Birchgrove Primary Welcome

Year 5 - Mrs Roberts

Welcome back to a new term, a new year and even a new decade.


I hope you had a peaceful - or busy - holiday as you prefer, and that the weather didn't make it too difficult.


The children have returned to school keen to learn and have settled back into routines well. It's getting up early in the morning that's hard! Dark mornings, dark nights with this horrible, damp weather. I thought winters were cold and icy not wet and miserable.  Don't forget to send them in to school with a coat. A sunny morning can soon become a wet afternoon. 


This term, we are studying 'The Victorians' so you may be asked lots of questions and even be asked if you ever learnt about them in school.


The children SHOULD all have brought home a project to design and create a Victorian room so we can add an electrical circuit and light it in the 'modern' way using an electric bulb rather than a candle or gas. It would be great if the children could bring these in as soon as possible. We're looking to see how creative they all are!


This term, we will also be visiting Llanelly House - not a spelling mistake - to learn all about the life of Victorian servants and how things changed due to inventions made during that time. More details will follow once we have them.


Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs. Roberts

Welcome back to another year. The children have settled well into the new routines of year five and are getting use to being upper juniors. They are all looking forward to the new challenges the year brings and are keen to learn about the new topic for this term - Keen to Be Green.


For the topic, we will be working with Mrs. Mullan to carry out a project called Plastic Ocean where the children will be looking at how plastic in the ocean is damaging for the wildlife that live there and the impact this has on us.


We have already had the 'Meet the Teacher' evening and will be holding open evening to discuss progress later this term - details and timings to follow.


The children will be having PE on a Tuesday afternoon and will need a kit suitable for outdoor sport - shorts and a t-shirt may be a little cold once the weather changes. 


If you need to contact me, please use the Class Dojo system or contact the office who will get a message to me. 


Looking forward to a fresh start and a fantastic new year. 


Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Peters.  


Welcome back to the new term! Where has the time gone? It doesn't seem like five minutes ago I was welcoming the children in as my new class.


This  term, our main topic is Africa where we study the people, the environment and what you can do there. It's just a little too far to actually arrange a trip though.

We are hoping the weather will allow us more use of the outdoor spaces and we have got lots of ideas in the pipeline to allow this. 

Don't forget, if you have any questions, please contact me on Class Dojo or contact the main office and I'll get back to you.

Welsh Week

Wythnos Cymraeg

Welcome back to the new year. How quickly the holidays went!

We are straight in to work for our class assembly which is being held on Friday 11th January so it's all about learning the parts and new song.


PE this term will be on a Wednesday and will start tomorrow - January 9th. The children will be taking part in expressive dance and will need leggings / shorts and a t-shirt. No trainers are needed. 


The children are getting excited for the trip on Monday to begin our topic of the Victorians. It would be great to see them in costume on the day - I'm digging out my long, black skirt ready!


We're a month into the term already and things are getting busy. 

Next week, Mrs. Mullan has organised a Beach combing trip for Monday morning - forms are coming home today (October 2nd).

On Wednesday, we are having a visit from an Osprey and Wales rugby player - Mr. Adam Beard - who will be taking part in our version of a press conference. We are busy thinking of questions to find out all about his career, hobbies and his school life. We can't wait! I'm sure Adam will find the school has changed a lot since his time here as a pupil.

There will be other trips this term, details of which I will get to you as soon as they are finalised. 

Welcome to the first term in year five!


The summer holidays flew past but the children have all come in to school ready to work. 

It's a big learning curve for everyone in the first few weeks so, if you have any questions, please ask. You can  either contact the office who will them pass a message on to me, or you can send me a message through Class Dojo - the children have all been sent log in details. 

With the weather changing, please remember that, even if it's sunny when the children leave for school, it could be cold by play time and raining by home time so they will need a coat. Please label them with your child's name - a red school sweatshirt is hard to recognise as your own!


I will be sending out further details about events for the rest of the term and will regularly update here and on Class Dojo.


Don’t forget that, if you have any queries or questions, we’re here to help.

Mrs. Roberts.

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