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Bishopton Primary School

‘Aim High, Prepare to Achieve’

Year 5

What are we learning this term?


For the first half of the summer term, we will be focusing on developing our reading and comprehension skills by immersing ourselves in a range of different texts and completing a variety of activities based on these.


After half term, we will be studying Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew', completing a variety of reading, writing and drama activities.

Many of you thoroughly enjoyed Kensuke's Kingdom. Why not try other titles by Michael Morpurgo?
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Want to try a new genre or author?


This half term we will be developing our understanding and skills of working with fractions. Remember to draw bar models to help you!


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 space. This is a fantastic unit which ties in nicely with our topic 'Out of this World!' 


Out of this World!

This topic allows us to immerse ourselves in studying Earth and space. We will be looking at the phases of the moon; famous astronauts and how they live in and explore space; finding out about the first moon landing and Apollo 11 mission; researching and comparing the planets and investigating the stars and constellations. Our art this half term will relate to the work of Peter Thorpe and his abstract rocket paintings.



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 Tuesdays and Wednesdays.



The Message - Bilal Giving the 1st Call to Prayer

This is from the movie " The Message". Bilal ibn Rabah or Bilal al-Habashi (AD 580-640) was an Ethiopian companion of the Prophet Muhammad who was born in Mecca and who is considered as the first muezzin chosen by the prophet himself.