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Mountain Lane School

Class 14 ~ Mrs Tomkinson                  Croeso ~ Welcome

Just a note to say thank you for the lovely Christmas gifts sent to myself, Mrs Whitely and Mr Southall - it was very kind and thoughtful of you.

We hope that you had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas and New Year - many thanks once again.

Welcome to the Spring Term

 

During this term, much of the work carried out by Year 6 pupils will be used to inform End of Key Stage Teacher Assessments. This is therefore a very important term for the pupils, as information gathered will be passed onto their chosen High Schools.

Police Liaison Officer Mark Jones will be visiting our Year 6 pupils during the term to raise their awareness of Drug and Substance Misuse; this will then be followed up with work in class. The pupils will also be focusing on the topic of ‘Growing Up’ in their Personal and Social Education lessons during the second half of the term.  Pupils may therefore wish to discuss issues raised in school with you at home. Further information regarding the delivery of Sex and Relationships Education will be shared before the half term break in preparation for these lessons.

In English lessons this term our work will be based upon the novel ‘Cosmic’ by the author Frank Cottrell-Boyce.  Throughout this aspect of the work pupils are encouraged to think about differences between adults and children and the changes which take place as children become adolescents.  In particular, pupils will consider the expectations that people have of them as they become young adults. 

In Geography we will be examining the National Parks in Wales and pupils will have the opportunity to ask and answer lots of geographical questions as a means of developing their knowledge and understanding of this aspect of Wales.  Pupils will also have the opportunity to develop and refine their geographical skills such as using atlases and maps.

Our Year 6 pupils need their indoor P.E. kit in school on Tuesdays and Thursdays for gym and dance sessions this term.  Although lessons this term predominantly take place indoors, it is advisable that pupils also bring their trainers as they will be taking part in cross country running sessions after the half term break.

 

 

Here is a reminder of the Year 6 homework timetable:

By Tuesday - All homework due in (including reading books and reading walls)

Friday - Home / school reading books / reading walls sent home and homework set

 

Extra Curricular Activities

Once again there are a wide range of extra curricular opportunities available to pupils in Year 6.  As ever we encourage pupils to attend the different clubs to further develop their skills in the different areas whilst also developing their personal and social skills.

It is also important that all pupils are reminded that inappropriate behaviour during the school day and / or during clubs may disqualify them from taking part in extra-curricular activities.

Year 6 have had a fun and exciting morning in the forest this making Christmas themed structures, completing a maths number challenge and eating and drinking yummy hot chocolate, marshmallows and biscuits! 

We have been developing our Digital Competence Framework Skills (DCF) through our work in History.

We used Google Sheets to create a spreadsheet containing information about rationing in World War Two.  We took weekly quantities of different types of food and then applied different formulas to calculate daily, monthly and yearly quantities.  We then created bar charts to display the data.

You can log into our Google Drive accounts to view our work. 

We had a fantastic day on November 9th during World War Two Day when we invited 'Tommy' and 'Jack' from Company K to share their knowledge of the war years.

We participated in many fun filled, interactive activities from singing to dancing, dressing up, putting out imaginary bombs and preparing for an air raid. 

We hope that you enjoy viewing the photographs and videos.  A big, big thank you to parents for providing all pupils with such wonderful costumes and authentic World War Two lunches!  Diolch yn fawr.

Blwyddyn Chwech had a fantastic time at 'Dangerpoint' in Talacre.  We learned all about keeping ourselves safe in the home and whilst out and about on the road, on a bus, on a train and on a bicycle.  Thank you to the staff at 'Dangerpoint' for making our time there so enjoyable and to Mrs Hewitt, Mrs Sellers and Miss Turley for giving up their time to accompany us.  Diolch yn fawr. 

We had a fun time at Elfed High School taking part in Samba music and dance sessions.  Diolch yn fawr to the staff at Elfed High School for organising such fun activities for us.  

 

We hope that you enjoy looking at the photographs and watching the videos. 

We're working hard  already in Year 6!