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Malpas Court Primary School

Where children learn to live and live to learn in an ever changing world

Year 5/6 Mrs Rawlings

Welcome to Year 5/6


Welcome to our school family. In our class are Mrs Rawlings and Mrs Hathaway. 

This term has been a very busy, but fun few months. All the children have been amazing and helped me settle into Year 5/6.

All class information will be posted on Dojo and Google Classroom. 





How to access homework using an X Box One

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Did you know that you can access your homework using your X Box? This video shows you how.

COVID-19 and Home Learning Packs for Self-Isolation

Please read this information

For all children that are at home currently; either feeling a little under the weather or self-isolating to keep yourself and/or your family safe and well, we have put some home-learning packs together to keep you busy. We want to keep your brains active so when you're ready to come back to school, you're the best that you can be!

There will be three different packs uploaded to Google Classroom for Literacy and Maths that are mild, medium and spicy, please pick a level that you feel confident accessing. If you finish spicy and need more of a challenge, feel free to e-mail Miss Hereford or Mrs Mead for extra work. 

To access this work, please log on to your Google Classroom. You all have your emails as they were sent home on Monday 16th March (and in the Autumn Term on your password mats). If you have forgotten your password for Google Classroom Mr Davies can recover this for you, so if you email him from your gmail account, he will help. 


Please join the classroom to access the work. 


If you have any problems accessing Google Classroom, please click on the link below to see all worksheets


Parents and Guardians

Please note; the Government is requiring work to be completed if your child is well. Please ensure that they are accessing this work, reading with you as regularly as possible and going on Mathletics too. All passwords were sent home on Monday 16th March, please check with your child if you have not received these from them. If your child has been absent and has not collected these from school, please email your child's teacher so that they can send these to you. 

COVID-19 and Parent Consultations

Thank you for your patience regarding the cancellation of parent consultations due to COVID-19. Please be assured that any appointments booked will be rearranged at the earliest point. 

In both year 5/6 classes we are discussing the coronavirus regularly with the children and the importance of hygiene. Children are being asked to regularly wash their hands and ensure that any used tissues are put in the bin before hands are washed again. We are informing children that this vigilance is important, not just for the children, but primarily for vulnerable adults that they (or staff) may have contact with outside of school. 

Please continue to follow guidance that is posted on the main page of the school website that has been sent to us by the local authority. As always, if any parents or guardians have any concerns, please do not hesitate to email me-



Croeso i Dosbarth Gwyrdd, Miss Hereford!


Thank you for coming to visit our class page, we've been doing so much this term so far, it's hard to know where to begin! 


Our topic this term is 'Explorers' and we've developed this in different ways. We've looked at Captain Robert Falcon-Scott that lead an expedition to the South Pole (and the disastrous consequences this held), Tori James, the first Welsh woman to climb Mount Everest and we've started studying the first voyage of the Titanic too.


We've also been on several trips and had some visitors from Romania and France too! Please take a look at some of the photos of what we have been up to and keep your eyes peeled for more updates very soon. 


If you ever need to contact me regarding any queries or concerns, my email is





This year weekly homework for Key Stage 2 will be computer based. We have created a laminated sheet for each pupil with their personal login details for each account and these have been sent home. 



The school has subscribed to Mathletics to assist our pupils in practising their skills at a level which is tailor made to their ability.  Pupils can gain points each time they use Mathletics. We recommend that pupils attempt to gain 500 points each week. 



The school has subscribed to Bug Club which is an online reading resource. Each pupil has been allocated books that match their personal reading ability. Bug Club requires pupils to read a text and then answer targeted questions about the text to assess their understanding. 



Each Monday pupils are given a list of 10 focussed spellings. These are ability matched to each pupil and will be assessed at the end of each half term. Pupils are encouraged to practise these spellings at home and transfer these to their writing. 



In addition to the weekly computer based tasks pupils will be given research homework based around their topic. These tasks will be a 'menu' of choices where the children can choose to complete the activities most interesting to them. They will not be required to complete every task.

Homework menu Autumn 2019

Our trip to Twmbarlwm

Year 5/6 Trip to Twmbarlwm


This year, Year 5/6 are focussing on positive behaviours for learning such as; resilience, resourcefulness, reciprocity and reflectiveness. We are really trying to build our learning power by developing these and our trip to Twmbarlwm really encouraged the use of all four of these skills! 

We trekked up Twmbarlwm, tackled obstacle courses, climbed high ropes, lit fires using steel and flint and even toasted our own marshmallows over fires. However much it rained, it didn't dampen our spirits and we had an amazing day with fantastic behaviour from the children. 


Commando Jo Day!

Commando Joe Launch Day


On October 9th we had a Commando Joe launch day. Commando Joe is a new scheme that we have introduced to Malpas Court that encourages team building, problem solving and positive behaviours for learning. 

We had a really fun day solving riddles, hunting down puzzle pieces and then using the clues to help us discover an image of a box. We then predicted what was going to be in the box before we opened it as a school in an exciting assembly. 

We discussed as a class what makes a positive Commando and the types of behaviours we needed to display- Dosbarth Gwyrdd members would make amazing commandoes! 

Trip to Big Pit with our French and Romanian Visitors