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Minera Voluntary Aided Primary School

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Year 5 & Year 6

Croeso i Flwyddyn 5 a 6
Dosbarth Mr. Barnes

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Thursday 21st October

The children have worked exceptionally hard this week and all half-term. I have been very impressed with the standard of work they have produced and the amount of effort they are putting into it. They have certainly earned a week's rest! 


Our class will have an extra swimming session when we return to replace the one that was missed last week. Therefore, when we return, children will need:

  • a swimming kit and towel on Wednesday;
  • to wear PE clothes to school on Thursday.


There is no homework set for half-term, but children should continue to read, and where possible, access TT Rockstars. Half-term is a good time to learn/practise times tables. The times table spiral game is a fun way to do this if you have playing cards at home. You can see how to play it here.


Have a lovely half-term,

Mr Barnes

PE and Outdoor Learning

This half-term, children will take part in PE lessons each Thursday, when they can wear a PE kit to school. Swimming lessons will take place for the remainder of the half-term every Wednesday (6 lessons in total).

Outdoor learning sessions will take place frequently and will usually take the place of a Thursday PE lesson; you will be advised when our class has outdoor learning. Depending on the weather, children may need to bring additional layers of clothing and footwear for this.

Epic Reading

There is a wide range of books available to read online.

You will need to enter the class code: ayd7163

Epic is only available during normal school hours.

Epic website

Google Play app

Apple app

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

Virtual School Library

Free reading and writing activities from your favourite children's authors from the National Literacy Trust provided by Oak National Academy.


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. Children are expected to keep a record of their own reading in their reading record. In addition, children need regular practice of multiplication facts through games, reciting, quizzes and using TT Rockstars.

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.

Outdoor Learning