Garrett Lane, Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, M29 7EY


Garrett Hall Primary School

Our Spring term topic in Year 5 is....The Mystical Maya

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To view our curriculum map and our suggested activities for the Spring term please click here


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We recommend that children read at least 3 times a week and once to an adult. This will help to improve the fluency of their reading as well as supporting both their comprehension and spelling.

Guided Reading

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Over the course of the week, children will take part in a range of Guided Reading activities. These will focus on developing their key reading skills of: Retrieval, Inference and Authorial Choice 


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We request that children keep their full PE kit in school throughout the week. 

Our PE days for this term are:

Wednesday and Thursday


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In English, the children will be studying The Chocolate Tree, a Maya folktale. Using this text as a stimulus, they will be writing for a range of purposes and producing different genres of writing. 

We have an exciting Narrative Poetry unit of work, where we look at The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes and The Listeners by Walter de la Mare. Children will study the use of figurative language and will produce their own diaries and descriptive writing.

Year 5 Team

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Mr N. Parr

Mrs R. Southern


Teaching Assistants:

Mrs V. Greenhalgh

Mrs J Leather



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Don't forget to look out for our weekly Newsletter, which will be sent home each Friday. This has any important dates or information and the weekly spellings. 

Spring trips and events

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Robinwood Resdidential: 25th to 27th February 2019


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In Maths we will be focusing on:

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions
  • Decimals and Percentages

Year 5 in pictures...

Autumn Term

'Fantastic and Strange'

To view our curriculum map/taught activities for the Autumn term please click here

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Each week, we expect children to practise both their times tables and spelling homework. In addition to this, we set a homework task each Friday, to be handed in by the following Wednesday.


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Spelling strategies and rules will be taught throughout the week. Children will be tested on their spellings every Tuesday and receive their new spellings. 


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Materials and their Properties


Investigative skills

Our Topic Learning


We will be studying the ancient Mystical Maya. Over the course of the  topic we will be learning about the culture, beliefs and comparing them with our other historical topics. 


As part of our Mystical Maya we will be investigating the significance of the Day of the Dead. We will then be designing and making our own Maya masks.


This term the children will be learning to become coders using  Purple Mash. We will also be taking part in Safer Internet Day.   


Our topics for this term will be:  What is important in Jewish life and worship? and Why is Easter so important to Christians?

 The children are learning the song 'I'll be there' by Jess Glynn. They will then be adding tuned  percussion and developing a class performance. 

National Curriculum

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To view the National Curriculum expectations for Year Five children -please click here