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Class 6: Ms Griffin

Summer Term 2021

Welcome back Class 6!

It’s so lovely to have you back in school - all safe and well and ready to complete the last term of Year 6.

Yes! You've made it! Here you are… you’ve reached your last term in Ysgol Gynradd Creigiau! Where did all those years go??

To celebrate reaching this mile stone, our themes this term are ‘A Changing World’ and 'Mighty Mountains'. These themes will prepare you for the changes you will be facing in the following months as you move forwards to your new school. We will be reflecting on memories, knowledge, and skills gained throughout your time in primary school. We will be learning about  current changes in the world such as Climate Change as well as learning about the major mountains of Wales, UK, Europe and the world.

It’s a very exciting time for you and everyone here at Ysgol Gynradd Creigiau are looking forward to celebrate with you.

Thank you, for your hard work and thank you parents for your on-going support.

Ms. Griffin.

Overview of activities for Summer Term 2021

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

Happy New Year to you all!

 

I hope that you are all safe, well and had a relaxing Christmas with your families. I know that we are all filled with great expectations for better times ahead as we move on to 2021.

For this week, we will be continuing with our 'Home School' with one live lesson every morning at 9:15a.m. and one 'check in' session for questions at 12:30p.m. During the morning lesson, I go over all the assignments that have been set, through Teams, for that day. You all know that I am available for you at any time from 9:00a.m. through to 3:30p.m. to help you along the way.

I take a register every morning during our first call at 9.15a.m. and keep a record of all activities handed in. It is very important that you respond to marking, feedback and complete corrections when asked to do so. The live lessons are recorded and placed on the correct channel (Home School 5th January) and the daily PowerPoint is also on Teams for you to refer to at any time.

All pupils are expected to engage fully with the Home School lessons. If there is a particular problem and you are not able to attend the live lessons or access the work then please contact me through email.

 

I look forward to seeing you all bright and early tomorrow morning.

Ms. Griffin.

Happy Christmas to all of Class 6 and your families.

 

Thank you, Class 6, for your enthusiastic efforts with 'Home School' this week. Personally, my favourite day has been 'bring your pet to school day' and 'Christmas joke day! I loved seeing your gorgeous pets, even piggy and the sheep! Thank you for sharing your Christmas plans on 'notes' - you all have exciting times ahead with movies, games and enjoying some tasty food! I hope that you all have a relaxing time and keep safe. See you all soon!

 

 

11th December

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents for the lovely gifts that I received today and the kind messages - I have been extremely spoiled.

 

Thank you, parents, for sending your children in looking cosy and festive today - they did try to keep clean! 

Thank you, all pupils of Class 6, I am very proud of your efforts to record a festive message for your families to enjoy - you did a brilliant job!

Consequently, you are all very deserving Pupils of the Week - Congratulations to each and every one of you!

I am working (along with the help of a friend - Miss Rainford) to put the poem, photos, and Christmas messages into one movie. I hope to post this movie to Teams Sunday or Monday. 

 

I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing such a variety of interesting presentations this week - unusual sports, wildlife, surfing, and Christmas to name a few. There are four left for us to enjoy on Monday. You have all worked hard to make the suggested improvements from the previous presentations and I commend you all for taking on board the advice that I gave you to make progress.

 

If you are not returning to school next week, I will speak with you via Teams on Monday and then we will all have Teams meetings on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for our Online learning. More information about this will follow shortly.

 

Have a lovely weekend and keep safe.

Ms. Griffin.

Hello Class 6 pupils and parents / carers.

 

We will now be working online and on Teams from Wednesday 16th until Friday 18th December. I wanted to give you all a brief overview of what to expect and how the days will be arranged.

 

Live Teams Sessions

Session 1:

Each day, there will be a meeting on Teams starting at 09.15 am. The whole class will be expected to attend this meeting daily. During this meeting, I will check in briefly with everybody, go through the day’s work, and answer any questions.

 

Session 2:

There will then be another session on Teams at 12.30 pm.

This will be another opportunity to discuss the day’s work or clarify anything you are unsure of. I will be able to answer any questions you may have.

 

Session 1: You must all attend each day.

Session 2: Daily, if you wish.

 

Rules for Teams

When you join the meetings, please ensure that your microphone is switched off. The camera may be on. With everyone’s microphones on at the same time, we will encounter lots of background noise and this may cause a few problems.

You may use the hand option to raise your hand if you have a question.

All live sessions on Teams will be recorded and stored in the Teams folder. Only our Team will be able to access these meetings.

 

Work

The PowerPoint with the daily work will be shown in your Channels.

By clicking on the Channel you will see Posts and Files at the top.

 

Posts:

The Posts is where we can chat, share work-related discussions.

 

Files:

The Files is where you will be able to view the PowerPoints. You should be able to download and save a copy to be able to work on. Remember to save a copy.

 

The best place to access your work is to click on the Assignments tab on the left of the Teams screen. You can then open the daily PowerPoint and work on the activities. You can also do your work by hand rather than on the computer and just upload a photo of it if this is easier.

 

Email

Pupils and parents / carers, please feel free to email me with any questions or support regarding the work and I will do my best to help you.  griffins10@hwbcymru.net

 

This is a different way of learning for us all, but I’m sure we will all do our best. I will see you all every day and I am always at the end of an email.

 

Keep safe,

Goodbye for now,

Ms. Griffin.

Christmas poem 

Due to the number of children who have mentioned that they may not be in school next week, I have made the decision to record the poem on Friday 11th December. I am sorry to change the original plans in order to include as many pupils as possible in the recording.

Class 6 update.

I hope that you all got home safely and you are all okay? Mrs. Kirkman will contact us over the weekend and if we are unable to return on Monday, I will contact you all on Teams. In the meantime, take care and try to relax.

                                Christmas fun.

We will be recording our short Christmas performance on Monday 14th December so pupils can wear their pyjamas to school. It will be our Class Christmas party during the afternoon of Tuesday 15th December and pupils can wear their own 'Christmas' clothes to school for this special day too.

27th November 2020

Congratulations to our Pupil of the Week – Olafur Wood, for putting excellent effort into all of his work. Congratulations to Libby for achieving 72/72 in the Big Maths Test and Evie and Oliver both had 90/90 in a mixed multiplication test. Wonderful progress for the whole class again this week, well done and thank you for your determination to improve week on week.

Homework

  • Please check the Maths assignments that have been returned to you to see if you have corrections to complete.
  • Learn your part for the Class 6 Christmas performance.
  • Prepare your presentations for the week beginning 7th December.

 

Thank you for your hard work Class 6.

Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Ms. Griffin.

 

20th November 2020

Congratulations to our Pupil of the Week – Miel Lumber. Thank you for your conscientious approach towards all of your work. Congratulations to Iolo Parry for achieving 72/72 in the Big Maths Test this week. Each and every one of you should be proud of the progress you are making every week in both of these difficult tests – well done and thank you for your determination to improve week on week.

 

You have listened carefully to a range of information relating to bullying this week. Don’t forget some of the key messages – everyone is special, celebrate differences, don’t be a bystander, talk to someone, put yourself in their shoes, saying something nice can bring a smile, and you ALL have a part to play to unite against bullying. Next week we will be continuing with the theme of ‘you are all special’ during our wellbeing sessions and we also have a workshop arranged on electrical safety.

Homework

  • Some of you have a Maths assignment to develop greater accuracy with long multiplication.
  • Please check the Maths assignments that have been returned to you to see if you have corrections to complete.
  • Everyone has a reading comprehension.
  • Start to learn your part for the Class 6 Christmas performance.

The password for entering the class next week is:

28 ÷ 7, 42 ÷ 7, 49 ÷ 7, 56 ÷ 7, 63 ÷ 7

Thank you for your hard work Class 6.

Have a lovely weekend.

Ms. Griffin.

 

Congratulations to Alex, who has been selected as a winner for the Wales region in a national STEM competition ‘If you were an engineer what would you do?’  Seren, was selected as Judges’ Highly Commended and they were also impressed with Osian’s work. All of their work was showcased in a virtual exhibition.

Congratulations!

13th November 2020

 

Congratulations to our Pupil of the Week – Evie Davies. Thank you for working hard to complete an excellent standard of work.

 

Brilliant work this week performing your role plays – a great use of imagination. This was a fun way to develop your Literacy skills and it helps to improve the quality of your writing too. You all participated sensibly in the workshop with PC Jane discussing the dangers of drugs and some of you went on a walk with Aled as part of the ‘Safer Pedestrian Scheme’ – the rest of you will complete this activity in a few weeks. During our wellbeing sessions, the clips by Joe Wicks for Children in Need on ‘5 Ways to Thrive’ have been really inspiring.

Homework

  • Everyone has a Mathematics assignment on Teams to complete.
  • Don’t forget the Maths Channels on Teams if you want to go over a particular area of Maths again or carry out some extra work for the Clic Test.
  • Instructions for the next presentation are on Teams.

 

The password for entering the class next week is:

24 ÷ 6, 42 ÷ 6, 54 ÷ 6, 36 ÷ 6, 48 ÷ 6

 

Thank you for your hard work Class 6.

Have a lovely weekend.

Ms. Griffin.

Practising our role plays - Catch A Lot.

6th November 2020

 

Congratulations to our three Pupils of the Week. Harry Jones completed an amazing piece of descriptive writing about a whale hunt, Jess Lock is always so positive and determined to do her absolute best in all of her work, and Calum has shown respect to all teachers and has therefore produced a high standard of work all week!  

 

I have had a wonderful week listening to 24 amazing presentations to Celebrate Black History Month – you should all be extremely proud of yourselves! Each presentation was different – I learnt so much! (I will add photos on Monday)

 

Next week, I am looking forward to seeing the role plays you have been working on – I have booked front seat at the theatre!

 

Don’t forget to look on Teams for homework. You are all doing a super job with this – mature and responsible.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Ms. Griffin.

 

23rd October 2020

 

Well, hasn’t the first half term gone by so quickly! You have all settled in very well and you always consider setting a good example towards others.

                                                                                                                                                            

Congratulations to our Pupils of the Week – Jacob and Will Cross-Davies. You are both putting 100% effort into all of your work in Class 6 – thank you for your positive attitudes towards your school work.

 

It has been wonderful to see you all enjoying the cycling this week. During our Science week, you have learnt a lot about the function of the different parts of a flowering plant and the life cycle of a flowering plant. It was really interesting to actually have a look at these parts with a magnifying glass.

 

I hope that you all have a well-deserved rest during the week off and that you and your families remain safe and healthy.

 

See you all soon.

Ms. Griffin.

Enjoying the last day before Half Term

Flower dissection in Science

Cycling fun

 

16th October 2020

Congratulations to our Pupil of the Week – Saifee. Thank you, Saifee, for settling in to Class 6 so quickly; you are such a conscientious young lady.

 

Next week, you will be having a wonderful time taking part in the Safer Cycling Scheme – so don’t forget your bikes, helmets, suitable shoes, comfortable joggers and a rain coat. You will all be extremely relieved to hear that we will be having a gentle P.E. lesson this week as you will be keeping active on your bikes too. I thought it would be nice to end this very busy term with a Science week, so we will be learning about the parts of a flowering plant and the life cycle of a flowering plant.

 

Don’t forget to check Teams for homework and links for Math support.

      

The password for entering the class next week in the mornings will either be the answer for 9x3, 9x4, 9x5, 9x6, 9x7, 9x8 or 9x9. Please ask an adult at home to test you every day to help you to learn these number facts.

 

See you all Monday.

Ms. Griffin.

 

9th October 2020

Congratulations to our Pupils of the Week – Amelie and Oscar. Thank you, Amelie, for being so kind and considerate towards others; such wonderful qualities to have. Oscar has completed a high standard of work in both Literacy and Numeracy – thank you for your hard work! A big congratulations to James for achieving 72/72 in the weekly Big Maths test – well done James! I am also really impressed with the rest of the class who improved on their weekly scores – a great example of perseverance!

 

 

As a class we will continue to discuss the importance of showing respect to our parents, teachers and our friends in the classroom. Our new value for next week is to be supportive.

 

Next week, in Literacy, we will be continuing with our planning and writing of persuasive letters to the Japanese Government asking them to stop whaling.

 

In Mathematics, we will be continuing to learn how to simplify fractions and find fractions of amounts – have a look on Teams for some links to help. I have attached a chart of fraction, decimal, percentage equivalences for you to learn off by heart. Everyone has homework for Mathematics – equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. Please look on Teams and select whether you would like to complete sheet A or sheet B for more of a challenge.

 

      

The password for entering the class next week in the mornings will either be the answer for 8x3, 8x4, 8x5, 8x6, 8x7, 8x8 or 8x9. Please ask an adult at home to test you every day to help you to learn these number facts.

 

See you all Monday.

Ms. Griffin.

Learning about the job of an engineer - An Assembly by Renishaw

Black History Month

An inspirational message from Dan De’Ath

Still image for this video

2nd October 2020

Congratulations to our Pupils of the Week, Josh and Cayden – thank you for showing such enthusiasm and determination towards your learning; you are both making fabulous progress already. A big congratulations to Oscar, Evie and Oliver who have all achieved 72/72 in our weekly Big Maths test – an amazing achievement so early on in the year.

 

So many of you have demonstrated the value of being friendly this week and it certainly lifts our spirits to hear our friends giving us compliments. Next week we will all be trying to spot those who show respect – such an important value to ensure everyone has the right to a good quality education.

 

This week, you have all attended a meeting on Teams and attached and handed in assignments. I will set all homework on Teams from now on, so please check this regularly. I do hope that we all remain healthy and able to learn in school as much as we possibly can – so don’t forget the hygiene rules to keep us all safe and well.

 

Next week, in Literacy, we will be planning and writing persuasive letters to the Japanese Government asking them to stop whaling.

 

In Mathematics, we will be moving on to revising fraction, decimal and percentage equivalences, fractions of a number, and long multiplication – have a look on Teams for some links to help refresh your memories. I have attached a chart of fraction, decimal, percentage equivalences for you to learn off by heart.

 

      

The password for entering the class next week in the mornings will either be the answer for 7x3, 7x4, 7x5, 7x6, 7x7, 7x8 or 7x9.

 

See you all Monday.

Ms. Griffin.

 

26th September 2020

Congratulations to our Pupil of the Week, Seren – thank you for working so hard and for always listening carefully.

 

I have seen many wonderful examples of ‘kindness’ this week and next week we will all be concentrating on being especially friendly.

 

Next week, we will be remembering how to multiply and divide by 10, 100, and 1,000. There are some links below to watch at home to refresh your memories.

 

The password for entering the class next week in the mornings will either be the answer for 6x3, 6x4, 6x5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x8, 6x9.

 

 

In English, you have all written complex sentences using our ‘Words of the Week’ - terrain and gargantuan. During the next couple of weeks our Literacy will focus around the discussion of ‘whaling’.

 

Next week, you will be completing your Christmas card design so have a think about some ideas over the weekend to help.

 

You have all worked hard to access and use Teams. Next week you will be learning how to join a meeting and submit assignments.

I have set a homework task about ‘whaling’ on Teams this week.

 

See you all Monday.

Ms. Griffin.

Class 6’s Sports Day fun.

18th September 2020

Congratulations to our two well-deserving Pupils of the Week – Dan Rowley and Austin Taylor.

This week we have been learning about decimal numbers – the decimal song on YouTube was a big hit!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxCXHQBUidU

Here are some of the more difficult questions from this week to practise at home –

 

 

1. Write down the number 3.86. Add 1/10 to it.

    Add 11 tenths to your new number.

    Add 9 hundredths to your new number.

 

2.  Write down the number 5.82. Add 1/10 to it.

      Add 11 hundredths to your new number.

      Add 9 thousandths to your new number.

      

The password for entering the class next week in the mornings will either be the answer for 9 x 8, 8 x 9, 8 x 7, 7 x 8, 7 x 6, 6 x 7.

 

If you are currently working on the Level 4 Clic Test and you would like to improve your score, I have attached a booklet to help with each area of Maths covered and a Level 4 Clic test.

 

In English, we have been writing complex sentences – using embedded clauses, openers, adjectives, and adverbs. I am very impressed with your sentences using our ‘Words of the Week’ - hostile and calamitous (calamity).

You have worked hard this week during Wellbeing sessions - considering what makes you happy and how you can try to make others happy. Next week our value of the week is showing kindness to others – try to get your name on our new ‘values’ tree! You have all been very sensible during our Mindfulness Meditation sessions following lunchtime – thank you!

Our fun sports session will be held on Tuesday and you can wear your own sports clothes to school.

Have a lovely weekend, I hear there are some lovely trips planned.

See you all Monday.

Ms. Griffin.

 

 

 

Class 6 Homework (Wb 07/09/20)

 Autumn Term Project.

As we look forward to celebrating Black History Month this October, I would like you to complete a short research project to present to the class. Once you have completed your project, practise presenting it to family in order to deliver it confidently to the class. Please complete this using the software provided through HWB as we can access these easily in school. This week, you have all successfully logged onto HWB and should have taken home your user name and password.

 

This week we have been revising Place Value. Everyone has worked so hard – well done! The area that proved a little trickier for some is - counting forwards and backwards in 10, 100, 1,000. For example:

  1. ____ ____   9,123   9,223   _____
  2. ____   74,986   74,996 ____ _____
  3. 9,781   9,881   9,981 ____ _____
  4. 99,745   99,845   99,945 _____   ____
  5. 77,432   78,432   _____   _____ _____

 

A thorough knowledge of multiplication facts is essential to confidently access all areas of Mathematics, so please could you continue to practise these regularly. The password for entering the class next week in the mornings will either be the answer for 6 x 6,

7 x 7, 8 x 8 or 9 x 9.

 

In English we have been improving openers (fronted adverbials). Can you remember some of the different ways of starting sentences?

 

If you are currently working on the Level 3 Clic Test and you would like to improve your score, I have attached a booklet to help with each area of Maths covered. I have also attached a Level 3 Clic Test and an example of the Big Maths Beat That Test to practise at home. Next week, I will attach some support for the Level 4 Clic Test.

 

You have all settled in brilliantly; I am particularly impressed that you all try your best. A great start to Year 6! Have a lovely weekend.

Diolch yn fawr iawn,

Ms. Griffin.

Welcome to Class 6!

 

I hope that you have enjoyed your first few days in Year 6. There are twenty-four pupils in Class 6 this year as we welcome a new pupil to the class. It is wonderful to see your enthusiasm to face the excitement and challenges of your last year of Primary School. There are high expectations of all pupils in Year 6 and you are expected to set a good example to others at all times. 

 

You are all starting to adapt to the new routines and the new ‘normal’ within the school – well done! We all remain positive to return to more collaborative and creative learning before the end of the school year.

 

  • We will be having outdoor P.E. every Tuesday morning, so don’t forget to wear trainers and joggers to school along with your school top and jumper.
  • The main focus of learning will be on Literacy and Numeracy in order to catch up on learning missed in preparation for moving onto High School.
  • We will also integrate our Literacy into Health and Well-being and theme related tasks. Our theme this term is ‘Wild Woods and Nature’s Miracles’.
  • You have all picked a book to read in school during our daily reading sessions. It is important that you are able to sit and concentrate on reading for longer periods of time, so please do continue to read at home every evening and during weekends. Reading and understanding a variety of genres is an essential skill required to access the full curriculum successfully when you move on to Year 7.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

Ms. Griffin.

 

 

Overview of activities for the Autumn Term

Email: Miss Griffin

Curriculum Information - for your information

 
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