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 5H

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 working with us every day.


Who built the pyramids? 

You know lots about the Egyptians but were they the only people to build pyramids? We will discover this and lots more fascinating information in our Theme lessons this half term.


In Science we will be learning all about the Solar System and the incredible bodies that lie beyond planet Earth. Get your thinking caps on as some of the things you will learn will be mind boggling!


Our English theme over the next few weeks will be Myths. As well as studying some famous myths and writing our own, we will also be developing our writing skills by using complex sentences and building cohesion within paragraphs. We will be spending lots of time practising our handwriting too to ensure it is at the standard expected in Year 5.


This half term in Maths we will be focusing on place value in large numbers as well as addition and subtraction. We will also be continuing to develop our reasoning and problem solving skills as well as regularly practising our times tables.


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 (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor). 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