Monday, 8 September 2014

Welcome to Year 5 2014/15!

Welcome back, we hope you’ve had a fantastic summer!
Please find below important information for the year ahead.

Classes
 
J5 - Mrs Hutchings (Year 5)                          
J6 - Miss Davies (Year 5)                                  
J7 - Miss Spackman (Year 5/6)


Topic

This term our topic is Heroes and Villains. This topic has a History focus, with children learning about Heroes and Villains from the past and present. During this topic children will be writing newspaper reports and play-scripts. Children will learn about famous Welsh stars and will be encouraged to use their internet researching skills to find out more information about heroes and villains.

There will not be a school trip during this topic, but instead the children will be meeting the Paralympic athlete Rhys Jones.

 

Reading

Your child has been given a reading book and a reading record.  Children will be reading with the teacher once a week, one week individually when reading will be commented on in individual reading records, and the         alternate week as part of a guided group reading session. Please ensure your child brings their record and book on their specified reading day (noted in reading record). We encourage each child to read at home every day for at least 15 minutes. Please update your child’s reading diary weekly.

 

PE

During indoor PE, children should wear black or navy shorts with a t-shirt (house colours) or leotard.

During outside PE, children should wear shorts/ tracksuit bottoms, a house t-shirt and trainers.

Long hair should be tied back and earrings should be taken out or not worn on the day of PE.
 
J5 & J6: Indoor PE - Wednesday
            Outdoor PE - Monday
 
J7: Indoor PE - Monday
     Outdoor PE - Friday
 

Homework

The children have been provided with homework books and can cover/decorate them as they wish. Every Monday the children will be given both English and Maths homework to be completed by the Friday. The children should stick their homework in their homework book in order to keep it safe.

Some weeks the children may be asked to complete topic homework and this should be presented neatly in their homework books.
Children are also encouraged to learn their times tables and spellings given as this will assist them in literacy and numeracy lessons.


Morning Routine

In the mornings please can children (or parents) not enter the building before 9am.


Twitter

The school now has a Twitter page which is updated with key school events and dates. Please follow us: @pontyclunpri 

 
If you have any questions about year 5, please don’t hesitate to ask.
 

Monday, 5 May 2014

Summer Term Topic

Year 5 Summer Term Topic- Beast Creators. 
For the Summer Tem children in year 5 will be focusing on Minibeasts! 
The children will gain the opportunity to explore the forestry, visit local natural destinations and take part in Minibeasts hunts to gather and collect data.
By the end of the term we hope that the children will develop a 3D Minibeast which they are able to present and discuss in front of their peers, this will develop oracy skils ready for Year 6!! 
We are hoping this will be an exciting and enjoyable topic to end ayear 5

P.S- Any old materials will be much appreciated in preparation for the children to make their very own Beast Creations !

Thanks got all your support 
Year 5 Staff

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

River Walk

This term Year 5 have been learning about 'The Story of Moses' with both Mrs Barter and Mrs Brown. The children spent a lot of time put themselves in the position of others (imagine how Moses mother felt when he had to leave him go in the basket along the river). The children use 'sticks' as a symbol of the basket and explained their thoughts and feelings as a parent. 
The children thoroughly enjoyed the walk and as a result produce fantastic letters and Diary entries.

























Year 5 Making Mandel Bread

Last term year 5 were learning about Passover in R.E with Mrs Brown and Mrs Barter. The children had the opportunity to make their own Mandel Bread! 




Saturday, 8 March 2014

Pontyclun Primary Eisteddfod! Friday 7th March 2014

Our amazing choir opened the show, followed by numerous competitions such as; English Poem recitation, Welsh Poem recitation, instrumentalists, certificates awarded for activities carried out in individual classes and the teams singing the song chosen for their year group. What a fabulous day, the children thoroughly enjoyed talking part and supporting for their team members! 

Thursday, 27 February 2014

MODS AND ROCKERS!!

Our new topic for this half term is 'More than Mods an Rockers! This is a historical topic where the children will be learning about life in the 1960s, such as ; significant historical figures and events, musical culture, fashion influences and the range of artistic skills to create 'pop art'.

If you have anything that would be suitable for the classroom based on our topic this term this would be highly appreciated, for example; books, magazines, CDs or fashion accessories etc.


As you probably already know the children have a homework task to complete by the 3rd of March as this is an inset day, the homework is due to return on the. 4th of March. 


Thank you for you co-operation in advance.

Hope everyone is enjoying half term �� 

Pontyclun Dancers open the 'Trashion Show'

I would like to take this opportunity to say how proud I am of my dancing group opening the trash ion show! You danced your shocks off and really looked the part in your black and white theme! Well Done ��