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Helygen Year 5 - Mrs Smith

The topic this week is India - the children have submitted some fantastic pieces of work, ranging from Rangoli patterns to persuasive brochures. 



This week, we have been learning about rainforests. The work produced has been fantastic! Here is some of it!

Here is some more of our fantastic work this week!

Blended Learning 2021

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!  

Unfortunately, 2021 hasn't started the way we were hoping it would and we are now using Google Classroom and Google Meet to carry

out our learning. However, I am SO impressed with how well everyone is doing and with the positive, respectful attitudes we are seeing during online sessions. You are all becoming increasingly confident in using the 'hands up' button to contribute to the inputs which is so lovely to see. The work you are producing is fantastic too! In fact, we are so proud of it, we wanted to share some examples on our class page. Keep tuned as we will update this page regularly to show off some of the amazing work we have been receiving! :)

Here is a video of a science experiment carried out by a Year 5 child:

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Our Class WW2 Air Raid!

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We carried out our own class WW2 Air Raid using the gas masks that we made. We hid under the desks when the siren was heard and put our masks over our faces.
After we finished, we talked about how we felt. Some of us said we. could really imagine how scary it would have been for children during the war. We then wrote poems inspired by our experience!

Our Fantastic Work!


This term, we have loved learning about World War 2! We have produced some amazing work including:


Oil pastel pictures inspired by The Blitz,

WW2 soldier portraits,

Evacuee letters on tea stained paper,

Poems inspired by our own class air raid, 

Diary extracts from soldiers in the trenches,

​​​​​​Model gas masks, 

A science investigation to see which material best blocks out light, 

Propaganda posters, 

Morse codes

And so much more! We have been so busy! 

Here is some of our fantastic work this term!

A Child's War

For the second half of the Autumn term, our topic will be 'A Child's War' which will focus on World War Two. We will be learning about what life was like for children living during the war time. We are really excited about this topic and have already discussed as a class what we would like to learn about! Take a look at our topic web to see some of the fantastic ideas!

A Child's War Topic Web

Our Solar System


During our 'Stargazers' topic, we made our own 3D solar system. The process was long but we got there in the end and the children really enjoyed making it!

Our Solar System

Dosbarth Helygen

Hello and welcome to Year 5! I am Mrs Smith and I will be your teacher this year. The teaching assistants will be Mrs Palmer and Mrs Stephens.

We are so glad to have you all back with us after a strange end to your last year in school. It will be lovely to catch up and hear all about your summer holidays!


Our topic for the first autumn half term is 'Stargazers' which will focus on space. Linking to the new curriculum, we will plan our activities with all of your ideas so get thinking of what you'd like to do! We are really looking forward to it!


This week in Year 5, we had an unexpected visitor (Alvin the Alien) who left quite a mess outside our classroom!! He also left some photographs and a letter asking the children to write a newspaper report about his visit. They have all done a fantastic job writing their reports and we are all excited to see which report gets the prize! 

Unexpected Visitor!

Hockey Skills