Welcome to Westminster
Class Teacher: Mr Bullivant and Mrs Acheampong
Learning Support Assistant: Ms Hannoway
Class Book: Kick
In Westminster we are hardworking, conscientious and determined which is evident in our class motto ‘can’t do it yet!’ We strive to be kind, friendly and considerate to each other to ensure that the classroom is a positive and enjoyable environment.
This term we will be working hard to develop our Growth Mindsets and as a result adopt a positive approach to all our endeavours and learning. We will embed this mindset throughout Year 6, our time at Cherry Tree Academy and our lives.
In Maths, we will be learning to recognise the place value of digit in numbers up to 10 million, including decimals. We will also be using these skills to reason about the location of any number up to 10 million on linear number line.
Additionally, we will also be applying our knowledge of place value to understand the relationship between powers of 10 from 1 hundredth to 10 millions. Throughout the term, we will also deepen our understanding of fractions through learning to solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above.
In English, we will be focusing on the truly engaging 'Paddington ’. Using this film as a hook, we will write some imaginative formal and informal letters. Throughout lessons, we will be learning a range of new skills to improve our writing, such as: punctuating speech, expanded noun phrases, planning writing and using a range subordinate conjunction.
In connected curriculum this term, we will continue using our building ‘Learning Powers’ to complete our projects. Specifically, we will embrace the four R’s of Reciprocity, Resourcefulness, Reflectiveness and Resilience. These skills will enable us to work cooperatively to complete our Geography projects where we will be focussing on diversity and reduce inequalities (Sustainable Development Goals). Throughout this unit, we will be basing our activities on our class book 'Kick' which will be used to highlight the significance of equality and Fairtrade.
In Science this term, we will be learning about light. Specifically, we will be learning to recognise that light travels in straight lines. Using our knowledge of this, we will be exploring shadows, reflections and refractions. Using a child-lead approach to lessons, we will be answering our own questions through planning and conducting scientific investigations.
Children have a list of spellings to learn each week. The spellings are a combination of words from their year group list and words that children have chosen themselves from book checks. A weekly test takes place and records are kept to track improvement in spellings.
Children are encouraged to read daily and record comments in their Reading Diary. Pupils who have read at home and have had records signed by and adult will receive raffle tickets to be entered into a draw to win a prize each week.
It is really important for the children to know their times tables. Here at Cherry Tree Academy we have found a fun way to learn our times table. Times Table Rockstars! Children can have their own rockstar name, they can listen to rock music as they learn their tables All the children have been given usernames and passwords- if you’re unsure please ask the class teacher. Click the link below to access:
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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