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Year 5

Year 5 Autumn Term 2020


Croeso i Dosbarth 5 gyda Mr Richards!


Here we are! We are back in business and starting a new year at St Fagans CiW Primary School. It has been fantastic to have the new Year Fivers in class and I am pleased to say each and every member has settled in well. 


The topic for this term was chosen based on what the class wanted to learn as a whole. We discussed this as part of our transition day before the summer break. Food and fitness were two topics that were mention quite a lot so, as a result, Healthy Lifestyle was created. This topic will include such activities as designing a sandwich and packaging then pitching the idea to the class, creating a fitness routine to send off to Joe Wicks (who knows, we may get a reply), discovering the benefits of a healthy diet (plus the occasional treat of course), blind taste testing, and creating art using food (if Covid-19 guidance allows). This list is endless!


PE is on a Tuesday and Thursday,so please can children arrive at school wearing their PE kits on these days. 


Spellings for each week will be posted below starting from the 18/09/20. The class would have started to practise these during our Guided Group Reading sessions but an extra push at home would be much appreciated. A great activity on Hwb is Spellblast , located in the j2e section.


Times tables are also important as they are the base ingredient for most mathematical skills. There are some games below that may be of some use. Again, any work with this at home would be greatly appreciated. 


I have asked the class to bring in their favourite photo to be use as part of a display. Each photograph is photocopied and put into a picture frame to then be put up on the wall. In the past this has created a homely feel to the classroom which creates a positive environment. Please note that each photograph will need to go into quarantine for 72 hours so will not be returned straight away.


Lastly, if you need to contact me with any questions please do so through the email below:


The year ahead fills me with much excitement and I am so happy to get it started. Strap yourselves in, Year 5 has begun!

High Frequency Half Term Spelling Challenge


Have a look through the 200, yes, 200 high frequency words and practise any that you find tricky. They may seem simple to some but it is amazing how easily we misspell these words in our writing. 

High Frequency Half Term Spelling Challenge

Ultimate Multiplication Challenge


Anything with the word 'ultimate' before it must be pretty good. 


Have a good first, but if you are struggling, please use the multiplication square to help you.



Enjoyable maths games to play: 


1. Hit the Button – focus on multiplication and division then adjust the level of difficulty.


2. Mental Maths Train – choose an operation then difficulty level.


Tommy’s Trek times tables


Match the Wall


Fractions Mini Golf


Penalty Shootout


Adding Time

Reading for pleasure


We will be using this resource to encourage Reading for Pleasure at home. It is just a little 'challenge' sheet with reading related tasks, see which ones you can do. Adults: the aim is to get the family reading and talking about books. (known as 'book blether' in Reading for pleasure circles). My hope is that you can share pictures and tell me what you have done, I can then share with the class and encourage a reading community.


If you are looking for ideas to develop Reading for Pleasure, Mr Wallace has added a web page to the school website - in the children section. There are links to websites and book recommendations.

If you are interested in more ideas for reading for pleasure, the open university website has a wealth of ideas and case studies to learn from.

Thursday (PM)