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Welcome to Year 5L


Welcome back, we hope you have had a lovely half term break and are now ready for the second half of our Autumn term. 


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.



The children in year 5 are continuing their work on multiplication and division.  This will involve finding multiples, factors, common factors, finding prime numbers and finding square and cube numbers.  We will also be learning how to multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000.  The children will be multiplying 4-digit numbers and multiplying a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number.

Our second topic of the term will be graphs.  During this topic the children will be reading and interpreting information from tables and line graphs.  They will also be finding the difference between amounts and learning to read data on different scales.




In Literacy, the children will be reading 'Cosmic' by Frank Cottrell Boyce. We will be delving into the moral and social aspects of the story and how the characters develop as the story progresses. We will be writing persuasively to persuade characters to do our bidding. Later in the half term, we will be learning all about the imaginary celestial body called 'Pandora'. We watch watch the video, make notes and then have a debate about the following question: 'If Earth ceased to exist, should we move to Pandora?'



In Science the children will be learning all about earth and space.  During this topic the children will be describing the movement of the earth and moon.  They will also be learning about earth’s rotation and explaining the process of day and night. We will be creating our own solar system on the playground and completing a piece of research on an astronaut.





In History the children will be learning all about the Anglo-Saxons during this topic the children will be describing why, when and where the Scots and Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain.  They will also be looking at different artefacts from that period in time and learning abut how the Anglo Saxons have shaped our life today.





The children will be 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



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 Wednesday. To support them further, encourage children to learn their spelling in a variety of ways: forming sentences, rainbow writing, spelling backwards, using mnemonics or synonyms, etc.



Learning logs

Children will be given learning log challenges each term which is linked to the work they have been covering throughout the topic. This needs to be handed in on specific dates. Please take this opportunity to work with your child and tackle the challenges with a creative, imaginative mind that celebrates your child's ideas. Please take a look at our homework grid below.


In addition to this, your child will receive weekly Literacy and Numeracy homework to help boost their confidence or revisit previous learning. 



Reading books will be changed every day, depending on your child's designated slot. Please refer to the list on our class window. Please ensure that reading diaries signed and brought in with reading books. Also, diaries should be brought in on a Wednesday to enable spellings to be stuck in. It is important that your child reads every evening. This could be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling.



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


Mr. Lawson and Mrs. Attique





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