Welcome to Year 6!
Croeso i Ddosbarth Chwech!
Teacher: Mr Davies
Class Size: 30
Autumn Topic: Me and the World (geography links - Nepal and Snowdonia - comparing and contrasting localities)
Spring Topic: We'll Meet Again (WW2)
School Council Members: Ruby McCarthy and Lukas Pile
Eco Committee Members: Dylan Harries and Elisabeth Ounsworth
Digital Leaders: Joseph Rundle and Abhijeet Askokkumar
Certificates (10th February)
Star of the Week/Seren Yr Wythnos: Ashton Smith
Mathematician of the Week: Savannah Gwyer
Reader of the Week: Keiran Thomas
Peer Award (Connecting Cate): Liam Scott.
Well done to all our certificate winners. Liam's focus to choose next week's Peer Award will be 'Let your talent grow'. Good luck everyone.
THIS WEEK'S LEARNING w/b 6th February
RE - completing our work on the Bible and beginning our new topic, 'Unity' - what makes/ demages friendships? What can we do about this? What is unity?
Maths - 6 Nations maths (reasoning activities)
Literacy - 'Gilwern' Reviews - when the children have completed these, examples will be up on the website ( along with the Gilwern photos)
Science - planning to design, build and test their own Anderson shelters - which one is strongest and why?
Topic - WW2 - preparing for an oracy assessment on evacuees,
Welsh - (begin planning) writing/ oracy - a 'blog' as Carrie/Nick ( from Carrie's War) or Churchill.
Art - Evacuation posters.
First News Topic - comprehension activities, focusing on sections of this weeks newspaper
NAME OF TOPIC - We'll Meet Again
We are studying WW2, with a focus on the Home Life and evacuation from the Blitz. As part of these studies, our class book this term is 'Carrie's War', the story of two London children evacuated to a small Welsh village and their life with Aunt Lou and Mr. Evans.
We will also be looking at other aspects of WW2 that link to the wider world, and will be studying the Holocaust, focusing on Anne Frank's Diary and Holocaust Memorial Day.
This will link in with other areas of the curriculum. Some examples are - studying and creating our own example of 'The Overlord Embroidery' (art); creating models of Mr. Evans' shop (DT and science - circuits); investigating where the Nation's art treasures were hidden in Wales during WW2 (geography); creating hyperlinked PowerPoints of 'The Blitz' and an 'Estate Agents' website' to sell Mr. Evans' cottage (I.T.) and the use of music for propaganda.
HOMEWORK (10th February)
This week -maths problems in context linked to fractions and percentages
Reading - researching life in the Blitz.
Spellings - homophones - putting into sentences to know the correct context.