Croeso i Ddosbath Alarch!
Welcome to Class Swan!
We are one of the year 6 classes and our teacher is Mrs Kilgour. We are all happy to be back in school and starting to learn and play with our friends again. This term we are learning about WW2 and the impact it has had on our world, we have all worked together to think about what we would like to know and how we can find out. Our class book is a book called Soldier Bear by Bibi Dumon Tak. Based on a real series of events that happened during World War II, Soldier Bear tells the story of an orphaned bear cub adopted by a group of Polish soldiers in Iran. The soldiers raise the bear and eventually enlist him as a soldier to ensure that he stays with the company. He travels with them from Iran to Italy, and then on to Scotland. Voytek's mischief gets him into trouble along with way, but he also provides some unexpected encouragement for the soldiers amidst the reality of war.
Year 6 are continuing to use 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.
PE lessons will be every Wednesday and taught by Mrs O'Brien. Please make sure that on Wednesdays: