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Dosbarth Mrs Davies

Croeso i Blwyddyn 6!

Welcome to Year 6!

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My name is Mrs Davies and I am the Year 6 class teacher. Please read on to find out about our class and our main aims in Year 6.

 

Blwyddyn 6

 

If you child is in Year 6, they are in their very important final year of Primary School. Next year they will begin the next phase of their education at secondary school and we aim to ensure that your child is well prepared for this transition.

 

We encourage independence in everything and like the children to leave school with a good sense of responsibility and organisational skills. Therefore, we emphasise to the children that it is their responsibility to remember their PE kit, swimming kit, homework and letters on the appropriate days! 

 

Throughout the year we cover a range of topics as shown below. In addition to this, the core subjects of Maths, English, Science and Welsh 2nd Language will be assessed at the end of Year 6. 

Maths and Numeracy

We follow the Abacus scheme of work for maths lessons and Abacus ActiveLearn Homework is set each week which is directly linked to what the children have learnt during the week. 

Language, Literacy and Communication

In English lessons, we teach the following text types: instruction, information, discussion, persuasion and explanation. We follow the Nelson Handwriting scheme, 'Read, Write, Inc' Spelling Scheme and the school has introduced 'Super Sentences' in order to develop grammar and sentence structures for writing.  All children have individual reading books and guided reading is carried out on a weekly basis. Oracy tasks are also taught alongside the focussed text types. 

Homework

 Homework is linked to our topic and each week pupils are given the choice of what items they would like to produce. In addition to this, all pupils complete their ActiveLearn Maths homework online and individual reading continues to be a high priority.

 

 Autumn Term

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Our topic for the Autumn Term is called “From Teddy Boys to Punks” with our main focus being the 1960’s! Many subjects will therefore relate very closely to this topic. Literacy, numeracy and ICT skills remain a key focus in all lessons and the children will be involved in the planning of the topic.

 

Spring Term

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The Spring Term topic is called “Extreme Earth” where we will investigate many topical issues related to the weather and the World around us! We will link many aspects as closely as possible to this topic. Again, literacy, numeracy and ICT skills remain a key focus in all lessons and the children will be involved in the planning of the topic again this term.

 

Summer Term

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Our Summer Term topic will be based on another country which will be discussed and agreed as a class - what country will they vote for I wonder??? We will compare this country to Wales and make as many links across the curriculum as possible. 

 

If you have any further questions about Year 6, please feel free to pop in to see me after school, phone the school or make an appointment. Diolch, Mrs D x