Easter holidays begin on Saturday 23rd March and end on Sunday 7th April. We look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Monday 8th April. Don't forget to order your lunches online.

Ninian Park Primary School


Year 5

Croeso i Blwyddyn 5!


Our year group page will be updated regularly so that you can find out what we will be learning about.


Project: Our project next term is based around an enquiry question:


What could tomorrow's world hold for us?


Throughout this project children in year 5 will have the chance to direct their learning, telling us about the aspects of the project that they are interested in and would like to explore in more depth. Check back in January to see what we've decided to find out about!


Upcoming maths work:

Maths: Area and Perimeter

*** To measure and calculate area and perimeter.

** To measure and calculate the area and perimeter of squares and rectangles.

* To recongnise that perimeter is the distance around a shape and measure area by counting squares inside a shape.



Important things to remember:

We have P.E. every Monday. Pupils need to wear their P.E. kit into school. Blue or white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers. Unfortunately, if pupils forget their kit, we are not permitting children to share kit or use spare kit.


We are often asked how parents can help their children at home. Here are some ideas for you:


* Pupils will have a homework menu each half term, with activities linked to their project work. They can complete them as little or often as they like but should aim to complete all the tasks by the end of the half term.


* Basic addition and multiplication skills are at the heart of most of our maths work. Helping your child practise these skills will really help them to progress. There are many websites with worksheets you can print or games you can load. We suggest that 5 minutes a day on the Hit the Button website will have a positive impact on your child's learning. Please take a look (see the link below). If they have mastered Hit the Answer on a particular times table, move on to the Hit the Question. After that, have a go at division facts.


* Reading. Your child has an online account with their reading books (as well as some maths games). They need to read the books and answer the questions. This helps us to assess their comprehension skills, which are as important as their ability to read fluently. Listening to your child read means that you can pick up on their mistakes. Reading TO your child helps them to understand what good, fluent reading with expression sounds like.


*It is really important that, as well as the work we do in school, the children read as much as possible at home, or are read to by someone else. This will help them to gain a greater understanding of how stories are structured and give them more experience of story plots.



Previous projects this year:



Is Change the Same as Progress?


All our learning will be linked with this question, and hopefully by comparing different periods of history we will be able to examine various changes over the ages and evaluate the impact these changes have had on our country, our society and our culture.


We learnt about the history of teh slaved trade and rights for black and minority ethnic people. We then examined the role of the BLM movement in campaigning for equal rights.


We then moved on to looking at the way our understanding of medicine and germs has changed through the ages, including learning about Edward Jenner and Louis Pasteur. We examined the way the current pandemic has been dealt with and how modern disease control methods are based on historical breakthroughs.


The third section of our project was all about the impact of inventions and technology throughout human history. Our learners had the opportunity to conduct their own research about an invention, presenting their findings orally to the class. We looked at the way communication has changed, especially focussing on modern communication and whether or not it is better now than ever before.



Mr Matyus, Mrs Bishop, Mr Jones