Dosbarth Oren (Y5/6)
Croeso i'r Dosbarth Oren (Y5/6)
Welcome to Year 5 and 6, taught by MissThompson, Miss Francis, Miss Jones and Mrs Williams.
Miss Mcdonald will cover PPA fortnightly on a Wednesday.
This term (Spring 2 2023) our topic is 'Sustainability'.
We will be thinking about what it means to be sustainable and how we can be ethical and informed citizens of the world. As part of this topic we will be investigating materials through scientific investigation and thinking about how we can live, work and travel more sustainably in the future.
Year 6 School day:
Starts: at 8:45am - doors open at 8:35am
Please enter and leave through the KS2 side door and use the back stairs!
Don't forget to bring a healthy snack for breaktime in case you feel peckish. Bring a labelled water bottle/drinks container every day, but NO fizzy drinks please.
PE days: Remember to wear your PE kit, including trainers, into school on Thursdays.
Reading/Homework: You should try and read at home every day. There is also a homework grid for our current topic which has a wide range of activities that you can complete at home. Your reading book is an online Giglets eBook which you have the password for. Any problems, just ask.
Topic Overviews for Parents
Conflict: This unit is all about different types of conflict, such as war and violence, and how they affect people's lives. Your child will learn about the causes and consequences of conflict and explore strategies for resolving conflicts peacefully. They will also have the opportunity to develop empathy and understanding for people who have experienced conflict firsthand. Throughout the unit, your child will be encouraged to think critically about issues related to conflict and develop their own ideas about how we can create a more peaceful world.
Design, Create and Evaluate: In this exciting topic, your child will have the opportunity to design, create, and evaluate their own board game! They will learn about the different elements of a successful board game, including the theme, gameplay, and rules. They will also explore the importance of collaboration and communication in the game design process.
Throughout the topic, your child will be encouraged to think creatively and develop their problem-solving skills as they work to create a unique and engaging board game. They will have the opportunity to experiment with different game mechanics, materials, and design elements, and to receive feedback from their peers and teachers.
Once their game is complete, your child will have the opportunity to evaluate its success, considering factors such as its level of challenge, replay value, and appeal to different audiences. They will also have the chance to showcase their games to their classmates and celebrate their achievements.
Sustainability: The sustainability unit is all about using resources in a way that meets our needs without harming the planet. Your child will learn about ways to reduce waste and pollution, as well as ways to conserve natural resources like water and energy. They will also explore the concept of sustainable living and learn how they can make a positive impact on the environment through their own actions. Throughout the unit, your child will be encouraged to think critically about issues related to sustainability and develop their own ideas about how we can create a more sustainable world. Pupils will design and create their own Eco-car!!
Legacy: The legacy unit is all about exploring the lasting impact of historical events and people. Your child will learn about the legacy of figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact that World War II had on the world. They will explore how these legacies continue to shape our world today and how we can learn from the past to create a better future. Throughout the unit, your child will be encouraged to think critically about issues related to legacy and develop their own ideas about how we can create a more just and equitable world.
Overall, these units provide a rich and engaging learning experience for your child, helping them to develop their critical thinking, empathy, and understanding of complex issues related to conflict, designing, creating and evaluating, sustainability, and legacy. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher for more information.