Year 5 / Blwyddyn 5 2020 - 2021

Mrs Payne

Spring Term 2021

Mrs Payne welcomes you to year 5’s class page. Here you will find our most current newsletter with useful information about Year Five. Our teaching assistant in year five is Mrs Reynolds. Should you wish to discuss any aspect of your child’s development, please do not hesitate to email me. 

About KS2

In Year 5, your child will continue to learn the Key Stage 2 curriculum. Compulsory national curriculum subjects at primary school include English, Maths, Science, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music, PE, Swimming, ICT and Welsh.

Ysgol Derwen is moving towards implementing the new curriculum, which becomes statutory in 2022. The curriculum will become more child led with children taking more responsibility for their own learning.

Autumn Term topic in Year Five:

The Victorians (History)

Spring Term topics in Year Five:

First half term - Out of Africa

Second half term - Out of this World (Space topic)


The Spring term homework is now available as a file to download here from the class page and is also available on Google Classroom. Pupils should aim to submit one piece of homework per week online using Google Classrooms. Online feedback will be provided and we will also use the projector screens in class to celebrate other pupils homework achievements and share what has been completed when we are in class.

P.E. Days

In Year 5 our P.E. days are Monday and Wednesday. The pupils are allowed to come to school wearing sports kit on these days instead of school uniform. As P.E. will now be outdoors for all sessions do not worry about sending the pupils in the usual school P.E. kit, instead ensure they are dressed appropriately for the weather. 

Blended Learning

From Tuesday 5th January the Year 5 school work will be uploaded daily to Google Classroom. This will be available in the event of school closure and will also be available when school is open for most pupils but for anyone who can not attend due to having to isolate or await test results. If your child is off school because they are feeling unwell then please do not feel that they need to do their school work on these days.

The work will be set to upload at 9am each day. Please bear in mind that when the pupils are in school a big part of the learning we do is through paired work, group activities, discussion and feedback. Much of this type of lesson activity is not suitable for home schooling, however we will do our best to make any worksheets, textbook work or PowerPoint presentations available online for pupils to access as well as giving suggestions for other things you could do at home instead. 

Mrs Payne

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