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Bishopton Primary School

‘Aim High, Prepare to Achieve’

Year 5

What are we learning this term?


This half term, we will be focusing on Greek myths and legends, including: Pandora's Box, Hercules and the Trojan War. We will be writing our own myths and becoming news reporters as we write articles on the Battle of Troy. We will also have the opportunity to explore these through drama activities.

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In maths, we will be developing our multiplication and division skills. We will be exploring how these form a fundamental skill in mathematics as we apply them to problem solving as well as other topics such a fractions, decimals and percentages. Towards the end of the term, we will be furthering our knowledge of 3D shapes.


Below you can find the links to some useful and fun maths activities.


This half term we will be developing our knowledge and understanding of forces. This topic provides a fantastic opportunity for the class to develop their ability to work practically and develop their skills for working scientifically.


Ancient Greece!

This topic allows us to immerse ourselves in the Ancient Greek culture as we explore what life was like during this time period. We will look at how the Greeks organised their city states and were often at war with eachother. This topic allows for some excellent cross-curricular oportunities, as we can develop our art and literacy skills whilst focusing on Greece.



In year 5, children are given homework twice per week.

Mondays: Maths homework (due in Thursday).

Thursdays: English homework (due in Monday)



Pupils are also expected to read at least three times a week and learn tables for their CLIC and Big Maths tests. Reading books are changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is expected that children read at home at least three times a week.



Library books are changed every Thursday.



Spellings are given out every Friday and tested the following Friday. We would appreciate you spending time with your child, learning these for their weekly test.



Please ensure that your child has the correct kit in school on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Swimming kit is needed in school on Tuesdays please.