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Welcome to Year 5L


Welcome back, we hope you have had a lovely Summer holidays and are now ready for the first 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.




In Maths, the year 5 children will be learning all about numbers to 1,000,000.  This will involve ordering numbers, making number patterns and rounding numbers.

Our second topic will be addition and subtraction within 1,000,000.  This will involve counting on to add and counting backwards to subtract. 

Our third topic will be 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.




In Literacy, the children will be reading 'The Great Kapok Tree' by Lynne Cherry. We will be learning how to write a dilemma narrative applying previous grammatical knowledge along with some new learning. The children will learn how to include relative clauses and parenthesis, how to use adverbial and prepositional phrases and start sentences in different ways. We will finish the half-term by doing some performance poetry on the very famous poem 'Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll.




In Science, the children will be answering the question Could you be the next C.S.I. investigator?' During this unit the children will be learning all about the properties of materials.  Using their knowledge of solids, liquid and gasses to decide how mixtures can be separated through filtering, sieving and evaporating.  They will be recapping reversible and irreversible changes and also showing us the uses of everyday materials such as metal, wood and plastic.





In Geography, the children will be answering the question 'Why should the rainforests be important to all of us?' During this topic, the children will be learning abut time zones to calculate differences around the world and locating North and South America and the environmental regions. They will also be learning how to describe key aspects of climate zones and identify key physical and human characteristics of major cities.





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 do not 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
  • tel: 01617 647565
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