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dragonfly logo iconBlwyddyn 6/Year 6

Mrs Mitchell's Mission for this week

Take a look at Mrs Mitchell's video by clicking on the link below. Can you rise to challenge?

Croeso i Blwyddyn 6! 

Welcome to Year 6!



Shwmae! In Year 6 at Lakeside Primary we will be covering numerous, engaging topics. We are excited to be teaching your children this year and hope that all of our pupils have a happy and successful Year 6!


**UPDATE** IONAWR 2021/JANUARY 2021:   Home-Learning 


smiley Blwyddyn Newydd Dda pawb! Gobeithiwn eich bod i gyd yn aros yn ddiogel ac yn iach.


smiley Happy New Year everyone! We hope you are all staying safe and well.


Unfortunately, we cannot all be together in school at the moment, so for now your daily learning activities will be on your various Google Classrooms. There, you will find the Weekly Planner and all the details that you need to complete the tasks. We will also be uploading a daily video to the Year 6 20-21 Classroom to help with this. 


Please remember that we will be here to help you and we look forward to speaking to you soon! smiley


Love from the Year 6 Team


Class Teachers 
Miss Fry - 6F
Mr Vesey - 6V


Teaching Assistants 
Mrs Cole, Mrs Evans, Mrs Richards and Miss Shepherd
Visit our Twitter page for regular updates, photos and reminders!

Please see below for our January welcome video - diolch!    



January Welcome Video

Still image for this video
Self-Isolating and Home Learning
If your child is displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please inform the school immediately and book a test.
If your child is self-isolating due to being in contact with anyone who has tested positive to the virus but is not ill themselves, Home Learning is encouraged. 
Home learning will consist of Numeracy, Literacy, Context and Welsh activities to be completed throughout the week. All tasks will be shown on the Weekly Planner in the "Y6 20-21" Classroom which will be posted every Monday morning by 9am. Please note that tasks will be scheduled daily.
In the event of the whole of Year 6 needing to self-isolate due to a positive Covid test result, please could Home Learning be completed by any child not displaying symptoms.

Our Topics

We are planning for the following:


Autumn - 'A Child's War' - How did World War 2 affect Wales?
In the project, the children will explore:
  • What it was like to be an evacuee
  • The impact of evacuation on children and their families
  • The daily life of a child in wartime Wales
  • The effects and devastation of the Swansea Blitz
  • Why some parts of Wales were more vulnerable to bombing than others
  • The life of Anne Frank
  • We will also be visiting Cardiff Castle


Spring 1 -'Frozen Kingdom' - Welcome to the Planet's coldest lands!

In this project, the children will:

  • Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and eco-systems
  • Compose evocative poems about the Northern Lights
  • Learn about the life of Robert Falcon Scott
  • Construct food chains to show how species are interdependent on each other as food sources
  • Discuss and debate whether it is ever right for humans to hunt animals
  • Find out about the bio-diversity of the Arctic or Antarctic ocean


Spring 2 - 'Darwin's Delights'

Ship Ahoy! We're off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle.

In this project the children will:

  • Trace his route across the ocean
  • Understand his theory of Evolution
  • See how animals adapt to their environment
  • Learn about some of the World's greatest explorers and naturalists
  • Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years (it's a scary thought!)


Summer 1 - 'Gallery Rebels'

Pack up your pencils, pick up your paintbrushes and prepare to be amazed by the wonderful work of 19th and 20th century artists.

During this half term, we will:

  • Visit a local art gallery to view an exhibition.
  • We’ll talk about features of the artwork and sketch our favourite pieces.
  • We’ll research important artwork of the 19th and 20th centuries online, choosing a favourite piece of art to describe in more detail.
  • Using maps, we’ll locate art galleries around the world and calculate how much it would cost to get there.
  • When we’ve gathered a range of materials, we’ll make beautiful sketchbooks and use them to collect ideas and inspiration.
  • We’ll create pieces of art inspired by well known artists and use search engines to source images of modern art to put into a digital portfolio.
  • We’ll express ourselves through poetry, stories, music and painting.
  • Art can affect our feelings and emotions, and we’ll investigate whether everyone responds in the same way.


Homework will be set each week. Homework will help to consolidate skills taught in school and may also provide information if a home task is required for a topic. In Year 6, we encourage the children to be as independent as possible when organising and prioritising their time; we do this with the aim of preparing them for High School and we are grateful for your ongoing parental support with this.


We would be very grateful if you could encourage your children to read for enjoyment as regularly as possible. We do appreciate that many children have evening clubs to attend, but as it is a skill that is used across the curriculum, regular practise is highly beneficial.


Parents might like to consider subscribing to a weekly publication called First News. It is an excellent newspaper that has many interesting articles about current world events, written in a child-friendly way. If you are interested in subscribing to the newspaper at home, please click on the following link: 



In Wales, the Welsh language is a core subject alongside English, Maths and Science. The children have many opportunities to practise their Welsh language skills throughout the school day, both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to this, we have a daily Helper Heddiw session which focusses on different language patterns. The children also have lessons dedicated to their reading and writing skills.


Dysgu Cymraeg/Learning Welsh

If parents would like to join their children in practising Welsh at home, please see below for some links which we hope will be helpful:



Say Something in Welsh



Criw Cymraeg

Due to Covid-19, this year Criw Cymraeg will be comprised solely of children from Year 6. Members of Criw Cymraeg have a very important role in helping to promote the use of the Welsh language throughout the school. Pupils will be selected early in the Spring Term. In February 2020, we were proud to have been awarded the Cymraeg Campus Welsh Bronze Award; this year our aim is to start working towards the Silver Award and Criw Cymraeg will play a pivotal role in this.

Alan Peat

Alongside studying non-fiction genres, we continue to use 'Alan Peat' sentences in Year 6, so if your child enjoys creative writing at home, please could you encourage your children to include them in their work. These top tips for sentence writing will really help you improve your writing skills. Click here, or find the link at the bottom of the page.   


Physical Education
PE is on afternoons Monday afternoons for both Year 6 classes on alternate weeks. The children also have the opportunity to participate in our Daily Mile activity during the rest of the week.


In order to allow plenty of time for lunch, please could the children come to school dressed in their Lakeside Primary School P.E kit, every Monday morning. A navy t-shirt and shorts are required, and trainers or similar footwear. Navy t-shirts may be purchased from YC Sports. If your child does not arrive in appropriate P.E kit, they will be asked to wear spare school kit. If for any reason your child cannot take part, we must have a signed letter from a parent/guardian.


Useful Information:

Welsh Government Test Revision (Reasoning and Procedural sample papers)

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