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Pallister Park
Primary School

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Welcome to the Pallister Park Year 5 Page


Welcome to the Pallister Park Y5 page!
Our topic this half term is Time Traveller – we are historians!

We have lots of exciting things planned for our ‘back in time’ themed topic this half term: Exploring surreal artists such as Salvador Dali, learning about World War 1 and studying ‘A Christmas Carol’ in the lead up to Christmas.

We are starting by exploring recounts based on the short film, ‘The Piano’- an animation that takes us back in time and leads us through the memories of the main character. We will be focusing on improving our range of vocabulary to describe key events that happened in his life.

In Maths we will be focusing on the following areas: * Multiplication  * Division  * Area and Perimeter  However, our big push with our children continues to be times tables.  Children are expected to know them all by the end of year five so if they could continue to practice them at home, that would really help.

Properties and their Materials – an investigative topic which explores the properties of different materials; dissolving and retrieving from solutions and changes of state .


Resources to access at home:

Playing is an interactive way to improve times table skills and mental maths. is our brand new game that all children now have individual logins for

Googling topmarks – Hit the Button will also guide you to a fun interactive game which allows children to practice their times table skills.

The Spelling Shed is an app which can be downloaded* from the app store for anyone that has access to an apple or android phone.  It has lots of useful games and keeps track of your child’s progress!

*There is a small cost for this purchase



Year News

Parents’ consultations will be held on Monday 9th October and Wednesday 11th October. Please make sure letters are returned.  We operate on a first come first served basis for popular time spots.

We have booked a trip to the Life Centre in Newcastle on Monday 6th November 2017. More information will be provided closer to the time.



Weekly spellings are given out to the children and tested on a Monday.  If you wish to challenge your children further, you will find the statutory age-related spellings at the back of their planner as well as a collection of other useful information which is important for the children!  Please make sure your children practice with regularity.


Our primary aim is for children to enjoy reading.  We do not expect the children to read every night as we know schedules can be busy but it is very important that they read as often as possible.  Please ensure your child is able to tell you about the books they read and can answer questions before they change their book.  Understanding is a very important part of the process.  We do look at planners every day in class so please let us know about any issues you may have at home.  Do tell us the good things aswell.  We are always pleased to hear that your child is enjoying a particular book!  If they are enjoying a story at home they are more than welcome to bring it in to school.


Year Events

  • Life Centre in Newcastle on Monday 6th November 2017

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