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Year 5 - Wye

Blwyddyn Wye

Dosbarth Pump

Year 5


Class Teacher - Mr C Baker

Class LSA - Mrs G Fergusson



Check out our portraits of Mr Baker and Mrs Fergusson!

Get in touch:


Schoop - The school ID is 17699

Twitter - @StDavidsCiWPrm https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm

Email: year5@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk

Google Classroom Code: 3di6bg7



Key Dates for Autumn Term 1!


5th SeptemberINSET  Day school closed for pupils

6th September– Children return to school

13th September – After School Clubs commence 

14th September – Meet the Teacher 3.30 pm and 4:00pm

16th SeptemberINSET Day school closed for pupils

26th September – European Languages Day Celebration

26th September – St Johns First Aid for Children

29th September – Flu Immunisations, Rec – Year 6

30th September - Macmillan Coffee Morning

3rd October - Black History Celebration

6th October – Harvest Assembly & Food bank collection  

18th October – Autumn Disco PS3 4.45-5.45pm

20th- 27th October – Scholastic Book Fayre

24tOctober –  Parents Evening

25th October – Parents Evening

24th October – Hinduism Celebration Day

25th October – Individual and Sibling Photos

28th  October – Last Day of term



Please bring a bottle of water to school daily, clearly labelled with your name. Healthy snacks can be purchased from the snack trolley or brought in from home. Children will be offered toast and milk in the morning.


Please wear your PE kit to school on PE days (Friday). Children should wear black shorts, house colour or white t-shirt and trainers, labelled clearly with their name. They may also wear black jogging bottoms when completing activities outdoors. 


Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child's name.



Children will complete spelling and grammar activities throughout the week as Early Morning Activities and during Literacy starters. These skills will be developed in work across the curriculum.

Each week we will focus on different spelling patterns. These will be practised in class and brought home to practise for homework.

We will not test children on spelling patterns weekly, but we will monitor and assess throughout the term.

Please use the Spelling Menu file below for ideas on how to have fun with learning spellings. 




Our topic for the second half term of Autumn is called 'Straw and Order'. In this topic, Year 5 will learn about the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. They will also liken their story to refugees of the 21st century, including those escaping the Ukrainian war.


See below for Medium Term Planning for our Autumn 2 topic of Straw and Order.

Pupil voice is very important to us at St David's. We look forward to generating more ideas together as a class for our new topic. 

See below for some of the areas we will be exploring thanks to Pupil Voice questioning:




The Four Core Purposes


The four purposes are that all children and young people will be:

  • Ambitious, capable learners who are ready to learn throughout their lives.
  • Enterprising, creative contributors who are ready to play a full part in life and work.
  • Ethical, informed citizens who are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world.
  • Healthy, confident individuals who are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.


In Dosbarth Wye, we will support ourselves and each other in becoming Ambitious, Capable Learners; Enterprising, Creative Contributors; Ethical, informed citizens and Healthy, Confident Individuals. This will be achieved through collaboration and independent work both inside and outside our classroom.

Homework will be placed on Google Classroom every Friday. Please submit all homework by the following Wednesday so we are able to look at your wonderful work and send this back to you. 

Each week, children will be asked to complete either a piece of numeracy or literacy based homework which will alternate from week to week. There will also be a termly homework grid sent out based on our topic. Children may do as many homework tasks as they like over the course of the term. Please see below for this terms homework grid. Children are allowed to complete their homework in whichever format they wish to choose. E.g hwb, PowerPoint, homework book, posters, etc. 

Weekly spellings will also be taught in class and given to the children to practice at home. 

The children will be rewarded for completing their homework by receiving dojos!

How to access Google Classroom -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3x-FaAbpc8

Christian Value!


Our Christian Value for this Half Term is 'Perserverance'.



Perseverance means to keep trying, even when things get tough. Jesus frequently encouraged his disciples to ‘endure patiently’ the difficulties and obstacles they encountered and to persevere in the face of adversity.
He himself trusted in God even when his enemies tried to stop his work and plotted his death. Please take time to look at our Home School Values sheet as this helps you to explore values and have fun together.



Languagenut is a fantastic tool where children can access resources to support the development of their new language (Spanish). Each child will have their own log in details where they can gain points for activities completed. LanguageNut will also give you the correct pronunciation of words and phrases.​​​​​​

All children should have brought home their login details, however if you need a reminder please contact year5@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk.

Modern Foreign Languages



This year we are going to be learning Spanish. We will be learning key Spanish phrases through fun games and activities. As well as this we have Spanish sessions with Tim where we learn through music and song!



As well as Spanish, we will be continuing to learn Welsh each week. This term, our Welsh topic is 'Hamdden' which means 'TV and Film'. We will learn key Welsh vocabulary associated with TV and Film, and be able to ask and answer questions about our favourite actors, films and TV shows.

Online Safety!



At St David's, we are extremely fortunate to have access to a range of different ICT devices. We promote the use of 'SMART' rules daily, as we know how important it is to stay safe online.



Please encourage your children to use these 'SMART' rules at home too. 

For more information about supporting your child with using the internet safely, please click on the following link:


Healthy Lunches!


We are very proud that St David's is a healthy school. We encourage all children to eat healthy during snack and lunch times. 

We are able to provide snack for your children in school at a daily cost of £2 per week / £14 per term. Please pay via Parent Pay.

Please ensure that your child has a labelled bottle in school daily, containing water only. We have fresh drinking water fountains, where the children can refill their bottles.

For advice on how to make a healthy packed lunch, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/healthier-families/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes/

Picture News!


During our worship time on Mondays, we have been learning about current news, topics and events. Then we have been exploring the key questions linked to these further in class. Here are some of the questions we have been discussing. 



When discussing the Picture News, we have been challenging ourselves to use new, ambitious vocabulary to describe our feelings and opinions.

Active Travel!


WOW is a pupil-led initiative where children self-report how they get to school every day using the interactive WOW Travel Tracker. If they travel sustainably (walk, cycle or scoot) once a week for a month, they get rewarded with a badge. It's that easy!

Please support us on our Active Travel mission by encouraging your child to walk, cycle or scoot to school, or use our Park and Stride arrangements at Pentwyn Leisure Centre. This will help keep our bodies healthy and help reduce our carbon footprint.  


In Autumn Term 1, Year 5 won the 'Proud Cloud' meaning we won the WOW! Trophy for most successful active journeys to school! Da Iawn pawb!

Rights Respecting Schools!


St David's CIW Primary School is proud to be a Rights Respecting School, which means we are a community where children's rights are learned, taught, practiced, respected, protected and promoted.

This half term we will be focusing on Articles 6, 19, 22, and 26 from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 


After School Clubs!


Throughout the Autumn term, Mr Baker will run the Year 5 Football Club after school every Tuesday 3.25pm - 4.25pm (beginning Tuesday 13th September). Spaces are limited and on a first come first served basis. 

Please contact clubs@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk to find out if there are spaces to join, or to be added to the reserve list. 

There will be alternative clubs running in the spring and summer terms too.

Useful Links!


By clicking below, you can access a range of resources to continue learning at home 


https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - Great online games for curriculum areas

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn - BBC Bitesize

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html - Lots of online games linked to different areas of the curriculum

https://www.learn-welsh.net/welshgames - Online Welsh games

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/ - Corbett Maths - 5-a-day Challenges

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ - White Rose Maths - Reasoning Challenges

hwb.gov.wales - collection of online tools provided to all schools in Wales by the Welsh Government

https://www.purplemash.com - award winning cross curricular website for  primary school children. It enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk Use this link to help with Online Reading