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Glasllwch Primary School • Melbourne Way • Newport • NP20 3RH / 01633 266398 /

Blwyddyn 5

Welcome to Year Five!

Our class project for the Autumn Term will be Countries of the World.

During our project the children will be given the opportunity to choose what they would like to learn and how they would like to develop their project. We will share some of the exciting things we learn with you as our project develops through regular class updates (see below). We are going to use the Rugby World Cup in Japan for a lot of our inspiration; as the term progresses the class will then get the opportunity to explore the African based countries in more detail.  Throughout our project the children will be developing as:

  • ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives
  • enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work
  • ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world
  • healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

If you would like to get involved in our project and have expertise in any aspect of our project that you would like to bring into school, please contact the school office or add to the class PADLET via Google Classroom.


Class Updates

We’re going to be busy this term! You can follow some of our progress on the Glasllwch Twitter page: @GlasllwchP
In addition, please see your child’s individual link to their SeeSaw page. This can be found in the back of their reading diaries/homework books!



Class Information

The following information about Year Five may be helpful.  Any unexpected changes or updates to the following information will be communicated through SeeSaw or Twitter.


Thank you for your continued support with your child’s reading. The key to success in reading is to read as often as possible and it is so important that your child reads at home as well as in school.

In Year Five the children will be doing whole class guided reading followed by activities which will allow the children to gain a deeper understanding of what they have read.  Our class book this term is  Journey to Jo’ Burg by Beverly Naidoo.

The Year Five library is stocked with lots of reading materials, but if your child would like to bring in a book or magazine from home to read during these sessions they are more than welcome to! We encourage children to read what they enjoy!



Spellings will be sent out on a Friday ready for testing the following Friday. In some cases, spellings may be targeted to groups or individuals, depending on what we feel is the most beneficial. Accurate spelling is important for children’s writing development and practising spellings at home makes a big difference to children’s writing within the classroom! Spellings will be sent home in the children’s homework books and will also be on spelling shed.


We are determined to be times table experts in Year Five!  As with reading, it is really important to rehearse these at home as well.

We will begin working on fast recall of all times tables up to the tens.

This term we will be focusing on targeting the areas that  we feel the children need support in. This information will be gathered from the test papers.




In addition to learning spellings and practising multiplication and division facts, we may ask for your support in helping your child with our class project in different ways. The homework and spellings will be set either in your child’s homework book or on our online collaborative learning environment (Google Classroom) where children can complete and submit their work.

You can find your child’s Google Classroom log-in details in the front of their homework book. If you are unable to access google classroom, a paper copy of the homework can be provided.



P.E. lessons are on a Thursday morning (outside) and a Friday afternoon (inside). During the Autumn term the children will be doing Hockey; they will need shin pads, long socks and a gumshield. Please ensure that the children have appropriate kit in school on these days, in particular a warm kit for games outside during the winter months. The children will be reminded of the school health and safety policy of no jewellery being worn during these lessons. If your child is unable to take out their earrings, please provide plasters in their PE bag.

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