Year 6 Class Page

Teacher : Mrs Dickson

Welcome to year 6. I hope you have all remained safe during lockdown. This year, we are lucky enough to be able to keep year 6 as a class on their own and I will be teaching them again along with Miss Roberts, who is the TA in the class.

Our topic for the autumn term is a brand new topic to year 6 and will be based around the book ‘Skellig’ by David Almond. It should be a really engaging and exciting topic for the children to investigate. The children will be asked what they would like to study. With this in mind, we will be looking at birds and nocturnal animals, air resistance and flight, houses and how the world was created.

Year 6 can be a very challenging year but also an extremely rewarding year. As you are probably aware Year 6 will be sitting their end of Key Stage tests this year in preparation for secondary school. The expected outcome for each child is a level 4 or above. They will be assessed in the four core subjects (English, Maths, Science and Welsh). Please be supportive of your children and if you would like any more information in this area, or want to know how you can help, please feel free to come and chat to me.

The children will do PE on a Friday afternoon. They will need to wear their PE kit to school on these days. Please ensure they are dressed for the weather as we are likely to be outside. It would also be useful if they could have a pair of trainers to wear in school daily as well. Please ensure they have a jumper and jogging bottoms for when it is colder. On a Tuesday the children will have a forest school session (every other week) so they will need coats, warm clothing and suitable footwear. I will let the children know which group they are in.

Although homework is not compulsory at Ysgol Sŵn Y Don, I do ask the children to read each night. They are capable of reading on their own so you do not have to actually sit and listen to them but if you checked every few days that they are spending time reading and then signing their reading records, that would be great! All the children also have passwords to RM easi maths and TT rock stars, which are maths programmes tailored to your child’s current level. It would be useful if they could spend some time on these programmes as well.

Thank you for you continued support,

I look forward to seeing you all again the near future.

Katie Dickson.




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