Croeso i Dosbarth Caerdydd
I hope you all managed to enjoy some of the summer in these strange times and are ready for the last year of primary school.
I’m so looking forward to this new and exciting year ahead, as we’ve got some great topics lined up, and will hopefully be able to enjoy some of the other activities that are so looked forward to in year 6.
Year 6 gives children so many opportunities to build on their skills, experiences, confidence and independence in order to prepare them for their life in secondary school and on into the wider world.
At the beginning of this term the children are asked to apply for the extremely important roles of Head/Deputy Head boy and girl, if they so wish, as well as the positions of House Captains. As a school, we regard these positions very highly.
As far as the weekly timetable is concerned, I just want to pass on the following information:
Wednesdays – P.E. kits are needed to be worn to school (with Miss Thomas)
Historically we have gone swimming this term, but we are still awaiting guidance and information on this.
With regards to homework, the weekly challenges will continue to be reading and times tables practise. The children need to have their Reading Records signed. For every entry in their Reading Record, they will receive a raffle tickets which will go towards a prize draw in class on a Friday.
Other homework will be sent home periodically, relating to the topic work being done.
Although homework is not a legal requirement, much of the work done at home will complement and enhance the work being done in class, and will be put into the children’s books to show their progress. It will also help in the levelling decisions made on your child at the end of the year. It also helps in preparing them for the expectations and demands of secondary school.
Homework can be done on paper, via Seesaw, on HWB or can be emailed directly to me on my class email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Could I please ask that you encourage your child to email their work themselves, using their HWB account, rather than your own personal ones, as this is a great way of improving their IT skills.
Lastly, I would just like to say that my DOJO is open frequently if you have and concerns or questions.
You can also contact me through the above email address.
Diolch yn fawr,