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:

Mr Allman

Mrs Martin (Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings)

Miss Edwards



Our week in school and things to remember:

Thursday – Swimming

Friday – Times Tables and spellings tests. Reading books to be returned and new books given. New spellings given.


What are we learning about this term?

This year in school every child in the juniors will be learning about the Sustainable Development Goals. We will be focusing on the goal ‘Plant a tree and help the environment’. In this cross-curricular topic we will develop maths, geography, art, DT and ICT skills, focusing on rainforests and deforestation. We will have a special visit from Chester Zoo who will discuss the effects of this on our planet.


Within our own classroom, our topic for Autumn term will be the Rugby World Cup and Japan. We will be showing our support for the Welsh team by looking at the importance of the world cup whilst also comparing the Japanese to culture to our own way of life. In literacy we will be creating non-chronological reports about Japan, advertising the country as a place to visit and creating Japanese haikus. Our class novel will be Kensuke’s Kingdom.


In maths we will cover a range of topics from number and data through to shape and algebra. Mrs Martin will cover science with the children looking at energy, light and sound and will also cover music, RE, KIVA and PSE.


Homework- this term the children will be sent home with a blue book every Friday. This will contain weekly spelling practise sheets. We would be grateful if the children could practise these every night and bring the book back the following Friday. On a Friday Mr Allman will be completing a times table test with all children, after this they will bring home a sheet with the times tables they need to practise for the following Friday’s test.


Reading– In our class we change reading books on a Friday. Children are encouraged to bring back their completed books on a Fridat morning ready to change it for a new one. Please write in your child’s 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.