Year 5

Year 5 News


Hello and welcome to Year 5.


Hello and welcome to Year 5.

This year each class has been named after a Welsh bird or animal. Our class name is Dosbarth Eryr, this means ‘Eagle Class’ in Welsh.



The people who work in our class are:

Mrs Owens (Monday, Tuesday and Friday)

Mrs Done (Wednesday and Thursday)

Mrs Koscinska  and Mrs McKnight


Our week in school and things to remember:

Wednesday- PE day; we suggest that the children keep their PE kits in school at all times though.


Friday- Reading and spelling books should be brought back ready to change each Friday.


What are we learning about this term?

Our literacy lessons this term will begin with us reading the novel ‘Street Child’. Our topic of Victorians will encompass all of our lessons and in literacy we aim to write a biography on some very famous Victorian people, write a diary entry as if we were ‘Street children’ and write a crime in the style of Sherlock Holmes. In this cross-curricular topic We will develop maths, history, art, DT and ICT. We plan to design and create Victorian children’s toys such as Punch and Judy puppets, and use oil pastels to create miniature portraits. We will also look closely at Queen Victoria and her reign as well as the lives of children during the time with a keen intereste in the workhouse and schooling. We would to finish this topic off with a trip to Blists Hill Victorian village (a letter will come home shortly) We always welcome volunteers who would like to come into class to help with some of our more practical topic lessons or to help listen to the children reading. If you do have any time to spare then please see Mrs Owens or Mrs Done.


Learning at home

Reading- In our class we change reading books on a Friday. Children are encouraged to bring back their completed books on a Friday morning ready to change it for a new book, we understand that as some children will be reading longer books now and may not change their reading books every week. Please write in your child’s yellow reading log to record when you have read with them at home, although we don’t always have chance to write a note back, we do check these books each week and children who have read at least three times receive extra dojos in class.


New spelling lists will also be sent home on a Friday. We practise these in school too.