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Ysgol Gynradd Sgeti

Be the best you can be!

Gwnewch eich gorau glas!

Year 5 - Blwyddyn 5

Welcome to the Year 5 Noticeboard


We hope you find the following information and photographs useful for keeping up to date with what is happening in your child's class. 


Our current topic for the Spring Term is 'Express Yourself!'. It is a topic that covers many of the skills from the Expressive Arts and the Humanities area of Learning from the Curriculum. 


At the start of our topic, the pupils took part in an Epic Planning session to share ideas of how they would like to lead their learning through this topic. This continues throughout the topic, to get the pupil's input in to our Mission planning


Please check back each week for updates.




(Monday 22nd April - Wednesday 24th)


In the build up to Llangrannog we will continue to populate this are with important information sent out to parents of Year 5 in regards to Llangrannog!




Please find below attached the two pdf documents - Kit list and Application of medicine documents.




Llangrannog Residential Meeting

You are invited to join us for a meeting to outline the Llangrannog residential on the 20th February at Sketty Primary starting at 4:30.
Please ask your child to show you the PowerPoint and video from previous meetings. This can be found on HWB by your child.

Kind regards,

please complete the following form so that we can gauge numbers.





We can't wait!



What have we been learning in class this week?

WB. 14.6.24 - 


Language, Literacy and Communication

We have been using our welsh phrases to create useful supportive posters for those competing in Diwrnod Chwareon next week.

Siarad Cymraeg - Patrwn yr wythnos - "Beth wyt ti'n hoffi ar dydd chwaraeon?"

Numeracy and Mathematics

Continued to study fractions, converting improper fractions to mixed numbers.

Weekly Sumdog questions set for homework. This is set from Friday to Friday.

Science and Technology

Created clay rock pools based of our own designs, check out our phot real to see some pre glazing

Health and Wellbeing

Year 5 planned and run a very successfull sports day. Everyone tried their best!

Used our Welsh language to create informative posters for our Sports day

P.E- Wednesday afternoon going forward

Expressive Arts

Music practise with Mr Godwin

created clay rock pools based of our own designs.

Music and dance practise for our rendition for Primary Partners of The Greatest Showman


Looking at the ethical consideration to the healthy plate.




Weekly Achievements


Each week during assembly, we present certificates for Good work, Value and use of Welsh. 


This week's award winners:


Gwaith Da (Good Work)  - 


The whole cast of Primary Partners

Positive Values -  


Cymraeg - 




Home Learning


Our expectation are for the children to read daily at home. We check their reading records each Friday. Please help us monitor this by keeping this record up to date.


It is essential that pupils develop quick recall of their times tables. We have regular TT Rockstars sessions in school. Pupils can practice their tables in a variety of ways including logging in to Sumdog from home


Sumdog activities will also be set on a regular basis. Each time these are set, the children have 1 week to complete these.

Important Dates


Please visit the school calendar here and subscribe to 'Year 5' and 'Whole School' events.



Below are some of the upcoming events:


  • Inset Day - Monday 3rd June
  • Visit to Swansea Arena, school of sanctuary - Monday 10th June
  • Performance @ Swansea Grand Theatre, Primary Partners - Thursday 13th June
  • Trip to Techniquest in Cardiff, Science and Technology/Humanities - Wednesday 19th June
  • In school workshop, The mystery of the hidden giant (Coffee and Cacao) - Thursday 11th July







Welsh Fortnight and Enterprise updates:

- When we return it is our 'Welsh Fortnight' we have explained to the children our class competition to be completed at home by the 28.02.24 : Create a Castle. All information can be found on the OneNote, it can be created using any materials and digitally if desired. We are asking that alongside their creation, labels are included for the castle defences.

- There are also whole school competitions such as:
- The talent competition which need to be recorded and sent (dojo is probably the easiest for this) to us by the 26th February.
- As castle is a focus for us in Year 5 during Welsh Fortnight we have also booked to visit a castle (forms have gone out today regarding this). The date for this trip is the 29th of February.
- Also there is the 'Scenes of Swansea' competition: Where do you love to visit in Swansea? What is your favourite beach, park, hill, coastal path, ice-cream parlour?? Create a representation of your favourite place. It could be a model, a photograph, a piece of art, food. Be creative and imaginative!

- Order forms have gone out today for our enterprise work. Please can we ask that all order forms and money (cash not iPay) is returned by 04/03/24. The process of buying the sublimation items, and then printing the graffiti items on can take some time so please bare with us in that regard.







Important Documents

Year 5 Staff