Dosbarth Llansteffan - Mrs Carter
Dosbarth Dinefwr - Mrs Davies
The final year in Johnstown School is an opportunity for the children to shine. By now we will have helped the children to become confident and independant learners whilst not all children are academic, all children can be successful learners and we believe this is the basis of the confidence we hope Year 6 will have achieved. We aim to ensure the children are able to identify their own learning style, know what they can do well and understand where they need further help and support. Children in this age group should be able to work successfully with a range of other children in order to complete tasks to a high standard. This high standard will include well presented work, imaginative writing, accurate mathematics and thoughtful research and enquiry.
Our high expectations for this group of learners is realised in opportunities for children to become prefects, techi tutors, leaders of the school council, librarians, young leaders and sports stars. These roles provide them with opportunity to demonstrate leadership and responsibility. These are seen as key preparations for the move to High School.
The children will use their Thinking, Communication, Number and ICT skills across the curriculum in all lessons. Personal and Social skills are focused on effective learning attributes and habits. Most children will have developed a good level of Welsh Second Language which is enhanced by knowledge and understanding of the culture of Wales through the Curriculum Cymreig.
The Digital Curriculum offers the ideal opportunity for children in this age group to use ICT and e-learning side by side. We expect the children to select the most appropriate learning tool to present, record, analyse and reflect upon their learning.
In Year 6 children will have specific activities to help them form opinions about careers and the World of Work. We want our children to have ambitions for themselves and their future. We try to help the children learn the importance of speaking and presenting themselves in the best possible light. We encourage the children to be personable, polite, honest and considerate. We base our teaching on the Chinese Proverb "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day: show him how to catch a fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
Following the successful introduction of the home learning Maths scheme last school year, we are introducing the '11's Club' to improve standards in spelling this year. This club is based on the children improving their ability to read and spell the high frequency words. As with the Maths award scheme it is progressive, both schemes are commenced in Year 1 and continues at the childs pace. We are very grateful to parents who actively support these programmes.
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