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Ysgol Gynradd Mayals

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Blwyddyn 5

Croeso i flwyddyn 5

Welcome to Year 5 

Welcome to the year 5 class page. This page will give you a gimpse of the activities which are going on in the classroom and information about the exciting topics we cover throughout the year.

Our topics this term are.....

Roses and Royals 

Take a journey back in time and explore the Tudor era. Who were the Tudors? How did they contribute to the history of Wales as we know it? Explore these questions and more in this project about the Tudor dynasty.


Gallery Rebels

Colours collide, melting together on the canvas: an impression of light, a rage of red, a lobster perched on a telephone… Come and find out about the bizarre and eccentric minds of the gallery rebels!
Take up your arms and fight for the cause...Paintbrushes and sketch books at the ready - let's make art!

Home learning Resources

1. Go to www, and login.

2. Click on 

3. click on 'My files'

4. Choose 'Shared files'

Choose the home learning resources. 

The Home learning files will be updated weekly to J2e and also posted on the class dojo app.

I would love to see some of the activities you are doing at home. Please share them with me and I will post onto class dojo.  

Class Newsletters

Facts about the Tudors 

  • The famous Battle of Bosworth in 1485 did not take place at Bosworth. At the time, people knew it as the battle of Redemore, which means place of reeds. The marshy ground had a significant impact on the outcome.
  • Pembroke Castle, where Henry Tudor (Henry VII) was born, is the only castle in Britain built over a large cave known as Wogan Cavern.
  • Henry Tudor’s mother, Margaret Beaufort, was only 13 years old when he was born.
  • Around 72,000 people were executed during Henry VIII’s 38-year reign. That’s a terrifying average of 1895 each year!
  • In Tudor Times, only boys from wealthy families were sent to school. If they behaved badly, they were beaten with a rod or whipped. Rich families would pay a poor ‘whipping boy’ to take the punishment on their son’s behalf. How unfair!