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Year 5 Dove

Croeso i Ddosbarth Dove

Welcome to Class Dove's Autumn 2018 page. We have an exciting term ahead of us with many great opportunities in our Year 5 class with Mrs Colman and her team of learners.  Our topic is 'Victorians - Children of the Revolution'



Curriculum newsletter - find out what we will be studying this Spring term.



Our topic work  this term is 'Australia'. We will explore and discover the natural and physical features of the country, and learn about it's Aboriginal culture.

February Class Work

During our Literacy lessons we have been writing a balanced argument, during which we have been considering the topic 'Should tourists climb Uluru?'  Happy reading!


Curriculum newsletter - find out what we will be studying this Autumn term.


Our topic work this term is 'Victorians'. We have been set the challenge of becoming History Hunters.



Keep checking this page over the next few weeks to see what we've discovered on our History Hunter expedition!

November Class Work

During our Literacy lessons we have been writing descriptions of various setting using our senses. Here are some of our descriptions. Happy reading!


PE lessons will be every Wednesday and taught by Mrs O'Brien. Please make sure that on Wednesdays:

  • Your child wears PE kit to school - black or navy joggers
  • Your child is wearing sensible shoes - trainers
  • Your child is wearing no jewellery




Year 5 take part in the accelerated reading scheme, where they are given 20 minute independent reading time every day. AR is a computer program that helps to manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer - passing the quiz is an indication that your child has understood what has been read. AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results which the teacher then uses to help the child set targets and ongoing reading practice.

Accelerated reading parent information


In order to make good progress in their learning, every week your child will need to:

  • practise their times tables -  suitable times tables challenges will be set using Times Tables Rockstar website
  • practise their spellings - a suitable word list will be sent home on a Friday
  • read - suitable books will be set for your child on Bug Club library which is levelled correctly for their reading ability.We ask that you aim to listen to your child read 3 times a week to accompany the various reading activities we provide in school.


A mini project linked to our 'Victorians' topic will be given at the beginning of the term. Your child can choose which activity to carry out each week and how they would like to present it.



We really want to be the best class in the school for attendance every week this year. The target for attendance is 95% but we want to do better than this. Let's work as a team and aim for 100%.





  •  Make sure your child arrives promptly at school for an 8.45am start to their learning day
  • If your child arrives late, go to the main reception to report your child has arrive
  • Your child needs to attend school before or after a medical/dentist appointment
  • If your child is ill and can’t attend school for whatever reason, then contact the school immediately

Keep checking our class page for more updates, information and photographs showing what we have been enjoying learning in class Dove.


See you soon!