Recently at All Saints, a brand new after school club has started on a Monday evening. Miss Rees (RB’s mum) comes into school to run badminton sessions with year 6 children. As well as learning how to play the game itself, take part in many fun games to help us learn the basics. We have developed our skills really well in a very short space of time and we always end our sessions with a game of doubles which helps to develop our team work, co-operation and sportsmanship. In the near future, Miss Rees is going to organise a few matches foe against Colcot Primary School. We would like to thank Miss Rees for giving up her time to run this club and who knows, maybe we’ll be competing in the Olympics one day!
On Wednesday 14th February, Father Kevin held a special service with year 6 to mark Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is an important date on the Christian calendar as it marks the start of Lent. For 40 days from here on in, Christians go through a period of fasting which is to remember the same amount of time Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness. Father Kevin encouraged us not only to think of things that we can give up ourselves, but also how we can help others during this time. He also marked our foreheads with the sign of the cross. We would like to talk Father Kevin for conducting this very special service and we are looking forward to persevering in the things we have given up for Lent.
I have had a wonderful first half term at All Saints. I was very nervous about starting a new school and particularly leaving my friends. However, after Mr D had arranged for SA and OE to send me an email to introduce themselves and welcome me to the school, I felt so much better. Since joining in January, both my sister and I have made lots of new friends and I love life at All Saints! (CB)
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Year 6 Blog Autumn A
What a fantastic start we have had in year 6! It’s hard to believe that this will be our final year at All Saints Primary School – it only seems like yesterday we were in Nursery!
It has been a whirlwind start to year 6 with lots of exciting things happening. We have selected our House and Vice House Captains for the year and it will be their responsibility to help lead their respective houses to victory in activities such as the Eisteddfod and Sports Day. A huge congratulations to those voted in to their roles but also to all those children who gave a speech to their houses – we are very proud of you.
The highlight of year 6 so far has to be the Learn to Swim program at Barry Leisure Centre. Every child has made tremendous progress over the three weeks with each person reaching personal goals/achievements. Again, we are very proud of their efforts. Congratulations must go to the boys who have won the ‘Who can get ready first’ competition by some margin.
Next week, we will be taking part in Cycling Profiency Training in school and we are very much looking forward to this exciting opportunity. With swimming and cycling complete – we are now two thirds of the way to competing in a triathalon!
We have loved the start to life in year 6 and know that we have lots of exciting things in store. We can’t wait to share our journey with you!
On 17th February, the whole school celebrated our value for the half term by holding an Aspirations Day.
We were lucky enough to have the parents to join us to take part in our activities we all thourghly enjoyed working with them.
We started the day by using the LEGO Education Story Starter kits building our own aspirations of our dream jobs and long term targets. Family hopes of where we would like to be in fifteen years and our future hopes for our country, Wales.
Gradually we started to expand our thoughts. Now thinking about our aspirations of our own perfect world with no hunger, war, starvation and no more homelessness. We also used OWI to observe, wonder, and infer the pictures related to these problems in our world.
We realized our aspirations are different for different children across the world, depending on our circumstances.
By MP LN, EB and MRP
What a fantastic (but very busy!) few weeks we have had in year 6.
We are extremely proud of the children’s efforts in all aspects of school life and are particularly pleased with the way that they are applying themselves to their learning. We are also extremely pleased and proud of the way they have matured recently into model year 6 pupils – keep it up Year 6!
In Literacy lessons, we have been writing persuasive letter to Emperor Claudius outlining why he should invade Britain (even after 2 failed attempts!) and have been writing character descriptions based on Boudicca. The children have also produced Sway presentations based on her life.
In maths, we have been focusing on developing our numerical reasoning skills and have been solving calculations involving decimals and fractions using a variety of different methods.
We have also been continuing to discover all about the human body, in particular the heart, lungs and circulatory system and have completed a number of science investigations based on this. We were so engaged with our lung capacity investigation, that we decided to repeat it with a totally different success criteria! The numeracy work we had from this was incredible – who knew you could get so much maths out of a pair of lungs?!
We are also in the final stages of completing our class dance in PE. We have been creating dances to different sections of a ‘Queen Medley’ each week and will soon be ready to perform it. We have also taken part in a variety of LEGO activities and have been developing our coding skills through J2E, Scratch and other apps.
Speaking of J2E, we have genuinely been blown away with the children’s attitudes towards J2 Blast. It has been really pleasing to see how it has ‘taken off’ and we have seen the children’s multiplication knowledge ‘rocket’ as a result of this new initiative!
We would like to thank the parents who attended our Children’s rights day; it was a real pleasure to have you come and spend the morning with us and we would like to thank you for your enthusiasm! We hope to see you again on Friday 17th February – please look out for details about this event.
Lastly, we would like to thank South Wales Police for allowing us to become Junior PCSOs and helping to make our school a safer place to be.
We have come to the end of our first term in year 6 and what a term it has been! When we look back on all the wonderful things we have done, we are amazed how we managed to fit it all in!
We were kept very active during our swimming sessions at Barry Leisure Centre and with our cycling proficiency course. We were then refueled by being cooked for by the head chef of Hangfire Smokehouse - delicious!
Our friends and family joined us on the 20th November at our confirmation service at All Saints Church to watch us make our commitment to our faith. It was a wonderful day of celebration and Bishop David was very complimentary about the children's letters prior to the service and their behavior during it.
During our Christmas fair, we took on the role of Lord Sugar by creating our very own mini enterprise. Our stalls were very successful with the children showing some excellent creativity and all groups made a sizable profit.
Our annual Christmas Carol concert was a huge success and we are very proud of the children's efforts whether they were part of the choir, readers or method actors. All children contributed extremely well to what was a fantastic evening.
The term culminated in a wonderful Eucharist led by Year 6 pupils and Father Kevin. This was the first time the children had taken communion in school and we were very proud that so many did so. The children's part of the service was fantastic; very informative with the true message of Christmas. Who knew that Australia had a version of 'The 12 Days of Christmas?'
As you can see it has been a very busy term but the children have been wonderful They are credit to you as parents and to our school. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas. May it be a time of love, joy and peace for you all.
We have reached the end of our first week of this half term and what a week it has been!
In our maths this week, we have been using our measuring skills to create detailed floor plans of our Roman houses, which we have also advertised using comic life. (Mr Davies was very impressed with both of these!)
We have also been looking at developing questions from data and completed investigations based on Olympic cycling. In our literacy lessons, we have been writing letters to Bishop David in readiness for our confirmation service this month. We showed them to Father Kevin and he was genuinely blown away with their quality – da iawn Y6!
We have also played the role of the teacher this week by helping the Y3 children to increase their confidence in using Hwb.
We have finally reached the end of a very tiring but extremely rewarding 3 weeks of swimming at Barry Leisure Centre. We are so proud of every child who took part and the personal milestones they each achieved.
The children were a real credit to the school over the three week period in regards to their effort, behaviour and enthusiasm. This was also commented on by the staff at the Leisure Centre.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Phillips, Hugh and Jade for their support and care over the duration of our swimming sessions – diolch yn fawr!
We would also like to congratulate the boys on winning the ‘Who’s ready first?’ award!