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Year 5

Croeso i Dosbarth Conwy




Teacher: Mrs Smith

Class Information:


  • Class starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm


  • Water bottles containing water to be brought in daily with your child’s name clearly labelled.


  • Fruit or vegetable snacks can be brought in for morning breaktime or purchased from the fruit trolley for 30p a day


  • Reading books to be brought in daily and will be changed as necessary after the book review is completed.


  • Spellings are sent out every Friday on Google Classroom and are to be practised throughout the week in readiness for a spelling test on Friday.  Beat That and Learn It challenges are completed in school and are returned to the children on a Monday. The expectation is that you practise any mistakes or try to beat your time at home. If there are any problems with the homework, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can help.


  • PE kits (hyperlink to uniform section) to be worn to school every Tuesday. Ensure kit is appropriate for the weather.


  • Label EVERY item of clothing clearly with your child’s name.


If you wish to speak with us please make contact via email or ring 01656 815660.

Ms Rowley (headteacher), Mr Richards (Deputy) and Mrs Farmer (Engagement Officer) are also available on the yard at the beginning and end of the day.


Porthcawl Primary Curriculum:


Year 5




R.V.E.- Business and Social 


World History

Human Geography


Autumn 1 – Trade

Slave trade  (CC, D, R9,32,)       

London  (D, R12)

Identity and Belonging (CC, D, R12,14)


Ancient History

Physical Geography

Global Goals

Spring 1 – Sea Explorers

Invaders- Saxons/Vikings   (CC, R)

Oceans  (CC, R24)

Life Below Water Goal 14  (CC, R24)


Modern History

Country Study


Summer 1- The World in Conflict

WWI  (CC,D,R9,11)

Antarctica  (CC, D, R12)

The Journey of Life (CC, D, R8,15, )


Year 5




Expressive Arts


Forces & Energy



Autumn 2 – Light and Dark

Light & sound

Shadow puppets 

Mime (D, R12,29_ 


Living Things



Spring 2 – Over Time

Evolution (D)

Balanced sandwich & food hygiene (R24,26)

Classical – Hans Zimmer (D, CC, R29)


Matter & Materials



Summer 2 – Blue Water 

Water cycle (CC, R24)

Algorithms – Raspberry Pi

Van Gogh - Impressionist (D, CC, R24)









Language, Literacy and Communication



Autumn 1

Spring 1

Summer 1

The Lost Thing- Shaun Tan

Planet in a Pickle Jar- Martin Stanev

Tuesday David Wiesner


Recount, Newspaper Report, Diary entry- Boys perspective, Diary Entry- Lost Thing perspective, Persuasive, Amazon Advert- selling the lost thing


Persuasive- advert, Explanation,Narrative- Flashback Story


Playscript, Recount- Newspaper Report, Blog

Autumn 2

Spring 2

Summer 2

Leaf- Sandra Dieckmann

Zoo - Anthony Browne

Paperbag Prince Colin Thompson

Range- Recount, Diary entry, NCR- Newspaper, Narrative- Adventure story


Recount- Diary Entry, Persuasive-argument, debate, Non-Chronological Report- leaflet

Range- Narrative-Action Story, Persuasive- Argument, Instructions- Junk Modelling, Explanation- Leaflet

Mathematics and Numeracy


A wide variety of topics are covered including:  



addition and subtraction (5-digit numbers, column method)

multiplication and division

decimal numbers, place value, jigsaw numbers to 1,000, co-ordinates in the first quadrant, negative numbers-finding the difference.


Using scales in weight, length, and capacity

beginning to convert between units of measure, perimeter, and area.



recognise and describe 2D and 3D shapes including simple symmetry, perimeter, and area


Timetables, calendars, mode, median, mode and range, bar graphs, tally charts



Number facts, relationships between numbers and times tables are taught through Big Maths.

The Big Maths scheme covers the 4 aspects of numeracy each day. Children are given number facts known as 'Learn its' to help improve recall of addition and multiplication facts which can then also be used for subtraction and division. 

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