Croeso I Dosbarth Chwech /Welcome to Year 6
I am Mrs M Thomas and I have the pleasure of teaching Year 6. Year 6 is a very busy and exciting year with lots of challenges and new experiences. As the oldest children in the school, the pupils have many opportunities to serve as role models for their younger peers and take a leading role in the pupil voice of the school.
Class 6 has already had achieved some amazing things. In October, the children had a wonderful time on a residential holiday in Sealeyham. They learned new skills, faced fears and made even tighter bonds with their friends. It was a week that will certainly stay with them for the rest of their lives.
In November, the class achieved an exceptional performance of ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream,’ in the Torch Theatre as part of the Shakespeare Festival. Their acting skills were phenomenal, as was the teamwork of the entire cast and technical crew. The children, parents and staff had a night to remember, and the standing ovation that the cast received, was truly deserved.
In December, our class had the pleasure of providing the Nine Lessons and Readings for the school and wider community. The candlelit service was magical and really put everyone in to the Christmas spirit. The class also sang carols in Asda in order to raise funds for South Pembs Hospital. The class will perform in the transition evening in Pembroke School in the Spring Term.
Literature is a key feature of Year 6 and the pupils have been actively involved in the Red Book Awards, voting for current authors and their books in this prestigious event. We have had a very informative visit from the Librarian from Pembroke School and very soon we will be visiting the library there as part of the transition programme. In January, the children had the great opportunity to listen to author, Dan Anthony, read extracts of his new book, as well as receiving valuable advice on how to be a great writer.
Class 6 have been studying Geography in the News as part of our topic. This has included an in depth study of Hurricane Matthew. We have also studied Everest and were so privileged to have Matt Dickinson, film maker and author of several books based on Everest come to speak with us.
Our World War Two topic has focussed on the fate of Evacuees coming to Wales. We have had visiting speakers and will be visiting local War museums. We have studied Carrie’s War and Goodnight Mister Tom which both deal with evacuation.
ICT is an important area of development, and thanks to the generosity of parents who donated monitors and keyboards, Year 6 now have their own PI suite in the classroom, where children can fully develop their coding skills.
After Easter, the children will undertake lots of work which will help them with their transition to secondary school. This includes work on Survival, a Geography and English activity, mathematical work, as well as a DT project.