We have finally reached the end of our primary school journey and we look forward to making this our BEST EVER year at Trelai.
We are a class of year 6 pupils and our teacher is Mr Davies. Our context for learning this term is 'Forties to Noughties' where we will be learning about how life has changed in the last 77 years. We will be looking at how World War 2 affected life in the forties, and how much technology has impacted our lives also.
In Literacy we will be continuing to develop our comprehension and response to reading skills. It is important our children read at home as often as possible to help develop their reading ready for high school. We will be having a reading test to monitor the children's progress. We will also be learning about poetry and biographies based on our context. Each week we will have a spelling test on Friday to enhance our skills.
This term we are focusing on developing reasoning skills and applying them to a range of problems. We will be focusing on number skills and our Big Maths test will remain on Friday.
All homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed over the weekend. These will include Big maths tests and usually a topic-related task. Homework will usually be a literacy and numeracy task but sometimes there will be projects linked to our context.
Kits must be worn to school on a Thursday. Please ensure your child is able to remove any jewellery (or cover it up), and come to school in their P.E kit and suitable footwear.
We really, really want to be the best class in the school for attendance every week this year. It is so important that we work as a team and everyone comes to school every day they can.
Year 5 and 6 are going to be taking part in the accelerated reading scheme, they will be giving 20 minute independent reading time every day. AR is a computer program that helps to manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer - passing the quiz is an indication that your child has understood what has been read. AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results which the teacher then uses to help the child set targets and ongoing reading practice.