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Blwyddyn 5 / Year 5

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Class Teacher - Miss Julie Borland 




A fantastic start has been made to Year 5 learning and we are looking forward to working together to achieve our targets.

Year 5 – Mrs Borland Autumn Term 2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Welcome back to 2018/19 educational year. I hope you have enjoyed some family time and the lovely weather over the summer. I look forward to another fantastic year teaching your child. I would like to take this
opportunity to inform you of the learning programme for Year 5, Autumn Term.

Learning Programme
Please see over the page for an overview of the main areas for study this term.

Pupils have home learning on a fortnightly basis. Home learning is in the form of a grid; some compulsory tasks and some voluntary. Dojo’s will be given for the number of points earned. Home learning will be given on a Monday and collected in the following week. The children should be encouraged to speak to me if work is too difficult or too easy.

School Dinners
School dinner money should be paid on Monday. All money should be placed in an envelope with your child’s name, class and amount clearly labelled.

Healthy Eating and Water
We would like to encourage pupils to bring a healthy snack of fruit of vegetables daily to eat in class to ensure that your child is suitably ‘fuelled’ for their learning. Also a water bottle is required so that your child can hydrate throughout the day. Apples and bananas are available to purchase from the KS2 Fruit Shop at a cost of 20p each. Year 6 pupils collect money for the week on a Monday.

Pupil Planners
KS2 pupils have Pupil Planners instead of Reading Records. Pupils will be issued with these during their first week. It is very important that your child brings their planner to school every day and we expect parents to check the planners daily/weekly and sign them every week. The planners are also used as a home/school link as well as to issue parents evening appointments. If a planner is lost, a replacement planner will cost £5.00.

Year 5 P.E. day will be Wednesday. Your child will need to bring their P.E. kit to school on this day. P.E. consists of t-shirt, shorts/joggers and trainers.

Please be aware that all future class communication with be via Schoop. If you do not have this app, it can be downloaded and used by entering the school login code 7749. Please feel free to speak to me about anything that concerns your child’s learning at school so we can make their time in Year 5 an enjoyable experience.


Year 5 – Mrs Borland Autumn Term Learning Programme 2018


Autumn Term 2018

Year 2

Miss Julie Borland


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Our topic is:

World War II
The children will learn:
•About chronology of events between 1939 – 1945.
•About the impact of war on the everyday lives of ordinary people in Wales.
•About the Swansea Blitz of 1941.
•About significant people of the time who played an important role in the war effort.
•About how to use a range of sources to find information.
•About the key aspects of literacy and communication; including letters, first hand accounts, newspaper reports, presentations and speeches.

Big maths characters and strategies will be taught throughout.

The children will learn:
•Place value, ordering and rounding.
•Mental strategies +, -, x, -:-.
•Real life money problems.
•Fractions and decimals.
•Calculating and measuring length and perimeter in mm.
•Reading 24 hour time on a digital clock.
•Reading timetables.
•Problem solving using all four operations.
•Triangles and properties of quadrilaterals.
•Reading and plotting co-ordinates.

Our novel is:

Swansea Spy

The children will learn:
•Listening to follow instructions.
•To respond to a variety of sound recordings.
•Listening to respond to a variety of ideas and opinions.
•To communicate clearly and explore issues and themes through role play.
•Research skills – skimming, scanning and note taking.
•Guided reading – developing fluency and exploring text features.
•Class Novel (Swansea Spy) – Understanding reading strategies.
•Weekly spelling and vocabulary.
•Grammar – verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
•Handwriting – revising letter formation and joins.
•Diary and letter writing.
•Poetic writing.

Our topic is:


The children will learn:
•3 states of matter and how they differ.
•To ask scientific questions to explore gases.
•To understand that air is made up of many gases.
•To use evidence to explain scientific thinking.
•Gases have weight and they flow easily.
•To investigate the many gases that are important to us.
•Gases are formed when liquids evaporate.
•Fair Testing.



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Thank you for your continued support

Kind regards

Mrs Borland - Year 5 Teacher