Welcome to Year 6
Croeso i Blwyddyn 6
Autumn Term 2021
Our topic this term is MEXICO.
During the autumn term, we will be travelling to Mexico. We will be exploring this unique country, from it’s towering temples to its fun-packed festivals. Together with our pupil voice, we will be finding out about the importance of music in Mexican culture and have a go at traditional Mexican dancing. We will learn about the ‘Day of the Dead’ and create 3-D skulls. We will investigate and create our own artwork linked to Mexican artists.
We will also be linking up with Ponty High School to develop our expressive arts skills further. We will be taking part in dance, music and drama sessions to put on our own ‘mini’ performance of Matilda.
Summer Term 2021
Our topic this term is Healthy Me, Healthy Planet. During our pupil voice sessions we talked about what we would like to find out and learn.
Here are some of our ideas.
Our body and exercise
Food and where it comes from
We will be continuing to develop our literacy, numeracy and digital skills as well as learning about the topic 'Holidays' in Welsh.
Hi Year 6,
Here is the discover more challenge Youtube video that we looked at this morning.
Log into your HWB
Open office 365
Go to teams (T icon on the left hand side)
You will find the Cilfynydd Primary School Transition team.
When you click on it you will see the assignment which you can view and add your work to.
It would be fantastic if you could all upload some work to the folder for the teachers in Pontypridd High to see.
Please let me know if you have any problems.
Friday 2nd October 2020
In English, we have continued to look at King Kong. We have looked at what makes a good newspaper report and started planning our own report based on the events in King Kong. Next week, we will write our own reports.
In maths, we have looked at ordering, adding and subtracting negative numbers. We have also looked at calculating temperature differences. We have continued to work on our Big Maths activities too.
In topic, we drew portraits of Sir Francis Drake and compared them to other portraits drawn of him. We made our own compasses and looked the uses of magnets.
In ICT, we started to look at databases. Here is the link to the database we searched.
Have a lovely weekend.
Friday 25th September 2020
It has been so lovely welcoming year 6 back. We have had a fantastic few weeks settling in and learning new routines. Thank you year 6 for making me feel so welcome and helping me settle in too.
In English, we have been busy writing diaries based on the video clip 'The Lighthouse.' We have also started reading King Kong and thinking about the part where King Kong escapes in readiness to write and produce a news report.
In maths, we have recapped reading and writing numbers as well as comparing numbers using the greater than and less than signs. We have also developed our mental and written addition and subtraction skills.
Our topic this term is Explorers. We started the topic by saying what we knew about the topic already and writing questions that we would like to find out. So far, we have researched famous explorers and found out about the Age of Exploration. We have created wanted posters for new explorers during this time and worked collaboratively using google slides to research life on board a Tudor explorer ships.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at school.
Children are be able to access work through Google Classroom using their logins. Also, they have access to their HWB accounts, MyMaths and PurpleMash.
All pupils have logon details and passwords. If logon details are needed please contact Mrs Hall using her email: email@example.com
Stay safe, stay home and take care
Some recommended activities from Rhondda Cynon Taf for home learning.
A list of resources, websites and activities compiled by professional educators.
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Sporting activities will generally be on a Thursday this term, so please come prepared with suitable kit and footwear.