Welcome to Westminster
Class Teacher: Mr Bullivant
Learning Support Assistant: Ms Hannoway
Class Book: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
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 read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 and determine the value of each digit. We will also be using these skills to round numbers to the nearest whole. Additionally, we will also be applying our knowledge of place value to count forward and backwards through zero to extend our understanding of negative numbers. Throughout the term, we will also deepen our understanding of place value through learning to solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above.
In English, we will be focusing on the truly engaging ‘Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. Using this text as a hook, we will write some imaginative diary entries. 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 Creative Links 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 History project and apply the skills taught in lessons. Specifically, we will be undertaking the role of apprentice Historians to investigate WWII from history using a range of sources, analysing different interpretations and explaining the significance of the event.
In Science this term, we will be learning about animals including humans. Specifically, we will be learning to identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. We will also be learning to recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function. 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. The pupil in each class with the most diary entries is rewarded with a prize at the end of each half term.
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:
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