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Welcome to Year 5L


Welcome back, we hope you have had a lovely Christmas holidays and a well-earned break.  Happy New Year to you all! 


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 will be completing the topic fractions.  During this topic the children will be dividing fractions, writing improper fractions and mixed numbers and finding equivalent fractions.  The children will also be comparing and ordering fractions and making number pairs.  The children will also be adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions.





In Literacy the children will be reading the Diary of Anne Frank.  For our writing assessment the children will be writing a biography.




The children will be mainly covering the grammar objectives for their year group but will cover some objectives across years 4 and 5 to recap and extend their learning.   





In Science the children will be learning all about forces.  During this topic the children will be learning about the force of gravity, friction and the pushes and pulls we experience in everyday life.  The children will also learn about air and water resistance and take part in an investigation to discover the effects of air resistance against different variables.

The children will also be looking at levers, pulleys and gear mechanisms and learning about what forces show the greater effect.







In History the children will be learning all about World War 2.  During this topic the children will be learning about why, when and where the war took place.  They will also be looking at the key dates, events and leaders during the war and understand what it was like living in Britain during WW2.


The children will also be comparing the roles and way of life and explaining how our locality has changed over time.





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 on Thursdays. Please ensure that reading diaries are 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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