The Westborough School



Welcome to class 6KH

Your class teacher is

Mrs Hammond

In year 6 we have extra help from our

Teaching Assistants

Ruth Taylor and Jennie Cohen

and our Learning Support Assistant

Steve Arrowsmith.

We have PE onTuesdays and Thursdays

Your child must wear their PE kit to school on this day, as they are unable to change in class or the changing rooms. 

They are able to wear joggers, leggings or tights under their shorts on PE days, just in case the weather is not good. If they wear their jumper as usual they will be warm enough. 

Welcome back to school.

Dear Parents,

           Here is an overview of the learning for this half-term in Year 6. 

English (Topic WW2)

Descriptive writing of veteran (from The Piano short film)

Letter writing from soldier’s perspectiveDiary writing as an evacueeWriting a newspaper report about The Blitz

 

Reading

VIPERS    

WW2 Poetry, Text: The Lion and the Unicorn, The Blitz,
In Flanders Fields, Anne Frank’s Diary, Lyrics from Thriller,
A Christmas Carol

 

Maths

Rounding, problem solving, properties of numbers,
the 4 operations, Bodmas, Algebra

Maths Mastery for Year 6

 

 

 

 

Science

Inheritance

Identify which characteristics can be inherited.

Create a new breed of dog using inherited characteristics.

Adaptations

How living things adapt to their environment

Evolution

Charles Darwin, Mary Anning, Alfred Wallace.

Cross curricular chronological writing of biography

Darwin’s Finches

Investigation Skills     Pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations

Decide variables to be changed and measured in fair tests, and observe measure and record data with accuracy 

Classification

Describe how living things are classified

Sort and group animals

Classification keys

Thank you,  The Year 6 staff

Science this half term will be Evolution and Inheritance and I will be teaching this to every year 6 class.  
 
Could parents please start looking for photos of the children and themselves, grandparents, brothers/sisters in preparation for our work on inherited characteristics. Even if there are step families involved, ideas about acquired characteristics( a passion for the same sport/ genre of music etc) will be useful in discussion. 
 
We are also looking at fossils and have already learnt about the importance of Mary Anning.

 

Learning at Home Project Information Sheets 

Was there an activity you really enjoyed last term, or some research you'd like to continue?  All the project information and activity sheets prepared for the lockdown are still available HERE.