Welcome letter Year 6 2018-2019
Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils,
Welcome to Year 6, I hope that you have all had a restful and enjoyable Summer and that this will be the start of an amazing year for all of the children as they embark on their final year in Oystermouth. I have tried to put as much information below as I can. Inevitably I will forget something so please don’t hesitate to come and see me or get in touch.
On Wednesday 12th September I shall be giving 2 short presentations at 3.45 and again at 6.00 for parents and children to give some information about the year ahead and answer any questions that you might have. Everyone is welcome. However here are details of the day to day nitty gritty!
Uniform: Please ensure that correct uniform is worn and that all clothing is named. We will be having a blitz on lost property as we had so many jumpers left over in the summer.
Trainers will need to be brought every day as we shall be running each morning before lessons. Please ensure that your child brings school shoes to change into. (If not, the smell is beyond imagining!)
Gym: Monday afternoon. All children will need:
Shorts: navy, black or white
T-shirt: white (plain with no collar or buttons)
Trainers: We will be doing some longer distance running training
Games: Wednesday afternoon. We
shorts and t-shirt as above, and trainers. Sweat shirt and joggers may also be worn in cold weather
We will be doing some running in the park and possibly some training involving togs. I will let you know details as soon as I have them.
Fruit from the school tuck shop costs 30p per day. Children may pay for the week in advance if they wish.
Water: children may bring in a named bottle of water to keep in class
Film club is for Year 6 pupils and runs from 5.00 to 6.30 on the following dates:
Wednesday 3rd October
Wednesday 7th November
Wednesday 5th December
A drink and biscuits will be provided. We select films from Into Film Cymru and a consent letter is attached. All of the films have been vetted and approved by Into film and the majority will be a U certificate. Occasionally we will show a PG certificate film if appropriate. We don’t advertise the name of the film but they are not usually blockbusters and often have a cultural, environmental or literary element. If you have any questions please pop in to see me.
I hope that our class mascot will be up and running within the next 2 weeks. Please encourage your child to write a short account of an activity or diary entry on the sheets provided. Thater are language support sheets in the pack and I am keen for the children to use the patterns that they are familiar with. PLEASE do not let them use Google translate as it never uses the school formats.
Stationery: Pupils may bring in a pencil case to keep in their tray. Although felt pens and pencils are fine, please don’t send in gel pens or Sharpies as they go through the paper and spoil any writing on the reverse. I will supply handwriting pens and normal pencils.
Bank: One of our first tasks will be to set up a class bank. The children will manage the bank themselves and any money saved may be withdrawn either at Christmas or in July. More details to follow soon.
Visits: Because of the high cost of the residential visit to Brecon in the Spring I am endeavouring to keep the cost of visits this term to a minimum. At present we have this visit in the pipeline:
Topics: Please refer to the topic web, or come in to see me for more details. In conjunction with our work with Theatr na nOg we will be investigating life in Wales during the First World War and the experiences of the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Mametz Wood . In science we will be starting with an investigation into insulation before investigating Earth and Space. In literacy, we will start with writing our Personal Profile before working on an Into film Project.
If you would like to help out either on a visit or in class then please let me know. If you have a query or problem then please don’t hesitate to get in touch either before or after school or by e-mail:
With Best Wishes
Maths Mastery films:
Place Value 2
Multiply by 10 and 100
Long Multiplication 1
Long Multiplication 2
Long Multiplication 3