Class 6: Ms Griffin
Introducing Class 6 teacher 2021
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Posts is where we can chat, share work-related discussions.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Goodbye for now,
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.
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.
The password for entering the class next week is:
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.
Practising our role plays - Catch A Lot.
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.
I hope that you all have a well-deserved rest during the week off and that you and your families remain safe and healthy.
Enjoying the last day before Half Term
Flower dissection in Science
Don’t forget to check Teams for homework and links for Math support.
Learning about the job of an engineer - An Assembly by Renishaw
Black History Month
An inspirational message from Dan De’Ath
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!
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.
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:
- ____ ____ 9,123 9,223 _____
- ____ 74,986 74,996 ____ _____
- 9,781 9,881 9,981 ____ _____
- 99,745 99,845 99,945 _____ ____
- 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,
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.