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Class 5AT Teachers are Mrs Thomas
(Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)
and Mrs Land (Mrs Patrick during the Spring Term)
(Thursday & Friday)

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Our assistant is Mrs Harvey

Useful information:


  • Pop-in is on Tuesday 3.15pm-3.45pm
  • Planners are signed on Mondays
  • Outdoor PE is Wednesday morning.  Please ensure all kit is labelled correctly.
  • Spelling homework is to be in on Thursday.  The test is also on Thursday
  • Times tables and mental arithmetic tests take place on Thursday.
  • News Homework is in on Monday
  • Any money is to be brought in to school in a named envelope
  • All children should read at home EVERY day

It is very helpful if your child has the following in their school bag:

Pencil case
Blue handwriting pens
Green marking pens
HB pencils
Pencil sharpener
30cm ruler
 Felt tip pens
Colouring pencils
Homework folder/wallet
Water Bottle


The topic this Half Term is 'Gallery'.



This project has an art focus and explores the artwork of a variety of artists from different periods of history and develops children’s painting skills using a range of materials. At the heart of this project children learn how to write classically structured poetry and develop additional skills in the use of figurative language and descriptive vocabulary.
In this project the children will learn:
• How the work of various artists throughout history has been used to express their views, and how artists’ work reflected the times they lived in;
• How artists use various skills to work with different media;
• How art and poetry can be used to express the views of the artist or poet;
• How to write a poem on a theme using figurative and expressive language;
• How to organise a display of artwork;
• How to use ICT to find information, display information and create art;
• How to use art and poetry to express feelings and opinions.

The class novel will continue looking at extracts from 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'.  If your child has a copy at home it will be very useful to bring it to lessons.



We will also be reading 'Framed' by Frank Cottrell Boyce.  



The main poem we will be studying is 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes.



The final topic, in the Summer Term, will be 'Summer Camp'



This project has a forest skills and geography focus and teaches children about aspects of the local and regional landscapes and the use of this land and other geographical features for leisure. At the heart of this project children write a range of explanation texts and develop additional skills in writing plans and letters.
In this project the children will learn:
• How to use fieldwork skills to gather information;
• How to use a range of geographical source materials;
• How to build shelters and put up tents;
• About the locations popular for camping in Wales and what the geographical features of these landscapes are;
• How to create circuits to make a camping product;
• The benefits to health and well-being of spending time outdoors;
• How to work co-operatively as part of a team.

Cornflour slime

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Hot ice Learn how to make hot ice from household products in your kitchen! This simple science experiment can be done using only baking soda and vinegar. This video shows you step by step how to make a supersaturated solution of sodium acetate, commonly called hot ice.

Elephant toothpaste How do you make elephant toothpaste? Watch ScienceSplat mix hydrogen peroxide and yeast to make a fabulous foam fountain. Watch more on ScienceSplat. Please rate and subscribe.

Money to burn!

This fire magic trick is based on science. If you light a match to ordinary paper currency, you'll be burning money. If you perform this trick, you'll light the bill on fire and still have it to spend later. The "trick" is to treat the bill with a solution of alcohol and water.

Diet cola and Mentos

Adam and Jamie explore the science behind the fabled Diet Coke and Mentos phenomenon. | For more, visit Connect with us on Facebook:

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