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Welcome toLlancarfan School"Gwneud Ein Gorau Glas""The best that we can be"

Dosbarth Mynydoedd - Year 6

Welcome to Class Mountains!

Croeso i Dosbarth Mynyddoedd!

 

Class Mountains is taught by Mrs Crick. 

 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2020 - 2021

Autumn Term II 2020

Our topic this term is Off with her head!  This project has a history focus and teaches children about the life and times of the Tudors and Tudor Monarchs during the period 1485-1603.  At the heart of the project the children learn to write persuasive reports and scripts and develop additional understanding and awareness of the use of language in the plays of William Shakespeare, the most significant writer of all time. In Expressive Arts, Tudor portraits will provide us with the inspiration to create Tudor paintings; we’ll learn a courtly dance and compose Tudor music.  We’ll learn more about Henry’s life, his marriages and his break from the Catholic Church.

 

MATHEMATICS AND NUMERACY:

We will revise the 4 rules of number; using and applying number skills in everyday situations and focus on aspects of shape, space, data and measure.

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:

Science - Decide whether a method was successful. Plan how to make a test fair, identifying which methods worked the best, Make predictions using previous knowledge. Classifying materials into solids, liquids and gases. Making potions.

ICT - Use Google Classroom. Learn about staying safe and being kind online. Use ICT in lessons to edit, record, type, research and extend learning. Learn how to use a database.

DT - Design and make a Tudor House.

Healthy schools

Snacks

 

In support of Welsh Government and local legislation we are continuing to actively promote Llancarfan as a healthy school.  Could we ask for your continued support in providing your child with a daily healthy snack for break time.  Snacks can include all fruits, vegetables and cereal bars BUT please may we ask that children DO NOT bring nuts to school.

 

Just a few housekeeping points:-

 

Homework

Please note that where possible, homework will be sent out electronically via Google Classroom.  However, if your child is unable to access the digital platform please contact me immediately so hard copies may be made available - any paper based homework will need to be submitted via the Class Homework Box each Monday for retrieval 48 hours later for marking. 

 

Spelling

Children will be issued with spelling lists on Monday for testing on the following Monday.  Whilst children will have opportunities to learn their spellings at school, it is important that they practise at home. Supporting homework sheets will be sent home to be completed and returned to school every Monday.

 

PE Kits

PE is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.  This term will have a Games focus.

 

Please could you ensure your child brings full kit to school (including footwear). PE kit may be left on pegs in the cloakroom.

 

Reading

Could we ask that children bring their reading books to school daily.  Regular reading practice is essential for every child’s progress and we very much appreciate your support in this. As a reminder, we would expect your child to read at least 4/5 times per week. Your child will either have a reading scheme book and/or school library book to read from, or their own choice from home or a public library.

 

Please encourage your child to bring their Reading Record to school every day and please sign or comment on their progress.

 

Enrichment

Dosbarth Mynyddoedd are scheduled to participate in ART every Thursday afternoon this term. 

 

Should you have any queries, please ‘phone or email the school so an appointment can be made for a mutually convenient time.

 

Many thanks for your support!

 

Mrs Crick

Autumn Term 2020

We hope you have had a lovely summer. The children seem to have settled in really well and have made a wonderful start this week, approaching their work with confidence and enthusiasm.

 

Our topic this half term is It’s a Wonderful World. This topic has a geography focus and teaches the children about the geographical and historical significance of recognised Wonders of the World. The children will learn about the locations of the Ancient and Modern Wonders of World including the countries in which they are located and about their geographical, historical and cultural differences. They will learn how to use maps, plans, data and information to find out about a range of places and will develop a tourism package presenting their very own Welsh 7 Wonders.

 

In Literacy, they will develop ideas and express points of view to write balanced arguments and recap on features of playscripts to create dialogue based on our text, Kensuke’s Kingdom.

 

In Numeracy, they will revise the four rules of number; using and applying number skills in everyday situations; fractions and decimals and problem solving. To help your child, it would be useful to practise multiplication and division facts for 2 to 12+ multiplication tables, so the children know these off by heart; also the doubles and halves of 2 and 3 digit numbers and decimal numbers.

Wearing pyjamas and sporting crazy hair in support of Children in Need!

Mountain Class laid a wreath at the War Memorial in the grounds of St Cadoc's Church.

We learned about Bugs and Drugs during Science Week.

A treasure trove of pots! In Ancient Greece, large pots were used for cooking or storing food and small bowls and cups were made for eating and drinking. Pots were also used for decoration, and when people died, their ashes were buried in pots.

Welcome to Class Mountains!

Croeso i Dosbarth Mynyddoedd!

 

Class Mountains is taught by Mrs Crick and supported by Mrs Potter. 

 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2019 - 2020

 

Spring Term 1

 

This term, our topic has an historical focus as Mountains Class will learn about the Victorians. The children will analyse Queen Victoria and different milestones in her life, reflect on the British Empire during her reign and think about the positive and negative effects that the Empire had on its members. We will research the impact of the Industrial Revolution; examine the differences between wealthy and poor families and then use textual evidence to plan a house layout. As a class we will make comparisons between Victorian schools and a modern school and examine inventions of the Victorian era and the many famous people from this time; in addition, prominent Welsh movers and shakers will be investigated.

 

In Literacy, we will rewrite a well know fable and create narratives using a range of of literary devices to enhance content.

 

In Numeracy, we will focus on Time and Measure.  We will continue to revise the four rules of number; using and applying number skills in everyday situations; fractions and decimals and problem solving. To help your child, it would be useful to practise multiplication and division facts for 2 to 12+ multiplication tables, so the children know these off by heart; also the doubles and halves of 2 and 3 digit numbers and decimal numbers.

 

Healthy schools

Snacks

 

In support of Welsh Government and local legislation we are continuing to actively promote Llancarfan as a healthy school.  Could we ask for your continued support in providing your child with a daily healthy snack for break time.  Snacks can include all fruits, vegetables and cereal bars BUT please can we ask that children DO NOT bring nuts to school.

 

Just a few housekeeping pointers:-

 

Homework

All the children will be bringing home “Learning Logs”. These are open ended research activities for the children to complete over the following week Monday to Monday.  Activities will be Literacy and Topic based to further consolidate learning that is taking place in class.  Additional, differentiated Maths activities will be sent home when appropriate to support your child’s learning. 

 

Spelling

Children will be issued with spelling lists for testing on the following Monday.  Whilst children will have opportunities to learn their spellings at school, it is important that they practise at home.

 

PE Kits

PE is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.  This term, we will focus on gymnastics.

 

Please could you ensure your child brings full kit to school – including footwear. PE kit may be left on pegs in the cloakroom.

 

Reading

Could we ask that children bring their reading books to school daily.  Regular reading practice is essential for every child’s progress and we very much appreciate your support in this. As a reminder, we would expect your child to read at least 4/5 times per week. Your child will either have a reading scheme book and/or school library book to read from, or their own choice from home or a public library.

 

Please encourage your child to bring their Reading Record to school every day and please sign or comment on their progress.

 

Enrichment

Dosbarth Mynyddoedd are continuing to participate in Digital Medial every Friday afternoon this term.  

 

Should you have any queries, please feel free to catch me in the yard or for a more in-depth chat, an appointment can be made at a mutually convenient time.

 

Many thanks for your support!

 

Mrs Crick

A Victorian day in Mountains Class!

What an amazing day at Cardiff Castle. We toured the grounds, visited the Military Museum, the air raid bunkers and even managed to make some traditional Victorian Christmas decorations and cards before boarding the coach back to Llancarfan!

Children in Need 2019: Sportswear and whacky hair - what a fabulously fun, fundraising day!

We looked at food groups to create healthy sandwiches!

Year 6 laid the school wreath at the memorial at St Cadoc's Church. Poems were recited and a two minute silence observed.

We overcame the battering elements to complete the cross country course!

We learned about the role of Magistrates in the community by re-enacting a trial.

Having investigated which temperature affects yeast, we baked bread!

Embracing the elements! Key Forest School skills : building a bivouac.

We celebrated European Languages Day by sharing our knowledge of German and French with the school.

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Using watercolours, we recreated Parisian landmarks.

Our Year 6 Sports Ambassadors led our PE lesson.

Outdoor learning in Forest School.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2019 - 2020

Autumn Term

 

We hope you have had a lovely summer. The children have settled in really well and have made a wonderful start this week approaching their work with confidence and enthusiasm.

 

Our topic this half term is It’s a Wonderful World. This topic has a geography focus and teaches the children about the geographical and historical significance of recognised Wonders of the World. The children will learn about the locations of the Ancient and Modern Wonders of World including the countries in which they are located and about their geographical, historical and cultural differences. They will learn how to use maps, plans, data and information to find out about a range of places and will develop a tourism package presenting their very own Welsh 7 Wonders.

 

In Literacy, they will develop ideas and express points of view to write balanced arguments and recap on features of playscripts to create dialogue based on our text, Kensuke’s Kingdom.

 

In Numeracy, they will revise the four rules of number; using and applying number skills in everyday situations; fractions and decimals and problem solving. To help your child, it would be useful to practise multiplication and division facts for 2 to 12+ multiplication tables, so the children know these off by heart; also the doubles and halves of 2 and 3 digit numbers and decimal numbers.

 

Healthy schools

Snacks

 

In support of Welsh Government and local legislation we are continuing to actively promote Llancarfan as a healthy school.  Could we ask for your continued support in providing your child with a daily healthy snack for break time.  Snacks can include all fruits, vegetables and cereal bars BUT please can we ask that children DO NOT bring nuts to school.

 

Just a few housekeeping pointers:-

 

Homework

All the children will be bringing home “Learning Logs”. These are open ended research activities for the children to complete over the following week Monday to Monday.  Activities will be Literacy and Topic based to further consolidate learning that is taking place in class.  Additional, differentiated Maths activities will be sent home when appropriate to support your child’s learning. 

 

Spelling

Children will be issued with spelling lists for testing on the following Monday.  Whilst children will have opportunities to learn their spellings at school, it is important that they practise at home.

 

PE Kits

PE is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.  This term, we will focus on hockey skills and drills.

 

Please could you ensure your child brings full kit to school – including footwear. PE kit may be left on pegs in the cloakroom.

 

Reading

Could we ask that children bring their reading books to school daily.  Regular reading practice is essential for every child’s progress and we very much appreciate your support in this. As a reminder, we would expect your child to read at least 4/5 times per week. Your child will either have a reading scheme book and/or school library book to read from, or their own choice from home or a public library.

 

Please encourage your child to bring their Reading Record to school every day and please sign or comment on their progress.

 

Enrichment

Dosbarth Mynyddoedd are scheduled to participate in Forest School every Friday afternoon this term.  Please ensure your child brings appropriate clothing and wellies.

 

Should you have any queries, please feel free to catch me in the yard or for a more in-depth chat, an appointment can be made at a mutually convenient time.

 

Many thanks for your support!

 

Mrs Crick

 

Welcome to Hazel Class!

Croeso i Dosbarth Collen!

 

Hazel Class is taught by Mrs Crick and supported by Mrs Berger. We are a mixed Year 5/6 class of 26 children, made up of 18 Year 6 children and 8 of the older Year 5 children. It's a great combination and we have lots of fun with our learning together. 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019

SUMMER TERM 

 

With National Testing behind us, this term, we can look forward to studying the Aztecs. We will examine the Aztecs' origins and impressive empire, their social and religious structures, their accomplishments and finally, their downfall at the hands of Spanish conquistadors.  In addition, Year 6 will work collaboratively to write, rehearse and perform their Leavers' Assembly. 

 

A wonderful weaving workshop!

Hazel Class worked collaboratively to devise and review their maths games.

Cycling Proficiency Training in action!

 

 

SPRING TERM PART II

 

This term, our topic is Gallery Rebels where the children will examine the history of art and artists throughout time. We will explore different periods of history such as expressionism, surrealism, cubism, realism and impressionism.

 

In Literacy we will focus on explanation texts about famous artists, narratives and poetry.

 

In Numeracy, we will continue to revise the four rules of number; using and applying number skills in everyday situations with a focus on decimals and percentages.   To help your child, it would be useful to practise multiplication and division facts for 2 to 12+ multiplication tables, so the children know these off by heart; also the doubles and halves of 2 and 3 digit numbers and decimal numbers.

Teamwork - how to transport water using just five sheets of A4 paper!

Investigating solids and liquids during Science Week.

Preparing for the annual duck race - having a stocktake!

Starting the afternoon with some relaxing yoga.

Having fun with Superstars!

Discussing important issues with PC Nick.

Year 6 enjoying a music lesson at Cowbridge Comprehensive School.

Celebrating World Book Day 2019.

Competing in the class book quiz.

Stopping everything to read!

The naming of the Bard.

Class Hazel's contribution to the Eisteddfod 2019!

Guess the force...!

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Year 6 investigated forces during Science Week.

Picking up debating tips at the English Union Debating Workshop.

Celebrating St Valentine's Day with a disco!

Teamwork!

Hazel Class representatives took part in an exciting science workshop at Cowbridge Comprehensive School.

Busy coding!