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Welcome to Class 5!


Class Teacher: Mr Norman

LSAs: Our class will also be supported by interventions by Mrs Fergusson and Mrs Rowan

Weekly PPA & Management Cover: Health & Well-being lessons (P.E. and PSE) to be delivered on Friday (covered by Mr Smith)

.If you have any queries or concerns, please let me know! You can contact me via email, telephone or at the beginning and end of the day when the children have been dismissed. 

Good morning,

As you are all aware, sadly schools will not be returning on June 1st 2020.

As a result, the Year 5 residential trip to Longtown has been postponed to 9th June 2021 when the children will be in Year 6.

The company have kindly agreed to keep the cost of the trip the same and transfer the money paid towards next year’s balance.

Please can you email me on mrscook@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk  if you no longer wish for your child to attend.

Best wishes,

Mrs Cook

A Parents Guide to HWB Home Learning Classes

Home Learning


Schoop - the school ID is 17699

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

Email: year5@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk


Accessing online materials:

Year 5 Hwb

To access the Year 5 portal, please visit this link and join our class: https://hwb.gov.wales/go/fbzcuz

All children will need their Hwb log in to access our Home Learning Portals. Your child should have brought these home. 

Please email year5@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk if you cannot remember the password so I can send a reminder, or if the log in details are compromised so that I can reset the password. 

All home learning can be completed in the green homework book or online the via the Office 365 tools on Hwb. (These can be shared with Mr Norman by emailing or via online sharing using normans22@hwbcymru.net)

Oxford Owl Free E-Books

To access the free Oxford Owl e-books, please visit https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home and log in using the details below. 

Username: stdavidsnorman

Password: stdavidsyr5


Corbett Maths - 5-a-day Challenges



White Rose Maths - Reasoning Challenges



The Maths Factor - Activities and Games (created by Carol Vorderman)


Unlock your maths confidence with Carol Vorderman's maths site for 4-11 year olds. 

"We will be making The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. We want to help you and your child as much as we can."

You will need to create an account but you can get free access during the school closure time.


Language Nut - Activities and Games to learn Welsh, German and other foreign languages



Language Nut is a great learning resource for practising Welsh, German and lots of other modern foreign languages

If you have not got your log in, please contact year5@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk and I will send it out to you


Joe Wicks - Daily PE sessions


"Starting Monday 23rd March I'm going to be hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on my YouTube channel. With the schools closed and with us all spending more time at home, it's more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy and positive. Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic.   The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even the adults can get involved." Joe Wicks. 


Elevenses - World of David Walliams - Daily story sessions 


Every day at 11am, you can listen to one of David Walliams World's Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun. 


Techniquest - Daily Science Demo

During the school closure, Techniquest are showcasing daily science demos where viewers are encouraged to get hands on and bring science to life from the comfort of their own homes 



Additional Activities


Christian Values 

Our school Christian Value this term is FORGIVENESS 

What we have been learning in class....

WB 20.01.20

We are busy learning about the awful Aberfan disaster. We could not believe the shocking things that we learned in our Literacy text map. We are now applying what we have learned to write an eye-witness report. We have planned our own text maps, in readiness for our writing next time. 

In maths, we have been using diagrams, diennes and number lines to prove our understanding of place value in decimal numbers. 

During our afternoons, we have been busy preparing for our Eisteddfod competitions. We have been looking at a Welsh artist called Martyn Evans and analysed his work to find out what style he uses. We are using this analysis to help us create our own art work using buildings that we associate with Cardiff and Wales. 


WB 11.11.19

What an exciting week! We have made our Christmas Cracker using our design. Now we want to persuade supermarkets to stop selling crackers which are bad for the environment so we have planned out a persuasive email/letter which we will send next week. 

In maths, we have enjoyed building our confidence with division and calculating fractions of amounts. 

We have also been fundraising for Children In Need this week. We have been busy participating in Joe Wicks workouts and practising our Dance Monkey song for the talent show. We can't wait to find out how much we have raised. 

WB 4.11.19

This week children have investigating Victorian criminals! We started by discovering about John Walker who was caught stealing onions... but was he guilty or not guilty? The children have been busy investigating the evidence and drawing their own conclusions. They have planned their own persuasive speech to convince the judge of their opinion. In their maths lesson, they have used ICT to conduct searches through a database of other Victorian criminals to find out what types of crimes were commited and what types of punishment people had. I wonder what punishment John Walker will get if the judge finds him guilty!

Children were horrified to find out this week that Christmas Crackers might be banned, following a news article from the Metro that was spotted. The children understood that crackers were bad for the environment so instead got straight to work in researching, planning and designing new, exciting environmentally friendly crakers which they can sell at the Christmas Fayre. Children have used Pic Collage to research designs, analysed results (pie charts, bar graphs) from the audience questionnaire and planned their final design, in keeping with the design brief and audience feedback.


WB 28.10.19 - Half term


WB 21.10.19

Children have been developing their digital skills this week.  When publishing our Queen Victoria biographies, we have been practising using hyperlinks on our PowerPoint presentations and citing our sources to give credit. 

We have also been busy solving a range of maths mysteries to solve problems. We really enjoyed applying our place value skills we have been practising this half term. 


WB 14.10.19

Wow! What a great class assembly. Thanks to your support, we raised nearly 100 pounds which we can put towards more resources and equipment. 

WB 7.10.19

Another busy week! In between rehearsals for our Class Worship Assembly, we have been busy learning about different types of sentences (using ISPACE and embedded clauses). In our digital learning, we have planned, created, tested and evaluated our own online quizzes, with pictures and videos using Kahoot to test each other on their knowledge of Queen Victoria. Mrs Cook came to visit us on Wednesday where we showed off our knowledge of Queen Victoria and our skills using different sentence types to write a Queen Victoria Biography (based on our WAGOLL of Ed Sheeran). In our Maths learning, we have become confident using the terms multiple, factor and prime number and have begun identifying them. 

WB 30.9.19

What a busy week! On Monday, we enjoyed our visit to the Big Pit for our Servents of the Empire workshop and underground visit. We loved getting messy with the coal, being strong by acting out pulling the coal and being brave when the lights went out underground. We have also been busy with our Science this week when we invesigated the effect of heat on yeast as part of our microbe study. In Welsh, we have been asking others about what leisure activities they enjoy and have made grouped data charts to show this in Maths. 

WB 23.9.19

This week in class we have continued to explore the story of Street Child. This lead us to disovering what life was like in Victorian workhouses. In Literacy, we have begun looking at what makes an effective setting description and have started to gather our ideas to plan our own one about workhouses. In Maths, we have developed our abilitty to use a written method for addition (some of us with decimals). We have also considered how we could use our previous knowledge of rounding to estimate our addition calculations. During our Mission time, we have started comparing Victorian jobs which will help us for our trip the Big Pit on Monday 30th


WB 16.9.19

This week in class we have eveloped our understanding of rounding, including rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 (some of us also looked at rounding decimals). We have continued to read our Street Child book where we have been undertaking character studies through writing in the role of Jim Jarvis, Venn Diagram comparison and using P.E.E (Point, Evidence, Explain) to prove our thoughts. In Science, we have been finding out about microbes and where we might find them. We have made our own models of different microbes to demonstate what they look like under the microscope. 


WB 9.9.19

This week in class we have written an acrostic poem for our Harvest celebrations and looked at what makes strong passwords. In Maths, we have looked at place value in numbers up to 100,000, including comparing, ordering and rounding. In Literacy, we have started looking at our termly novel - Street Child - by Berlie Doherty. We have used the front cover to make inferences and read Chapter 1 to collect character information. In class, we have voted for our Digital Leaders, Worship Group, Eco Committee and School Council. We have been very impressed by the standard of this year's applicants. Well done, all. Remember our INSET Day is on Friday 13th. 

WB 2.9.19

This week in class we have established our school rules, written a Harvest prayer to show what we are thankful for and completed a number of Inspirational Maths challenges and activities. 



Term Dates relevant for Year 5


Summer Term


June 29th - Partial re-opening

July 17th - End of term 


Autumn Term 2020/21

September 1st - INSET Day (no pupils)

September 2nd - Autumn term starts for pupils (Year 5 drop off time is 8.30am and pick up time is 3.00pm)

Congratulations, Thaer. You are this week's VIP for your amazing attitude to learning and for asking brilliant questions to PC Rhys.

You can wear your own clothes to school next week, stand at the front of the lines, sit on the VIP chairs in assembly and have lunch with Mrs Cook!

Keep up the amazing work. 


Weekly Routines

PE Kit: Our P.E. slot will be on Friday afternoons. Your child will need black shorts/jogging bottoms, a white T-shirt or house coloured T-shirt and trainers. Children must bring their kit to school, rather than come in wearing it. I will inform children of any one-off changes to PE days and will send a Schoop message to you as far in advance as possible. 

Snack Money: A healthy fruit snack is available for each child for 30p a day or £1.50 a week. This can be paid termly using Parent Pay. 

Library Books: Free choice school library books and class library books can be changed at any point in the week. A free choice reading book can be brought in from home, providing it is checked with a teacher or teacher's aid before commencing.

Homework: Homework will be sent out each Friday in your child's Homework Book and will be due in the following Wednesday. Each week, they will be asked to complete either a piece of Maths 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 should choose one piece of homework from this grid.  


Meet The Teacher : Powerpoint (9.9.19)