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Click the link below to access 2023-24 Year 5's Gallery to see what fun we are having in our class! 


Welcome to Year 5.  Croeso!

Staff in Year 5:  Mr P Smith, Mrs L Jones & Mrs K Jones


Mrs Jones and I are absolutely thrilled to have you all in our class this year! We intend to continue to work as hard as we can, to ensure we can help you become the best that you can be. We are so excited to see lots of your smiles as we learn new and exciting things together. Learning is a two way process and it is important we help each other along on our journeys. 


Important dates and days

Estuary Education Dates 

Autumn 1 - Tuesday 19th September, Tuesday 3rd October, Tuesday 17th October - more dates to follow

Autumn 2 - Monday 20th November, Monday 4th December, Monday 18th December

Spring 1 - Monday 15th January, Monday 29th January

Spring 2 - Monday 26th February, Monday 11th March

Summer 1 - Monday 15th April, Monday 29th April, Monday 13th May.

Summer 2 - Monday 10th June, Monday 24th June, Monday 8th July.



PE Days:

Please make sure you are wearing suitable outdoor clothing and trainers for these sessions. Every other week, we will be having our Estuary Education and this will replace one of our PE weekly slots. We will also be developing our mindfulness and resilience sessions as part of our Health and Well-being Area of Learning and Experience (AoLE)   


Our outside PE session will be Tuesdays when it is not Estuary Education and our indoor session will be on Fridays.


Reading At Casllwchwr, we do many forms of reading:
Guided reading in groups and whole class  (same text for whole group- decided by the teacher with lots of talk involved teaching objectives)
Shared (paired ,group and whole class)
Independent (own choice)

Please make sure you have access to your library reading books into school every day.

Keep your Reading Eggs password safe! You will access Reading Eggspress for comprehension work.  We understand it may be hard for Mums and Dads to hear you read every night, so be independent and read to yourself when they can’t hear you. Try to alternate it as much as possible and try to read a range of books.


Homework given out on a Monday and to be completed by the Friday. Check our class blog weekly for the set tasks. This can be found by going to the tree on the left hand side of the school website and clicking 'Class Blogs' and then you search for the Y5 blog. 


Friday Dictation Challenge 

Once children have become familiar with and have practised the weekly spelling words, both at home and at school, they will be given a dictation challenge on the Friday.  This will allow them to show how they are able to apply the words to their writing and will also give opportunities to practise punctuation and grammar skills.  We are really keen to emphasise to the children that they are learning spellings and punctuation, not for a ‘test’, but instead to become more confident, competent writers.  

                   Reading every night for 20 minutes


Oracy Projects: 1 in the Autumn linked to topic and 1 in the Summer, linked to topic. These need to be something that you are interested in. 





Y5 Planning- Estuary Phase

2023-24 topics

AUTUMN TERM 2023  : 



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