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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 Tudors.


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.


The children will be having swimming lessons at the National Swimming Pool in Cardiff Bay this week and in the first week of the new half term.  Please ensure that the children have their swimming costumes, a towel and pair of goggles.  This is a great opportunity to develop a very important life skill whilst having fun.  As a result of swimming there will be no Games or PE lessons.


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 12.02.18



  The children will be exploring ratio and proportion this week.




 We continue to encourage the children to read thoughtfully and not passively.  This engagement will be tested in a comprehension.  Presentation and handwriting is a whole school focus and we will be pursuing this each week. Children will be producing their best handwriting in order to try to win the handwriting competition in the Eisteddfod.  The children will also be producing a poem on the Brecon Beacons.  This will also be judged for the Eisteddfod.


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.





Time to Investigate! We have completed our knowledge work on friction and will now experiment with different surfaces to see just how much friction slows down or speeds up the  movement of an object. The world without friction is a slippery place!



Topic- Off with her Head





The children will be looking at the different types of Tudor housing, looking at the materials used whilst considering the similarities and differences between the houses of the rich and the poor.  We will also compare and contrast the Tudor houses with those of our own.  We will of course look back upon our recent trip to Tretower Court to inspire us.  This mini topic will culminate in the design and build of their own Tudor houses.  Please allow your child to bring in any material that they think would add to their own house positively.



No games or PE because of swimming.



We will be learning Sospan Fach for the Eisteddfod and expect many children to try for the solo event.  Reciting practice will also be occurring.  





 The children are using Scratch this term.



  • 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).