Glasllwch Primary School • Melbourne Way • Newport • NP20 3RH / 01633 266398 / glasllwch.primary@newport.gov.uk

Blwyddyn 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Our class project for this term is World of Wars.

Our class project will begin with a Project launch day full of lots of engaging WW1 and WW2 activities and an opportunity to dress up in WW1 and WW2 clothes.

During our project the children will be given the opportunity to choose what they would like to learn and how they would like to develop their project. We will share some of the exciting things we learn with you as our project develops through regular class updates (see below). Throughout our project the children will be developing as:

  • ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives
  • enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work
  • ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world
  • healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

If you would like to get involved in our project and have expertise in any aspect of our project that you would like to bring into school, please add a post on our class Padlet page using the QR code or link in your child’s homework book.

 

 Class Updates

We’re going to be busy this term! You can follow some of our progress on the Glasllwch Twitter page: @GlasllwchPIn addition, please see your child’s individual link to their SeeSaw page. This can be found in the front of their homework books!

 

Class Information

The following information about Year 6 may be helpful.  Any unexpected changes or updates to the following information will be communicated through SeeSaw or Twitter.

Reading

Thank you for your continued support with your child’s reading. The key to success in reading is to read as often as possible and it is so important that your child reads at home as well as in school.

This year, your child will take part in whole class reading sessions four times a week. Our first book is ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. Children will have opportunities to read aloud, discuss the text and independently complete reading response activities.

The Year 6 library is stocked with lots of reading materials but if your child would like to bring in a book or magazine from home to read during these sessions they are more than welcome to! We encourage children to read what they enjoy!

 

Spellings

Spellings will be sent out on a Friday ready for testing the following Friday. In some cases, spellings may be targeted to groups or individuals, depending on what we feel is the most beneficial. Accurate spelling is important for children’s writing development and practising spellings at home makes a big difference to children’s writing within the classroom! We encourage the “look-cover-write-check” method for learning spellings.

 

Numeracy

We are determined to be times table experts in Year 6!  As with reading, it is really important to rehearse these at home as well.

We will begin working on fast recall of all the times tables up to 12.

This term, we will be covering the following topics:

  • Probability
  • Bank Budgets
  • Volumes of cubes and cuboids
  • Drawing angles
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Simplifying fractions
  • Calculating fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents
  • Calculating the area and perimeter of compound shapes
  • Interpreting pie charts
  • Multiplying and dividing decimal numbers
  • Converting units of measure
  • Calculating ratio

Homework

In addition to learning spellings and practising multiplication and division facts, we may ask for your support in helping your child with our class project in different ways. The homework and spellings will be set either in your child’s homework book or on our online collaborative learning environment (Google Classroom) where children can complete and submit their work.

You can find your child’s Google Classroom log-in details in the front of their homework book. If you are unable to access google classroom, a paper copy of the homework can be provided.

P.E.

P.E. lessons are on a Thursday afternoon (inside) and a Friday morning (outside). Please ensure that the children have appropriate kit in school on these days, in particular a warm kit for games outside during the winter months. The children will be reminded of the school health and safety policy of no jewellery being worn during these lessons. If your child is unable to take out their earrings, please provide plasters in their PE bag.

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