Year 6

“Always remember. You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”

Parents’ Evenings

Parent meetings will be held on 20th and 21st March. If you wish to make an appointment to discuss your child’s progress please use the form below. Please make one booking per pupil only. Parents who require two appointments should contact the school secretary. Duplicate appointments will be deleted.

 

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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!

Class Topics

Autumn term – Doodlebugs and Dictators
Trip – Borfa House
Art Project – Bells of Santiago culminating in a performance at the National Waterfront Museum

Spring term – Lights, Camera, Action!
Trip – TBC

Summer term – Flight (Transition project)
Trip – TBC

Working Together

  • 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!

Homework

  • 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.

Reading

  • 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.

Writing

  • 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

Mathematics

  • 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

Bilingualism

  • 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)

Other information

  • 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

and finally…

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.

Weekly Timetable

What's been happening in Year 6?
  • A celebration 🎉 with friends

    After an emotional leavers assembly, Year 6 celebrated their efforts with a trip to the local shop to buy treats and quality time spent with friends at the park. It’s been quite a phenomenal year! We are going to miss your children so much.

  • National Award Winners 🏆 💻 📱

    A massive congratulations to all the children involved in our ESafety Factor project show before Easter. We can now reveal that we have won the UK Community Education Award for Internet Security!! The children beat off 344 other schools across the UK. Yesterday, the Leader of Learning from ERW came to present the certificate and […]

  • Sports Day 2018 – Video

    We hope you enjoyed the Sports Day yesterday. The children had lots of fun and performed really well. Below is a link to a highlight video of the day including both Infant and Junior races. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks Mr Stonham https://www.j2e.com/pontlliw-primary-school1/MatthewStonham/Pontlliw+Sports+Day+2018.mp4/

  • Race for Life!🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼

    What a brilliant morning we had today. The whole school took part in our Race for Life, lots remembering cherished family members, as well as those that that beaten the illness. The children did themselves proud. A big thank you to Owen from Crossfit, those who came to support and Mrs Evans for organising! Enjoy […]

  • Oakwood 🎢🙌🏼😃

    Year 5 and 6 had an awesome day yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed their time at Oakwood! Each group got to go on all the rides they wanted and everyone left very happy and very tired after an action packed day!

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau to our ⭐️ this week.

  • Enterprising Engineers

    Year 6 pupils took part in a STEM challenge and stepped into the shoes of an engineer for the day. Pupils had the challenge to get the lighthouse keeper out of his lighthouse in a storm by designing and making a carrier with a light that can be seen in the dark. They then had […]

  • Terrific Triathletes

    Our sporty Year 5 and 6 pupils had a wonderful morning at Penlan Triathlon this morning where they competed in a fun swim, bike and run experience.

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau to our 🌟 this week.

  • Discussing Changes

    This morning Year 6 were visited by Pontardullais School 👩‍⚕️ Nurse. The nurse discussed changes to their bodies as they grow.

  • Staying Safe 👮‍♂️

    Thank you to PC Parry for sharing advice on keeping us safe in our environment as we grow up. We discussed the importance of making the right decisions and choices and to resist peer pressure.

  • Enterprise Troopers Regional Final

    A huge congratulations to the Year 6 enterprise club ‘Attitude’ who got through to the regional finals held today in Blaenavon. Throughout the day Joe, Poppy and Carys got the opportunity to speak to a number of judges about their work and take part in some exciting workshops. The judges were really impressed with all […]

  • Entrepreneur at Castle Gardens.

    Come on down to Castle Garden today to support our Entrepenure finalists. They have a stall near MacDonalds, along with 28 other Primary Schools in Swansea and are awaiting your custom.

  • Gwasanaeth Criw Cymraeg🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

    Diolch yn fawr to our Criw Cymraeg for leading assembly today for KS2. They played a welsh version of “Take Me Out” where contestants had to impress with their welsh answers to earn a date at the end of the game. Da iawn pawb!

  • Bont Buddies

    This morning year 6 pupils were paid a visit by year 10 Pontardullais Comprehensive to share information in preparation for transition to comp.

  • Llongyfrachiadau

    Congratulations to our Road Safety Team of 2018. They came 6th and did us proud.

  • Snakes and Ladders

    As a rich task this week pupils were given the challenge to play a variety of board games, collect data on favourite board games and analyse the date once they’d drawn their bar graphs and created graphs on HWB. Pupils then drew their own snakes and ladders on the yard and played the ganes with […]

  • Road Safety Finalists

    Good Luck to our Road Safety Team who are competing today at Llantrisant Fire Safety Headquarters, representing Swansea in an all Wales Competition.

  • Pupil Voice Forum

    Some of our School Council representatives recently attended a pupil voice forum at Cefn Hengoed Comprehensive School. The children had the opportunity to meet with pupils from other schools in Swansea, as well as representatives from various different organisations. The children listened to a variety of presentations and also had the chance to give their […]

  • Criw Cymraeg

    Tonight our Criw Cymraeg presented to our Governors regarding our progress to date for our Siarter Iaith. Diolch, Gaithersburg Gwych.

  • Darllen Gyda Ffrind

    This afternoon Blwyddyn 6 worked with Blwyddyn 3 to develop their Welsh reading and conversational skills. Da iawn plant. Gwaith Gwych.

  • Rugby Club 🏉

    We have recently started a Year 5/6 rugby club! In just our second session together, we introduced tackling and played our first contact game against each other! The children enjoyed the session and can’t wait for next Tuesday to work on our skills again.

  • Crazy Kahooters

    This morning Year 6 were in for a treat…4 new teachers! Our digital leaders taught the rest of the class to take part in an online quiz called Kahoot. Pupils competed against each other and also wrote their own quiz for others to answer. Why don’t you test their knowledge against yourselves at home?

  • Siarter Iaith Competition

    A chance to win a family holiday 30 businesses across three Welsh towns – Pwllheli, Swansea and Cowbridge – have placed a sticker featuring the Siarter Iaith mascots, Seren a Sbarc, in their windows. From Monday 30th April until Monday 7th May, we are asking primary school children and their families to seek out these […]

  • Cool Cricketers!

    HOWZAT! This morning Cricket Wales paid us a visit to advertise their clubs at local venues to develop cricket skills, team work and knowledge of Health and well-being.