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Years 5/ Blwyddyn 5

Coronavirus Home Learning

Blwyddyn 5 - Year 5

Whilst school is closed, you can continue your learning by completing your home learning pack and/or by using the websites and activities below.



The BBC are helping you learn at home with the help of lots of videos, games and some famous faces teaching you. Click on the link to and choose a Year 5 daily lesson to complete


Well done to all the children who have returned any work that they have done at home!



Take a look at these brilliant websites to help develop your English and literacy skills

Giglets (Reading and comprehension)- *Use your login*

Online Read Alouds (Reading- list of authors who will be providing read alouds and workshops)

BBC Bitesize English (Various English activities)-

Sumdog (Spelling)-

Pobble (Comprehension- Study the picture and answer the questions)


Visit these websites to help develop you mathematics, reasoning and numeracy skills

ABACUS Active Learn (Games and challenges)- *Use your login*

Maths Factor by Carol Vorderman (Games and Challenges)-

Big Maths Online- (Challenges- Continue with your weekly 'Beat That' and 'CLIC' tests) *Use your login*

Transum (Activities, Puzzles, Investigations and Problems)

BBC Bitesize Maths (Maths activities)-

NRich Maths 1 (Problem Solving, Puzzles and Investigations)

NRich Maths 2 (Problem Solving, Puzzles and Investigations)

Whiterose maths (Online lessons for all ages)

Natwest Money Sense (Money related games)

Corbett Maths (Online games and videos)

Maths is fun (Online worksheets and games)


Have a go on these websites to help you with your ICT and coding skills

Scratch (Program and share interactive stories, games and animation)-

Lightbot (Use algorithms to guide the lightbot to his destination)-

Scratch JR (Simplified version of Scratch)

Barefoot ICT (Programming games)

Dance Mat Typing (Typing Skills)


Visit these general learning websites for more activities

Kahoot (Quiz website)- *Class login*

HWB (General learning)- *Use your login*

Topmarks (General learning)-

Welsh Games (Welsh)-


Work is also being uploaded onto Google classroom where children can log on using their HWB accounts.


Try the activities below in your home learning book. These activities will be updated weekly!


Maths Challenges- Can you solve these maths challenges? Write down you answers and working out in your home learning books! (NRich Maths)

Log onto your HWB account and try these Maths Challenges!

Try these Big Maths Prove it Cards- Can you prove it? Write down the answers in your home learning work packs

Croeso i'r Dosbarth 5!

The Year 5 Teacher is Mr Beynon



Our Topic this term is 'Our Heritage'

In this topic we will be learning what life in Wales was like in Victorian times and when mining was the main industry in Wales. We will be continuing with our International project 'My Place, Your Place, Our Place' and looking at the heritage of Romania, Turkey and Spain where 5 lucky children from the class recently visited Romania. We also had a go at being miners in Rhondda Heritage Park. As well as swimming in the International Pool in Cardiff Bay. What a busy but exciting term!

We had a visit from Keep Wales Tidy and learnt all about plastic pollution

Our Topic in Autumn Term wass ‘Earth and Space’

We are excited to be learning about all things earth and space. The childre have chosen what they want to learn this term.


  Below is a list of things they want to learn in each area of learning. 



Literacy, Language and Communication and Welsh

 Reading Texts- Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Writing Genres – Informal and formal letters, formal letters, diary entry, persuasive poster, book review, finishing off a story and newspaper reports

Cymraeg- Hamdden. In these topics we will be writing poster, blogs dialogues and diaries all based around Hamdden. 


Mathematics and Numeracy

We will be learning:

Multiplication and division

Area and Perimeter


We will also be reading the book ‘Alien Odd and Alien Even’ where we will be doing reasoning activities based on this book.


Please learn common times tables with your children as knowing them will help in all aspects of mathematics


Context Work

The children have decided that in each new Area of Learning we will learn:

Humanities (History, Geography and RE): MYOP project. We will be looking at the culture and traditions of Wales, Spain, Romania and Turkey with a potential trip to Romania for 5 pupils later on in the year. We will also be looking at the country of Japan to celebrate the rugby World Cup being held there.

Expressive Arts (Music, Art, DT and creative movement): Planet art, creating a planet, design a rocket and astronaut portraits. We have also been working with Charlie from UPBEAT music to create a sequence of anti gravity movements. Have a look at the amazing movements below!

Science and Technology (Science and ICT): Plan and undertake a range of investigations based on Space. Collaborate on lots of creative projects using a range of apps and on Hwb using Google classroom.  We will be looking at the space race, moon landing, solar system, the moon and earth and looking at Tim Peake and The Apollo 11 crew. Children  will also be doing a project to create their own video game using Scratch.

Health and Wellbeing (PE and PSHE): We will look at pollution and its effects, typical astronaut diet and doing fitness tests similar to those of astronauts!







School Council

The children in Class 5 selected Dylan and Tavie to be their school council representatives this year. Very good choices who will make sure their voices are heard in making decisions in school.

P.E. Days

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!



Pupil of Week:
Harvey- Trying really hard with his handwriting and number work.


Dojo Point King:



Dojo Point Queen:


Big Maths

Year 5 were lucky enough to be the first class in Trowbridge to start using Big Maths online and we love it. We do the challenges every week and we try to beat our score from the week before. Keep an eye out for a list of children who have achieved their best ever score and those who come home with a special Big Maths certificate!

Being Ethical, informed citizens of the world 

In Year 5 we are ethical and informed citizens of the world. Not only have we been researching the traditions of Wales, Romania, Turkey and Spain we have also been researching information about Japan and comparing and contrasting it to Wales. As part of our temperature work we have also been comparing average temperatures from countries in Europe and using the BBC weather website to find the temperature in Cardiff for the week and the hottest and coldest place in Britain.

We learnt the phases of the moon using Oreos.

We asked if we could learn why the moon changes shape all the time. Mr Beynon told us the moon has 8 different phases. He then showed us a bag with 18 packets of Oreo biscuits in. That is over 250 biscuits!! We then took the top of Oreos off and scraped off the cream to make the shape of all the different phases of the moon. We had great fun, learnt a lot and got to eat some biscuits as well!

We had Katie from ‘Show Racism the Red Card Wales’ in to talk to us about Islamaphobia. We learnt so much and had some really interesting discusisions!
We also went to different parts of the school to measure the temperature. We made predictions on which part of the school would be the coldest part of the school and which would be the warmest part of the school. Unsurprisingly the playground was the coldest! 

Being creative

In Year 5 we love being creative whether it is dancing or painting! 



We painted our own solar system. Some of the planets looked amazing!

Here we are making our anti gravity creative movements with UPBEAT music!

This is our performance of our creative movement piece which we did in front of Year 6. Big diolch to Charlotte fro, UPBEAT for working with us for 7 weeks

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Some Year 5 and 6 children were lucky enough to go to Greenway Primary school to see the 6 Nations trophy and Triple crown trophy that Wales won!

Year 5 2018/2019


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. 


Ferrol (Spain) Visit March 2019

Spanish dancing

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More Spanish dancing

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Tambourine band

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Pictures from Day 4

Traditional Galician song

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Galician band

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We met up with our friends from Birchgrove Primary, who are joining us in Spain, to learn some Spanish with Nico who is a Spanish student studying in Cardiff. Gracias Nico!

The children going to Spain have been busy preparing by doing a presentation and reading lots of books about Spain

This is some of the project work that we have been for 'My Place, Your Place, Our Place'

We went to the Cardiff games and tried lots of different sports. Out of all the schools there our team won! Da Iawn Pawb!

We loved our trip to the Senedd. We held debates and learnt what powers the Welsh Assembly has. Check out our hats!

We love speaking Welsh in Year 5 and do daily Welsh sessions called 'Helpwr Heddiw'

We have oracy sessions twice a week. We often use Newsround as stimulus to discussion

Thank you UPBEAT for teaching us how to play the Taiko Drums!

These children gave presentations on why they deserve to visit Spain. The class voted for who they think should go

We had a great day at Cardiff Castle learning what it was like in the Blitz in World War 2

As part of building blocks week we had to see who could make a container to hold the most jelly beans

We love using ICT in Year 5. Here is us using the school VR Goggles!

We were really lucky to learn First Day skills. We are now all have first aid qualifications!

Useful Websites

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!