Welcome to Year 6!
Our class project for this term is: Cynefin
Year 6 will be learning all about the governance of Wales during the autumn term and making links between historical events and how our country is run in the modern day. We will be learning about the role Newport played in the fight for democracy, visiting the Senedd building and finding out about devolved powers, as well as learning about significant points in Welsh history that have helped to shape our country today.
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 get in touch on 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.
In Year Six, we take part in guided reading every morning through whole class guided reading and linked reading activities throughout the week. In addition, to start our day children take part in ERIC (Everybody Reads In Class) time, where children are encouraged to read something they enjoy for pleasure. This might be a book, but could be a magazine, magazine or anything else!
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 will be sent out on a Friday ready for testing the following Friday via Seesaw. 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 as well as using the Spelling Shed game which all children have access to.
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.
P.E. lessons are on a Wednesday morning 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.
Each week your child will be assigned Home Learning activities. These include:
- ‘Daily Jobs’. These are literacy and numeracy activities which will include reading, practising spellings and number work.
- A weekly ‘Must Do’ job. These activities will help reinforce class learning, be linked to your child’s curriculum project, or will help to develop life-skills and promote well-being.
Home learning tasks will be shared with your child via Seesaw on a Friday and should be completed and returned to your child’s class teacher by Thursday the following week. Please submit home learning by the due date, so that staff are able to view and feedback on home learning. Children can access their Seesaw account using their unique QR code stuck in the front of their home learning books.
Your child may use their home learning book to complete tasks, but some tasks can be completed directly on Seesaw (N-Y6) and Google Classroom (Y3-Y6), or can be presented in whichever manner they prefer.
When home learning tasks require your child to complete them using Google programmes, such as: Google Classroom, Google Docs and Google Slides, your child must use their HWB log in to access these programmes.
Whilst some activities can be completed directly on these platforms, you can also take photos or videos to evidence your child’s learning and upload these to Seesaw.
Work completed in home learning books must be brought into school, but any Seesaw/Google Classroom activities can be submitted digitally.
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