The Westborough School



Welcome to class 6G

Your class teacher is

Mrs Govender

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 on Mondays 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. 

The children are eager and raring to go. Most of them are clad in school uniform , have their hair tied and are looking really smart.  Please encourage your child to wear layers as all windows will be kept open to minimise the risk of being infected.

The last term has seen 6G settle in very well and they are now accustomed to the routines and demands expected of them. As a whole , they have been really well-mannered and well behaved.

Take care

Mrs Govender

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 

 

 

Our maths for this half term.

 

WEEK 1-2 

 

Round numbers, make estimates and use this to solve problems in context  

Solve multi-step problems involving addition and subtraction 

 

WEEK 3-5 

 

Identify and use properties of number, focusing on primes 

Multiply larger integers and decimal numbers using a range of strategies 

Divide integers by 1-digit and 2-digit numbers representing remainders appropriately Illustrate and explain formal multiplication and division strategies 

 

WEEK 6-7 

 

Understand the use of brackets 

Use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations 

Generate and describe linear number sequences  

Express missing number problems algebraically 

Solve equations with unknown values 

Please note maths homework is given every Friday and is expected by the following Friday.

 

A message from Mrs Hammond.
Science from next week 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.