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Blwyddyn 6 - Miss Davies / Miss Frizzell

Croeso i Fflwyddyn 6!

Welcome to Year 6!



This year, our classes are:

Dosbarth Glas - Miss Davies

Dosbarth Coch - Miss Frizzell


The Y6 classes will be supported by Miss Routledge and Mrs Long.  

Year 6 PPA teachers will be Miss Perryman and Mrs McFarlane.  PPA will be fortnightly on a Wednesday.



Year 6 Coch - 8.45am until 3.00pm

Year 6 Glas - 8.45am until 3.00pm 

Dear Parents & Carers

It has been great to welcome to the children back to Bryn Hafod Primary School today for their final year in primary School.  We have had a great start to the year in Year 6 today.  The children have been fantastic! I have included a few details below that might help you out over the next few weeks as the children settle in.


PE Days

PE days for both classes  this term will be on a Monday.  Children can wear PE kit into school on this day to save changing etc.  Please make sure that children wear suitable footwear for PE e.g. trainers not sandals or slides.


Applications for High School

Over the next few weeks, we will be informing you that applications for High School are open.  It is important that you complete the online applications before the deadlines given to ensure your child gets a place in your preferred school.  They usually have to be completed by 22nd November.  Over the past few years Eastern High and St Iltyds have been oversubscribed so getting your application in on time will ensure that your child has the best possible chance.  I cannot stress this enough as parents over the past few years have been left disappointed.  If you wish to receive support with completing your child’s application, please contact the school in plenty of time to allow us to put a plan in place. 


Walking Home

If you wish for your child to walk home from school by themselves, please write a letter to your child’s class teacher providing written consent for your child to do so.  Children without a letter will not be allowed to leave the school premises.


We look forward to your continued support this year.

High School Applications September 2024

Application process now OPEN 


Cardiff's Admission to Schools Booklet for September 2024

Accessing Google Classroom from Home

To access Google classroom pupils can download a FREE app via the App store on an ipad or iphone and via the Google Play Store on Android devices. Pupils then need to sign in using the username and password

provided to them by the class teacher. 


To access google classroom on a laptop or PC pupils need to go to and sign in with their HWB details.


Forgotten your HWB details?  No problem, notify your class teacher and they can help you out.

Topic Overviews for Parents 

At the Rainbow Federation we operate a 2 year cycle of topics. Cycle A and Cycle B.  This keeps learning fresh, fun and exciting both for the teachers and the pupils. A summary of each of our topics can be found below.  This year in Year 6 the pupils will be studying the topics outlined in Cycle B


Cymru am Byth (Cycle B): The school topic 'Cymru am byth' (Wales forever) is an exciting opportunity for students to explore and appreciate the beauty and culture of Wales. During this study, pupils will not only learn about Wales but also have a chance to compare it to a country on a global scale. This helps them broaden their horizons and understand how unique Wales is in the global context.


One of the key aspects of this topic is the exploration of Wales' stunning national parks, with a special visit to the Brecon Beacons National Park. Students will have the chance to discover the breathtaking landscapes, lush green hills, and diverse wildlife that these parks offer. They'll learn about the importance of preserving natural beauty and understanding the delicate balance between humans and their environment.


As part of the global comparison, students will likely study a country from another part of the world, allowing them to contrast Wales with a different culture, geography, and way of life. This helps them appreciate both the uniqueness of Wales and the diversity of the world.

By comparing Wales to another country, pupils will develop a broader perspective and a deeper understanding of the world. They may learn about different ecosystems, cultures, traditions, and natural wonders. This comparative approach fosters a sense of global awareness, which is crucial in today's interconnected world.

Overall, the 'Cymru am byth' topic offers a fantastic opportunity for your child to appreciate their local heritage while also gaining a global perspective, promoting a greater understanding of Wales and its place in the world. It's an enriching educational experience that encourages both local pride and global curiosity.


Venture (Cycle B): For or second topic of the year we will delve into the captivating world of venture, where exploration, innovation, and adventure intersect to ignite curiosity and inspire discovery. Throughout this topic, pupils embark on an exhilarating journey through time and transportation, tracing the footsteps of intrepid inventors who dared to venture into the unknown. They delve into the realms of invention, where creativity flourishes and ideas take flight, as they explore the transformative power of innovation in shaping our world. Through hands-on activities, research projects, and immersive experiences, students cultivate essential skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration, preparing them to venture boldly into the future with confidence and resilience.


The Pale Blue Dot (Cycle B): The first topic of the Summer Term, we embark on a profound exploration of "The Pale Blue Dot," a mesmerizing photograph that encapsulates the fragility and beauty of our home planet, Earth. Through this captivating topic, students will delve into the depths of space and contemplate the significance of our place in the vast cosmos. They uncover the story behind this iconic image captured by the Voyager 1 spacecraft, pondering the implications of humanity's existence on a tiny speck suspended in the vastness of space. As they reflect on the words of astronomer Carl Sagan, who eloquently described Earth as a "mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam," students grapple with questions of identity, relationships, and stewardship of our planet. Through engaging discussions, research projects, and creative expressions, pupils will gain a deeper appreciation for the intricate web of life on Earth and the importance of cherishing and protecting our pale blue dot for future generations.


Inside Out (Cycle B): Our final topic of Year 6 is called "Inside Out". This topic will provide a comprehensive exploration of emotions, mental health, and the various body systems. This engaging and informative unit is designed to give pupils a deeper understanding of how our bodies and minds work, emphasising the connection between physical and emotional well-being. Through class discussions, pupils will discover how to look after both their physical and metal well-being preparing them for a fit an healthy life style.




Conflict (Cycle A): This unit is all about different types of conflict, such as war and violence, and how they affect people's lives. Your child will learn about the causes and consequences of conflict and explore strategies for resolving conflicts peacefully. They will also have the opportunity to develop empathy and understanding for people who have experienced conflict firsthand. Throughout the unit, your child will be encouraged to think critically about issues related to conflict and develop their own ideas about how we can create a more peaceful world.


Design, Create and Evaluate (Cycle A):   In this exciting topic, your child will have the opportunity to design, create, and evaluate their own board game! They will learn about the different elements of a successful board game, including the theme, gameplay, and rules. They will also explore the importance of collaboration and communication in the game design process.

Throughout the topic, your child will be encouraged to think creatively and develop their problem-solving skills as they work to create a unique and engaging board game. They will have the opportunity to experiment with different game mechanics, materials, and design elements, and to receive feedback from their peers and teachers.

Once their game is complete, your child will have the opportunity to evaluate its success, considering factors such as its level of challenge, replay value, and appeal to different audiences. They will also have the chance to showcase their games to their classmates and celebrate their achievements.


Sustainability (Cycle A): The sustainability unit is all about using resources in a way that meets our needs without harming the planet. Your child will learn about ways to reduce waste and pollution, as well as ways to conserve natural resources like water and energy. They will also explore the concept of sustainable living and learn how they can make a positive impact on the environment through their own actions. Throughout the unit, your child will be encouraged to think critically about issues related to sustainability and develop their own ideas about how we can create a more sustainable world.  Pupils will design and create their own Eco-car!! 


Legacy (Cycle A): The legacy unit is all about exploring the lasting impact of historical events and people. Your child will learn about the legacy of figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact that World War II had on the world. They will explore how these legacies continue to shape our world today and how we can learn from the past to create a better future. Throughout the unit, your child will be encouraged to think critically about issues related to legacy and develop their own ideas about how we can create a more just and equitable world.


Vitality (Cycle A): In this topic under the theme 'vitality', your child will explore the importance of health and wellness in their lives.  Throughout this topic, your child will learn about different aspects of physical and mental health, including exercise, healthy eating, and mindfulness. They will also explore the benefits of staying active and taking care of their bodies and minds.  Your child will have the opportunity to engage in a range of activities related to vitality, including yoga and fitness challenges, cooking and nutrition lessons, and mindfulness exercises. Through this topic, your child will develop their understanding of the factors that contribute to their health and wellness, and they will be encouraged to develop healthy habits that they can carry with them into adulthood. They will also have the opportunity to reflect on the importance of taking care of their mental health and to develop strategies for managing stress and anxiety.  Overall, the vitality topic will provide a valuable learning experience for your child, helping them to develop important skills and knowledge related to health and wellness. If you have any questions or concerns about this topic, don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher for more information.


Overall, these units provide a rich and engaging learning experience for your child, helping them to develop their critical thinking, empathy, and understanding of complex issues related to conflict, designing, creating and evaluating, sustainability, and legacy. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher for more information.

Pale Blue Dot

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We used short animations using Stop/Start motions to produce short films about the Solar System.

The Solar System

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Our Solar System

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