Welcome to Dosbarth Llwyfen
We are a class of 26 AMAZING Year 5's. Our teachers are Ms Harding and Miss Dando and we have Miss O'Connell to support us.
Our P.E. days are Monday and Wednesday. Pupils need to wear P.E. clothing to school on these days.
Summer Term 2022
Our context for learning this term is STARGAZERS!
Journey through space, the final frontier. Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our Solar System. Investigate the eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth. Programme a rover to traverse a lunar landscape and work scientifically to investigate gravity, and what happens when there is none. Compare the times of day at different places on the Earth and use GPS satellite navigation systems to track hidden treasure. Get in a spin making simple models of the Solar System and listen to the haunting sounds of space themed songs. Then it’s 3, 2, 1, blast off. Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone? Or are there other life forms out there?
Spring Term 2022:
Our context is 'Misty Mountain, Winding River.
This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including an exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them.
7 Summits Challenge
The 7 Summits Challenge is a challenge to climb the highest mountain on each continent. (Libby)
Instead of climbing the mountain, we ran the same distance in metres. (Joshua)
We discussed it as a group and decided to take on Mount Everest. (Damian and Ismael)
After that, we divided the height of the mountain by the number of people running, to find out the distance each person needed to run. (Zac C.)
We measured the length of the playground and used a calculator to find out how many laps we needed to run. (Samuel and Skye)
We put on headbands and got mentally prepared to run 14 laps. (Reuben)
We ran or jogged 14 laps each. (Tianna)
It was really tiring but we cheered each other on. (Zac W and Brooke)
We persevered until we reached our goal. (Mason)
Once we reached our goal of climbing Mount Everest, we felt exhilarated! (Janelle and Dylan)
Now, we need to climb the other six. (Michael)
Let's hope we can be ambitious, capable learners and complete the other six summits. (Hanifa)
"I will keep trying because I think we can do it!" (Ava)
"I found it challenging but I finished it and feel proud of myself." (Amelia)
"I found it hard but I didn't give up." (Lillie)
"I found it difficult at the start but my friends supported me to keep going." (David)
"I am looking forward to completing the other 6 summits." (Zakaria)
As part of our RE topic, we have visited Llandaff Cathedral and Emmanuel Baptist Church. It's great that we can get out and about on trips again.
Autumn Term 2021:
Our context is 'Children of the Revolution'. We will be learning about life during the Victorian Era.
Who were the Victorians? How have their ideas influenced and shaped society today?
We will explore these questions and more in our project about Queen Victoria, Victorian families and the movers and shakers of the Victorian era.
In this project, children will explore:
• the historical importance of Queen Victoria
• daily life in Victorian times
• innovators and pioneers of social, scientific and cultural change
Hwb/Google Classroom - hwbcymru.net
Bug Club - read your allocated books and answer the questions carefully.
Abacus - improve your maths skills by completing your allocated games.
Purplemash - improve a range of skills by completing the 2Dos set and/ or free choice from all the amazing learning experiences.
SplashLearn - online maths activities
Pobble - visit the website and respond to the image like we have done in school.
Youtube - Gabalfa Primary has lots of tutorial videos for maths, check them out!