Year 5

Last modified 08/01/2015 10:21
Year 5


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This half term our Cornerstones topic has been 'Bend and Flow'. We have been looking at different aspects to do with rivers!




We started off our topic by taking a river walk in Pontardawe. We looked at lots of interesting things to do with rivers such as manmade structures like bridges, and natural features like river banks and bowls.

 P1011287 We used our numeracy skills to test the speed of the current. We used stopwatches to time how long a stick would take to reach a point in the river by dropping it from a bridge.

We have started a new scheme of work in numeracy called Numicon. This picture shows how we use Numicon pieces to help us to understand our maths work.




In literacy, we have been writing letters of application for classroom jobs. We have also been looking at descriptive writing to create imaginative writing about rivers.


 P1011669 We have been using our literacy and numeracy skills in the afternoons through our Cornerstones topic. We have been using our numeracy skills to sort rivers by lengths and depths. We have been using our literacy skills such as skimming and scanning to categorise rivers from different sources of information.


We have also been using our literacy and numeracy skills in other areas of the curriculum such as Science and PE. We have been gathering and recording data on how exercise affects our body and learning why it is important to have a healthy lifestyle. We illustrated our recordings by constructing graphs that show our heart rate after performing different physical activities.

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Our Class Timetable







If your child would like milk £1 must be given on a thursday and your child will have milk the following week


Dinner Money collected today - £2.00 per day

Could all parents please ensure that correct kit is brought in on the correct day.

Fruit money is collected daily - It is 20p for a piece of fruit each day

Please feel free to pop in and ask any questions that you may have about how the class works, or about your child’s development.