Year 6 Class Page
Teacher : Mrs Dickson
Introduction to Class
Welcome to year 6. My name is Mrs Dickson. I am an experienced year 6 teacher and leader of KS2. This year I will be working alongside Mrs Richards, the TA in the class.
Our topic for the autumn term is Crime and Punishment. The topic is a brand new topic to year 6 and will be based around the book ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. It should be a really engaging and exciting topic for the children to investigate. We could possibly peruse so many avenues and the children have already been asked what they would like to study. With this in mind, we will be looking at Crime and Punishment through the ages in the UK and contrasting that with America. We will look at race and equality and finding out who Martin Luther King is and what he is famous for. We will also study climate change, friendship, our morals and homelessness.
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.
Swimming will be a little different this year, children will be going each morning for a block of two weeks in December (further information to follow). Please make sure the children have swimming costume/shorts (Not below the knee) and a towel with them. The children will also do PE on a Wednesday afternoon. It would be useful if they could bring in their kit ASAP and then leave it in school for the remainder of the term. They will be going outside for PE so please ensure they have trainers and jogging bottoms for when it is colder.
Although homework is not compulsory at Ysgol Swn 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 meeting all of you in the near future.
Penmaenrhos, Swn Y Don, Colwyn Bay
Conwy, LL29 9LL