Croeso i'r Dosbarth 5!
The Year 5 Teacher is Mr Beynon
Our Topic this term is 'Power of people'
This year we will developing the new curriculum in Wales meaning that the children will have more say in what they want to learn. Pupil voice will be leading our teaching and their ideas will be incorporated into our context work on ‘Power of People’
We will be continuing our international project and mainly looking at powerful figures from Wales, Spain, Romania and Turkey.
The children have decided that this is what they want to learn in each area of learning this term:
Literacy, Language and Communication and Welsh
Reading Texts- Various biographies and autobiographies
Writing Genres – Biographies, autobiographies, diaries, letters, balanced arguments, leaflets, discussion and debates.
Cymraeg- Amser (Time). In these topics we will be writing poster, dialogues and diaries
Mathematics and Numeracy
We will be learning:
Multiplication and division
Please learn common times tables with your children as knowing them will help in all aspects of mathematics
The children have decided that in each new Area of Learning we will learn:
Humanities (History, Geography and RE): Leaders- Heroes v Villains, biographies of inspirational people in different fields and influential people in the local community
Expressive Arts (Music, Art, DT and creative movement): Design, make and test an invention to help a group of people. Focus on famous artists and create their work.
Science and Technology (Science and ICT): Plan and undertake a range of investigations. Collaborate on lots of creative projects using a range of apps and on Hwb using Google classroom. Learners will also be doing a project to create their own video game using Scratch.
Health and Wellbeing (PE and PSHE): Create a power flash mob dance, persuasive advertising campaign to encourage people to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Homework books have been given out with work grids detailing this terms homework. Children must complete a minimum of 3 by half term.
Spelling lists are given out fortnightly on a Monday.
Spelling challenges are completed the second Friday after having their new words.
Reading books have been given to all children. Please can you encourage your child to read regularly at home. We have a new system of Guided Group Reading with the children so there will be less comments by myself and the teaching assistants in the children's reading record books as their reading progress will be recorded on their personal records in school.
Every Monday and Friday we will be doing PE so please remember your kit on these days!
Depending on the weather we intend to do the 'Daily Mile' challenge where learners run/walk a mile every day. Children do not need kit for this just a comfy pair of shoes or trainers!
The children in Class 5 selected Bobo and Sienna to be their school council representatives this year. Very good choices!!
Pupil of Week:
Harvey- Trying really hard with the presentation of his work.
Dojo Point King:
Dojo Point Queen:
International Project- My Place, Your Place, Our Place
As part of our project 'My Place, Your Place, Our Place' 5 lucky children from Year 5 will be going to Spain at the end of March with Mr Beynon and Mrs Porter. We will visit Spanish schools, experience Spanish culture and do a presentation on Wales.
Below are links to useful website to help you with your learning at home. We use these websites in school and some may need login details!