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

October 2018

Dobroyd Castle 2018.


Academic Year 2018

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.



Welcome to Year 5L.  We are really looking forward to the new school year and helping your child to be the best they can be.  There is so much to do and the possibilities are endless!  We promise to do our best to support and enthuse your child and help them feel happy in school.  In return, we expect the children to give their best always, show enthusiasm, participate and work hard in everything they do.  We want our classroom to be a place where the children feel comfortable, yet challenged.  We hope we can be an excellent team (children, staff and parents) working together and encouraging each other every day.  

Mr Lysons and Mrs Fairhurst


Who were the Mayans and what happened to them?

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Autumn Term 1

We will be studying the mysterious Mayans and looking at who they were, what they achieved and what became of them.  You will need to be historians who ask questions and use the evidence to work out the answers.  Where do the Mayans fit into our world history and who was around at the same time?  What was happening in Britain at this time?


In Science, we will be thinking about the mind-blowing topic of space and our solar system.  Why is there only life on Earth?  What is the Milky Way?  How does our solar system work?  Who can we thank for helping us understand the universe?                       

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In Maths, we will be thinking about place value and addition and subtraction.  Can you use your number skills to conquer reasoning and problem solving tasks.  Keep practising for those times tables badges using TT Rockstars!

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 badges first?

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In English, we will reading the poem The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes.  Can you identify the features and style of the poem and use these ideas in your own poems.  Be creative and adventurous with your vocabulary and ideas - always!

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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