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Welcome To Year 6

In Year 6 we do a variety of interesting topics such as The Blitz, Gallery and Potions. We have already been on one amazing trip to RAF Hendon to learn about the Blitz, it was very interesting. We are looking forward to other trips throughout the year. In Year 6 you are given responsibilities and you become a prefect looking after classes during wet play, helping the teachers in the classroom, helping in assembly and being a buddy on the playground. Before we receive our prefect badge we will have an interview with Mrs Vaughan our headteacher. You can be on the School Council and the Ethos Committee to represent the pupil voice in lots of ways.

This term we have been very busy in Maths learning about decimals, the four operations and number problems. If we get onto the challenge work we can do this in black pen! We play lots of quick mental arithmetic games to warm us up for maths for example Club 24, Countdown and Ken Ken. In English we wrote scripts for a news bulletin about Wales and the Blitz and then we recorded them using the iPad, it was really good. In Science we have begun to investigate sound that was really interesting and we are looking forward to doing more investigations on different science topics. In PE we have begun cross country, we do this every fortnight with the help and support of Nic Phillips. We run 1.6 miles and have to try to improve our time. We get very muddy! And this term we are going to a cross country championship race in Penarth. In I.T we are learning about staying safe online and we have used different programmes to create work. 

We have had an Expressive Arts day painting scenes of the Blitz and creating sound waves using art straws that was great fun. In RE we have been thinking about Christian Values and created a questionnaire for the school to find about pupil’s beliefs and values. In Welsh we are learning about ‘Gwyliau – Holidays’ developing our conversational, reading and writing skills and playing lots of games like Budge and Zap. Learning about the Blitz is really interesting and we are looking forward to meeting a former evacuee and interviewing him and celebrating VE day and dressing up as a person from the Second World War. It is very busy in Year 6 and we are looking forward to the next few weeks.

Written by Yolay Rees McPherson and Ben Browne.

Pendoylan CIWPS