Year 6

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Our class has been named after Llywelyn ein Llyw Olaf. Here is some information about him.

Llywelyn ap Gruffydd was the grandson of Llywelyn Fawr through his son Gruffydd. Llywelyn was the last of Gwynedd princes to attempt to unify Wales and he is referred to as Llywelyn ein Llyw Olaf. Between 1267 and 1277 Llywelyn ruled over three quarters of Wales’ population, but on the 11th of December 1282, he was killed in a battle at Cilmeri near Builth Wells by King Edward I’s soldiers, even though they didn’t know at the time that they had killed the Welsh Prince.
Teacher: Iolo Williams
P.E. Session – Friday afternoon
Class Poet (Welsh) – T. Llew Jones
Class Poet (English) – Kit Wright
Class Folktale – Branwen
Class Artist – Elfyn Lewis

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Homework 12.4.19

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Task 1 (by 29th of April)

I would like you to prepare a presentation (in WELSH!) on the topic ‘My 3 Favourite Places’.

You will be expected to talk for about three or four minutes on the topic. You may bring notes with you to the presentation but you must remember that this is not a reading assessment and therefore you will not be allowed to read the notes. I strongly suggest that you prepare some sort of presentation to support you (e.g. Google Slides, Ppt or Prezi – with a maximum of 5-10 words on each slide). You will need to practice at home before presenting in class!!

Click below to see an example of a presentation.

Task 2 – Plan a description of your favourite place (by 29th of April)

Use the resources below to help you plan a detailed description of your favourite place (your favourite place can be one of the three favourite places that feature in your presentation). A list of the Success Criteria can be found at the end of the description of Fferm Glan-yr-Afon.

Fferm Glan-yr-Afon

Disgrifiad o Leoliad – Cynllun

Idiomau cymraeg

2 – Geiriadur Geirfa

Homework 5.4.19

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Task 1 (erbyn 12/4)

Our theme next term is the ‘Swinging Sixties’ – we will look at key events from the 1960s, both here in Wales and beyond, as well as learn about the lives of children and young people during this period in history. Talk to members of your family to see if you can think of ideas regarding some of the following:

  • possible activities that we could work on as a class – think of Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills
  • question that you would like asked about life in the 1960s as well as the key historical events of that decade
  • Can you also think of a possible ‘Her y Botiaid’ to fit in with this theme?

Please note down your ideas on Google Sheets or Word on your Hwb accounts and share them with me please.

Task 2 (by 10/4)

Try having a go at one of Arts and Crafts competition for this year’s Urdd Eisteddfod. This year’s theme for all competitions is “Bwrlwm,” which roughly translates as “hustle and bustle,” “hubbub” or “a hive of activity.” See below for some ideas:

https://www.urdd.cymru/files/3815/3658/8299/Ideas_-_Hustle_and_Bustle.pdf

There is a list of all competitions in the syllabus below where you will find all the rules about the size and weight of items:

ENG_Syllabus__Rules_28.11.18

Please print clearly on the back:

  • Child’s full name

  • School Year

  • If you know it, the competition number from the syllabus above.

If your child would like to compete in the Urdd, they must be a member. You can still become a member by joining through the Urdd’s website.

 

Task 3 (by 10/4)

Revise your Slick Spelling words before our tests next week.

Homework 29/3/19

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Task 1 (by Wednesday, 3/4)

Your task this weekend is to plan a Flashback story (in English).

The basic idea is that your main character (either a boy or a girl) has been late for school on many occasions. You’ll be expected to refer to the fact the he or she has been late in the past but it is this latest instance which will be the focus of your Flashback story. You’ll be explaining why your main character was late that particular morning. The reason he or she was late can be anything at all – be imaginative!

Success Criteria:

Use various types of ‘power openers’.
Interesting descriptions of characters and settings e.g. similes, metaphors, ‘wow’ words (adjectives)
Dialogue set out correctly / The story will need to be written in the past tense (third person) e.g. Like a whirlwind, Sam rushed in through the door…
An opening to the story and the flashback section that grabs the reader’s attention
A flashback that includes both suspense and excitement

Use the resources below to help you plan your story in detail. Don’t forget that detailed planning will lead to an easier writing session!!

 

 

 

 

 


Plan a ‘flashback’ story

Late_for_School_Again_-_Flashback_Story

Descriptive writing

Connectives

8 different ways of opening a sentence

Task 2 (by Thursday, 4/4)

Learn how to spell the imperative verbs below in preparation for the Sillafu Slic test that will be held next week.

Wythnos 8 – berfau gorchmynnol / command verbs

 anogwch (encourage) Ymffrostiwch

(boast)

llawenhewch

(rejoice)

dadleuwch

(argue)

glanhewch

(clean)

plannwch

(plant)

enillch

(win)

glynwch
(glue)
gwrandewch

(listen)

ffowch

(escape)

gorchmynnwch
(command)
torrwch
(cut)

Task 3 (by Wednesday 10/4)

 

Try having a go at one of Arts and Crafts competition for this year’s Urdd Eisteddfod. This year’s theme for all competitions is “Bwrlwm,” which roughly translates as “hustle and bustle,” “hubbub” or “a hive of activity.” See below for some ideas:

https://www.urdd.cymru/files/3815/3658/8299/Ideas_-_Hustle_and_Bustle.pdf

There is a list of all competitions in the syllabus below where you will find all the rules about the size and weight of items:

ENG_Syllabus__Rules_28.11.18

Please print clearly on the back:

  • Child’s full name

  • School Year

  • If you know it, the competition number from the syllabus above.

If your child would like to compete in the Urdd, they must be a member. You can still become a member by joining through the Urdd’s website.

Homework 8.3.19

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Task 1 (by 18th of March)

I would like you to prepare a presentation (in English!) on the topic ‘My Hero’. As today is Women’s International Day, why not choose someone from the book ‘Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls’!

You will be expected to talk for about three or four minutes on the topic. You may bring notes with you to the presentation but you must remember that this is not a reading assessment and therefore you will not be allowed to read the notes. I strongly suggest that you prepare some sort of presentation to support you (e.g. Ppt or Prezi – with a maximum of 5-10 words on each slide). You will need to practice at home before presenting in class!!

 

Task 2 (by 14th of March)

Revise your Slick Spelling words ready for the test that will be held towards the end of next week.

Homework 22.2.19

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Task 1

To coincide with St.David’s Day (albeit 3 days late!), we will be holding our Welsh Week Festival on our return after half-term. Our class is named after a Welsh prince, Llywelyn ein Llyw Olaf. I would like you to find between 5 and 10 facts about Llywelyn’s life and reign and copy them out in your homework books. 

Task 2

See letter sent home today (22.2.19) by Mr Marc Jon Williams – this is your opportunity to influence the celebrations that are planned for the end of the Summer term.

Homework 11.2.19

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Task 1 (by 18/2)

Write a review of ‘The Breadwinner’ (in Welsh). You will need to write between 300-400 words. Please type it out on a Word document on your ‘Hwb’ account and share it with me by next Monday (18/2) please. Once you’ve had a chance to re-draft them, I will enter them into the Film Review competition which is run by the Urdd Eisteddfod.

Click on the link below to see examples of the winning entries from last year.

https://www.intofilm.org/news-and-views/articles/welsh-review-comp

Click on the link below to read an interview with the film’s director, Nora Twomey.

https://amysmartgirls.com/an-interview-with-nora-twomey-director-of-the-breadwinner-a-new-film-that-tells-the-amazing-f1356f39df2d

Click on the links below to read examples of reviews of ‘The Breadwinner’.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/may/27/the-breadwinner-review-nora-twomey-deborah-ellis-kabul
https://www.empireonline.com/movies/breadwinner/review/

Task 2 (by 15/2)

Revise your Slick Spelling words before the tests towards the end of the week.

Homework 1.2.19

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Task 1 (by 11/2)
The weather has been very, very cold in the United States of America this week. This led to their President, Donald Trump, sending out the following message on his Twitter account: “In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. In coming days, expected to get even colder. People can’t last outside even for minutes. What is going on with Global Warming? Please come back fast, we need you!”

President Trump doesn’t think that we should be worrying about Climate Change because, in his opinion, it doesn’t really exist. Your task over the next week is to find facts and information that either supports Donald Trump’s claim, or proves that he is wrong. You can gather all of your note (in English please) on a Word document on your HWB Microsoft 365 account. Try to find at least 15 facts of pieces of information.

Here is a list of websites that you might find useful:
https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/
https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/10-myths-about-climate-change
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/global-warming-real/
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/general-geography/what-is-climate-change/
https://climatekids.nasa.gov/climate-change-meaning/

Task 2 (by 8/2)

Make sure that you’ve made an effort to learn ‘Fy Ngardd Fach i’ and ‘Dewis Timau’ please. All you need to do is make sure that you’ve tried your best. You’ve all received copies of them and we’ll continue to practice as a class next week.

Task 3

Please complete your tasks on Mathletics.

Task 4

Learn how to spell the words listed below for your Sillafu Slic spelling test.

Wythnos 7  – us   ych  

poenus (painful) gwrthrych (object) gwrych (hedge)
taclus (object) henffych (a form of greeting)
gwarthus (disgraceful) bresych (cabbage)
anlwcus (unlucky) gennych (you have)
cariadus (loving) ydych (are you…)

Year 6 blog

Friday, January 25th, 2019

This week in year 6 we’ve -:

In English, we wrote a poem based on the poem ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright.

In Maths, we learnt how to add, subtract, divide and multiply fractions, whilst simplifying the final answer.

In science, we’ve been learning about Formula 1 aerodynamics, ready to begin adding attachments to our own Jaguar competition cars.

Furthermore, we’ve been preparing to write a folk tale next week!

By Aaron.

Homework 25.1.19

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Task 1 (by Wednesday – 25/1)

This week, your homework is to plan a folktale (‘chwedl’) in Welsh.

This can be done in a variety of ways. One choice is to use the resources that are at the bottom of this message, but this isn’t the only way to plan. Some of you like to write notes( using bullet-point) or create a mind map, whilst others might prefer to write out the beginning of the folktale. You could also use the resources that I gave to you in class to help you with your planning.

Try to bear in mind the Success Criteria for Writing a Folktale!

  • Present a problem and resolve a problem at the end of the story
  • Conflict between individuals or groups of people
  • Characters, creatures or objects with magical powers
  • Character/s being sent on mission/s
  • Descriptions of characters and locations – including the use of similes, metaphors and interesting adjectives
  • Interesting openers – including the use of concise verbs (‘Berfau Cryno’)
  • SPPLAT – including mutations (‘treigladau’) when including adjectives after ‘yn’ and correct use of the apostrophe

Gwil Garw

If you decide to continue with your Gwil Garw storyline – you can click below for more information about the characters and so on. You could continue with the task that you begun in Miss Harries’ lesson on Thursday afternoon as part of the planning process.

http://mellten.com/straeon/gwil-garw

Bydd yr adnoddau isod hefyd yn eich cefnogi wrth gynllunio –

worksheet1_cym-GwilGarw

GACA Chwedl

12 Steps of a Hero’s Journey

You might wish to use the ’12 Steps of a Hero’s Journey’ to plan your folktale.

Click on the following link for more information about this idea: http://www.storyboardthat.com/articles/e/heroic-journey

You could also use the resources that I’ve given to you to help you with this if you did wish to use this method to plan.

Folktales

For more information about folktales in general – click on the resources below:

http://adnoddau.canolfanpeniarth.org/legends-wales/index_cy.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cymru/gogleddorllewin/safle/chwedlau/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cymru/bywyd/safle/chwedlau/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cymru/bywyd/safle/mabinogi/straeon_mabinogi.shtml

Task 2

Use these resources to practice your spelling skills ready for the Slick Spelling test that will be held towards the end of next week.

Homework 18.9

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Task 1 (by 24.1)

Learn the rest of ‘Fy Ngardd Fach i’ and ‘Dewis Timau’ please. Everybody has received a copy of both and we’ll be learning them together as a class from next week on.

Task 2

I would like you to work on your tasks on Mathletics. Don’t forget that there is an app that can be downloaded!

 

Tasg 3

Revise these words for your Sillafu Slic tests next week.

crocbris(an extortionate price) ystlum(bat i.e. the mammal) geiriadur(dictionary)
prudd(sad) cyfrifiadur(computer) pupur(pepper)
rhybudd(warning) dolur(hurt) rhybuddion(warnings)
burum(yeast) dyddiadur(diary) ystumiau(gestures)
ystum(posture) holiadur(questionnaire) ystlumod(bats i.e. the mammals)