Hello Class 5,
Welcome back! It has been so lovely to meet my new class this week. We have had a fantastic start and I am sure I am going to enjoy working with all of you, helping you and learning alongside you all as we encourage each other during these complex times.
Our classroom is familiar, yet different, as we try to keep ourselves safe at this time. Routines have to be adapted such as different entrances for each class or bubble and a slightly modified timetable. I am so pleased with the way you are all engaging with the 'new normal' and already I have been impressed with the work you have produced in just a few days. A brilliant start Class 5-well done! If parents have any queries, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment to speak to me or see me (socially distanced), or if it is quite straightforward you are welcome to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I am also uploading the parent letter and overview for this term.
Best wishes from Mrs Jones
Hello Class 5
As we close school today for the Summer, I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you all for the amazing way you have engaged with home learning and been resilient and rescourceful during the last 4 months. It has been encouraging for me as your class teacher to see the way in which you have tackled online lessons with independence and creativity. I have really enjoyed seeing the majority of you face-to-face during the catch up sessions this last few weeks and I look forward to starting the 'new normal' back at school with you all in September. I wish the Year 6 leavers all the best for your future educational journeys and the fantastic lives you have ahead of you. Always remember to work hard, be kind and respectful, and persevere when things get tough! Be true to yourselves and believe that you can do great things. Know that I really believe in each and every one of you!
A special thank you to all parents for your brilliant support this year. I wish all class 5 and your families a very happy, safe and healthy Summer.
Mrs Jones 😊
Hello Class 5,
We've nearly made it to the end of another year!! What a year it has been!! Lots of different things to get used to-homelearning, lockdown, social distancing to name but a few. We have had to get used to a whole new way of living our lives and new vocabulary to learn which has come about because of the Global Pandemic. However, there have been many positives e.g. more time spent with our immediate family, more free time, improved IT skills, good effects on the environment and wildlife. I have enjoyed seeing many of you this last few weeks in our 'Catch up' sessions at Coychurch. I also look forward to our last week of term and celebrating with Y6 all their achievements and memories of their time at Coychurch. Best wishes to everyone for the week ahead from Mrs Jones.
We have had a lovely week seeing some of you actually back in school for the first time in a long while. I couldn't believe the rain on our first 'Bubble Day' after all the beautiful dry weather and sunshine we have been having. But we were undaunted and still managed a lot of outside activities including a fun treasure hunt, even if the paper got soggy and we ended up with wet feet!
I am looking forward to seeing the 'Year 5 Bubble' next week.
Best wishes & stay safe and well! Mrs Jones
Hello Class 5,
Bore da! Well another busy week has gone by! We have enjoyed being back in Coychurch this week with Key Worker children and it has gone well. The school looks lovely with our social distancing hearts and other signs and we have spaced out the classrooms ready for next week. I do hope we will be able to use the outdoor areas as much as possible and we hope for lovely dry weather, not too hot or cold!! I am excited and really look forward to seeing those who are able to be in school in reality, Y6 next week and Y5 the following week. It will be fun to catch up! We will meet you at Meadow Close entrance where there is a one way system marked out. Please only bring water bottle, sunhat/waterproof coat (depending on weather), snack and packed lunch if you are not having school lunch.
No bags or books are required.
Have a great weekend-Hwyl Fawr-best wishes Mrs Jones
Hello Class 5,
Another week has gone by really quickly! Thanks for all the lovely work again. We have done our last week at Pencoed Hub and everything is moving back to Coychurch on Monday. We will have only Key worker children next week, but from June 29th we will be welcoming you all in small groups or 'Bubbles'. Your parents will get letters shortly to explain how it will work. We are still just waiting for an update from Welsh Government and BCBC. I really look forward to seeing you again. Enjoy the weekend. Best wishes Mrs Jones.
Hello again Class 5,
Hope you have had a good week. I have received some excellent project work from many of you- thank you so much-I have really enjoyed learning about the different countries you have chosen. If you haven't sent in your work yet, I will still be pleased to see it.
I am in the middle of writing reports and preparing with Mrs Hurry and the other staff to open the school back up in some shape or form at the end of this month. We don't know exactly how this will look yet but it will be lovely to see you again. We will keep you updated when we know more. Meanwhile keep up the excellent home learning and get in contact if you have any queries. Best wishes Mrs Jones
Hello Class 5,
Thank you so much for all the fantastic work you have sent me over the last few months. I have especially enjoyed hearing about your science experiments, the exciting project work that is coming in and also the efforts many of you have made in learning new ways of communicating through Sway, Adobe Sparks, collaborative Powerpoints, Forms questionnaires and so on! Together we have learnt so much during this lockdown. Our computer skills have improved no end and also I believe many of you have enjoyed more quality family time, the chance to enjoy the outdoors, exercise more and learn important life skills like how to cook, wash up and do the washing!! Please take a well-earned break for half term from lessons and we will resume after half term.
Keep safe and well. Love from Mrs Jones
Hello Class 5,
Hope you are all doing OK. As you can see next week's planning has been uploaded to this website and I have also sent it to you on email. Keep the lovely work coming. I am enjoying seeing it and I am very pleased that you all seem to be thriving and getting on so well. It is especially encouraging to see how much the IT skills are developing-yours and mine!! This week I am trying out Adobe Sparks! It is an app on Hwb and I have started to create a class webpage that you can all add to. It is in the planning-do check it out. I am looking forward to what we can all do collaboratively!! Have a great week.
Best wishes Mrs Jones
Hello Class 5
I can't believe how fast this week has gone. Tomorrow is VE Day Bank Holiday! I hope you have your Red, White & Blue outfits and decorations ready!! I know many of you have organised 'virtual street parties' and other celebrations. Have a wonderful time! I have emailed you the planning for next week & it will also appear on this website. Please get in contact if you have any queries. I know lots of you are looking forward to seeing your friends again properly but for now let us make the most of the ways we can all communicate via the internet. I am always pleased to hear from you & to know what you have been doing. Best wishes Mrs Jones
Hello Class 5,
Hpe you have all had a great week and you are looking forward to an enjoyable weekend. Thanks for all the lovely work you have been sending me in various ways, including video, photos, uploaded work etc. The planning for the coming week has been emailed to you all as well as the questionnaire and project guidance for this term. They are also being uploaded to the school website. Hope you find it interesting.
Keep safe & well & enjoy the sunshine.
Love from Mrs Jones
Hello Class 5
Hope you have all had fun during the 2 weeks for Easter Holidays. Fortunately we have had amazing sunny weather and hopefully everyone will have been able to get out for some fresh air and exercise, despite the lockdown! I hope you and your families are all well.
On Monday, we are officially back into term time. We still have no way of knowing how long this strange situation will last, but we all need to make the best of our individual circumstances, help and support one another and be grateful for the little things!
Below on this website page is the plan for the first week of the Summer Term to ease you back into some sort of pattern for keeping up with your learning. I will be able to respond to emails via hwb from pupils or parents, and will be able to offer support and advice to help with aspects of learning or physical or emotional wellbeing.
I will also be spending some time as in previous weeks at the Pencoed Hub, together with colleagues from our own school and other schools, as we seek to provide care for children of key workers.
I look forward to hearing news from you all. Keep safe & well. Best wishes from Mrs Jones😊👍☀️
Hello Class 5
Message from Mrs Jones!
Hope you are all safe & well! Hope you have enjoyed the first couple of weeks of new style school. It has been great to hear from you about your creative ways of keeping occupied and to see some of the lovely work you have been doing. I have emailed you some extra fun activities for the holidays and these will be posted on this website also.
Our theme for next term is ‘All about our World’ a humanities based topic about Bringing Down the Borders e.g. learning about different cultures & countries & people and movements which have helped to make the world a more caring and just place. I would welcome any ideas you children and parents have in relation to this topic!
During the holidays we will not be providing planned work and will limit the correspondence to urgent matters only, but please get in touch if you need any emergency help.
Thank you for all being amazing- Pasg Hapus -Happy Easter to you all!!!
We are half way through week 1 of a new way of doing 'School'. Hope you are all adjusting to the new routines -parents and children!! Please try to get as much fresh air and exercise as possible-be inventive!!! Spend quality time together when you can and try to have regular meals and a good sleep each night.
I hope the work is proving ok so far. We have been advised to not 'overdo' schoolwork while everyone is settling into the new lifestyle but there is plenty of extra stuff on all the websites. I am trying to develop the functions of Class 5 team so please try it out and let me know. You should be able to upload photos/work onto your file in Classroom notebook on our class team. Any issues with passwords or logins I can sort out remotely.
Please contact me via hwb email if you need me. email@example.com
Please try & message your friends and family in whatever ways you can to stay connected but also stay at home as directed. I am thinking of you all. Love & prayers Mrs Jones
Due to the current situation around COVID-19 pupils may be working some of the next term remotely. In order to help parents and children with this we will be setting tasks to complete on their online platforms (such as Hwb and Purple Mash) and also sending some work home in a Home Learning Book. Unfortunately we do not have the resources available at school to print out all of the work for every pupil in the school, so we will also be uploading some tasks and work to class pages. Parents are not necessarily required to print all of this work at home, but if you can help your child read the work on the computer, they can write the answers or complete the tasks in their Home Learning Book. Could you please ensure that anything printed off, or completed on separate sheets of paper, is stuck into their books.
We absolutely appreciate that this is going to be a difficult time for everyone, and will support parents and children as best we can remotely. If you require further clarification about tasks set, pupils can email their class teacher using their Hwb email addresses. We politely request that these email addresses are not used for any other reason, we will however be monitoring our firstname.lastname@example.org email address to deal with any important enquiries.
Hello Class 5
Hope you are all well. We have posted here the suggested home learning activities for next week. This is a new thing for all of us. Please do not get anxious or stressed about any of it and if your parents need to find out further information or need to clarify anything please do not hesitate to email me.
It is important for the first few weeks to settle together at home with this new situation and get into some sort of routine so do not be worried about getting everything done. Your health & well-being are my main priority. Many of the suggested activities are designed to be fun and done together!!
I will be thinking of all of you & your families.
Please find below a non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! Croeso i 2020!!
Gobeithio pawb yn hapus a roedd Nadolig yn bendigedig!
(Hope everyone is happy and had a fantastic Christmas!)
It was great to welcome the class 5 pupils back to school today. The Christmas holidays seem to have flown by!
We have lots of exciting learning experiences in store for this term. Our theme is "To infinity and beyond-Earth and Space!" We hope to arrange a visit to Techniquest and we will explore the concepts of space exploration, the relationships of the planets in our Solar System, relative sizes and distances from each other, space links to Wales and a whole range of other things. We will of course be celebrating our Welsh identity and culture as St David's Day approaches and the Eisteddfod is a highlight of this term. Finally the term will be rounded off with celebrations of Easter.
I will be posting the Theme Overview, the oracy homework and this term's project homework directly after this for your information. I wish you all a very Happy & Healthy New Year and look forward to working together again. If you have any queries, please contact me.
(Mrs C Jones, Class 5 Teacher).
Dosbarth Pump- Gwaith Cartref
Class 5 Projects & Miscellaneous Homework 📚
I have just had the pleasure of reading the projects about the 20th Century completed by Class 5 and I would like to congratulate the pupils on the excellent standard of work. I am very impressed by the research and IT presentation skills. I have been entertained and informed, gained a lot of knowledge and found out some fascinating facts.
Thank you Class 5 for all your efforts and thanks to parents and grandparents for your support in this work. I hope you all enjoyed the learning experience.
Bendigedig- Gwaith Arddechog! 😊👍📚
Welcome back to Class 5 for the Autumn term 2019. It is lovely to see pupils who were with me last year again, and to welcome the new Y5 pupils. We have enjoyed a very busy start to the term and have a lot of things to look forward to as we make progress together along our learning journey.
Our topic this term is Time Travellers-20th Century with a particular emphasis on WW2. We have arranged a visit to the WW2 museum in Swansea Bay and other workshops to take place in school. We are excited to learn more!
Please see also on our class page the overview for parents and the homework activities. Any queries about any aspect of life in Class 5, please contact me.
Best wishes Mrs C Jones (Deputy Head/Class 5 Teacher)
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda-Happy New Year to everyone!
Thank you very much to all pupils & parents for their good wishes, cards & presents at Christmastime. I hope everyone enjoyed their break.
We are all now back in the swing of a new term which promises to be busy & exciting. Our theme is 'Castaway' and focusing initially on the book Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We hope to have a Tropical Island Day!
The Eisteddfod will take place on Wednesday 20th February and we have lots of great competitions lined up.
We are also involved in an exciting Lead Creative School Project with a group of girls from Pencoed Comprehensive and Creative Practitioners Glen & Amy from the company 'Winding Snake'. Our aim is to create a short film, incuding animation to help the transition process between primary & secondary school.
Welcome to Class 5 - Mrs Jones!
Welcome back after the lovely long hot Summer we have had. I hope you have all had a refreshing Summer break and you are ready to enjoy learning in Class 5 this year.
Welcome to our returning Year 6 Pupils-you look really smart with the ties!
Also welcome to our new Year 5 Pupils-I am sure we are going to have a lot of fun this year and achieve well.
Please children & parents do let me know if you have any ideas or skills to share with us to enhance our learning and experiences. We already have a visit to Big Pit this month!