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Year 5

Using gears and motors in DT!

Alchemy Island

For our final topic in year 5 we are going on a magical journey to Alchemy Island!

  • Can you find the gold hidden deep in the Island's mysterious landscape? The only way is to study the map, unravel the riddle and begin your adventure... On the way, you must do all that you can to learn about gold and master the ancient art of alchemy. Be creative and try to impress the Island's team of ace alchemists! We've got our map, co-ordinates and everything else we need to make our way across Alchemy Island. Don't forget to pack your imagination! Let the journey begin...

Scream Machine



Please see below for our topic overview and timetable for the summer term. 

 Along with your creative homework to design your own roller coaster, we would love any photos you may have of yourselves or family members enjoying a roller coaster ride! Please bring them in so we can make our topic display even better. Have a lovely break and we will see you on Monday 24th April to begin our roller coaster ride!

Spring Term 2 Topic:

Castles and Kingdoms

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We will be taking a trip back in time to the Medieval Times as we learn all about the Battle of Hastings and discover what life was like during the Norman time in Wales.

We will be visiting Warwick Castle on Monday 27th March to tour a real life medieval castle and find out all about the gruesome punishments in place during a Crime and Punishment Workshop!

Please see below for our topic overview and amended timetable for the Spring Term

Spring Term 2 Timetable

5S product tasting

Making Egyptain Headresses in Art

Phenomenal Pharaohs! 


This half term we will be taking a trip back in time to Ancient Egypt to learn all about the Phenomenal Pharaohs! Please bring in any books or artefacts you have relating to our topic as it is a great opportunity to share some of the fantastic resources you might already have at home. Have a look at our topic overview and time table to find out what exciting topics we will be covering this half term :)



Welcome back!

We hope you have had a lovely half term and are looking forward to our next topic: Allotment!

We can't wait to hear all about the weird and wonderful fruits and vegetables you have been tasting over the half term and that you have your green fingers at the ready!



Year 5 Trip @Bristol Wednesday 19th October

Making orerries in DT (Interactive models of the Solar System!)

Our first workshop with Welsh National Opera - Thursday 15th September

A huge welcome back to all  pupils and parents.  We hope that you have had a brilliant summer break and are refreshed and relaxed for an exciting term with the year 5 team of Miss Murray and Mr Stevens,  along with classroom support from Mrs Williams.


Our first topic is Stargazers where we will investigate the eight planets  and beyond...  Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone or is there other life forms out there?  We will be consulting the children on what they would like to learn and discover during this fascinating topic.  Year 5 will also have the the incredible experience of working with the Welsh National Opera in order to develop their musical talents. They will take part in a weekly workshop with professional opera singers, building up to a performance in the Spring Term.


Our weekly timetable and topic overview can be found below. Should you have any questions or queries about the upcoming term please do not hesitate to pop in and see your child's class teacher. We are really looking forward to the year ahead!


Mr Stevens and Miss Murray




House keeping


Attendance- Remember our weekly target for class attendance is 96% so make sure you arrive on time and make that EXTRA EFFORT to attend even when you're not feeling the best.


Uniform- Blue jumper/cardigan with or without the Glyncoed logo, white shirt/polo shirt with or without the Glyncoed logo, grey trousers/skirt and black shoes. (Not trainers)


PE Kit- white polo shirt with or without the Glyncoed logo, black/blue shorts or jogging bottoms,(for outside lessons) black PE pumps for indoor lessons or trainers for outside lessons.



Reading books- We will regularly provide your children with a reading book from our bug club library which is levelled correctly for their reading ability. To accompany this they should continue using their home/school reader record which is to be used when listening to your child read. You can make a comment in the journal that refers to how well your child has read the book (including errors made/parts they struggled with), how confident their reading was and whether or not they enjoyed the text. We ask that you aim to listen to your child read 3 times a week to accompany the various reading activities we provide in school. 

Year 5 Autumn Term 2016 Timetable

Stargazers Topic Overview