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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 2.7.18




The children will be exploring the addition and subtraction of fractions, revisiting long multiplication and long division this week.


English / Topic


Class 5HM will continue to work with Josh and Dariush from the Sherman Theatre on producing a play about being left to fend for themselves in the Amazonian Rain Forest.  This is going to culminate with actors performing our play at the Sherman Theatre. The class will be going to attend and all families and friends would be very welcome.  This will be on Thursday 12th July.  We encourage friends and family to come along to watch the production 


The children have been finding out about the different uses of the tropical rainforest this week.  The class will be split into groups with each group representing people who use the forest for different things e.g. loggers, hydro-electric power, farmers, urbanisation (the growth of towns) and the tribes who currently live there.  They will devise arguments together and in a debate try to persuade the other groups that they should be allowed to pursue their activities.


The children will be looking at OS maps and producing questions for other children  to answer and vice versa.  They will be encouraged to use coordinates, OS symbols, man-made features and topographical features


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 are going to answer questions based on pictures.






P.E. and Games

The children will be building 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.


In Games, we will look at orienteering and outward bound activities.



The children will be using a program like poplets to provide a structure for an i movie about a place of interest in Cardiff or the surrounding area.




  • 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).