Pen y fro Primary School,
September 4th, 2017
Dear Parents,

Welcome back to a new academic year at Pen y Fro Primary School. The autumn term is always a busy and exciting phase of the school year.

Our central topic this term is the Victorians. Many of our other curriculum subjects, including literacy and numeracy, will be linked to this topic where appropriate.  Our indoor PE lessons will be held on a Monday and our swimming PE lessons on a Friday. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that appropriate kit must be worn for all PE activities.

Violin, brass and woodwind lessons will be confirmed shortly.

Homework for year 5 will be issued on a Friday, to be returned to school by the following Wednesday. The children will record their homework in their homework diaries. Please remind children to bring their homework diaries/reading records to school every day. Children will be provided with six weeks of spelling words at a time, with the third and sixth weeks being a review test of ten words selected from the spelling list (words from the previous two weeks). The children will be expected to write spelling sentences as part of their homework every week to ensure that they understand the meanings of the words. Spelling tests will continue to take place on a Friday. We will continue to place an emphasis on reading and request that all children read to you for at least 15 minutes on a minimum of four evenings a week. Please remind your child to record their reading in their homework diaries.

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to a fun and exciting term.

R. Jenkins


  Autumn Term

Topic:  The Victorians

Maths Place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, decimals, algebra, temperature, area and volume, data handling.
English Narrative: Myths – Prometheus and Pandora

Instructional writing

Recount – Victorians

Oracy presentation on a famous Victorian

Science Changing state
History The Victorians – The life of the Victorians in the 19th century.
P.E. Swimming



R.E. Christianity and Judaism: Rules for living; Light as a symbol.
D.T. N/A
I.C.T. Internet research/create and communicate information

Online Safety

Digital Competence

Welsh Letter writing

Oracy presentation: ‘Dyma fi’

Class books:  Papa Pop – Nici a Cris

Music The music of Edward Elgar (Victorian composer).
Art William Morris (Victorian artist).
PSE Rules – rights and responsibilities, class routines, playground issues.

Prejudice and difference.