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Minera Voluntary Aided Primary School

Year 5 & Year 6

Croeso i Flwyddyn 5 a 6
Dosbarth Mr. Barnes

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Friday 25th September 2020

It has been an enjoyable week in school. Children have worked hard learning about place value and rounding numbers, how to create interesting story characters and putting together our one page profiles. Homework for this week has been set on Google Classroom. Children are to play two online games that will help them to remember nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs.


Have a good weekend,


Mr Barnes


Oxford Owl Reading BooksOxford Owl Logo

Please follow the link below to access online reading books to use at home. Select ‘My class login’ then enter:

username: minera5and6

password: Barnes

PE and Outdoor Learning

Children will take part in PE lessons each Tuesday and Wednesday. At present, children are not to bring a PE kit to school to change into. Instead, they should have suitable clothes and footwear for outdoors and physical activity each day.

Outdoor learning sessions will be each Thursday. Depending on the weather, children may need to bring additional layers of clothing and footwear for this.


At times, homework will be set on Google Classroom. The purpose of homework is to support or reinforce class learning. The most effective type of homework children should be undertaking at home is regular practice of reading and multiplication facts. Regular practice  of both will support children's learning more than anything else, even for those who are already very proficient. It is expected that children read regularly at home: at least five separate occasions each week. In addition, children need regular practice of multiplication facts through games, reciting, quizzes and access to TT Rockstars. More information about TT Rockstars and logging reading using Google Clasroom is given below.

Reading Record - Google Classroom

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View the video to see how you can log your reading using Google Classroom. Once children are logged in to Google Classroom, they will be able to keep a record of their reading on any device that accesses the Internet.

Each reading session that is logged will be added to a spreadsheet which will be shared with parents via email for an overview of reading.

TT Rockstars


Pupils should log in to TT Rockstars using the same log in details that they use for Hwb. These can be found on children's digital passports.


For school, type: Minera Aided Primary School

The username is the first part of the hwb email address - that is, the part before

The password is the same as children use for Hwb and is case sensitive.

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