Year 5

Blwyddyn 5 / Year 5 (page updated September 2018)

Dosbarth Heulfre: Taught by Mrs Bethan Villalon

Dosbarth Gloddaeth: Taught by Mrs Mari Hughes

Croeso / Welcome

Welcome/Croeso to the Year 5 page.

Autumn Term Theme

This term we will be studying –

  • Water
  • Rivers (World, Wales etc)
  • Visit to Llyn Brenig
  • Floods
  • Map Work
  • Story Writing (message in a bottle)
  • Branwen (Welsh story)
  • Science – water cycle, insulation, dissolving sugar in water, water usage
  • BOBS – pupils will continue to have the opportunity to take part in these sessions.  They create healthy meals in the school kitchen and provide taster pots for other pupils to try!

Spring Term Theme

Our topic will be based on The Victorians and Forces for our science work. This will involve-

  • Studying Children during the Victorian era: work, school, home life.
  • Visit to Llanberis Slate Museum/Penrhyn Castle to experience Victorian life.
  • Study class novel Street Child by Berlie Doherty.
  • Drama ‘The little Match Girl’
  • Charles Dickens – Oliver.
  • Techniquest trip – Forces workshop
  • Science: Forces. What are forces?
  • Children may also have the opportunity to take part in Bike It training – please remember to complete and return the Consent forms (and remember bikes and helmets on the day!)

We have many exciting lessons and trips planned for Year 5, which will enhance the learning experience of the children whilst we delve into this topic.

Year 5 Cycle Training first session

Summer Term

This term we will be studying:

  • Entertainment (Theatre, puppets, Punch & Judy and Llandudno)
  • Puppet Workshop
  • St. Lucia / Maldives
  • The Body (eating healthily)
  • Islam
  • School trip – Greenfield Valley Museum
  • Swimming Lessons in June. More information to follow.


Spelling and Maths:

  • The spelling list is given out on Mondays
  • Maths homework should be completed on
  • oral presentation in English

Reading Homework:

Children must read and record their reading with an adult at least four times a week. Reading Records and Daily Diary should be in school every day along with reading books.

Weekly tests:

Spelling and Maths test on Friday


Games with Mrs Owen on Wednesday

Heulfre class: Dance/Gymnastics with Mrs Villalon on Thursday

Gloddaeth class: Dance/Gymnastics with Mrs Hughes on Friday


Fruit club

Junior pupils are expected to be responsible for their own fruit money (£1 a week or 20p per day) there is no need for them to give fruit money to the teachers.