“Always remember. You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”
Dear Parents / Annwyl Rhieni,
Aims of Year 6
- Participation & social skills
- Prepare the children for the end of key stage assessments.
- Prepare them for a smooth transfer to secondary school.
- To help the children to gain more independence.
- For a fun and enjoyable final year!
Autumn term – Doodlebugs and Dictators
Trip – Borfa House
Spring term – Flight and Space
Trip – TBC
Summer term – Tour de France (Transition project)
Trip – Oakwood
- This year is all about development for the Year 6 pupils. They need to develop skills at organising their belongings and getting their homework done on time.
- They will need to take responsibility for their own learning and organisation. It is no longer just your responsibility!
- Please try and encourage your child to prepare their own equipment for school, make their packed lunch, get their homework done, read to you and ensure they have all the correct equipment for school.
- You will be helping them enormously if you let them take responsibility for their own mistakes.
- It could be a good idea to give your children additional jobs to do at home.
- Please encourage them to spend their time wisely at home – continue to save games consoles and televisions for treats when everything else is done!
- The Year 6 children are set Maths homework on Thursday. Occasionally they are set English homework on Tuesday which will normally involve the topic but this changes.
- Spelling lists are given out on a Tuesday. The previous list is tested on the same day and you will find this on the back page.
- We do expect the correct amount of time to be spent on homework and for it to be high quality. Children will be asked to do it again if it is not of the correct standard and may miss part of break times as a sanction for this.
- This is all good practise for Pontarddulais Comprehensive School.
- Ensure your child reads every night.
20 minutes aloud every day is the ideal!
- Encourage them to read fiction and non-fiction.
- Try to listen to your child read and ask them questions about the text.
- Help them with the different skills of reading especially ‘skim’ reading where they are looking for key words in the text.
- Speed reading
- Reading homework – comprehension.
- Again, reading a variety of texts – the more children read, the more familiar they become with different text types
- Reading homework – text analysis
- Writing homework – sentence structure
- Spelling – spelling lists / rules every week
- Grammar and punctuation homework
- Times tables must be known up to at least 12 x 12
- Estimating, weighing, measuring are all good to discuss and do practically. Must use metric measures.
- Money – using it in the shops, working out change, adding up bills, questions e.g. if 1 bag of sugar costs 56p, how many will 7 cost?
- Mental addition, subtraction, multiplication & division
- Reading and writing numbers to 100 000
- Doubling and halving, including decimals
- Solving number puzzles e.g. Sudoko
- Children are taught about their Welsh heritage
- Children are taught incidental Welsh (commands in Welsh in every lesson)
- Emphasis on developing knowledge of the Welsh language as we work towards achieving our Siarter Iaith Bronze Award
How can you help?
- The best help is interest taken in learning and progress.
- Supporting homework.
- Good communication between the school and home.
- Getting a good sleep on a school night!
Year 6 Transition Process
- Discussions held with head of year 7, SENCO and nurse after Easter.
- MAT visits during year for ICT and Art
- Opportunities for visits to cook and see Christmas production.
- CATs testing in June
- Transition week spent in
Pontarddulais Comp to experience new school.
- IMPORTANT – Application is online (see Swansea City and County website for details)
- PE – Tuesday and Thursday (Swimming on Tuesday morning, late autumn term)
- Parent Evenings – One in autumn term and one in spring term.
- Keep up to date on school blog at www.pontlliwprimary.co.uk
- Sign up to Parent Mail
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions please pop in before of after school. We hope your child enjoys their year in Year 6.
- Our Final 🌟
Congratulations to our stars this week. We would all like to wish you a happy and safe Summer
- As one door closes…
As Year 6 approach their final days at Pontlliw Primary, we reflect on their journey. Your children have grown so much and achieved things they never dreamed possible. We are so proud of each and every one of them. Pob Lwc Blwyddyn 6. Year 6, as you approach Year 7, remember all we have taught […]
- Ser Yr Wythnos
Llongyfarchiadau to our stars this week.
- Parental Digital Workshop
As many of you will be aware, Digital Learning is now on an even platform with literacy and numeracy in schools with the introduction of the new curriculum. It was great therefore to see parents coming to see the Digital Dragons present some of the different ICT platforms that we currently use in school. Our […]
- Oakwood – Fun in the sun ☀️ 🎢🎡🎠
Year 5 and 6 had a fabulous day in Oakwood today. As forecast, the weather didn’t disappoint and we enjoyed going on rides in the warm sunshine. The children were once again a credit to the school and represented us well around the park. There should hopefully be a few ‘lie ins’ in the morning […]
- Rugby Event!
A big Thank You to Mr Humphreys for organising a fantastic afternoon of rugby for our Year 6. We were joined by Pontybrenin and we carried out various skill and physical activities. The afternoon was finished off with a game between the school’s rugby teams. Despite having less experience than the Pontybrenin team, we managed […]
- Further Triathlon Event
If any pupils would be interested in taking part in another junior event, Celtic Tri are hosting the Swansea Junior Triathlon being held at Penlan Leisure Centre on 28th July. For more information and to enter, follow the link below: https://www.britishtriathlon.org/events/swansea-junior-triathlon_11217 If any pupils are interested in joining a local Triathlon club the following clubs […]
- Finger on the Pulse
As we have been focusing on being healthy, Year 6 collected date related to resting and exercising pulse rates. Pupils will collect the date of everyone in the class and analyse the results tomorrow.
- Nourriture Délicieuse
As our topic is Tour De France we tasted some French food. Most commented that it was ‘très bon’. As the children are responsible for a lot of the planning with regards to lesson ideas, this was one of their lessons, so every child fed back as to home much they jardired
- Salvation Army Visit
Year 5 and 6 were visited by the Salvation Army this morning. Members of Morriston Salvation Army were accompanied by guests from the USA. The children rotated in a carousel of 3 activities: Community Zone – The charity work that the church carries out Bible Zone – They learnt about the Good Samaritan Music Zone […]
- Triumphant Triathletes
Today triathletes from Pontlliw absolutely smashed the race course today.
- Bont’s Best Books Cluster Event
Some of the children from Years 1-6 enjoyed representing their classes today in this year’s Bont’s Best Books afternoon in Pontarddulais Comprehensive School. They spoke confidently about the winning books in their classes, and enjoyed presenting some of the work they had done based on the books. Thank you to our class representatives, and a […]
- Enterprising Entrepreneurs
Congratulation to our young entrepreneur pupils who sold their products at Castle Gardens in Swansea on Friday 14th June. Collectively they raised over £200 profit. Absolutely outstanding girls, you did Pontlliw proud.
- Drone Club 🚁
We had our first drone club this afternoon and it was awesome! Children from across KS2 enjoyed flying the drones around the yard and even racing each other’s drones across the playground. The children loved interacting with the machines and the technology that controls them. Next week they will learn how to code them and […]
- Growing Up
Thank you to our school nurse who visited Year 6 today to discuss the changes to our body as we grow.
- Dylan Thomas Creative Arts Award.
We are very proud of our extremely creative pupil who won the overall award out of 800 entries.
- Bont Buddies
Thank you to Pontardullais Primary Year 10’s for visiting us to discuss the routines and to answer the questions our pupils had about their big move to their Secondary education.
- Enterprising Event
All year, Year 6 were presented with an enterprise project. This project has provided them with opportunities to develop their Literacy,Numeracy, Digital and Creative skills. They have been researching, writing letters to companies for advice, trailing products in school, collecting popularity data and analysing results, making, designing, advertising, presenting and finally selling. Thank you to […]
- Crucial Crew Training
Year 6 have had an amazing day at the Territorial Army Training Center. They have had workshops with the Police, Road Safety, The Army, Lifeboat, Food Standards Agency, PCSO and The Fire Service.
- Healthy Heroes Workshop
Earlier this week, the Healthy Heroes took part in a variety of workshops aimed at highlighting local and global issues. They took part in a variety of team games which encouraged leadership and problem solving skills. They finished by creating an action plan designed to enable us to make a positive impact in our community. […]
- Healthy Heroes fitness fun
The Healthy Heroes pupil voice group had the opportunity to take part in a range of different sporting activities, such as curling and pool…
- Ser Yr Wythnos
Congratulations to our stars this week!
- Tour de Pontlliw
This morning Year 6 cycled 10 miles around the school yard as part of their Tour de France topic. Pupils refuelled with water and orange segments. Pupils also had the opportunity to code the drones to follow the cycle journey of the riders.
- Healthy Kebabs
As we are looking at promoting a healthy diet, linked to the diet of a Tour de France rider, we also linked instructional writing to our lesson today. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed choosing their fruit and writing their instructions.
- Art Project Finale
Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed their Monet art project. today we added our final touches to Claude Monet’s ‘Water Lilies’ painting. Pupils have researched Monet’s paintings, made observational drawings, copied an inspirational artist and created a piece of art work using a variety of 2D and 3D techniques. I’m sure that you’ll agree that their […]