Garrett Lane, Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, M29 7EY


Garrett Hall Primary School

Dream and Believe, Learn and Achieve...


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

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To view our suggested activities for the Autumn term please click here

To view 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


Chocolate Tree (On My Own Folklore)

In English, the children will be studying The Chocolate Tree, a Mayan folktale and The Highwayman, a narrative poem. Using these texts as a stimulus, they will be writing for a range of purposes and producing different genres of writing. 



Year 5 Team

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Mr N. Parr

Mrs R. Southern

Ms S. Burns


Teaching Assistants:

Mrs V. Greenhalgh

Mrs J. Nadin (1:1 support)

Ms A. Wright (1:1 support)

Mrs E. Wild


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Spring trips and events

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Robinwood Residential


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In Maths we will be focusing on:

  • Fractions
  • Multiplication and Division 
  • Statistics

Year 5 in pictures...

Spring Term

The Mystic Maya

To view our curriculum map and our suggested activities for the Spring 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 have sent out a Homework Menu, where the children choose at least one activity from each area.

Our Homework celebration afternoon will be on Friday 27th March. See the Menu below.


Summer Term Pick & Mix Homework 

Spring Term Pick & Mix Homework 


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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. 

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....


Materials and their properties

Dissolving Investigations

Our Topic Learning


We will be learning all about the Ancient Maya. Studying their culture and legacy.


We will be designing and making our own Maya masks.


This term the children will be learning about Coding and Spreadsheets.


Our topic for this term will be:  Judaism

 The children will be developing their understanding of musical notation. 

National Curriculum

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