Westmere Primary School

Spain

Welcome to Spain class,

This year, Spain is a pure Year 6 class. We strive for excellence and achieving the very best in everything we do. Our class is our team and we support each other to make the last year at primary school a memorable one.

Class teacher: Mr. J. Piraino (am) and Mrs R. Timmins (pm)

Teaching assistants: Mrs A. Bailey (am), Mrs E. Neal and Mrs E. Keeble

the week at worlds end

PE is on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has the full and weather-appropriate PE kit with them on these days, including our federation hoodies. Children with long hair should have their hair tied up, and any earrings, watches or other jewellery needs to be removed. Please also send a coat for playtime.

Every week, children are expected to complete a piece of reading homework. This will be work that the children can add to their Reading Scrapbooks at school. Additionally, children will be expected to complete a short piece of writing and maths homework over the week. Homework is expected to be handed in school on Friday (when a new set of homework will then be handed out). Please also ensure your child reads at home, daily, as this is vital to them developing their comprehension of text, widening their vocabulary as well as supporting them with their writing.  If your child reads at least three times a week, they will receive a reward of extra playtime on a Friday.  For each day they read at home, their name will also be entered into a draw to win a book, which will take place at the end of each half term.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us through our class email address (spain@griffinfederation.co.uk). We want your child to be safe and happy, and enjoy school. Finally, keep checking back for updates to our webpage and Facebook page.

SUMMER TERM TOPICS: Water, Water Everywhere/The Americas

Water, Water Everywhere

Grab your wetsuit! We’re going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures. Head to your local aquarium and learn about life in the ocean. Can you pick a favourite fish, plant or animal? Time to go a little deeper into our seas. Make a model deep-sea submarine that can withstand great pressure and travel to the deepest, darkest places on Earth. Make sure you test it first! What are those bright lights in the distance? It’s a group of bioluminescent sea creatures! Look closely and create a colourful, 3D art exhibition when you rise to the surface. Flippers on? Snorkel ready? Let’s head into the blue abyss…

The Americas

Buckle up, sunglasses on – we’re going on a road trip across the good old US of A! Meet many Native Americans – the Chickasaws, the Cherokees, the Creeks, the Choctaws… Learn about their traditions, customs and lifestyles. Are any of their customs similar to those we’ve learned before? Tuck in and taste some delicious Mexican food – you might even make your own! Delve deep into the nation’s rainforests and create unimaginable collages and watercolour landscapes. It’s going to be a long ride, put the roof down and let the wind blow through your hair – we’re off!

Your child will receive a Knowledge Organiser with key facts and vocabulary. We encourage them to learn this information at home, as well as carry out any additional independent research.