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.
The people who work in our class are:
Mrs Martin takes our class for our PHSE lessons as well as music and RE.
Mr Allman teaches us science and Mrs Jackson teaches us welsh each week on a Wednesday afternoon.
Our week in school and things to remember:
Tuesday: Children will have a times-tables test each Tuesday morning. They will have 5 times tables number sentences to learn from mistakes that they make in preparation for the following weeks test (unless they make the ’45 club’ which means that they get a week off and move to the next level in the following test).
On a Tuesday afternoon, Mrs Martin will teach us in PHSE. We will also be beginning to learn the songs for our class performance with Mrs Martin too.
Wednesday: In the Autumn term we will usually have PE on a Wednesday however we suggest that the children keep their PE kits in school at all times as we often have opportunities to take part in additional workshops such as the golf taster sessions which will take place on Thursday 12th September.
Mr Allman teaches us science on a Wednesday morning and, following on from her welsh secondment, Mrs Jackson teaches us Welsh on a Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday: Our spelling test will be done on a Thursday morning. We will write our new words into our planner ready to practise each week. We also keep a list of the words in school and practise them at the start of each day.
Friday: In addition to this, Year 6 pupils will also be given a homework task (either literacy or maths) each Friday and this should be returned to school on a Tuesday.
All of Key Stage 2 also have been asked to take part in the ’50 things to do before you are 11 ¾’ challenge during the autumn term. Photos of the children doing these things should be sent to the class teacher’s inbox on Seesaw.
The children have will have chance to change their reading books each day after lunch when the class do guided reading.
What are we learning about this term?
This year all of the classes in the juniors will be learning about the United Nations Sustainable Development goals. These are also known as the Global Goals and set out the aims of the countries in the United Nations to improve the world that we live in by the year 2030.
This term the goal that we are learning about is ‘Peace, justice and strong institutions’. The children in the class will have the opportunity to lead their own learning within this theme however some of the key things that we will study include: What peace means around the world; how peace is viewed by different religions and different communities; what are the causes of conflict within communities? How has conflict escalated in the past (learning about the events that took place in World War 2 and how this led to the creation of the United Nations and subsequently the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child). We will be learning a mantle of the expert approach to investigate World War 2, this will be based on ‘Edith’s War-time Scrapbook’ which will also be our class performance and will take place at Christmas time. The children will be preparing for the performance in class and also at the lunchtime drama and choir clubs which will be run by Mrs Halley and Mrs Martin (the usual whole school drama club with Claire will also continue as usual on a Wednesday evening).
In our literacy lessons this term we will be studying poetry, blogs and persuasive arguments before moving onto narrative writing. We will begin the term by reading ‘Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes’ before reading Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Friend or Foe’. In science we will be learning about forces and in PE we will be learning to play tennis. Our focus for the first half term in maths will be number and place value as well as calculation before we move onto our shape work.
In addition to our learning in class we will also be starting to visit Ysgol Rhiwabon as part of our transition to high school this term and more details about these visits will be communicated with parents closer to the time.
We are looking forward to a busy and exciting year in year 6 and will update parents on all of the things that we have been up to via Seesaw.