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Year 6 - Ogmore

 

Croeso i Dosbarth Ogmore!
(Blwyddyn 6)

 

                                                        

                                                    Miss Bowen                                                   Mrs Djziemidowicz
                                                 (Class Teacher)                                                      (Class LSA)

Welcome to Dosbarth Ogmore! You will find everything you need to know to help prepare you and your child on this class page. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. We have lots of fun-filled activities planned and I very much look forward to an exciting and successful year!

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please email year6@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk or ring the school office.

 

Schoop - the school ID is 17699 - Please make sure to change your settings to receive Year 6 notifications.

Twitter - @StDavidsCiWPrm https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm

Office Telephone: 02920 734308

Email: year6@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk

Google Classroom Code: 3di6bg7

Key Dates

 

Autumn Term 2 2022

7th November - Return to school 

11th November – Remembrance Day worship & activities 

11th November – Rags to Riches 

18th November - Road Safety Week 

18th November – Christmas Shoe Box Collection for Operation Christmas Child 

18th November – Children in Need Day 

18th November – Parents coffee morning & SLT open forum 9.15- 10.30am 

21st November – Anti Bullying Week 

22nd November - Mother Rose Whole School Assembly

26th November – Bath Christmas Market Adult shopping trip 

2nd December - Christmas Fayre

14th December – PS3 (Year 4, 5 & 6) Carol Service 1.30pm Grandparents 

15th December - PS3 (Year 4, 5 & 6) Carol Service 1.30pm Parents 

15th DecemberPS3 (Year 4, 5 & 6) Carol Service 4pm Parents 

16th December - Christmas Jumper Day

19th December - Whole School Eucharist 10am 

20th December - PS1 &2 Disco 3.30-4.30 PS3 Disco 4.45-5.45pm 

21st December - Messy Christmas and Christmas Dinner

22nd December - Panto

23rd December - INSET -school closed for pupils 

24th December – 8th January – Christmas Holidays


 

Classroom Routines

 

Reading

Please bring your book bag to school every day. Children will be reading in school daily and we will ensure your child's book is changed regularly. Please remember to listen to your child read at home every night. 

 

Oxford Owl Free E-Books

To access the free Oxford Owl e-books, please visit https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home and log in using the details below.

Username - ogmoreyear6

Password - ogmoreyear6

 

Snack

Please bring a bottle of water to school daily, clearly labelled with your name. Healthy snacks can be purchased from the snack trolley (ordered via ParentPay) or brought in from home. 

 

PE

Please wear your PE kit to school on Fridays. Children should wear black shorts, house colour or white t-shirt and trainers, labelled clearly with their name. They may also wear black jogging bottoms when completing activities outdoors. Mr Smith will be teaching PE on Friday afternoons.

 

Uniform

Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child's name.

 

Spelling

Children will complete spelling and grammar activities throughout the week as Early Morning Activities and during Literacy starters. These skills will be developed in work across the curriculum.

Each week we will focus on different spelling patterns. These will be practised in class and brought home to practise for homework.

We will not test children on spelling patterns weekly, but we will monitor and assess throughout the term.

Please use the Spelling Menu file below for ideas on how to have fun with learning spellings. 

 

 

 

'Straw & Order'

Our topic for this half of the Autumn term is called 'Straw & Order'. In all areas of the curriculum, we will be learning about the Christmas story and how people celebrate all over the world, with a key focus on Expressive Arts.

 

Planning

Please see below for our Medium Term Planning for our Autumn 2 topic. Pupil voice is very important to us at St David's. We look forward to generating ideas together as a class for our new topic. 

All of our planning will be based around the six areas of learning and experience and the four core purposes.

Gallery

Check back here soon to see some of the wonderful work and the fascinating experiences we have had in our classroom in each area of the curriculum.

 

 

Homework will be placed on Google Classroom every Friday. Please submit all homework by the following Wednesday so we are able to look at your wonderful work and send this back to you. 

Each week, children will be asked to complete either a piece of numeracy or literacy based homework which will alternate from week to week. There will also be a termly homework grid sent out based on our topic. Children may do as many homework tasks as they like over the course of the term. Please see below for this terms homework grid. Children are allowed to complete their homework in whichever format they wish to choose. E.g hwb, PowerPoint, homework book, posters, etc. 

Weekly spellings will also be taught in class and uploaded onto Google Classroom for the children to practise at home. 

The children will be rewarded for completing their homework by receiving dojos!

 

 

This week's V.I.P. is Cienna! We have been so impressed with Cienna's attitude to learning this week. Gwaith da :)

 

 

 Christian Values 

 

Our school Christian Value this term is Perseverance.

This term in school we will be focussing on the value Perseverance. We will be hearing stories about peace from the Bible and examples from our daily lives. We hope that you will explore this value together at home too. 

 

Perseverance means to keep trying, even when things get tough. Jesus frequently encouraged his disciples to ‘endure patiently’ the difficulties and obstacles they encountered and to persevere in the face of adversity.
He himself trusted in God even when his enemies tried to stop his work and plotted his death. Please take time to look at our Home School Values sheet as this helps you to explore values and have fun together.

Please take time to look at our Home School Values sheet as this helps you to explore values and have fun together.

 

 

 

Welsh

The Welsh language is very important to us at St David's. We encourage both staff and children to use incidental Welsh both inside and outside of the classroom. We enjoy our daily Helpwr Heddiw sessions to support children in learning new phrases by playing fun Welsh games.

 

Please see below for some fun resources you can use at home:-

Learn Welsh Games - https://www.learn-welsh.net/welshgames

S4C Education - https://www.s4c.cymru/en/education/tag/36/primary/

 

Throughout the week please encourage your child children to use our PS3 phrase of the week. If a child uses the phrase or any Welsh questions in class, they can be given a Welsh token. The Crew Cymraeg group will count the number of Welsh tokens our class has gathered throughout the week. During our VIP assembly, the class with the most Welsh tokens win Dylan the Dragon for the week. Each week Dylan the Dragon will have a small scroll in his cage with a reward for the class chosen by our Crew Cymraeg. 

 

 


Modern Foreign Languages 

This year we are going to be learning Spanish. We will be learning key Spanish phrases through fun games and activities.

This term, we will be learning phrases to describe ourselves and explain our hobbies and pets.

 

Activities and Games to learn languages

https://www.languagenut.com/en-gb/

Languagenut is a wonderful online tool where children can access resources to support the development of their new language (Spanish). Each child will have their own log in details where they can gain points for activities completed. Languagenut will also give you the correct pronunciation of words and phrases.​​​​​​

All children should have brought home their login details, however if you need a reminder please contact year6@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk.

 

Online Safety

At St David's, we are extremely fortunate to have access to a range of different ICT devices. We promote the use of 'SMART' rules daily, as we know how important it is to stay safe online.

 

 

Please encourage your children to use these 'SMART' rules at home too. 

For more information about supporting your child with using the internet safely, please click on the following link:

https://hwb.gov.wales/zones/online-safety/key-information/primary-learners/

 

101 Experiences

 

We would like you to take part in our 101 Experiences challenge - 101 things for your child to experience during their time at St David’s C.I.W. Primary School. We would be delighted to see our children doing these activities outside of school, so please send in any evidence of each experience to nursery@stdavidsciwprm.cardiff.sch.uk 

Each time a child achieves 5 experiences from the same category, they will get a sticker which shows the religious character which symbolises the associated purpose from the Four Purposes of the new curriculum.

 

 

Healthy Schools

 

We are very proud that St David's is a healthy school. We encourage all children to eat healthy during snack and lunch times. 

We are able to provide snack for your children in school at a daily cost of £2 per week / £14 per term. Please pay via Parent Pay.

Please ensure that your child has a labelled bottle in school daily, containing water only. We have fresh drinking water fountains, where the children can refill their bottles.

For advice on how to make a healthy packed lunch, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/healthier-families/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes/

Picture News

During our worship time on Mondays, we have been learning about current news, topics and events. Then we have been exploring the key questions linked to these further in class. Here are some of the questions we have been discussing.

 

When discussing the Picture News, we have been challenging ourselves to use new, ambitious vocabulary to describe our feelings and opinions.

 

 

Active Travel

 

 

WOW is a pupil-led initiative where children self-report how they get to school every day using the interactive WOW Travel Tracker. If they travel sustainably (walk, cycle or scoot) once a week for a month, they get rewarded with a badge. It's that easy!

Please support us on our Active Travel mission by encouraging your child to walk, cycle or scoot to school, or use our Park and Stride arrangements at Pentwyn Leisure Centre. This will help keep our bodies healthy and help reduce our carbon footprint. 

 

Rights Respecting Schools

 

St David's CIW Primary School is proud to be a Rights Respecting School, which means we are a community where children's rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.

This half term we will be focusing on Articles 6, 19, 22 and 26 from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

 

 

 

 

After School Club

 

Throughout the Autumn term, Miss Bowen will run the Year 6 Fitness Club after school every Tuesday 3.25pm - 4.25pm (beginning Tuesday 13th September). Spaces are limited and on a first come first served basis. 

Please contact clubs@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk to find out if there are spaces to join, or to be added to the reserve list. 

There will be alternative clubs running in the spring and summer terms too. 

 

Useful Links

 

By clicking below, you can access a range of resources to continue learning at home 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - Great online games for curriculum areas

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn - BBC Bitesize

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html - Lots of online games linked to different areas of the curriculum

https://www.learn-welsh.net/welshgames - Online Welsh games

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/ - Corbett Maths - 5-a-day Challenges

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ - White Rose Maths - Reasoning Challenges

hwb.gov.wales - collection of online tools provided to all schools in Wales by the Welsh Government

https://www.purplemash.com - award winning cross curricular website for  primary school children. It enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way.