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Dosbarth Yr Wyddfa - Years 5 & 6

Welcome to Dosbarth Yr Wyddfa 

Autumn Term 1 2018


Welcome to a new school year in year 5 & 6.



This year our topic is WW2 and the children are very excited.  We will study the effects of the war and what life was like for children at the time.  We will explore the main events of the war including the Blitz which we will use as a stimulus for art work.  We will also learn some songs which people used to sing during WW2.



In Literacy we will be reading the fantastic book 'Letters From The Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll.  We will be writing letters, diary accounts, biographies and recounts of events.   

Children will be reading in school everyday in Literacy lessons and within whole-class guided reading sessions.  

Children must have their reading book in school everyday.  Please encourage your child to read as often as possible outside of school and sign their reading records.  Talk about the book your child is reading,  comprehension of what they have read is so important.  

Children will bring home spellings to learn regularly and will be tested on these in school.  Children must remember to return their spelling books to school.


In Maths this term we will be focusing on place value - ordering and rounding large numbers and decimals - we will be working on negative numbers, prime numbers and square numbers.   Children will revising written and mental methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Children must learn their multiplication tables regularly.  This term we are focusing on a table per week and children will be tested on these.    

Maths Whizz - Children should have their Maths Whizz login and should aim to do at least 30 minutes each week.  


This half term we will be looking at separating mixtures.  Miss Beynon will be teaching Science to the class on a Thursday afternoon.


Children will be swimming this term on a Wednesday at 9am.  We ask for a contribution of £2 to cover transport.

Outdoor PE will be on a Friday afternoon.  Children must have the correct kit which is white T-shirt, white shorts, white socks.  Please label the PE kit clearly so that misplaced items can be returned quickly.  Children may wear a warm tracksuit on colder days. 

Jewellery - it is school policy that all jewellery is removed for swimming and PE.



This term our topic is Bwyd (food).  We will be revising giving information about ourselves and giving our news.  Children are encouraged to use Welsh as much as possible in and around the school.

Spring Term 

This term has gone so fast.  The Year 6 had a super time in Cardiff in spite of the snow!

The children have made some excellent documentaries about planets using iMovies and we had a fantastic Eisteddfod. 

Have a look at some of the pictures below.







I look forward to working with you and your children this year,


Mrs Arrowsmith


Autumn Term 2017


Welcome back for another year. I hope you all had a lovely holiday.


Please find some information about life in Dosbarth Yr Wyddfa.


This Term our topic is 'Storms and Shipwrecks'.

In Literacy we will be reading Kensuke's Kingdom' and 'The Wreck of Zanzibar' which are both by Michael Morpurgo. Other literacy work will also include writing biographies, newspaper reports, and stories based on short films.


In Maths we will be focusing on place value, the 4 operations, fractions, co-ordinates and grid references.


Science is taught on a Thursday morning by Mrs Owen. This term they will be learning about Electricity, Sound and Forces.


As part of our topic we will also be researching and carrying out work on The Titanic.



This Term Dosbarth Yr Wyddfa will be swimming on a Tuesday Morning 10.30 - 11.30. WE ask for a contribution on £2 to cover the bus.

Friday pm. - Children will need their full P.E. kit id white t-shirt, white shorts, white socks and trainers. When the weather gets colder children are permitted to wear a tracksuit. Children are not to wear any jewellery for P.E.



Children are asked to read at least 3 times per week and for parents to sign their reading book. Their reading book needs to be in school every day.

Learning Logs will be sent home on a Friday to be in the following week.

Other homework include spellings and times tables.