Literacy Company. Pathways to Write  is a proven methodology built around units of work which develop vocabulary, reading and writing skills through the mastery approach. The units,  provide clear detailed lesson plans and resources, linked to high-quality texts to ensure engaging and purposeful English lessons. Effective teaching strategies to challenge greater depth writers are included within each unit of work.

This term's English book will be Star of Fear, Star of Hope. 

Shared Reading:

We follow the Pathways to Read scheme of work, developed by the Literacy Company. Books used in shared reading lessons support and develop concepts being taught in their English lessons.

The book we are using this term in shared reading is Poems from the Second World War.

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.

 

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 Electricity and will be building on previous learning and skills. Many of the lesson 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:

Our History enquiry question for this term is 'Is it ever right to fight?'. The children will be developing their historical knowledge through studying conflict through time with an in depth focus on WW2.

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

 

French:

Year 5 & 6 usually enjoy their French lessons in school; why not practise at home.

French Remote - Learning

Religous Education:

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

Why are the Five Pillars important to Muslims?

Understanding Me and My Place in the World:

These session are led by Mrs Spain and these lessons are very interactive and follow lively discusion around a book or theme. The book for the autumn term is Where the Poppies Now Grow and the discussion is focused on how to learn from our past.

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 Thursday.

We will continue with setting a half term project for pupils to complete  This is usually a piece of homework that children enjoy completing with support from helpful family members as it is a larger piece and may include model making as well as research and sharing of knowledge.

Reading:

Children should continue to read daily and should be listened to by an adult at home at least 3 times a week and read daily.

PE:

PE will take place on a Monday afternoon. 

Music:

Music lessons take place on Monday afternoon.

Art:

Weekly art sessions take place and new skills will be introduced as well as building on previously learnt skills to create compositions inspired by the war artist Paul Nash.

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

South America

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

 

Files to Download

Year 6: Gallery items

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Contact the School

Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire,
CH65 2ED

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

SEN Contact: Sarah Davenport

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