‘Believe that you can do more than you imagine.’
Welcome to Year 5 and Dosbarth Dinas Bran.
Miss Morris is the Year 5 class teacher and Mrs Thomas, one of our teaching assistants, also supports pupils with their learning. On a Tuesday afternoon Miss Edwards teaches the class RE and Digital Competency and on Wednesdays the afternoon is split into two with Miss Tate teaching the class Welsh and Miss Edwards teaching PE.
Our INSPIRE Topics
Our first topic this year is called ‘The Best Version of Myself!’. The main areas of learning for this topic are Health & Wellbeing and Science & Technology. The children will learn about eating healthily, the effect of exercise on the body and the importance of sleep, and how each of these play a part in making sure we are the best versions of ourselves. As a sports scientist or a performance coach, it will be their job to advise a well-known athlete/performer of their choice who is training for a big event about sleep, diet and exercise and how this relates to the way their body works. We will also be reading the book ‘Wonder’ by R. J. Palacio.
At Ysgol Sant Dunawd, we believe in a little and often and that practice makes progress! The children have weekly spellings to practise on Spelling Shed (to complete at least 5 games) and weekly times tables practice on Times Tables Rock Stars (at least 10 minutes). We also encourage the children to read a few pages of their reading book each night, aloud to an adult (they can also read on Oxford Owl). There will be a task set on My Maths on a Friday to be completed by the following Tuesday. This will sometimes be linked to the work completed in class that week or an introduction to new concepts to be taught the following week. Please click on ‘Useful Links’ for all links to the websites mentioned above.
Enterprising and Creative Learners – Mini Fiver Challenge in Year 5
During December, Year 5 pupils became young entrepreneurs and completed their own mini version of the Fiver Challenge. They worked really hard to design, make and market a product linked to Christmas to sell to our pupils and parents. The children were each given £5 to start their new businesses and they had to ensure that they would make enough profit to not only pay back the £5, but to also donate their profits to their chosen charities. They all did an amazing job and their businesses were a huge success!
Did you know…? Castell Dinas Brân is a medieval castle set upon a hilltop site above the town of Llangollen in Denbighshire, Wales. The castle was probably built in the 1260s by Gruffydd Maelor II, a Prince of Powys Fadog. Dinas Brân has been variously translated as the “crow’s fortress” or “fortress of Brân”, with Brân as the name of an individual or of a nearby stream.