Friday, 4th December 2020

Croeso nol

This week has been all about Science and Christmas.

We have practised really hard for our Christmas DVD recording and on Tuesday it was show time! We sang two songs and performed the nativity through verse. Everyone who saw the recording was blown away by our performances. The DVD is a MUST BUY!

In Science we have carried on our work on reversible and irreversible changes. We carried out a burning investigation which was lots of fun and Mr Hazel still has his eyebrows (which is a bonus!) We have learnt about the fire triangle and are going to do another investigation next week.

In maths we have continued our work on long multiplication. Although it’s tricky some of us love it!

Same time next week 🙂

Year 6

 

Friday 27th November 2020

Shwmae Pawb 🙂

This week Christmas really has come early in Year 6! We have been practising like worker ants to get ready for next weeks big DVD recording session. We all have a verse to read during the performance and sing two songs: one traditional Christmas song and a surprise Christmas pop classic! We are very excited about it!

Along side that we have started our Science investigation. We are studying states of matter and reversible and irreversible changes. It’s very interesting and next week we get to melt, burn, cook and freeze things. It’s going to be awesome.

In English we have started to innovate our stories based on Cobbler and the Dragon. While in Maths we are smashing short and long multiplication.

Today nearly all of us are wearing something pink (or a bright colour) in support of Breast Cancer awareness. Thank you for your support.

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to updating you this time next week.

Hwyl Fawr

Bwyddyn 6

 

Friday 13th November 2020

Happy Friday 13th

This week has been another excellent but very busy week. We’ve recorded a very special assembly for Armistice day and shared it with the rest of the school and parents through Hwb. If you haven’t seen it check it out in the shared files on J2E. Mr Hazel said we were amazing and he is the proudest teacher in Wales!

We have also been story mapping our narrative story ‘Cobbler and the Dragon’ in English this week as well as subtracting decimals and working on our topic based missions. We love working on missions and are becoming more and more independent in our learning. We are so amazing some of the other teachers are coming to watch us next week. Mr Hazel is the proudest teacher in Britain!

Today is Children In Need day. We all look amazing in our non-uniform gear and have had some fun with our activities. We also had a very interesting Teams Q&A session with Mr Jeremy Miles MS this morning. We grilled him on issues such as Covid-19, education, healthcare,  environment and global politics. It lasted an hour and Mr Hazel was the proudest teacher in Europe!

Check out our blog this time next week when we aim to make Mr Hazel the proudest teacher in the Solar System!

Hwyl fawr Pawb

Friday, 16th October 2020

Hello again 🙂

Yesterday was a very exciting day in Alltwen Primary School… PHOTO DAY! Our new head boy and girl and deputies got to do their first job by helping organise the photos. Well done you four! EVEN MORE EXCITING NEWS… We received our leavers hoodies. We LOVE them!!

In English we are coming to the end of writing our dragon non-chronological reports. Sir says they are brilliant and he is very proud of us! Some of our favourite paragraphs are ‘How dangerous are they?’ and ‘Modern Culture’.

In Maths we have been converting grams to kilograms during our measurement unit. We are also doing superbly in our ‘Big Maths Beat That’ tests – sir says he couldn’t be more proud!

We have also completed our first missions planning. We really enjoy using the missions and love the independence we get when working that way. We have planned a write, budgeted for building a roundhouse and even planned a Celtic village.

It’s nearly time for fitness Friday now. We are supper excited to get to have Rugby sessions with Becca from the Ospreys!

Hwyl fawr pawb.

Catch you next week

Year 6

 

Friday 9th October, 2020

Croeso nol! Welcome back to the year 6 blog. I can’t believe it’s been a week since we appointed our head boy and girl. They have made a great start to the job and are enjoying it!

 

In English this week. We have continued our work on non-chronological reports. We have written our overview and started to perfect the appearance section. We loved naming our Dragons. We have also done a Harry potter comprehension task and worked on our spellings everyday in handwriting.

 

In maths this week it has been all about algebra and BDMAS. We have worked SO hard on this and have cracked it even though its really tricky stuff. Especially BDMAS because it doesn’t follow the normal order of a sum.

 

However, this week, has been all about starting our missions in topic work. Missions are all about developing our independence. Mr Hazel mostly works with a ‘Major’ group and gives a small amount of time to a ‘Minor group’ while the third group works independently on missions. We do this 3 afternoons a week and we all have 1 session in each group. This is a huge change for us but we have all enjoyed our mission sessions. We’ve made a great start but soon we will have perfected it.

 

Mr Hazel told us how proud he was of us this week when he noticed all of us playing together during playtimes and making sure nobody felt left out.

 

Today in ‘Fitness Friday’ we are going to start a Dance module. We can’t wait to see Mr Hazel’s moves!! We hope he wears a pink TUTU 🙂

 

Come back next week for another weekly blog from year 6.

Hwyl Fawr x

Friday, October 2nd 2020

Hello and Croeso i Blwyddyn 6!

It’s been a great start to life in year 6. Lovely to see all our friends again and get back to learning!

In English we are writing non-chronological reports. We read a non-chron about Werewolves and have began to write our own about Dragons. We started by designing our own Dragons. That was awesome and fun. We labelled the picture to create a diagram. So far we have written the overview.

 

In Maths, this week, we have been learning all about Algebra. This is tricky! All of a sudden sums have got letters in them. Luckily, it’s not as complicated as it sounds. In fact we have really enjoyed it. Trial and error helps. We have also loved starting Big Maths: Beat That!

 

It was a big week for year 6. We have a new head boy/girl and new deputies. Congratulations Gabriel, Sophia and Aiden and Madison!!

It’s also a very sad day because Jason is moving to London and leaving us. All the best in your new school Jase and stay in touch.

It’s time for Fitness Friday now. So we’ll catch you next week!

Hwyl Fawr

Year 6

 

Weekly Evaluation 24/1/2020

We have enjoyed our learning this week especially creating our own personification poem and learning about Solids, Liquids and Gases.

 

Even though, creating our own poem was challenging, we persevered and succeeded by creating a range of excellent and very descriptive poems about National emblems of Wales such as daffodils, leeks as well as describing the Welsh landscape.

After weeks of studying fractions, we have finally moved on and have started to look at area and perimeter of a range of shapes. We have looked at using different formulas to calculate the areas of triangle, regular polygons and parallelograms.

In Science, we studied the properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases and completed a sorting activity to determine which chemical process takes place and whether the process if reversible or irreversible.

eg- melting chocolate

solid to a liquid through melting at a high temperature. Its a reversible change as you can freeze it at a low temperature to change it back to a solid.

We are looking forward to our workshop next week with Mr Pugh to observe a range of different chemical reactions and develop our understanding of changes of state further.

Weekly Evaluation 17/1/2020

This week has been a busy week. We finished off our topic of ‘ The Children of the Revolution’ by researching and writing our own biography about Florence Nightingale otherwise known as ‘The lady with the Lamp’.

Did you know? –

She was born in Florence, Italy whilst on her parents honeymoon and so was named after the city she was born in.

She went against the sterotypical middle class Victorian role for women and dreamt of becoming a nurse to help others.

She was the first ever Lady to receive an Order of Merit (OM) for her dedication of helping others.

 

In English, we were introduced to personification and practiced personifying a range of objects by giving them human abilities and emotions.

 

We have enjoyed our topic on fractions where we have learnt how to simplify fractions, add/subtract/multiply and divide fractions, find fractions of amounts and more confident to identify and describe the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.

Who knew fractions could be so much fun!

Weekly evaluations 29/11

We have had another exciting but busy week this week. On Monday, a number of our class represented the school in a football tournament in Play Football. They played amazingly and were fantastic role models for the school. Da iawn pawb.

We have thoroughly enjoyed learning our welsh past tense patterns and developing these patterns further by including a range of prepositions and time connectives.
In our maths we focused on short and long multiplication and looked for patterns when multiplying  2/3/4 digit numbers by a range  of numbers by doubling and halving times tables we already know. We even challenged ourselves to multiplying 4 digit numbers by 3 digit numbers using long multiplication.
In our English work, we have developing our ideas by creating our own descriptive sentences/ paragraphs about a particular object/ topic. We enjoyed being as creative as possible. We also recapped structuring speech correctly in a narrative story.
Christmas is in full swing this week with carols being sung throughout the day in the hall with classes practicing hard for our Christmas concert in two weeks time.

Weekly Evaluations 22/11

What another busy week it has been! But it has been a memorable and enjoyable week.

On Wednesday we took part in Cycle Craft with Gethin where we learnt how to ride a bike safely with the use of signalling. Well done to everyone who passed Level 1 and progressed onto Level 2.

 

In our work this week we have mostly focused on Science. We used our understanding of series and parallel circuits from last week to plan a fair test to see whether the amount of voltage applied would change the brightness of a bulb.

 

In our Welsh, we have recapped on past tense patterns and started to used these to create paragraphs.

Ar dydd Sadwrn, es i i Ffranc gyda mam, dad a dau brawd (Tom a Sam ydy nhw). Es i mewn awyren. Yn y awyren, bwytais i siocled a yfais i sudd oren.

Yn Ffranc, yn y bore cerddais i Eiffel Tower. Wrth y Eiffel Tower, prynais i snails a frogs legs. Yn fy marn i, dw i’n hoffi bwyta frogs legs achos mae’n flasus.

Ble est ti?

 

In our maths, we have been developing a variety of ways of solving multiplication problems by doubling, halving and with the use of partitioning.