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Year 5

Mr. Davies


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My name is Mr. Davies and I am delighted to be teaching Elder Class for the Summer Term (except for Thursdays!).  I have been in education for over 25 years, including 10 as Headteacher, and I am looking forward to working with Elder Class and parents this term.

When I am not working, I enjoy playing Golf, watching pretty much any sport, reading and going to the cinema.  One of my favourite things to do is to sit on a beach, preferably in some warm sunshine, relaxing, reading a good book and napping!


Should you have any questions or concerns, please do come and see me - I am usually on the classroom door every morning and afternoon - or drop me an email.

Welcome to our class page where you can find information about our classroom routines, current learning and some recommended websites and information to help!


PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD READS AT LEAST 3 TIMES A WEEK - preferably to an adult.  15-20 minutes at a time.

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD LEARNS ALL THEIR TIMES TABLES up to 12x12 - they should be able to answer any question up to 12x12 pretty much instantly (certainly within 3 seconds) - THIS will have such a positive impact on your child's learning.

Class Routines


Our main classroom doors for the start and end of the school day is at the back of the classroom opening onto the driveway or the door onto the playground.


 Our regular PE lessons are as follows:

Indoor PE - Thursday

Outdoor PE - Monday

On these days, children should come to school wearing their PE kit. 


We are also working on our BEST routines in class to enable us to be superstars in our learning and behaviour around school.



Current Learning: 

Our topic in Year 5 this term is 'Our World and Beyond'. As part of this, we will be spending the first half term learning about space, with a focus on our solar system. We will be learning about the Earth's movements, in relation to the sun, as well as the moon's movement in relation to the Earth. We will be learning about the other planets in our solar system and will be developing our understanding of the history of space travel. In English, we will be writing persuasive texts, linked to our theme of space, using a range of persuasive devices, such as exaggeration, emotive language and the rule of three. Our class novel for this term is 'Cosmic' by Frank Cottrell Boyce and we will be answering a range of questions linked to this text in our reading lessons. In Maths, we will continue with our work on fractions, decimals and percentages before moving on to our new unit: Area and Perimeter. In Science, we will be learning about animal classification, with a focus on the work of Carl Linnaeus. Our art unit will enable us to develop our understanding of working effectively with clay to create clay tiles. We will also be  studying the work of Peter Thorpe and using our knowledge of sketching and painting techniques to create space pictures in a similar style. PSHE lessons will focus on how to keep safe. As part of this, we will be looking at medicines and vaccinations and how to prevent diseases from spreading. In Music, we will be looking at the work of Gustav Holst, focusing on his 'The Planets' composition. We will be listening and responding to his work, before creating our own compositions and noting them down in the form of graphic scores. 


At the moment, we are particularly focusing on this learning:

English (Explanation/Persuasive Texts):

Organisational features, e.g. paragraphs, subheadings, adverbials


Relative clauses

Brackets, dashes and commas for parenthesis



Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages; Area & Perimeter; Times Tables; Revision of previous learning.




Classroom Routines

At the beginning of the day, the school gates open at 8:40am and close at 8:55am.

Our classroom door is located on the playground and you will enter by your pegs.

You will also finish the school day through this door at 3:10pm.


Our PE days are Monday and Thursday and so please come ready in your PE kit. 


Star Work





Recommended Websites:

KS2 Grammar Glossary

Here are some photos of our EXCELLENT science week learning!


We love reading here at The Pines and look forward to hearing all about what they have read each day! We will ensure in the first week that children have chosen a reading book to share with you at home. It is extremely important to be a part of your child's reading journey, even when they being very confident in their fluency and understanding. You can find some tips below to help with reading with an older child.         


Tips for Reading with Older Children