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

What if we had lost the Battle of Britain?  What if people hadn't followed Hitler?

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Summer Term 1

We will be thinking about World War Two and what impact this terrible war had on Britain and the wider world.  We will consider how things might have been different if Germany had won the war and what made people follow Adolf Hitler in the first place.  We will be looking at primary and secondary sources of information and thinking about how reliable these sources are.


In Science, we will continue to learn about properties of materials.  How can materials be changed, mixed and separated?  Can materials changes be reversed?  We will think about the properties of materials and why they might be used for specific purposes.

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In Maths, we will be continue to focus on multiplication and division and linking this with fractions.  Can you match fractions to decimal numbers?  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 be writing mystery stories where we develop the characters and think about ways of hooking and surprising the reader, using the fantastic picture book 'The Watertower' as our inspiration.

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In R.E., we will be looking at the religion of Islam.  What are the 5 Pillars and how are they important to Muslims?  Are there similarities between Islamd and Christianity?


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.  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