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We are really looking forward to teaching your children as they continue their learning journey with us in Sapphire class. Year 6 is a fantastic year group with lots of fun and exciting opportunities. It is lots of hard work but we like to work hard and play hard! Your children will continue to grow in confidence, resilience and independence and have opportunities to work on integrated projects together and build on their interests and experiences.
Meet the team!
Class Teacher Mrs J Payne
I am Mrs Payne. I have been a teacher for 21 years and worked in Pentrebane Primary School for 18 of those years. I love my job and working with children. I have two of my own children at home; Joshua, who is 11 and Daniel who is 9. They are both football mad like me! I coach a local U10s football team and support Arsenal and Cardiff City! I love to travel and go on adventurous weekends away with my family. I love listening to Music. I enjoy artists like Coldplay, Ed Sheran and my ultimate favourite is Robbie Williams! My family and friends are hugely important to me and I work really hard to have loads of fun filled
Teaching Assistant Mrs Farmer
I am Mrs Farmer and I am a Teaching Assistant. I also love my job and really enjoy working with the children in Year 6. I have three children; all boys! I am hugely into science and love investigating and carrying out science experiments. I love cars and anything to do with mechanics. I support Cardiff City Football team and am excited to see them back in the Premiership and ready to beat Arsenal. I also enjoy spending time with my family and spending days outside – I especially enjoy climbing Pen y Fan. Something I have done many times to raise money for a charity close to my heart.
Autumn Term – World War ll – A trip back in time. During this term we will be taking a trip to the Royal Welsh Regimental WW2 Museum.
Spring Term – Contrasting Localities – comparing life in Wales and Indonesia
Summer Term - Blue Planet: Living in my world: Caring for places and environments and the importance of being a global citizen
During the Summer Term we are planning to take the class to the beach to celebrate them moving on to pastures new!
Reading books, spellings and homework
All children are provided with a reading book from our reading scheme. They will be asked to keep a record of every book they read. They will be heard read by the class teacher and class teaching assistant during guided group reading sessions and periodically throughout the week. They will also be encouraged to choose a book that interests them from the reading corner for independent quiet reading sessions. If they are enjoying a book at home they are welcome to bring it in to read in school.
We hope you will also continue to listen to them read at home as this is still a vital
part of developing their skills and love of reading.
The children will have a spelling test every week and new spellings will be sent home for them to learn. They will also continue to use the LEXIA programme to further develop their spelling and comprehension skills at least three times a week.
We will not send home weekly homework but the children will occasionally be given a task to complete at home.
They will have a weekly times tables test and it is really beneficial if they practice these at home.
Every Thursday afternoon the class will take part in forest schools. Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing. A suitable coat and appropriate footwear (wellies) is essential for forest schools. The school does have some waterproof trousers and spare wellies if your child forgets to bring theirs, but it's easier if each child has their own.
P.E will take place on a Tuesday. All children will need, shorts, t-shirt, jogging bottoms, sweatshirt and trainers for sports, depending on the weather. They also need to bring a bottle of water.
Expectations of Behaviour
Your children will be given the opportunity to explore and discover in a variety of settings. Throughout the year our expectations of behaviour remain consistent. All pupils should treat each other with respect and speak to each other in an appropriate way. The children will be expected to stay on green or above on our behaviour chart and be ready to learn. Good listening and behaviour will be rewarded with dojo points and those who remain on green or above will be rewarded. Any disruptive behaviour will be sanctioned. We firmly believe that all children are entitled to learn in an environment where they feel safe and free from distractions. We expect exemplary behaviour from our children and we treat them with fairness and respect.