Welcome to Year 5 and Caradoc class! Our class is taught by Miss Hughes and supported by Mrs Haynes, Mrs Edwards, Miss Deacon (Mon-Weds) and Mrs Garner (Thursday/Friday).
Welcome back to school after the Christmas holidays and a very Happy New Year to you all! This term sees Caradoc taking part in some interesting projects and visits. We, of course, look forward to our residential to Bryntisilio in March and we will be fortunate to be visited by an author, Jo Cotterill to go alongside our Bookfest work. If you are able, please look at some of her novels with your children. This term, our whole school topic is Achivements and Legacies and we hope to work alongside the British Ironworks to create a structure as part of our lasting legacy...watch this space!
We aim to use our topic work to complete our writing units this term. We aim to complete a film narrative unit using a film called ‘The Piano’ and study Street Child by Berlie Doherty in line with our topic work. We will be developing our drafting and editing skills to write at length to produce non-chronological reports and complete a unit based on our upcoming author visit.
In Maths, we plan to extend our knowledge of the number system. This term, we will be focusing on: area and perimeter, multiplication and division (formal written methods), fractions and decimals and percentages.
Our topic works aims to extend across the additional curriculum areas. We intend to develop our understanding of how our country changed due to the Industrial Revoloution in work places as well as socially. It is also hoped that we can take part in a project with the British Ironworks in Oswestry in line with our DT work.
All children will read their individual books in school and at home; they will also have daily guided reading sessions, aimed at developing comprehension skills as part of group discussion. Caradoc class will be participating in a ‘Starbooks’ reading challenge where we are aiming for the children to read as many different books of various genres throughout the year!
25th January—Year 5 Class Assembly
14th February—Parents Evening
15th February—Break up for half term
Week beginning 18th February—Half term
7th March—World Book Day
12th March—Author visit (Jo Cotterill)
Monday 18th- Wednesday 20th March—Residential to Bryntisilio.
15th April—Break up for Easter
29th April—Return for Summer term
Dates may change.