Blwyddyn 6

Welcome to Mr Birtwistle’s Orcas Class, Year Six 2023 -24!

Croeso i Dosbarth Mr Birtwistle’s Orcas, Flwyddyn Chwech 2023-24!

Happy New Year! The first term flew by, culminating in the fantastic Christmas production which was a great way to round off the year. As we look to 2024 there are lots more incredible opportunities for learning and growing planned, and we are excited for all that the new year holds. This term will also give the children an opportunity to get to know Mrs Wisby, as she will be doing some teaching within the school from time to time.

Topic Web: Orcas Topic Web Spring Term 2024


The topic this term is ‘We’ll Meet Again’ in which we will be learning all about World War II, looking at its causes, its impact and how this has effected our lives today. 

Home Learning

A menu of FIVE home learning tasks will be given out  in class and will  be available on the Google Classroom. Pupils will have a choice of which activity to complete over each two week period and by the end of the term, pupils will be expected to have completed all five tasks in full and to the very best of their ability.

Tasks are to be completed at home and can be done on paper and photographed, or digitally produced, and then uploaded to the Google Classroom or brought in on the specific homework celebration Friday dates (these items will then be returned home again for safe keeping).

Home Learning web: Home Learning Page

Spellings and Times Tables

Spellings and Times Table tests will continue to be on Fridays. Spelling lists will be available on the Google Classroom each week in preparation for the following week’s test.

In order to support and enhance our maths lessons each week, topic related additional Maths tasks will also be available online using MyMaths and TTRockstars

(Individual pupil usernames & passwords required)

P.E. Lessons/ Outdoor Learning

PE lessons will be on a Thursday afternoon.

 PE kit should be worn into school on this day please.

We do have some specific outdoor learning planned for this term and we will endeavour to undertake outdoor learning opportunities as often as possible throughout each week. Our specific slot for using our Coed Cadno wooded area,  is Friday afternoon.

Please ensure appropriate clothes (hats, suncream/ jumpers, coats etc) are worn on this day as we will be outside as much as possible.

If there are any questions, queries or concerns please let us know; we will endeavour to help in any way we can.

Diolch yn fawr!

The Orcas, Year Six Team.

Mr Birtwistle & Mr McNaughton