Year 5

Year 5 News


Hello and welcome to Year 5.


Hello and welcome to Year 5.

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– 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.

There will also be times tables test this day.


What are we learning about this term?

Our class novel this term will be ‘Street Child’. Our topic of the Victorians will encompass many of elements of the curriculum. In literacy we will be writing a biography on Queen Victoria before completing a “mantle of the expert” scheme of work on children working in the mills and mines. This will include writing CVs applying to work in the mines and writing persuasively arguing that the working conditions in the mines weren’t suitable for children. We will also be completing diary entries from our class novel. In maths we will be continuing to learn about our weekly topics through our rotations and in science Mrs Martin will be teaching us about the properties of materials.

During our topic we will be looking at how Victorian Britain shaped society today and in art we will be focussing on the work of William Morris. In PE will be following the new REAL PE scheme looking at cognitive ball skills and in music we will be focussing on Adele’s “Make you feel my love”. Mrs Martin will also be continuing her work on KIVA with the pupils and focusing on Hinduism in RE.


Learning at home


Children will be given spellings and times tables to take home and practice each Fridat.


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.