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Hello and welcome to Year 6.

 

Hello and welcome to Year 6.

Each class has been named after a Welsh bird or animal. Our class name is Dosbarth Barcud, this means ‘Kite’ in Welsh.

 

Below we have included some information about our class and how we work. We are holding a drop in session on Thursday 13th September between 3:15pm- 4:15pm where we will be available to answer any of your questions.

 

The people who work in our class are:

Mr Allman

Mrs Mcknight

Mrs Koscinska

Mrs Jones (Tuesday afternoons)

 

Our week in school and things to remember:

Friday – PE day; we suggest that the children keep their PE kits in school at all times though just in case (our swimming term will be in the summer term).

Wednesday-  Drama with Claire. This year the children will be performing a Pantomime as their performance.

 

What are we learning about this term?

Our topic this term will be WWI. Our class novel will be “War Game” by Michael Foreman. We will be studying this topic through the “Mantle of the Expert”. This means children will take on roles of a family living during WWI. During the topic we will be looking at the role of propaganda, trench warfare, women during the war and much more.

 

Through literacy we will be studying newspapers and writing our own newspaper reports at the outbreak of the war. We will be studying WW1 poetry and writing letters home from the trenches. In maths we will cover the Hamilton Trust scheme of work whilst also completing exciting, practical activities and problem solving.

 

In science our topic will be forces and in Welsh we will be studying Chwaraeon. In music our piece of music this term will be “I’ll be there” by the Jackson 5. In PE we will be studying tennis and creating our own circuits as part of a fitness topic. Through RE lessons we will study different religions across the world.

 

Learning at home

New spelling lists will also be sent home on a Friday. We practise these daily in school too.

Homework- throughout the Key Stage 2 we all send home take-away homework; more information about this will be sent along with the first set of challenges at the end of the week.

Important dates this term

Thursday 13th September- Drop in session for parents to meet the teacher (Years 1-6)

Monday 17th September – Y6 to attend a transition lesson at Ysgol Ruabon

Wednesday 3rd October – Y6 School Trip to DangerPoint

15th and 16th October – Parents Evening

Friday 30th November- Christmas fair

Week Beginning 10th December – Christmas Concerts