St. Philip's C of E Primary School

Together We Achieve

Bolton Old Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9FD

01942 883919

Welcome to St. Philip’s Primary

Year 5

What if there were no rainforests?

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Autumn Term 2

This term we will be looking at the world's rainforests and considering what it would be like if we didn't have any rainforests.  How important are they?  Miss Bowker will be using this topic to inspire the children in their art lessons too.

In Science, we are learning about plants and animals.  We will be finding out about life cycles and how different plants and animals reproduce.  Can you name the parts of a flower?  What is a sepal?  What is a stigma?  What do they do?

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In Maths, we will learning about factors, multiples, square, cube and prime numbers.  We will continue to focus on multiplication and division.  Keep practising for your tests and don't forget to practise your division and missing number facts too.

Sample questions:         7 x 6 = ____             ____ x 4 = 32             63 ÷ 9 = ____          ____ ÷ 3 = 12

Olympians, you can practise for the mastery test.  You will need to use your tables facts to work out larger facts and decimal number facts.

Sample questions:         40 x 7 = ____            ____ ÷ 8 = 300          0.6 x 8 = ____         ____ ÷ 5 = 0.2

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In English, we will continue our poetry using the Highwayman by Alfred Noyes as inspiration.  Can you write a poem to tell the story within a music video, using some of the techniques Alfred Noyes used, like repetition, alliteration and the use of metaphors.  We will be looking at the life of David Attenborough and writing a biography of his life.  What an amazing life he has led!



In R.E. we will thinking about the Nativity and looking at the different  versions of the story within the Bible.  It might surprise you to find out how different the versions are.  One version says Jesus was born in a house!


Please see the parent planner for further information.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me or the school to arrange a meeting.


Mr Lysons



Useful information about Year 5


In Year 5, our P.E. days are Tuesday and Thursday.  We do ask that you leave your P.E. kits in school and we will ensure that they are sent home each half-term to be washed.  This term your child should bring their outdoor kit on Tuesday.



In Year 5 you will be expected to:


  • Read every day (the more the better!)
  • Learn your weekly spellings and over the year learn the Year 5 word list. Spelling tests will  be on Wednesdays.
  • Practise your multiplication and division facts daily until you have got all four badges.  Then aim for the mastery badge!
  • Complete another piece of homework each week.  This will be given on Friday and should be returned by the following Thursday or earlier.
Reading Books

Our reading books will be changed on Monday.  Read another book from home or the library if you finish your book before this.  


Tuck Money

In Key Stage 2 the children are responsible for buying their own tuck at break time. The price is 20p.

Year 5 Spelling Word List
  1. apparent
  2. cemetery
  3. determined
  4. explanation
  5. interfere
  6. occupy
  7. rhythm
  8. amateur
  9. communicate
  10. develop
  11. familiar
  12. language
  13. occur
  14. secretary
  15. ancient
  16. community
  17. dictionary
  18. foreign
  19. leisure
  20. persuade
  21. shoulder
  22. available
  23. conscience
  24. environment
  25. forty
  26. lightning
  27. physical
  28. soldier
  29. average
  30. convenience
  31. equipped
  32. government
  33. muscle
  34. programme
  35. stomach
  36. bargain
  37. curiosity
  38. excellent
  39. hindrance
  40. neighbour
  41. queue
  42. temperature
  43. bruise
  44. existence
  45. individual
  46. nuisance
  47. recognise
  48. twelfth
  49. rhyme
  50. vegetable