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 5L

July 2018

Enjoying our visit to Cutacre!


June 2018

Great fun during our World Cup Day!

May 2018

Reading a letter from a WW2 evacuee in the garden.


Where is Route 66 and what would you find there?

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Summer Term 1

We are looking at the famous Route 66 this term and working on our Geography skills.  Can you read a map and locate famous places?  Can you accurately place features onto your own map?  What is the difference between physical and human features?  How can humans impact on the physical features of a place?


In Science, we will be turning our attention to conservation.  What can we do to help and protect our environment?  We will be finding out about the conservationist John  Muir.  How can we be like him?

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In Maths, we will be looking at other areas of the curriculum while keeping our number skills sharp.  Keep practising for those times tables badges!

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 letters home in the role of a WW2 evacuee. This follows on from our WW2 topic.  Hopefully you will be using what you have learned within your writing!

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In R.E., we will be looking at women in the Bible.  Who was Esther?  Who was Ruth?  What did they do and why should we remember them?


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 and Thursday.



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.  Children can also bring their own healthy snack from home (no chocolate please!).

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