Year 6 Summer Term 1: ID
We hope you all had a relaxing Easter break and are now ready for the final stretch in Year 6. There are some very important events happening this term including the National tests, finalizing levels and looking forward to transition.
Our topic for this term is ID which focuses on Science and Technology. In addition to this we will be preparing Year 6 for the National test in Reading, Procedural Mathematics and Reasoning. The tests will take place between the 4th - 10th May. *Please see below for the test timetable and additional support materials.
If you have any further questions about the tests or wish to obtain further support materials for your child then please come in and see Mr Green or Mr Gumm.
National Literacy and Numeracy Test links:
Reasoning Support: http://learning.gov.wales/resources/learningpacks/reasoning-in-the-classroom/year-6/?lang=en#/resources/learningpacks/reasoning-in-the-classroom/year-6/support-materials/?lang=en
Reading Support: http://learning.gov.wales/resources/browse-all/reading-sample-materials/?lang=en
*Please copy and paste these links into your browser to download the support materials.
Spring Term 2016 - Frozen Kingdom
We hope everybody is well rested after half term and ready to start our new 'Frozen Kingdom' topic which will take us up to the Easter break.
The children have already mapped out the areas of the topic they wish to study and these include comparing different Polar regions, analysing habitats and identifying the survival skills needed in such extreme conditions.
The children have also chosen their trip for this topic. We will be visiting the new Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff Bay. This trip is provisionally booked for Wednesday 23rd March 2016.
Please see below our topic overview for more detail on the areas we will be covering in the different subjects.
For any additional information please do not hesitate to contact Mr Green or Mr Gumm.
Keep working hard :)
Dear Year 6,
Welcome back to Glyncoed for what will be the most important year of your school lives to date. You are now stepping up into the final year group which comes with added roles and responsibilities. Over the coming year you will hear your teachers refer to words such as maturity, role models, achievement and success.
We want the absolute best for you and your families and in a year's time, you should be walking out the doors on the final day of term with a HUGE smile on your face, knowing that you gave 100% to everything asked of you during your time in Year 6.
Enjoy every moment. Work hard and celebrate the success this will bring.
Mr Green, Mr T Davies and Mr A Davies.
Attendance- Remember our weekly target for class attendance is 96% so make sure you arrive on time and make that EXTRA EFFORT to attend even when you're not feeling the best.
Uniform- Blue jumper/cardigan with or without the Glyncoed logo, white shirt/polo shirt with or without the Glyncoed logo, grey trousers/skirt and black shoes. (Not trainers) In year 6 you are given the added responsibility of wearing a tie with your shirt. This makes you look incredibly smart and allows you to stand out from your peers at Glyncoed. Please make every effort to have it on.
PE Kit- white polo shirt with or without the Glyncoed logo, black/blue shorts or jogging bottoms,(for outside lessons) black PE pumps for indoor lessons or trainers for outside lessons.
Year 6D will have PE with Superstars on a Tuesday morning and Year 6G will have it on a Monday afternoon.
Reading books- We will regularly provide your children with a reading book from our bug club library which is levelled correctly for their reading ability. To accompany this they should continue using their home/school reader record which is to be used when listening to your child read. You can make a comment in the journal that refers to how well your child has read the book (including errors made/parts they struggled with), how confident their reading was and whether or not they enjoyed the text. We ask that you aim to listen to your child read 3 times a week to accompany the various reading activities we provide in school.
In Year 6 you will be expected to complete a piece of Numeracy and Literacy each week along with 15 spelling words and your reading homework. This will be given out on a Friday and expected back in on a Wednesday.