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Year 5

Welsh National Opera Final Performance

Our Year 5 Trip to Warwick Castle

Below are useful materials to help Year 5 prepare for the National Tests which are coming up in May:

National Numeracy Procedural Test Past Papers

National Numeracy Reasoning Test Past Papers

National Reading Test Sample Material

Congratulations to Coel on becoming Year 5's Sports Star of the Month for January!

For our new Science topic 'Forces in Motion' we have been looking at the different forces which impact on moving objects.

We have learned many historical facts during our Literacy debates on who should have been King in 1066.

Spring Term 2018

P.E. Update - Outdoor Games will continue to take place every Tuesday with indoor PE sessions now taking place every Friday.

As a reminder, P.E kits are: White t-shirt preferably with Glyncoed logo, navy shorts or navy jogging bottoms for outdoor lessons, black PE pumps for indoor sessions and trainers for outdoor games.

Happy New Year! 

We would like to welcome everybody back to school and hope you have had an enjoyable festive period and are looking forward to an exciting 2018 in Year 5!


Castles and Kingdoms



Our Year 5 topic during Spring Term will be Castles and Kingdoms. We will be learning about a range of History topics including the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the creation of the Bayeux Tapestry and the different types of castles involved during this period. In addition to our topic, we will continue to have The Welsh National Opera delivering their musical workshops every Thursday throughout the term. 


Please click below to see an overview of our learning this term.

Year 5 Spring Term Weekly Timetable

Autumn Term 2 - Christmas Newsletter

Creative Conductors Workshop by E-ON

We have had a fascinating time learning about insulators and conductors and putting our knowledge to the test with our own creative circuits!

Roath Park Science Trip

We have had a 'Spooktecular' day celebrating Halloween in Year 5!

Our latest Welsh National Opera session included representing scenes from Hansel & Gretel in freeze frames

In science we have been investigating seed dispersal and have created and tested our very own 'helicopter seeds':

Take a look at our wonderful personalised mini allotments!

Autumn Term 2017


Welcome Back


We hope everyone has had a brilliant summer break and are looking forward to the coming year in Year 5. Our Year 5 teaching team this year is Mr Gumm, Mrs Thorpe and Mrs Williams.




Our Autumn Term topic this year is Allotment which will run across all subject areas focusing on the history of allotments, British plants and sources of produce from around the world.

In addition to our topic this term, we are very lucky to have the incredible experience of the Welsh National Opera running workshops every Thursday which will develop the children's musical talents leading up to a performance in the Spring term.


See below for an overview of our learning this term 

Year 5 Autumn Term Weekly Timetable

House Keeping


Attendance - Don't forget our weekly target for class attendance which is 97%. Make sure you arrive to school on time (8:50am) and make every effort to attend school to avoid absences affecting progress of learning.


Uniform - Blue jumper/cardigan, white shirt/polo shirt, grey trousers/skirt, grey socks/tights and black shoes (no trainers).


P.E. - Outdoor Games will take place every Tuesday with indoor PE sessions on a Wednesday. We suggest that it is best for the children to bring their PE kit in on a Monday and take it home on a Friday to ensure it is always in school.

P.E kits are: White t-shirt preferably with Glyncoed logo, navy shorts or navy jogging bottoms for outdoor lessons, black PE pumps for indoor sessions and trainers for outdoor games


Reading - Every child in Year 5 is expected to read at home at least 3 times a week. Reading will be monitored within Reading Diaries which need to be in school everyday. Each child has access to Bug Club online (logins have been issued) as well as home reading books which will be distributed/changed every Monday. All forms of home reading are actively encouraged by the school.

Reading Diaries - These require a comment to inform us how your child has read at home including areas which they have struggled with, their confidence in reading and their enjoyment of the text. This allows the class teacher to set appropriate reading for each child.


Homework - Homework will be issued at the end of every week. The due date for children to return their homework is every Wednesday.


Spellings - Spellings will be issued on a Monday with tests taking place the following week also on a Monday.


If any further information on our Year 5 routines are needed please contact us.


Mr Gumm, Mrs Thorpe & Mrs Williams.