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Mountain Lane School

Dosbarth 14 ~ Mrs Tomkinson                  Croeso ~ Welcome

Tymor yr Hydref / Autumn Term - 2018

 

 

Year 6 Topic

This term our Year 6 pupils will be learning about the impact of the Second World War on Britain.  Pupils will shortly have the opportunity to decide upon which activities they would like to complete based upon this topic.  We are looking forward to hearing all about their ideas!

 

We also hope to organise a 'World War Two Day' hosted by John Overton and ‘Company K’.  I am sure that this experience will enhance the pupils’ understanding of what life was like during this period. Further details of the day will be sent out within the next few weeks.

 

Year 6 Art

Pupils in Year 6 will be studying the work of L S Lowry during their Art lessons this term.  As part of the Lowry topic, pupils will be provided with the opportunity to recreate his artwork using different media including pencil and pastel.

 

Monitor Roles

Prior to the summer break, pupils applied for various monitor roles in school which give them the opportunity to complete different jobs and tasks from helping with recycling to delivering post to staff.  We will inform the pupils during the first week of term about their roles, which I am sure they will carry out with enthusiasm and maturity. 

 

Upper Junior Reminders

We have been very pleased with the standard of uniform and the way in which pupils are conforming to expectations regarding jewellery and PE kits. Whilst we understand that earrings need to be left in for a number of weeks following initial piercing, we would appreciate your support in ensuring that, following this period of time, earrings are removed. Please ensure that a letter is sent to your child’s class teacher and that your child is provided with plasters to cover earrings during PE lessons if your child has had his/her ears pierced during the summer break.

We would also appreciate it if you could ensure that your child’s name is clearly labelled on their uniform, particularly on jumpers, cardigans and PE kits.

 Extra Curricular Activities

 

Pupils in Year 5 and 6 are encouraged to participate in a range of Extra-Curricular activities. Please refer to the Extra-Curricular Bulletin for further details regarding days and times, please note that we do encourage pupils to attend more than one club.

It is important to ensure that all children are aware that inappropriate behaviour during the school day may disqualify them from taking part in Extra-Curricular activities. We view our Extra-Curricular programme as a series of additional lessons and our usual expectations of behaviour continue to apply during these sessions.

 

Important Dates for the Term:

 

Year 6 Music and Dance Workshop at Elfed High School – Tuesday 16th October

Key Stage 2 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 18th October

Break Up for Half Term – Friday 26th October

 

Year Six visit to ‘Dangerpoint’ – Thursday 8th November

Upper Juniors Christmas Carol Concert – Tuesday 18th December

Christmas Lunch and Craft Day – Wednesday 19th December

End of Term – Friday 21st December

 

 

We are already working hard in Year 6! We have shared our ideas about what activities we would like to do this term linked to the topic of World War Two.

 

Here you can see us presenting these ideas; some of us chose to create a mind map, some posters and others a list of ideas.  

We have been enjoying trying to create Lowry's colour palette by mixing pastel shades together.  We hope you enjoy looking at the photographs.

We have had fun in Science this week creating circuits of our own choice using different components, we then went on to look at circuit symbols and circuit diagrams.  We hope you enjoy looking at the photographs.

Working in our Witches' Chant groups to choose a suitable scary mp3 track for our imovie performances.

We had fun creating scenes from the Blitz during a drama session.  We listened to sounds from an air raid and read an extract from our guided reading novel 'Letters from the Lighthouse' before organising ourselves into groups to create our scenes.  

 

We hope that you like the photographs.