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Year 5 - Harlech (Mrs Rees)

Croeso i Ddosbarth Harlech!

Welcome to Class Harlach!

Have a look at our fantastic Eid learning!

Beth ydym ni’n dysgu? What are we learning about?


Summer 1:


This half term we have been asking the question ‘How did life change for people in the 1940s’. We have been exploring the causes of WW2 as well as the significant impact war had on the lives of people in Wales and across the world.


Languages, literacy and communication:


This half term we have been reading ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo and exploring the adventure Michael goes on as he travels around the world. As we read each chapter we have reflected on the themes and ideas explored to help us predict what might happen next and produce our own creative writing. We have also worked hard to develop our vocabulary and explore the meaning of new words by creating our own dictionary of words and their meaning which we can use to up-level and develop our own writing. 


In Welsh we have been learning how to pronounce school subjects in Welsh and use sentence patterns to describe how we feel about these subjects. We have also been looking at different sports and using a variety of games to consolidate and extend speaking, listening and writing skills. 


Mathematics and Numeracy: 


This half term we have been finding fractions and decimals of amounts and objects as well as comparing decimal, fraction and percentage equivalents. Pupils have also been working hard to develop their mental maths skills using 'magic 10' to help them accurately and quickly sport patterns in numbers and solve problems. We continue to use a range of games and resources to re-call our times tables and have focucussed on the 3, 6 and 9 times tables as well as the 4 and 8 times tables.


If you have any questions or would like further information please don't hesitate to get in touch!


Thanks, Mrs Rees and Mrs Edwards laugh



Have a look at what we have been learning this half term!

All our weekly spellings and homework are now available on google classroom. 

We have now moved to online learning via google classroom. 

If you have any questions or need anything at all you can get in touch via class dojo or email me at


Thanks, Mrs Rees smiley

Some pictures of our home learning from week 4! Well done Year 5!

Have a look at our wonderful examples of home learning from week 3!

We have had a busy second week of home learning- have a look at what we have been learning about at home!

Some examples of our wonderful home learning- Week 1

Christmas Around the World:


Over the last few weeks we have be learning about different Christmas traditions all over the world, and following our class vote researched different Christmas traditions in Japan! As well as learning more about Japanese culture and traditions, we created Origami decorations and Japanese inspired art work. To finish this topic we created a performance sharing our learning with the rest of school and with our parents and carers at home. 


Check out our our fantastic learning!


Mrs Rees smiley


Our Japan Topic Learning

Home Learning:

Follow the links below to learn more about Japan at home!

It's an exciting time in Wales as we are getting ready to implement the 'New Curriculum for Wales'. 

Below is an explanation of the four core purposes at the heart of the new curriculum. 

To find out more information visit

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Remember to keep in touch via Class Dojo

Twitter and Instagram

Why don't you take a look at all the exciting things we get up to each day. You can see these things on our Twitter account @Springwood_Prm and search #springharlech or Via our Springwood Primary School Instagram account!


Our class routines: 


Friday- We are excited to have Cardiff City working with us this half term and therefore PE will now be on Friday until Christmas time. Please come dressed in your PE kit with a water bottle. 


Pupil of the Week:

Codi Hobbs- For his improved attendance and working hard to extend his Japanese learning at home!

Well done Year 5 it was really hard to choose this week as you have all been trying so hard!


Golden Ticket Winner

Children who have been in school all week go into a lucky draw. If their name is chosen they get to drink hot chocolate with Mrs Turner.




Dojo Winners



Good to Be Green





Practise the 7, 8, and 9 times tables. 

You may find this link useful-