Welcome to Dosbarth Helyg's Class Website Page.
We are a class of 26 happy and hard working pupils!
Our PE day is on a Wednesday every week.
Homework is given out on a two weekly cycle. Friday of week one is when a task is set with the work due on Friday of week two.
We have a Big Maths Test every Friday.
Reading books are changed when a new one is required, but children are encouraged to read a book per week or every two weeks as the length of book increases.
Dinners cost £2.50 per day.
Read on for more information about what we are doing this term:
This term in Literacy your child will be working on a number of genres. We shall be looking at the key features of and having a go at creating: biographies, autobiographies, interviews, poetry and Welsh myths.
This term in Numeracy your child will be focussing on place value up to five digits and two decimal places, mental multiplication strategies, time, length and perimeter, subtracting up to four digits, multiples and factors, comparing fractions and finding equivalents, multiplying and dividing up to four digits, measuring angles, rounding numbers as well as focussing on everyday math problems. In addition to this we will have our Big Maths tests.
Our topic in Science this term is Healthy Living. As part of this unit we will be looking at Interdependence of organisms, finding the names, positions, functions and relative sizes of a human’s main organs, focussing on the need for exercise for human good health as well as looking at effect on the body of some drugs, e.g. alcohol, solvents, tobacco.
We will be learning the language patterns associated with time (amser) during our Welsh session this year. Examples of language patterns we will be using include, faint o’r gloch? (What is the time) and faint o’r gloch wyt ti’n ….? (What time do you…?)
Our two areas of learning in ICT this term are “We are Bloggers” and “We are Artists”. In the first unit pupils will be looking at the skills required to set up and manage a blog. The second unit will see pupils use a range of software packages that will require them to create geometric art.
Our topic in class this term is Celebrations. Whilst the children’s enthusiasm and imagination will guide the topic, we will be covering different religious celebrations, planning a celebration, creating a celebration TV “commercial”. The aim of our topic lessons is to develop our pupils literacy, numeracy and ICT skills in a fun and interesting way.
This term we will be working on our dance skills. Linked to our Celebrations topic, we will be creating a performance with the theme of “A Celebration”.
The focus of our RE lessons will be Communities this term. In this unit children will have the opportunity to study Christian religious communities. Children will investigate the place of worship and the role it plays in the religious community.
Our music sessions focus on the recorder in Year Five. This term we will be concentrating on the skills required to read music and play as part of a small group.
Using Native American Art as our inspiration, this term we will be designing and creating our own totem poles.
Our topic this term will be focussing at creating a product that will be designed and created by our pupils to be sold at our Christmas Fayre.