Croeso i Dosbarth Caerdydd
I hope you all had a great summer 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, activities, performances, trips and after school clubs lined up!
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 prefect and head/deputy head boy and girl, if they so wish. As a school, we regard these positions very highly.
Over the next few weeks we will also be busy organising and running this year’s Book Fair. Each year it keeps getting bigger and better. To go hand in hand with this, we use our entrepreneurial skills to make additional funds to help reduce the cost of our term trip, through effectively creating competitions and games. I’m sure we’ll raise more than last year!
As far as the weekly timetable is concerned, I just want to pass on a few bits of information:
Monday – P.E. kits are needed (with Miss Thomas)
Friday – Swimming. The children will need a costume/trunks, towel, goggles and £2.00 towards the cost of the transport.
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 leveling 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 on 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 door is always open if you have and concerns or questions.
I have also now arrived a little further into the digital age and have set up a Class Dojo page. Please be patient with me as I navigate through it with hopefully, as few teething problems as possible.
You can also contact me through the above email address.
Diolch yn fawr,
Below is an overview of what we will be covering this term:
*Please note, planning is subject to change to meet the children’s needs.