Classes 2020-2021 -
Year 6 @ West Wick
Class Teachers: Mrs Coulton and Mrs Webb
LSA: Miss Hooper
Please use the images above to access the online apps we use and the documents below to find out about Home Learning and our learning theme in Year Six.
Term 1 Week 4
We have been most impressed by the quality of writing this week in Year Six. We have used a model description as a guide to innovate our own descriptions of some images taken during the period of World War Two. This has really inspired children to consider the structure of their writing and push for really high level language.
In maths, we have begun work on the four operations – not simply calculating but understanding the relationships between them and using this to solve problems. We really encourage the use of bar modelling here – ask your child to demonstrate or take a look at the examples on Mrs Webb’s Twitter feed opposite.
Also this week we continue to be historians and have looked at the time periods studied over the years and at where they fit in with our current history. First we did this as a human time line and then we created our own timelines of periods and civilisations we know and have enjoyed studying.
Term 1 Week 3
What another busy week it has been! We have whizzed through negative numbers. If your child is feeling a little overwhelmed by the Y6 maths curriculum, please ensure they are regularly practising multiplication tables facts, square numbers, primes and so on. This can be done either through the TT Rockstars app or using websites such as topmarks.com
We have begun our core text ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ and we have been blown away by the inference skills we have seen so far. Year Six have really thrown themselves into reading this term and we have seen children choosing to take books out at break. What a fantastic reading culture we have!
A mystery was uncovered yesterday when we learned about Queen Phillipa of Hainault who was in fact Britain’s first black Queen despite being depicted as white in many paintings today. We discussed the Black Lives Matter movement and found our children are very well -informed as well as compassionate about the lives of others. Below is a piece of beautifully presented information about her that earned Rosie learning champion this week.
Term 1 Week 2
The crew have thoroughly enjoyed our English and art unit inspired by The Lost Words’ poem The Kingfisher. After learning the poem by heart last week, we focused on the language and structure this week. As a class we created our own Rainbow Bird poem depicting the local heroes who have helped us through these tough times. Children then innovated their own poems about the tawny owl. We have also refined art skills by using watercolour to each paint a feather to accompany our Rainbow Bird display and children have sketched and coloured their own kingfishers.
Term 1 Week 1
It has been a fantastic start for our new Year Six crew. All children have coped wonderfully with the new systems and have set a great example to their younger peers. We have seen 100% effort from many of our pupils this week. We have revisited some basic arithmetic skills as well as key vocabulary in maths and in English we have studied a beautiful poem called The Kingfisher from the book The Lost Words. Below are some images of children performing them with great confidence, clarity and even actions in some cases.