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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:  


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  


The children need to continue to learn their times tables facts. They are expected to know them all by the end of year five so it would really help if they could continue to practice them at home,  



In science, we will be learning about the human life cycle and describing the changes as they develop into old age.


The children will be learning all about the birth of Middlesbrough, including events of the Industrial Revolution and its lasting impact. They will learn all about the key individuals who were responsible for the birth of our town and the industries which shaped the history of Middlesbrough 



We will be exploring the question: ‘What does discrimination mean?’ including: the consequences of discrimination, how to recognise bullying and how to challenge stereotypes. 



 We are continuing to explore the question: If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship? Through this questions, we will learn about different places of worship and why they are so significant.  



Resources to access at home:

Reading Plus is an online platform where the children can access a wide range of different texts with comprehension questions. It’s a fantastic tool to help them increase their reading speed and develop their understanding of a range of text typesAll the children in Year 5 have been given their login for Reading Plus. 

Playing Times Table Rockstars is an interactive way to improve times table skills and mental maths

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


Some Y5 children will be competing in both the local swimming gala and basketball competition this half term.

Swimming will take place after half term.

All other additional clubs continue as normal.



Weekly spellings are given out to the children on a Friday and tested on the following Friday.  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 practise 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.  If they are enjoying a story at home they are more than welcome to bring it in to school - we are always pleased to hear that your child is enjoying a particular book!   

Year Events

We have PE on a Monday and a Wednesday, so your child needs to come into school wearing their kit on these days.  



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