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Welcome to Year 5!


5H/M - Mr Husband (  and Ms Marker (

5L - Mr Lewis



Our topic for this current half term is The Rainforest!


Our web page will be updated weekly with skills, any necessary support work, weekly spellings, information about trips and important dates. Please check regularly smiley.



Please bring PE/Games kits of the following days.

5H/M - Monday and Tuesday

5L- Tuesday and Friday


Some of you have asked about books that we would recommend to your children.  Please find a list compiled at the bottom of this page.  They are just a taste of course and it is by no means a comprehensive list, but the books are suitable for the age group and have been promoted by many past pupils.  If you are unable to get these books, do take note of the authors, some of whom have been prolific in their writing.


 Week beginning 8.05.18




The children will be working towards their reasoning this week.




The children will be completing their first draft of their rainforest poems before redrafting them in preparation for putting up on display.


Please encourage the children to use their pink magpie books at home to record adventurous vocabulary and interesting phrases or descriptions that they could 'borrow' for their own creative writing.





How do we use electricity? Can you suggest ways of how we could save electricity?

What exactly is electricity and how do circuits work? This week we will be working groups to answer these questions. 



The children will be looking at the different layers of the Rainforest and discussing the types of flora and fauna that live in the layers.  The children will produce a case study on a species of their choice.  This will include a picture which can be annotated thoroughly or produced as a fact file.  The children will establish how the species are suited for the environment before we more onto adaptation and the creation of their own tropical rainforest creatures next week.




In P.E. we will be building on the visiting expertise of Gymnastic/ Dance specialist teacher Mrs Michelle Griffiths who began to build a sequence combining the mediums of both Dance and Gym in small groups.  Children from other groups will film the beginnings of the routines so that all can see their efforts and  discuss what went well and what could be done better.




The children will be coding this week.



  • Who Let the Gods Out by Maz Evans
  • The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
  • Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
  • The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo
  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
  • Clockwork by Phillip Pullman (might be reading this with the class soon)
  • Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl (just one of many)
  • The What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Big History by Christopher Lloyd
  • Dial a Ghost by Eva Ibbotson
  • Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kaster
  • I know what you did last Wednesday by Anthony Horowitz
  • Any of the Harry Potter series although best to start with her first in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.  The most magical and least sinister I think.  By J.K. Rowling
  • The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
  • The Hundred and One Dalmations by Dodie Smith
  • Stig of the Dump by Clive King
  • Hacker By Malorie Blackman
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • How to Train a Dragon by Cressida Cowell
  • Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
  • The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
  • The Demon Dentist by David Walliams (his books have proved to be very popular amongst the children)
  • Tom Gates by L Pichon (easy to read- a good start for reluctant readers.  I know because my own daughter struggled to put it down)
  • Dragon Rider by Cornerlia Funke


If your children have really enjoyed another book, please tell them to share it with us and their class us,  as it would mean a lot more coming from them than us.


Côr Canwy | Gerfydd Fy Nwylo Gwyn

Noson Lawen Eilir Jones, Pontio 2017 - Côr Canwy - cantorion ifanc brwdfrydig o Ddyffryn Conwy a'r ardaloedd cyfagos yn perfformio Gerfydd Fy Nwylo Gwyn gyda'u harweinydd Trystan Lewis a'u cyfeilyddes Siân Louise Bratch ar Noson Lawen / Côr Canwy - youth choir from the Conwy Valley and surrounding area perform Gerfydd Fy Nwylo Gwyn with their conductor Trystau Lewis and accompanist Siân Louise Bratch on the Noson Lawen programme.

Welsh Recitation

Eisteddfod Solo (singing).