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Welcome to Year 5!


5H/M - Mr Husband (  and Ms Marker (

5L - Mr Lewis


Our new topic for this next half term is Gallery.

We will be going to the National Gallery this term for a visit. 



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 20.11.17



  We will testing the children on the 12 timestable on Friday. We will be adding and subtracting fractions. Recapping upon the ordering of fractions and learning a sneaky shortcut. We will then be moving on to Geometry where we will be finding the area and perimeter of items in the classroom.  Children will need to be accurate.


The children will be trying to learn a  short story off by heart.  The children will be hotseating different characters.  A comprehension will be done based upon various artists.  The children will be doing some drama, trying to act out the story to a small audience.  They will also spend some time in learning when and where to place semi- colons. The children demonstrated to us just how neatly they could write last week in a handwriting exercise.  Presentation and handwriting is a whole school focus and we will be pursuing this each week.  P 



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.





This week, we begin our new Science topic- Forces.

We begin this topic by focusing on air resistance, gravity and how exactly can we make the greatest (paper) airplane of all time!


Topic - Gallery

We will be looking at Van Gough's Starry Night; appreciating the painting and Van Gough's techniques before trying to replicate the painting ourselves.  Following this we will continue to look at Cubism and how it used geometric shapes so effectively.


We will be learning how to tell the time in every turn of the hands in Welsh.  We will write sentences in the third person using this knowledge.


PE/ Games

5HM will be playing hockey this coming week.

5L will be playing rugby this week..



In P.E. the children will be  using dance to build up their sequences.



 They will also be adding their support to an ICT pledge that they will build and agree upon.  This will be to address internet safety.



  • 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.


Christmas Concert 2017 - Witnesses

01 Good News.mp3

02 Mary & Joseph's Song.mp3

03 Shepherds' Song.mp3

04 Kings' Song.mp3

05 Stars' Song.mp3

06 Angels' Song.mp3

07 He Came In Love.mp3