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Mrs Broadwell (5A) & Miss Davies (5B)

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Who are the Year 5 teachers?

Hello, I’m Mrs Broadwell, one of the Year 5 teachers. In my spare time, I sing in a choir. I really enjoy it but get a bit nervous before a concert! I also enjoy meeting my friends and eating out at restaurants. My favourite food is Chinese.

I love to travel to new places although I don’t enjoy flying! My favourite destination is Croatia and I would love to visit the USA.

My favourite books are the Harry Potter set, and I was really excited when I visited the Harry Potter studios! I can’t wait to go again!

When I was in school, I enjoyed studying History. From a young age, I always wanted to be a teacher. If I wasn’t a teacher, I would love to look after the penguins at Folly Farm!     


Hi, I’m Miss Davies and in my spare time, you will find me shopping! I love to shop for clothes, bags and shoes. Now though, I have far too many pairs of shoes, but shh… don’t tell anyone! I also love to watch box-sets on Netflix and go to the cinema. My favourite tv programme is ‘Friends’ which I can watch over and over, and my favourite Disney film is ‘Lady and the Tramp’.  If I could live anywhere in the world, I’d choose New York City. I’ve been a couple of times, but would love to go again. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, and so I  cannot go a day without eating some chocolate. When I was in school my favourite subject was PE as I played for the school netball team and ran the 100 metre sprint for the school athletics team. I also loved creative writing in English. When I was 16, I started working on the weekend in Allsports. I kept this job throughout University too, when I was training to be a teacher. If I had chosen a different career, I would have loved to have been a police dog handler. I didn’t want to be a police officer, I just wanted an Alsatian!  


What are we going to be studying this year?

Summer - Extreme Earth



This term we will be writing a non-chronological report about a country in Asia, writing a story from Wales for the school Eisteddfod, writing a Japanese Haiku and Tanka poem, and writing an adventure story being stranded on a desert island.  




This term we will be learning how to subtract whole numbers and decimal numbers on a number line and in columns. We will be counting squares to find the area of regular and irregular shapes. We will be using our adding skills to find the perimeter, and we will be learning about the time differences between the United Kingdom and countries in Asia.



In Humanities, we will find out how many countries are in Asia, we will learn about different religions in Asia


In Science and Technology, we will learn about endangered indigenous animals in Asia and Australia, and taste a selection of foods from Asian countries. 


In Expressive Arts, we will sketch anime characters, create Indian bead bracelets from clay, paint a Japanese bonsai tree, and using dots, create an Aboriginal piece of artwork.


In Health and Well-being, we will interpret dances from different Asian countries in order to compose a dance of our own


Life Skills


This term we will be following a recipe when cooking and learning how to read a timetable when using public transport.


This term in Year 5 we will be reading...


Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.


Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone...


Why is it great to be in Year 5?

  • "We can use iPads to research in lessons." (Age 9)
  • "We do fun science experiments with the teacher!" (Age 10)
  • "We get to work with our friends." (Age 10)


PE/Games Days

Our PE day is Tuesday. Remember to wear your kit into school and remove all jewellery.


What can you do at home to help?

  • Visit the Newsround website. Which story inspires you? 
  • Share stories about friendships.
  • Ask your child how they might advise a friend/family member to stay safe online. 
  • Share stories about what made you laugh today. Ask them to share theirs. 
  • Ask them what the best thing was about school today.
  • Make a pact to do at least one nice thing for something each day and share your good deeds. 
  • Please encourage your children to log into ‘Mathletics’ and ‘Reading Buddy’ independently so they can become familiar with using a username and password.
  • Visit our ‘Connect’ pages for ideas on how to support your child with home learning.  
  • Read with your child regularly.
  • Practise times tables.


Reading is the key to success. Listen to your child/ren read as often as possible. Your child has access to their own Reading Buddy account. More information about this is available on the Home Learning page. They also have access to which offers a fantastic selection of free ebooks. Just visit the website and select 'My Class Login'. Next, enter the class name & my class password which are both: TPP1 


Helping your child to learn their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 7 times tables (in this order) will benefit them greatly. Times tables are the key building blocks to mathematics. It makes it far quicker and easier for children to work out maths problems in their heads. 


Your child/ren has access to Mathletics, Purple Mash and Hwb. All of these require a password and username. For more information visit the Home Learning page


There is always an opportunity for children to learn from what's going on around them. For example, when cooking involve your child in measuring the ingredients to improve their numeracy skills, play games (such as Heads Up, charades) to develop their oracy and confidence, or exploring the local environment to discuss key issues such as littering and pollution. 



If you would like to chat to us, we kindly ask that you contact the school office on 01633817161 or via email and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 


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