Garrett Lane, Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, M29 7EY


Garrett Hall Primary School

Dream and Believe, Learn and Achieve...


Our 2021-22 Autumn term topic in Year 5 is....Fantastic and Strange

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To view our curriculum map and our suggested activities for the Autumn 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 Whole Class Guided Reading activities. These will focus on developing their key reading skills of: Retrieval, Inference and Authorial Choice 


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Children need to come to school wearing their PE kit on Wednesdays and Fridays.



In English the children will be reading Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, a novel by Rick Riordan, as well as other Greek myths re-written as comic strip stories by Marcia Williams. Using these texts as a stimulus, they will be writing for a range of purposes and producing different genres of writing. 


National Curriculum

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

Year 5 Team


Mr W. Jones

Miss R. Worrall

Miss S. Burns


Teaching Assistants:

Miss J Bradbury
Mrs J Farnworth



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Autumn trips and events

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Makers of History (TBC)



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In Maths we will be focusing on:

  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division 

Year 5 in pictures...

Autumn  Term

Fantastic and Strange

Cover art




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Each week, we expect children to practise both their times tables and spelling homework. In addition to this, we send out a Pick 'n' Mix Homework Challenge, where children can choose different tasks and earn different amounts of Dojos. We then have a Homework Celebration afternoon, where the children can share the tasks they have completed with the rest of the year group.



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

Year 5 Word List

Below are the Year 5 words that your child needs to be able to spell by the end of Year 5....


Earth and Space


Our Topic Learning


We will be learning all about the Ancient Greeks, studying their culture and legacy.

Art (Drawing)

We will be completing our artist study on Sarah Esteje and producing our own 'Biro art' using space and value. 


This term the children will be learning about E-Safety and creating their own Maze game, linked to our Ancient Greeks topic.


Our topic for this term will be:  The 5 Pillars of Islam and Art, Architecture and Poetry

 The children will be taking part in lessons from Wigan Music Service. Our topic this term is 'Goddess Gaia', where the children will use vocal and instrumental composition.