Croeso i Dosbarth 11!
Welcome to Class 11!
Mr Booker - Class Teacher
Miss Chan - 1:1 TA
Miss Letman - PPA Teacher
Croeso i Dosbarth 10!
Welcome to Class 10!
Miss Davies - Class Teacher
Miss Prothero - 1:1 TA
Miss Letman - PPA Teacher
Summer Term 1
Welcome to Summer term 1!
Our theme for the term is 'We are Carers'. In Year 5 we are looking specifically at caring for animals.
Our book for this half term is 'When The Mountains Roared' by Jess Butterworth.
We will be looking at Australia and India, as both places are visited in the book. We will be learning about habitats and adaptation. There will be lots of literacy and numeracy skills used in our topic lessons!
We have visited the library to borrow books that are relevant for our topic. If the children would like to do any extra work/research at home, it would be great to see it in school for extra dojos 😊
It is so important that by Year 5 the children are more confident with their times tables. They are used daily in some way or other and your child will benefit greatly if they are encouraged to practice them regularly so they have a quick recall of facts. This can be done through writing them down, chanting them or playing games! There are lots of great games online that your child could benefit from. One of my favourites is Hit the Button created by Top Marks.
We use Welsh as part of all our lessons and throughout the day, not just in Welsh lessons. The children love playing a range of games during the daily 'Helpwr Heddiw' sessions.
Here are some questions that we will be practising...
Q. Beth ydy dy enw di? (What is your name?)
A. _____ ydy fy enw i. (____ is my name)
Q. Sut wyt ti'n teimlo? (How are you feeling?)
A. Dw i'n hapus/wedi blino/trist (I am happy/tired/sad)
Q. Beth sy'n bod? (What's wrong?)
A. Mae pen/bola/clust tost gyda fi! (My head/stomach/ear hurts)
Q. Beth sy'n bod ar Sam? (What's wrong with Sam?)
A. Mae pen/bola/clust tost gyda Sam! (Sam's head/stomach/ear hurts)
Q. Sut oedd y tywydd ddoe? (How was the weather yesterday?)
A. Ddoe roedd hi'n bwrw glaw ac yn oer! (Yesterday it was raining and cold)
This term we will carry on with our topic 'Amser' (Time) and we will be consolidating lots of the sentence patterns and vocabulary that we've learnt previously.
Please can school lunches be ordered in advance using Parent Pay.
Please try to avoid over filling lunch boxes as the children struggle to finish it all in the time given. Our school is a nut free school, so please remember that items containing nuts are not to be sent it, this includes things like nutella spread in sandwiches.
Our water fountains are not being used at the moment so we encourage the children to bring in their own water bottle. This is especially important at the moment with the warm weather we are having. Bottles are kept in the classroom to ensure the children can have a drink at any point during the day.
Due to the current circumstances we are unable to provide snack in school. Please ensure that you send a healthy snack into school with your child. Examples of these would be fruit, cereal bars, yoghurt/frubes or vegetables to snack on such as carrot and cucumber sticks etc.
Behaviour and Rewards
We have three simple and clear rules in Baden Powell -
Be the best you can be.
We have a reward system in school called the VIP of the week (Very Important Pupil) Every class has a new VIP each week and they have earned the right to wear their own clothes to school. It is a special week for that child and it is clear for the adults and visitors to the school to see who has been working hard. So, if your child is wearing non-uniform and they are not VIP, it will take away the special reward that the VIP has earned for that week.
P.E. is on Monday for this term *but this can change due to the weather, I will let you know on Dojo if this happens*. They will not be able to change in school, so please send your child into school in their PE kit on that day.
Class Dojo is a great way to communicate between school and home so please feel free to message me on there if you have any questions.
We listen to individual readers each week and also have daily group guided reading sessions. Reading books have been sent home with reading record sheets.
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