Welcome to Year 6!
A huge welcome to the class of 2023! Welcome back to normality, whole class lessons and seeing all of your classmates. We still need to be Covid-aware and follow certain hygiene rules and procedures; myself and Mrs Presant (AKA The Dream Team!) are looking forward to a fabulous year: exploring the globe from the frozen North to the deserts of Africa; from the Ancient Benins to the most up to date techniques in forensic science and crime fighting. Fitting in Rhos Y Gwaliau, performances and those little things called SATs along the way.
Our Topic Web for this year looks like this:
Freedom by Catherine Johnson
Journey to Jo'burg
Classifying living thing
Shackleton's Journey By William Grill
Goodnight Mr Tom Michelle Magorian
When Hitler stole Pink Rabbit
HOW EXCITING... The Countdown has begun... Rhos Y Gwaliau 2023
Rhos y Gwaliau Outdoor Education Centre
Cookham Dean has a valued and long-standing relationship with the Rhos y Gwaliau Outdoor Education Centre: it is situated in stunning open countryside on the eastern side of the Snowdonia National Park. They have easy access to scenic mountains, tranquil lakes, awe-inspiring coastlines and breath-taking rivers and pride themselves on their outstanding ability to deliver a wide range of high quality outdoor education programmes with a variety of activities to suit all ages and abilities, including those of our Year 6 children.
Their inspirational, highly qualified team are passionate about the benefits of outdoor education for young people and adults; the skills, knowledge and memories that can be gained on one of their residential courses will stay with your child for life.
Groups at Rhos y Gwaliau have sole use of the accommodation and facilities. Combined with their small and dedicated staff team this means we get maximum flexibility in their programme and instruction delivered by staff who can really get to know the Year 6 pupils they work with.
Here you will find all the information needed for the residential trip for our Year 6 pupils in May.
Included on this page:
- Recording of the parent briefing (on Classdojo)
- Medical consent form
- Medication form
- Statement of risk
- Kit list
RYG FORMS & PPT
In this 12 week project the children will learn about the characteristics and features of polar regions, including the North and South Poles, and includes a detailed exploration of the environmental factors that shape and influence them.
The people who discovered them and the current occupants as well as ice based adventures.
PARENT'S BRIEFING 2023
We are getting ready for SATS this year. The tests start on 9th May, after the Bank holiday.
in Year 6, the tests become slightly stricter: they are timed and teachers are unable to give most pupils breaks once they have begun.
Pupils with specific needs may have access arrangements made to assist them in the tests.
Tuesday 9 May 2023
English grammar, punctuation and spelling, papers 1 and 2
Pupils will sit one grammar and punctuation paper, and one spelling paper.
The grammar and punctuation paper is a mixture of multiple-choice and short-answer questions.
The spelling paper requires the pupil to listen to their teacher as a transcript is read and spell out the missing words in their answer booklet.
Wednesday 10 May 2023
The reading paper requires pupils to read a booklet that contains three extracts. They must then answer questions that test them on their comprehension.
Thursday 11 May 2023
Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Paper one is on arithmetic and pupils are not permitted to use a calculator.
Paper two is on reasoning and pupils are not permitted to use a calculator.
Friday 12 May 2023
Mathematics paper 3
Paper three is also on reasoning and pupils are not permitted to use a calculator.
THEN THATS IT!
HELP WITH REVISION
Year 6 Welcome Handouts for Parents/ Carers
Please find below a useful list of resources for Year 6 including spelling lists and websites.
We will give Maths and Literacy homework every Thursday for return on Tuesday.
It is vital your child reads nightly and reads aloud at least three times a week. ( Even Free Readers.) They must be able to discuss the text and more importantly their opinion of the text and author.
Here is a guide you could use
Thank you to all those who made the Meet & Greet today. Here are the slides I showed:
Meet & Greet 2023
Some useful documents
Our first topic of the term is A Child's War. We will be researching life both on the home front and that of the Germans through the eyes of a child. We shall read Anne Frank's Diary, Letters from the lighthouse and Goodnight Mister Tom. Here is the PICK AND MIX HOMEWORK:
USEFUL HOMEWORK SITES
Shape & Space Revision
Home School Revision: SPAG
SATS PRACTICE PAPERS
SATs papers are available from the website below. You should be practicing answering this type of question.
Follow the links below for different revision activities.