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Year 6 - Blwyddyn 6

This half term, we will be continuing with our geographical theme. We will be looking at:

  • countries further afield and how to get to them.
  • the most convenient way to travel.
  • how far each place from home by measuring using a scale on a map.
  • map symbols.

As part of our science, we will be looking at sea-life and fresh water creatures. The children will be carrying out their own research using reference books and cards, iPads and lap tops as well as watching documentaries on the smart board.

 

In maths and English, we will be working our way through concepts the children need reminding about.

Rehearsing our Year 5 & 6 play, 'Dragon Days' will also be taking up quite a lot of our time but we are sure it will be worth it.

 

Dates for your diary

 

 

July

Weds 5th- Dragon Days-Y5 & 6 concert. 9.30-10.30am

Thurs 6th-Transition Day for St Illtyd's & EHS

Thurs 13th-Sports For Champions-Commonwealth gymnast visiting to do a sponsored fitness activity.

                   Reports go home

Fri 14th-Whole-school Sports day

Thurs 20th-Leavers assembly & Y6 party

Fri 21st-Break up

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 6! Croeso i Ddosbarth 6


Teacher: Mrs Anderson

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ryall

Our topic for this half term is

Smarter Journeys

 

 

This is an environmental theme all about increasing awareness, building skills and coming up with practical solutions to encourage our school to be a supportive environment for pupils, parents and staff who want to choose

more active and sustainable journeys every day.

 

 

 

 

We feel that there are many benefits of the project:

  • Using cars for short journeys to school increases congestion and safety risks around the school entrances
  • Increased physical activity levels of children is good for their health as well as being shown to improve alertness and attainment at school
  • Walking, cycling & scooting are free, using the car each day for the school journey has been calculated to cost around £350 a year!
  • Pupils who walk or cycle to school are more familiar with their local area, and have more opportunities to talk to their friends and members of the community.

 

During Eco Week, we would like to encourage all our pupils to walk, cycle or scoot to school and for our staff to park some distance away from the school and walk the rest of the way or to come on their bikes.

 

Would you like to get involved?

 

Dates for your diary

April

Mon 24th-First day of the Summer Term

 

May

Mon 1st-BANK HOLIDAY-School closed

Wed 3rd-Reading test

Thurs 4th-Maths Reasoning test

Fri 5th-Maths Procedural test

Weds 10th-GREENWAY BOOK DAY-Dress up as a boo character

Thurs 25th-Eco Day-walk, cycle or scoot to school.

Fri 26th-Break up for half term

 

June

Mon 5th-Fri 9th-YEAR 6 Camping in West Wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This term’s theme will cover:

  • Positions & functions of our body organs-Research and power point presentations.

  • Heart-heart rate & exercise-Science investigation into how our heart rate changes throughout the day and how to have a healthy heart.

  • Independent investigation-Is height related to distance jumped?

  • The role of our skeleton in humans & animals. -including teeth. (We’ll take a closer look at the effect of sugar of human teeth and what we can do to develop good dental hygiene.

  • Our senses-taste, smell, touch sight & sound-various experiments to show their importance.

  • How to follow a healthy Lifestyle and making the right choices.

Reading

As always, we value reading very highly and especially now in Year 6, the more varied books you read, the better your vocabulary will be. This will help enormously in High School. Groups of children have already been trained to work with the younger classes using our new Connector books. We will continue with this every Tuesday. We have been looking at Haiku poems. I've made up a special one all about reading
                                                      Here are a few helpful words
                                                      something we all need,
                                                     To get the best; READ! READ READ!

 

The books we will be studying include:

  • From Egg to Penguin-non fiction

  • SOLO by Paul Geraughty-Fictional story of an abandoned penguin.

  • The Day the Crayons Quit-Fictional letters with persuasive theme.

  • The Dragon Egg-Welsh themed fictional story for Welsh Week.

  • Aesops Fables

Writing

Our focus in Yr 6 remains to study a variety of texts and to write in a range of genre. This will include fictional letters and stories, poems and non- fictional reports, accounts and information leaflets or brochures. We will edit our work and mark with a friend-that's helpful!
 
Maths
We shall continue to progress through the Abacus scheme and reinforce the skills learnt when we are faced with real-life mathematical challenges each week. We have already started using Building Blocks which give us an opportunity to learn maths in all our subjects-it's really fun!

 

Maths (Building Blocks) Project

The children will be researching the ‘Measles outbreak in South Wales’ as part of their numeracy and literacy project. They will research the information and decide how to present their findings in an informative leaflet for the Medical Centre. Their leaflet will include some or all of the following: tables, charts, graphs, maps and factual information.

 

After half term we shall be starting a 5 week fitness programme.

The children will be doing a circuit of exercise once a week such as skipping, sprinting and bench jumps. They will also be running a two (or three) lap of the field for cross country (weather permitting) on a Friday morning. We will be taking a pulse rate after these activities.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

September
Mon 5th-School starts-Welcome to Year 6
Weds 14th-Library visit
Fri 16th-INSET

 

October
Fri 14th-Y5 & 6-Rugby Festival at St John's College
Tues 18th-Harvest service
Weds 19th-Disco
Fri 21st-Photograph day

 

November
18th-Trip to Cardiff Castle-WW2 exhibition
23rd-First Aid Training & Conflict Management training
25th-Enterprise Fair
29th-Crucial Crew activities at Boulders
 
December
1st-Class Assembly on Anti bullying-all invited
Litter Pick- Our class and a few of our parents went on a litter pick to help raise awareness of the problem of litter in our neighbourhood. We started at the school gates and cleared the pavements as we walked to Greenway Park. At he park we collected over 5 bags of rubbish. We found all sorts of litter and many unusual items including a complete tyre! We brushed up the glass from near the swings and discussed the hazards. Our message to people who use the park would be to 'always put your litter in the bin' .
We were very proud of ourselves and hope we've made a valuable contribution to keeping the community tidy.  As it was such an icy day, we were very grateful to Mel for the hot chocolate and cookie after finishing our litter pick. Photos from the day can be found in the Gallery.

 

January

Upbeat continue to work with us on the new 'Hack' app to be launched this summer.

26th - Presentation and workshop with Food Agency

 

February

7th Safer Internet Day - Activity with Purple Mash.

9th Rugby match.

13th Disco 4-5:30pm.

Welsh week - Preparation for St David's Day.

28th Parents evening. I will be sending out letters soon

 

March

2nd Parents evening.

3rd Author visit to School.


Things you need to know this term:
 
  • Reading book and homework given on Monday - Return by Friday
  • PE kit every Tuesday & Thursday

Remember you can use Purple Mash at home.  Ask your teacher for your personal login details.  Click on the logo to go straight to the login page.

 

 

Practice your maths skills by playing against other children all over the world.  Ask your teacher for your personal login details.  Click on the logo to go straight to the login page.

 

Ask your teacher for your HWB password.  On Hwb and Hwb+ you can...

 

  • access your personal Hwb email
  • use online Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc)
  • use J2e 
  • write blogs and have online discussions with your classmates.
  • and much, much more.

 

Click the Hwb logo below to go to the login page.

Picture 1 We collected all the equipment needed
Picture 2 We had a bag, gloves and litter picker per group
Picture 3 We found a lot of litter outside the cafe
Picture 4 There was so much litter in the hedges
Picture 5 The grass was icy which made it difficult
Picture 6 We had a short play in the park as a reward
Picture 7 We had a competition to collect the most litter
Picture 8 We paid our respects at the 'Remembrance' area.
Picture 9 Each poppy had a special message for war heroes
Picture 10 We marched up hill with the warden
Picture 11 We sang as we marched
Picture 12 The warden talked about the air raid shelters
Picture 13 They were long, cold and dark
Picture 14 We tried to imagine what it was like inside
Picture 15 There were many posters to make everyone aware
Picture 16 It was so scary listening to the bombs overhead
Picture 17 We had to wait for the air raid siren to sound
Picture 18 We had training for 'Conflict Management'
Picture 19 We thought about how we could solve an argument
Picture 20 We did some role-play
Picture 21 We realised that being calm was important
Picture 22 The disagreements were solved quickly
Picture 23 Sometimes it took more than one child to sort it
Picture 24 Moving away from the situation was the best option
Picture 25 Looking away from each other helps sort it quickly
Picture 26 We are now fully trained 'Playground Buddies'
Picture 27 We can help sort out issues at break times
Picture 28 We learnt how to bandage a bad wrist
Picture 29 Mollie sorts out Sean's arm
Picture 30 Helen is gentle when Susie bent her wrist back
Picture 31 Everyone practised resuscitation
Picture 32 We resuscitate if someone stops breathing
Picture 33 We blew air into the mouth
Picture 34 It's important to breath whilst pinching the nose
Picture 35 Then give chest compressions
Picture 36 We are all trained in CPR
Picture 37 We made cakes and cards for the Enterprise Fair
Picture 38 We worked out the cost so that we made a profi
Picture 39 We decorated the tables
Picture 40 We attended 'Crucial Crew' at Boulders
Picture 41 Each presentation gave us important information
Picture 42 We looked at the problems of alcohol
Picture 43 We found out where to go if we need to talk
Picture 44 It was important to work as a team
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Picture 46 We looked at the dangers near electricity
Picture 47 and of the problems with food hygiene
Picture 48 This is a message from the Food Agency
Picture 49 We had to re-arrange the beverages
Picture 50 There were advice posters everywhere
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Picture 53 We thought about our personal safety
Picture 54 We practised how to release if we were grabbed
Picture 55 We looked at different charities
Picture 56 We were shown how to look at after dogs correctly
Picture 57 We were taught how to stay safe near railways
Picture 58 We also had team games on the climbing wall
Picture 59 We had to climb and be alert
Picture 60 We followed a pathway on and off the wall
Picture 61 The trainer was throwing balls for us to catch
Picture 62 We needed to focus
Picture 63 We had to look carefully for the correct grips
Picture 64 It was such funs
Picture 65 What a great day we had!
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