Year 5

Hello and welcome to Year 5.


Hello and welcome to Year 5.

Each class has been named after a Welsh bird or animal. Our class name is Dosbarth Eyry, this means ‘Eagle Class’ in Welsh.


The people who work in our class are:

Mrs Martin (Monday and Tuesday)

Mrs Owens (Wednesday,Thursday,Friday)


Our week in school and things to remember:


Thursday– 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. The children will be taking home spellings on each Friday to practise throughout the week. They will then be tested on these on the following Friday morning.


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 novel in the style of Sherlock Holmes. In this cross-curricular topic we will develop maths, history, art, DT and ICT skills. 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 interest in the workhouse and schooling. We will continue this topic after half to then look at ‘A Victorian Christmas’. In PSE this term, we will be focusing on ‘being in my world’ and continuing  with our KiVa anti-bullying scheme. We will be studying different religions in RE, mainly focusing on Hinduism and Christianity. 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 Martin.


Learning at home


Takeaway Homework- The school council completed a student questionnaire, asking for pupil voice on our homework policy. It has been decided that the children would like to continue completing ‘takeaway homework’. This will be going home in the children’s homework book on the first Friday of every half term. The children have six weeks to complete as many tasks as they can. These can be stuck into the homework books and brought back to class.


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.

Important dates this term

Thursday 13th September- Drop in session for parents to meet the teacher (Years 1-6)

Monday 15h October & Tuesday 16th October- Parents evening for all classes from 3:30pm

Thursday 25th October- Autumn disco

Friday 26th October – School closes for half term

Friday 30th November – Christmas Market

Week beginning 10th December – Christmas concerts

Friday 21st December – School closes for Christmas