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Welcome to Year 5


Welcome to our Year 5 page. We have lots of exciting things planned for the year ahead.


We're beginning the school year with Art week. The children will be making their own self portrait in the style of Pablo Picasso using oil pastels. All the children’s art work will be displayed in the hall on the 13th of September.


During this half term, we will be working on our first science unit where we will be exploring the properties of different materials.  "Could you be the next CSI investigator?" is the question we will be asking ourselves throughout.  



In Literacy, we will begin by learning about Highwaymen in history.  We will be focusing on writing a leaflet giving advice about how to stay safe on the highway and avoid Highwaymen.  Year 5 will also be reading the narrative poem 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes and using this to inspire further writing throughout the half term. 


In Maths the children will be working on Place Value. This will involve counting up and down in different increments, comparing and ordering numbers, making number patterns and rounding numbers to make estimations. They will then move on to addition and subtraction. We will be using the Maths No Problem workbooks as well as plenty of manipulatives to support us in our understanding. We also use the White Rose Hub schemes to challenge our thinking further.


Please visit this page regularly as it will be updated with photos of our work and links to aid learning. Take a look at our planning documents to find out more about what we will be learning this year.



Children will require their P.E. kits every Thursday and Friday. They should leave it in school until the half term holiday. This will ensure that they don’t regularly forget their P.E. kit. The children will need either pumps or trainers as the children will participate in outdoor and indoor activities throughout the term. If your child doesn’t have the correct footwear, they may not be able to participate in certain activities, which would have a negative impact on their physical development.



Children will be given a spelling list every Wednesday, please ensure your child practices these as they will be tested on these spellings the following week, usually within sentences. To support them further, encourage children to use a dictionary to find their meanings as well as form sentences with the words given.


Learning logs

Children will be given learning log challenges each term which is linked to the work they have been covering throughout the topic. Please take a look at our homework grid below. It states how many tasks need to be completed. Remember to encourage children to be creative and share their learning in different ways.



Reading books will be changed every Thursday. Please ensure that books and signed reading diaries are in school each Thursday. Library books will be changed every two weeks. It is important that your child reads every evening. This could be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling.


TimeTables RockStars

The children have been given logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the app at home on a laptop or ipad and even get the opportunity to play against the teachers some evenings. Please encourage your child to access the website at home as this will give them much needed practice of the Times Tables they are unsure of.

Please click below to assess the TTRS website



If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us at the end of the school day.


Mrs Azher and Mrs Hanson


  • St Thomas's C.E. Primary School
  • Pimhole Road, Bury
  • United Kingdom, BL9 7EY
  • tel: 01617 647565
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