Topic

During the Spring term Blwyddyn 5/6 will be studying the following topic:

A Child’s War – History and Culture

Children will be studying World War Two. They will look at how WW2 affected Wales and its impact on the towns and valleys.

We’ll imagine what it was like to be evacuated and live with a family other than our own. Using different source materials, we’ll learn about evacuation and write letters to our families ‘back home’. We’ll plot the Second World War’s events on a timeline and learn about rationing, sing wartime songs and experience school in wartime. From a range of maps, we’ll identify safe and dangerous places during the war, and learning about the Swansea Blitz will make us think about the consequences of war. We will research wartime recipes and we hope to cook and taste a chosen recipe!

Children will visit the 1940’s Swansea Bay Museum to find out what life was like for a child in the war.

Pupils will carry out the Science investigation 'How does temperature affect the speed of dissolving?'

Help your child prepare for their project:

Why not visit your local library together to investigate how the Second World War affected your local area? You could also read an exciting fiction book set during the war. Or you could ‘make do and mend’, working together to create a model inspired by the Second World War from recycled materials or unwanted household items.

 

PE

PE will be carried out on a Tuesday. Pupils are expected to change into their PE kit before the lesson and not to arrive to school in it.

Please make sure all items of clothing are labelled - Diolch.

 

Reading

Reading books and reading records need to be brought to school daily.

 

Homework

Reading is to be carried out 3 times between Monday to Friday and 3 times over the weekend. Please date and record the pages read.

Mental Math will be set twice a week - on a Monday and to be returned by Friday, and on a Friday to be returned Monday.

English and Maths homework will be set on a Tuesday to be returned the following Tuesday. If there are any problems with the homework then please see Miss Fallon before the due date.

Times tables should be revised on a regular basis.

 

Practice Assessments - Year 6

Please find below support materials which may assist your child with the forthcoming Reasoning Test:

Reasoning Support Materials

Aeroplane

 

Ambulance

 

Balance

 

Buying Cakes

 

Childminding

 

Fraction Quilt

 

How Do They Do It?

 

Medals

 

Mirror and Tinsel

 

Pens

 

Pictures for Numbers

 

Stacking Boxes

 

Long and Short

 

Tons of Teeth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please find below support materials which may assist your child with the forthcoming Procedural Test:

Procedural Support Materials

Task 1

 

Task 2

 

 

 

 

 

Please find below support materials which may assist your child with the forthcoming Reading Test:

Reading Support Materials

Task 1

 

Task 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice Assessments - Year 5

Please find below support materials which may assist your child with the forthcoming Reasoning Test: 

Reasoning Support Materials

Blocks

 

Stomps Party

 

Dancing Fountains

 

Cups and Straws

 

Selling Lemonade

 

Centipedes

 

Winter Trees

 

Bouncy Castle

 

Dinosaur Footprints

 

Hats

 

Double Trouble 

 

Buying Toys

 

Packing Bottles 

 

Five Weights

 

Pinocchio

 

 

Please find below support materials which may assist your child with the forthcoming Proedural Test: 

Procedural Support Materials 
 Task 1 Task 2