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Year 6 Hawk

Reopening letter to parents


Welcome to Class Hawk's page

Croeso i dosbarth Hebog 

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Our Class teacher is: Mrs Deren





Our context for learning this term is Keen to be Green.  This spring, we will be exploring ‘Green’ topics such as global warming, greenhouse gases, carbon emissions, floods, drought, icecaps melting, changes to habitats and landfills/waste. 


Please keep checking back to see all of the exciting work we have been doing.


Literacy  📝📖💻

So far we have written a horror story about a curious girl named Alma, who stumbles across a mysterious toy shop.  We thoroughly enjoyed using imagery and ‘show, don’t tell’ sentences to build suspense and tension.  We have also researched and written non chronological reports on Greta Thunberg and information texts on the Amazon Rainforest and endangered animals.  We presented our information using ICT using programmes such as PowerPoint, Sway, Purple Mash and Poplet.   

We are looking forward to our trip to Cenin where we learn about renewable energy sources.  To prepare for this we will be researching renewable energy and creating group presentations.   We will write balanced arguments on 'should Wales only use renewable energy by 2030?'.  How exciting!


At the end of the topic we will use all the skills and knowledge to create a fashion show made entirely of recycled materials.   If you can donate any old materials we would be very grateful. Thanks in advance smiley


We will be continuing to develop our comprehension and response to reading skills through Accelerated Reading and Group Guided Reading.  It is really important that everyone reads at home every day to make sure we are practicing our skills.  We will have regular AR reading tests to monitor our progress.

Weekly spelling will be sent home to learn on a Monday and we will have spelling tests on a Friday. 


Maths ðŸŽ²ðŸ§®

This term we will be developing our reasoning skills and applying them to avrabge of real life problems.  We will continue to have our Big Maths CLIC tests on a Friday.  
This term we will be learning about:

- Fractions and percentages 

- Area and perimeter  

- The 4 operations (+/-x)

- Data handling 



Homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed over the weekend. Homework will usually be a literacy and numeracy task and at the start of each half term, all children will be given a larger project consisting of different activities linked to our topic.  

Children have access to:

- TimesTables Rockstars

- ReadTheory

- Prodigy


Spellings will be given out on a Monday.  Please learn and practise them at home as we will have a spelling test every Friday. 


Science ðŸŒ¿ðŸŒ¸

In science we will be carrying out investigations, analysing data and writing conclusions.  We will research the different parts of a flower and look at the lifecycle of plants. 
We will also have the opportunity to research themes related to our Keen to be Green topic such as the Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming. 


Welsh ðŸ´ó §ó ¢ó ·ó ¬ó ³ó ¿

Our topic for welsh this term is ‘Gwylliau’ which means holidays.  We will be learning new vocabulary and sentence patterns based around travel, accommodation, activities and meals. 



This term we are doing gymnastics. 

Kits must be worn to school on a Wednesday. Please ensure your child is not wearing jewellery and is wearing appropriate footwear and clothing i.e. leggings/joggers and school PE T-shirt (no jeans). 


The Eisteddfodd this year will be held on the 28th February.  There will a range of competitions to participate in such as:

- handwriting 

- art

- singing 

- writing 


I wonder who the Bard will be?? 
Watch this space! 



Our attendance has been improving but we have only been 'green' a handful of times since September.  Our target is to be above 95%, please make sure your child is on time, everyday, to give them the best chance of success in Y6.





Mrs Deren will be taking 20 children to the Senedd in Cardiff Bay for a tour of the Welsh Assembly and for activities that will develop oracy skills.   
There will be no cost for this trip. 


Cenin Recycling Centre and beach clean 

On March the 16th Y6 will be going to a recycling centre in Bridgend. We will also be stopping off at Porthcawl beach to survey and collect litter that has been left on the beach.

The cost of this trip will be £7 for the bus. 

Accelerated Reading

Year 6 are going to continue 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.

Accelerated reading parent information