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Week Beginning 20th January 2020

 

MATHS

 

Properties of 3D shape.  Identifying and drawing 2D nets of 3D shape.  Building 3D models from 2D nets.

 

Reasoning and Problem Solving based on a National Reasoning Test example.

 

Mixed times tables available to practise on Spelling Shed Maths.

 

ENGLISH

 

New genre - Fear Tales.

 

Begin to memorise a new story and create a story map.  Retell the story with a partner.

 

Define new words relating to the story, finding synonyms and using new language correctly in sentences.

 

New spellings available to practise on Spelling Shed.

 

SCIENCE

 

Recapping knowledge on Electricity.

 

Learning about, making and investigating series and parallel circuits.

 

WELSH

 

Read and understand a text about the famous Welsh cyclist, Geraint Thomas.

 

 

 

Week beginning 8th December 2019

 

Remember to return your slips giving permission to watch 'Wonder'!

 

MATHS

 

Following a successful few weeks learning our 3x, 6x and 9x table, we will now switch to 4x and 8x, beginning with the 4x this week.  The times table challenge has been updated on Sumdog to include the 4x table.  PLEASE PRACTISE!

 

This week we will be looking at reading and plotting co-ordinates, in the 1st quadrant and then all 4 quadrants.  Towards the end of the week, we will be translating and reflecting 2D shapes.

 

ENGLISH

 

New spellings have been added to Spelling Shed.  Please practise these at home!!

 

Having started our Quest Tale learning last week, this week we will look at using realistic dialogue and dialogue that moves the action forward; the toolkit for effective Action writing and how to write an effective ending.

 

SCIENCE

 

This week, pupils will be carrying out their independently designed investigation and reflecting on what they learn and how successful their plan was!

 

WELSH

 

This week we will be developing the writing skills to write a persuasive conversation.

 

Diolch! 

 

Mrs Esmiley

 

Week beginning 2nd December

 

DECEMBER is finally here!!!  Woo-hoo!! yes  Cofiwch!  Elf/Christmas Jumper Day on Friday!!

 

MATHS

 

This week's time table focus is the 9 x table.  A times table challenge has been set on Sumdog - please practise daily.

 

We will complete our fraction unit of work by calculating fractions of amount before moving onto converting measure, both within the metric system and between imperial and metric units.

 

ENGLISH

 

Our work on 'Little Freak' draws to a close this week, focusing on Persuasive writing.

 

At the end of the week, we will begin our final unit for this term - Quest Tales.

 

Spelling Shed has been updated, with new spellings assigned for the week.

 

 

SCIENCE

 

Due to Committee Afternoon last week, we didn't manage to plan our investigation into Newton's 2nd Law of Motion, so we will catch on that this week, carrying out the practical next week.

 

WELSH

 

Pupils will complete their persuasive oracy this week and begin work on a written version of their conversation.

 

Diolch! 

 

Mrs E smiley

 

 

 

Week beginning 25th November

 

MATHS

 

This week's time table is the 6 x table.  Please ensure that you are practising the 6 x table regularly, by chanting or through Sumdog.

 

To consolidate our learning about the short methods for multiplication and division, we will be completing word problems using these skills before moving onto decimals and fraction equivalents.

 

ENGLISH

 

Continuing with 'Little Freak', this week we will write a character description, a poem showing inner feelings and identify emotive language used by another writer.

 

New spellings are available on Spelling Shed.  Please practise these regularly.

 

SCIENCE

 

Following our learning about different types of energy and energy transfer, this week we will be planning an experiment to explore Newton's 2nd Law of Motion, with a view to completing the practical next week.

 

WELSH

 

Exploring and developing our use of persuasive language in Welsh, this week we will be writing and rehearsing a dialogue with a friend.

 

Diolch!

 

Mrs E laugh

 

Week beginning 18th November 2019

 

MATHS

 

This week is Enterprise Week, which culminates in the Enterprise Sale on Friday.  We will also be having a Money Sense workshop on Tuesday.

 

We will continue to practise using the short multiplication method and later in the week, we will look at the short division method.

 

There is a new TIMES TABLE CHALLENGE  on Sumdog - please visit the site daily.

 

ENGLISH

 

In our SPaG session, we will learn about and practise using expanded noun phrases.  In our creative writing, we will look at setting description  and using figurative language to describe a character's emotions.

 

New spellings have been added to SPELLING SHED - please practise spellings daily.

 

SCIENCE

 

This week, we will study the different forms of energy and begin to learn about energy transfer.

 

WELSH

 

This week, we will begin to learn persuasive language to help us persuade a friend to take part in an activity we enjoy.

 

Diolch!

 

Mrs E smiley

 

 

 

Week beginning 11th November 2019

 

Monday will see Year 6 perform their Remembrance Assembly play - Lest we forget.

 

MATHS

 

Pupils will be researching their products for the forthcoming Enterprise Sale.  Our stall is titled 'Mocktails & Mallows'.

 

ENGLISH

 

We are beginning a new unit of work on Persuasive Writing.  This week, pupils will undertake their Cold Write and respond to a selection of thought-provoking images; orally and in writing.

 

SCIENCE

 

We are learning about Newton's Laws of Motion - the theory and practical demonstration/inquiry.

 

WELSH

 

We will be practising our use of the Third Person this week, as well as completing our recounts.

 

Diolch!

 

Week beginning 4th November 2019

 

This week will see Year 6 focus on preparing for our Remembrance Assembly on Monday 11th November.

 

MATHS

 

I have set up a Times Table Challenge on Sumdog - make sure you have a go.  It's a fun way to practise times tables.

 

In class, we will be looking at factors, multiples and prime numbers.  We will also learn the short multiplication method in addition to revising the grid method.

 

ENGLISH

 

This week's English will be drama based, immersing ourselves in WW1 as we prepare for our Remembrance Assembly.

 

Spelling Shed has been updated for the week ahead, so all pupils can practise this week's words.

 

SCIENCE

 

The pupils will create a line graph based on the results from their Heart Rate investigation.  We will also write a conclusion.

 

WELSH

 

We will be redrafting our recounts to see if we can improve our Welsh writing.

 

Diolch!

 

Week beginning 21st October 2019

 

It's a four day week for pupils this week, as all school staff are attending INSET training on Friday.  Next week is half-term laugh

 

MATHS

 

This week, we will be looking at perimeter and area.  We will be calculating the perimeter and area of regular and irregular shapes.  To calculate area, we will start by counting squares and then use a formula.  Later in the week, we will calculate the area of compound shapes and triangles.

 

We will be focusing on the 12x table.

 

ENGLISH

 

Using our ICT skills, we will be writing a non-chronological report about Mount Everest, bringing all of our learning together.

 

SCIENCE

 

Following on from our learning last week - and our experience of raised heart rates walking up a mountain (!) - we will be carrying out an investigation and recording our findings in a line graph.

 

WELSH

 

We will complete writing our trip recounts.

 

Diolch!

 

Mrs E. yes

Week beginning 14th October 2019

 

Our Sugarloaf Mountain walk is on Thursday.  Mrs Edwards has a PPA day on Tuesday and Mrs Jones will be covering.  Techniquest are also in to do an hour's workshop with Year 6 on Tuesday morning.

 

Maths

 

Adding and subtracting decimals, including context of money and measure.

 

Mixed times tables this week.

 

English

 

On Monday and Tuesday, pupils will write their own Suspense Tale and reflect on their writing against the success criteria, which we will generate together.

 

We will then begin looking at how to create a quality non-chronological report about Mount Everest and The Himalayas.

 

New spellings have been updated and the grammar focus this week will be commas, semi-colons and colons.

 

Welsh

 

This week, the children will complete their own trip recounts and will perform it orally.  Then, they will write up their recounts.

 

Science

 

Ahead of our walk up the Sugarloaf, we will be taking a look at the effects of exercise on the heart!

 

Diolch!

 

Mrs E smiley

 

Week beginning 7th October 2019

 

On Monday, Mrs Edwards is out all day on a Welsh Language course.

 

Maths

 

Continuing our algebra unit, we will look at linear sequences, before ending the week with some multi-step problem solving involving addition and subtraction.

 

The times table focus will be 7x table.

 

English

 

This week's SPaG focus is fronted adverbials.  

 

In our creative writing, we will be practising generating suspense by describing something or someone without revealing too much, writing in informal and formal voices and...planning our own Suspense Tale!

 

Science

 

We will complete our Climbing Shoe investigation by creating a graph to show our data and writing a conclusion.

 

In our second Science session, we will research the internet to find out 'How the Himalayas were formed?' - two clues...continental drift and plate tectonics!

 

Welsh

 

Having succesfully learned our recount of 'Ynys y Barri', we will now create a storymap to help us tell others about a recent trip, in Welsh.  Pob lwc!

 

Week beginning 30th September 2019

 

MATHS

 

This week will see the children begin to explore and understand algebra, using simple formulae.  Later in the week they will use their skills to find out possible solutions to different algebraic expressions.

 

Times table this week = 9x table

 

ENGLISH

 

As we delve further into our Suspense Tale writing, this week will focus on 'show not tell' and pathetic fallacy to really uplevel our writing!

 

The new spellings will be available from Monday AM and we will also be revising the use of apostrophes for possession and contraction.

 

WELSH

 

On Monday morning, the children will be writing a diary entry or a blog about what they did 'ar y penwythnos' to develop their past tense writing skills.  This week, we will be sequencing the recount 'Ynys y Barri' and consolidating our knowledge of the past tense to prepare us for writing our own holiday/trip recount.

 

SCIENCE

 

This week, we will be taking an in-depth look into friction and - using Lego - we will be planning and carrying out a Climbing Shoe investigation. 

 

Week beginning 23rd September

 

MATHS

 

In Maths this coming week, we will be practising column addition and subtraction, alongside estimation (rounding).  We will also be exploring mental calculation methods.  The time table focus this week is 6x table.

 

ENGLISH

 

This week, we will start developing our Suspense Tale writing.  First of all, we will learn a story and then begin to develop the necessary skills to write our own Suspense Tale.  We will also continue to expand our voabulary in our Voacbulary Ninja sessions!  The new spellings for this week will be available on Monday morning and introduced to the children in our weekly spelling session on Monday.

 

SCIENCE

 

Having discussed variables last week, the children will identify variables from an investigation and begin to plan an investigation of their own.

 

WELSH

 

With the baseline activities complete, we will now begin to learn and retell a story  using a storymap.

 

Week beginning 16th September 2019

 

MATHS

 

We will continue to consolidate our knowledge of Place Value: multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000+, exploring decimals to 2 decimal places and calculating with negative numbers.  Our times table focus this week will be the 8x times table.

 

ENGLISH

 

The focus will remain on using figurative language.

 

Our spelling groups start this week - all spellings will be available to practise on Spelling Shed.

 

We will also start our Group Guided Reading this week.  Thanks to the PTFA, a whole class set of 'Wonder' has arrived!

 

SCIENCE

 

Continuing to develop our understanding of key words and concepts for Forces.  The focus this week will be on understanding what variables are and how we use them to plan an investigation.

 

WELSH

 

This week, the children will be assessed on their knowledge of the placemat and they will also undertake their first piece of writing in Welsh - 'All about me'.  This uses the placemat as a basis and I will be encouraging them to extend their answers as much as possible, '...achos....'

 

 

 

Week Beginning 9th September 2019

 

After a great few days settling in, we are now ready to crack on!

 

MATHS

 

The focus will be on Place Value - up to 7 digit numbers and two decimal places.  Included in this will be multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000.  Pupils will be writing large numbers using digits and words.

 

ENGLISH

 

The focus will be on figurative language using poetry as our genre.  This will include:

 

  • Personification
  • Symbolism
  • Metaphors
  • Similes
  • Hyperbole

 

SCIENCE

 

The Physics concepts we will be studying are gravity, density, buoyancy and air resistance.  We will look at these concepts to answer the question, "How does a hot air balloon stay in the sky?".

 

WELSH

 

Formal Welsh lessons will resume this week and the focus (over the next two weeks) will be to revise and refresh the placemat, looking at what's new for Y6.  Why not have a go at the placemat with your child!?  I've put a PPT version of it below for convenience.  Enjoy! smiley

 

 

Y6 Welsh Placemat

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