Croeso i Blwyddyn 6!
This is the Year 6 section to our website! Here you will find lots of important information about what's going on in Year 6 this term. As we go through the current academic year, we will be displaying some of our fantastic work, as well as photos of the fun activities and school trips we've been on.
General Y6 information
Y6 is an extremely important year group, in order to prepare pupils for life in comprehensive school. Attendance is extremely important, as even missing just one day will mean missing a great deal with work. We would be grateful for your support in ensuring the highest attendance possible.
We are extremely lucky to have 1 iPad for each pupil in Year 6, to enhance the learning of our pupils. Pupils will be using iPads for research, as well as a range of apps such as Book Creator, IMovie, Popplet, etc. Pupils will also be able to use the internet to access their school reading eggs, Active Learn and Times Tables Rockstars accounts. IPad screen time is monitored to ensure the health of our pupils.
Weekly spelling words are given to the pupils every Friday, in preparation for a spelling test the following Friday. Pupils are expected to learn these words and complete one homework task weekly from a list at the front of their homework books. These tasks can be completed in any order and pupils will be rewarded with house points for completion. Every Monday there is a homework club at lunchtime in the ICT suite, for pupils to wish to complete tasks in school using our school ICT facilities. Any additional practice of times tables at home would be fantastic - all pupils have been given their login details for their Active Learn and Times Tables Rockstars accounts. Please see your class teacher if you need these details.
Our pupils are reading continuously in class in their lessons, but also during a weekly guided reading session and weekly individual reading with the class teaching assistant. Reading at home with your child will not only improve their skills, but also sends a positive message that reading is an essential skill for life. Pupils can also access their Reading eggs accounts at home to practise their reading skills. Every 3 weeks pupils will be attending the local library to return and loan new books. This is a superb service which pupils can also use outside of school.
Y6 pupils have PE weekly on a Tuesday - Mrs Oram's class are currently swimming in the National Pool, while Mrs Brodrick's class are completing PE lessons in school (To swap around after Christmas) It is extremely important that pupils are correctly equipped for their lessons with correct clothing, footwear and no jewellery being worn. PE is a part of the National Curriculum, just as important as all other subjects, so all pupils are expected to participate.
Our topic this term is 'Keeping Healthy'. We will be learning about healthy /unhealthy diets, smoking, drugs and alcohol and the functions of the major human organs. During our Science investigations we will be investigating our pulse, as well as participating in practical lessons in Dylan Thomas. In DT we will be making healthy smoothies and in Art, we will be replicating the painting styles of the Welsh artist Kyffin Williams.
Look at some of the wonderful work we have already completed!
Autumn Term - Trips & visits
Dylan Thomas Theatre/Swansea Museum (September 2018)
This year will be 100 years since the end of WWI. To mark this occasion, Year 6 visited the Dylan Thomas Theatre to watch a production by Theatre Na'Nog called "The White Feather". The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the follow-up activities in Swansea Museum in the afternoon.
Autumn Term - Dylan Thomas Transition
Pupils have been enjoying many different transition projects with Dylan Thomas this year. Head of Year 7, Mrs Thomas, has been visiting the school weekly to complete story writing lessons. We have also been visiting Dylan Thomas' Science department fortnightly to complete practical lessons, enjoying a range of topics. We have also been invited to watch their production of 'Aladdin' and enjoyed a transition day completing baking, music, etc.
Autumn Term - Freaky Friday activities
This year, we have replaced our usual golden time with a new program called "Freaky Friday" where the pupils have the opportunity to plan in advance, the activities they would like to complete. It still takes place every Friday afternoon and is a behaviour incentive. The pupils have planned some fantastic activities, from pumpkin carving, to nail painting to Townhill's got talent!
Spring Term - Egypt Centre trip
Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed learning about ancient Egypt this term. We have visited the Egypt Centre to learn about mummification, Gods and Goddesses and even completed some Egyptian Maths! Some pupils even enjoyed it so much they visited the centre for a weekend workshop.
Spring Term - Cardiff Devils match
After visiting the Ice Arena Wales in December to watch the Cardiff Devils train, the Y6's were desperate to watch an actual game. Over February half-term the pupils went up to watch Cardiff Devils v Glasgow Clan - thank goodness they won!
Summer Term - Rhossili Residential
With only a few months left in Townhill Community School, it was time to have a last holiday together! We had the most amazing time, with beautiful weather - memories for years to come!