Welcome to Year 6!
Our class project for this term is Fast and Furious!
Throughout the summer term, Year 6 are using their teamworking and engineering skills to build a car from scratch. Once the car is built, Year 6 will learn to drive the car and take part in a virtual racing event against Mount Pleasant and St Julians Primary School.
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 comment on our Project Ideas Collaborative Slides Presentation shared on Google Classroom and Seesaw.
We’re going to be busy this term! You can follow some of our progress on the Glasllwch Twitter page: @GlasllwchP addition, please see your child’s individual link to their SeeSaw page.
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.
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! Recommended books to read which coincide with our project will be shared via home learning resources.
Spellings will be sent out on a Friday ready for testing the following Friday via Seesaw. Children can choose spellings from List A or List B and must complete a spelling activity to go with their chosen list. 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.
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:
- Drawing angles
- Equivalent fractions
- Simplifying fractions
- Calculating fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents
- Interpreting pie charts
- Finding percentages of numbers
- Bus stop method to divide
- Multiplying and dividing decimal numbers
- Calculating ratio
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. Each week a Slides presentation consisting of daily tasks, spelling lists and a home learning task will be shared with the children via Seesaw. Children can access their Seesaw account using their unique QR code stuck in the front of their home learning books. Some home learning tasks may require your child to complete using Google programmes such as Google Classroom, Google Docs and Google Slides. Children must use their HWB log in to access these programmes.
If you are unable to access their home learning resources via Seesaw or Google Classroom, a paper copy of the homework can be provided.
P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday afternoon and a Friday morning. Please ensure that children come to school wearing appropriate PE kit. 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.
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