Class teacher 6C: Mrs. Collinstone
Teaching Assistant: Mrs A. Mansfield (HLTA)
Class teacher 6D: Mrs J. Daniels
Teaching Assistant: Mrs K. Mantell
Welcome back to Westgate for a new and exciting year ahead.
PE Day: Thursday. Children must arrive wearing the correct PE kit.
We have started the term with our ‘Realising Aspirations’ topic focusing on our aspirations for our future. We will explore the different professions in the infrastructure of the economy and link this with developing our social skills like team building and communication. Our visit to North-West Kent College (Friday 3rd September) will be an exciting day for children to experience different professions and hopefully light up their imagination with possibilities. During this topic, in English, we are focusing on the British Values. We will be using the book, ‘PeterLoo. Imagine a World’ to develop an understanding of democracy. As part of this learning, the vital skill of team work will be developed during our team-building sleep-over, which will be lots of fun and not one to miss out on!
For the Autumn Term, we are building our knowledge on biomes and the effects of global warming and deforestation on our world. It will start with a trip to Wildwood (Wednesday 21st September) to explore the different animals from a range of biomes and to understand how they adapt to the environment around them. Our debating question for ACE week is: Global Warning! Which biome has been worst affected by humans? What do you think?
In particular, we are focusing on the rainforest and the tundra biome, investigating the climate, the layers of the biome and the animals and vegetation that resides there. To deepen our learning, we will write diary entries of our trip to the (Amazon/ Conga/ Raintree) rainforest, describing the glorious vegetation and the devastation of the clearing. We will also be writing a leaflet to encourage people to visit either the Amazon rainforest or Alaska, developing a range of grammar skills to persuade our reader to join us. For Maths, we will develop our understanding of place value to 1,000,000 and use a range of methods and strategies to solve calculations from the four operations including long division, using factors to divide and chunking. Phew!
In the Spring Term, our topic is The Victorians. This will start with, “A day in the life of a Victorian” to immerse the children into what life was like and to develop empathy for them. We will research some of the greatest inventions of this time and write our own explanation text. We will also create our own playscript relating to the era. Our debating question for ACE week is, “Victorian Life: Exploitation or opportunity? The children will certainly enjoy this as they take on different roles. For Maths, our main focus will be to improve our understanding of fractions and using the four operations to resolve a variety of problems. Our book for this term will be, “Once”.
YEAR 6 GALLERY
Year 6 News
Tuesday 20 July 2021 Year 6 Leavers 2021 Class of 2021 – I thought I’d start with some of my favourite memories of you as a class: Victorian Day. You really did get into role and you were all so quiet, just as it would have been in the Victorian Days. I will remember your reactions to the books we read like Varjak Paw, A Monster Calls and Tell Me No Lies. Your Oliver Twist narratives were amazing too. I could see how much you had improved your writing techniques. The perfect pieces of watercolour art on biomes and Victorians, the Zoom games during lockdown, the times table shoot outs – especially being beaten on the rare occasion and some funny class moments , where I tried to hide my smile. When you when you performed Lean on Me using Makaton. It really made me smile. A proud teacher moment.
Sunday 18 July 2021 Year 6 Ace