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

Who built the pyramids?

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Autumn Term

Welcome to the new school year.  I am really looking forward to working with Y5L and helping the children to reach their full potential.  If we all work together, we will achieve great things!  This year, we will be ably supported By Mrs Baines.  Year 5 will also be working with Mrs Cooney, Miss Johnson and Mrs Bowker.

This term, Year 5 will be finding out about who built the pyramids.  You're thinking it was the Egyptians right?  We'll see.  Did other civilizations build pyramids too?

In Science, we will be looking to the stars and finding out about our solar system and what lies beyond!  Why is the Sun so important?  What is a galaxy?  Why does the moon change shape in the sky?

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In Maths, we will be concentrating on number and place value in the first few weeks and recapping on addition and subtraction.  Start practising your times tables again.  2, 5 and 10x tables for Bronze.  3, 4 and 8 x tables for Silver.  Concentrate on your 6, 7 and 9x tables for Gold.   You need to know all your tables and you need to be quick to become an Olympian.  the first 3 tests have 50 questions, while the Olympic test has 75.  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

Who will get their badge first?

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In English, we will be writing myths and concentrating on sentence structure.  Making sure your handwriting is at Y5 standard will also be a target.

Can you use a range of conjunctions and create different complex sentences?  Look at this complex sentence written 3 different ways.  Don't forget your commas!

Nathan sprinted to the bus stop as it was raining.

As it was raining, Nathan sprinted to the bus stop.

Nathan, as it was raining, sprinted to the bus stop.



In R.E. we will learning about the the Bible.  Can you find your way around a Bible and locate chapters and verses?  Can you learn the names of all the books in the Bible?  I know somebody who can help us with that!


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