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Dosbarth Derw

 Croeso i Dosbarth Derw 


Welcome to Year 6 at Oaklands Primary School.  


We will be taking part in the Shakespeare for Schools project and performing Macbeth, going on a residential, welcoming visitors, taking class trips and generally working hard and and having lots of fun during our last year at primary school. 


As year 6 pupils we will be striving to set an excellent example to the rest of the school community by being amazing ambassadors for our school, being trustworthy, respectful and caring.  



Important information



Reading books should be returned on Monday each week. 



Dinner Money is £2.50 per day or £12.50 a week. Could your child please bring their money in an envelope, clearly marked with their name. Thank you.



The children will continue to have recorder lessons. Your child may bring a recorder and keep it in school.  Please can you make sure that the recorder is marked with your child's name.  



P.E. - Please could you ensure that your child brings a suitable P.E. Kit to school (shorts, t-shirt and a pair of trainers in a bag). Also, all jewellery should be removed for this sessions.  Thank you


Homework- will be given out on a Friday and is to be returned the following Friday. You are more than welcome to sit with your child and help them/discuss their homework. For more information, see the homework letter inside the front cover of your child's homework book. 


Spelling Test - The children will be given a spelling list on a Friday to learn at home (based on a spelling 'sound' that we will be working on in class the following week). They will be tested on the sound the following Friday.


Times Tables Test - The children will be working on a different table each week and they will be tested on that particular table on a Friday. Could you please encourage your child to learn all of their multiplication tables. 




A piece of fruit from the tuck trolley costs 20p-30p          



This term we will be working on our performance of Macbeth and this will include character studies, playscript writing and biographical research and writing.  We will also be working on news reports and interviews linked with our topic. We will continue to work on our reading comprehension skills during group guided reading sessions, spelling and handwriting. 




This term we will be focusing on: All areas of number: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, working with decimals, co-ordinates and geometry. Alongside this, the children will carry out a problem solving activity every fortnight and continue with their weekly CLIC sessions and Big Maths tests.  There will be a times table test every Friday.



Active Learn

The children have been given usernames and passwords for their account on the active learn website. It is a great resource that helps them to revise and practice their maths skills that have been taught in class.

The aim is that they play different Maths games and earn themselves rewards. The games will be differentiated and set at your child's level. Could you please encourage your child to play these games on a regular basis.

If any of the children have trouble in logging on, then please let me know. Any child who does not have access to the internet at home, will be more than welcome to use the school computers.



Our Science topic this term is Materials. We will be looking at various materials, natural and man-made, the properties and uses of different materials and their impact on the environment.  


We will carry out investigations and will be encouraging the children to become more independent when planning and carrying out their experiments.