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 17/18

July 2018

Our afternoon at Cutacre! We went pond dipping, made skeletons from natural resources and built our own boats which we then raced in the water. Year 5 had lots of fun in the sunshine!

June 2018

Wow! What an exciting day we have had! We became scientists and conducted our own experiments in a mobile science lab.


Year 5 have had lots of fun zorbing!

May 2018

We have been sculpturing landmarks in Art & Design.  Here are some of the amazing sculptures that have been made!

April 2018

This morning we had a special visit from the Dogs Trust where we learned how to be responsible around dogs.








Welcome to Year 5H! I am Miss Houghton and I am very excited to be your class teacher this year. In Y5H we are lucky enough to also have Miss Jones and Mrs Cooney working with us.


Autumn One

Throughout Autumn One we will be discovering answers to these key questions:

History - Why did the ancient Maya change the way they lived?

Science - What if the Earth stopped spinning?

RE - What do Holy Books teach us?

In Maths we will be starting the year building on our place value and calculation knowledge from previous years. We are beginning our English lessons with poetry - studying The Highwayman! In Computing we will be developing our coding skills and in Art we will be creating some fabulous Mayan masks.


If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.


Things to Remember in Year 5:



Our PE days will be Tuesday and Thursday. PE kits will remain in school and will be sent home every half term to be washed.



You are expected to:

  • Read every day (reading books will be changed on Tuesdays)
  • Practise multiplication and division facts 
  • Practise your weekly spellings for a test on Wednesdays - as well as learn the Y5 word list over the year
  • Complete one or two other pieces of homework each week (this will be given out on Friday and is due in the following Thursday)


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