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Class 5

Autumn Term 2019

Welcome to Year 5!

Croeso i Dosbarth Pump!



Welcome to Year 5! Your teachers this year will be Mrs Weston (Monday and  Wednesday morning) and Mrs Hill. We hope that you've had a wonderful summer break and raring to go for a new and exciting year!!

Our new Enquiry for this term is "Who invented the Wheel?". We have used pupil voice to find out what they wanted to learn about. We will start our enquiry with an archaeological dig in the garden and see if there is any evidence of a Stone Age settlement. From this, the children will then decide what they would like to learn about.

Literacy, Language and Communication

In Literacy we will be writing a formal letter to Time Team to report back our findings from the archaeological dig in the school garden. Our class book will be " Wolf Brother" by Michelle Paver. We will analysing what techniques the author using to create atmosphere and vivid descriptions. We will also be using drama to help us find out more about the main character. We will then use everything we have learnt to create a new chapter in the style of Michelle Paver.

Numeracy and Maths

You can never over practise your tables so please keep it up!

There are lots of online maths games you can play


This year the children will also continue to follow the Abacus maths scheme and will be set regular homework from the Active Learn website. Please try to encourage your child to complete their allocated tasks, as it reinforces work carried out in the classroom. The site is tablet and phone compatible. 


Please remember to practice and learn those learn its for our Big Maths tests on Friday morning!


Science and Technology

In Science and Technology, we will be creating our our moving vehicles using a battery circuit and seeing whose car is the fastest. We will be using our maths skills to measure wood for our chassis and take averages of the speeds.

We will also be looking at Evolution and Inheritance, investigating Charles Darwin and Mary Anning


Expressive Arts and Well Being

We will be investigating how people communicated during the Stone Age; analysing cave paintings, investigating techniques and materials to use and having a go at creating our own.


The children bring home their reading books everyday and we ask that they read at home to an adult. Their reading books must be brought into school everyday as the children have many opportunities to read. The children will have various reading experiences throughout the week, including a Guided Group Reading session.In school we focus a great deal on understanding the content of what is being read, asking a variety of questions about the content, in order to ensure they gain a full understanding of the plot, characters and themes. Please ask the children questions about their books to ensure they have understood what they have read. 

PE is every Wednesday  and Games on Friday afternoon. Please ensure all children bring in suitable clothing and appropriate footwear, i.e. trainers, for indoor and outdoor PE and Games activities. This may include T-shirts, shorts, leggings, jogging bottoms and a warm top.  
All jewellery must be removed for PE lessons, without exception. 


SRE letter for parents