Year 5 2021 - 2022

Mrs Thomas

Welcome to Year Five

Year 5 is taught by Mrs Lynda Thomas

This Summer Term 2022 Year 5's topic is An ancient Islamic Civilisation

Weekly Update

As always, even as the end of term approaches, Year 5 have had a busy and varied week.

In English we have looked at the concept of persuasive writing. Miss Norton has explored the factors for and against landfill sites and the children will be working towards writing information leaflets about landfill sites as we approach the end of term.   

The use of time durations linked to timetables has been the focus of Maths lessons over the past week and the children have been putting their knowledge of how to read a timetable into good practise in class, and indeed, this is the focus for this week’s maths homework. This will be the last homework set for this term.   

Mrs Williams has continued teaching design and technology and Year 5 have this week made their toys based on the design of a CAM mechanism.                                                                              Year 5 have also continued their work on the 5 pillars of Islam and looked in particular at Hajj. All of the children should be able to explain what Hajj is and the importance of this for followers of Islam.

Just a couple of reminders for the next two weeks: Pupils have had MinyDon parent permission slips and medical forms sent home this week. These are to be returned by Monday 18th July. A MinyDon information meeting is being held on Wednesday  13th July after school at 3.30pm in school for both parents and children.  Mr Newman and myself will be leading this meeting.

Changeover day for year 5 where they spend the day with their Y6 teacher Mr Newman in the Year 6 classroom is Tuesday 12th July.


Lynda Thomas 01/07/22






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Daily Guided Reading

Children can do 40 minutes reading at the start of the morning and complete 2 tasks from the Guided Reading Activity List included with the files on this page. These can be done in the English Writing Book.


Spelling and Punctuation

BBC Bitesize contains lots of valuable learning material linked to a wide range of topics.. For spelling rules click on the link here and for punctuation click here (note semi-colons and colons are in the Y6 English curriculum, however Y5 need to understand the names and how to use all other punctuation forms).

Times Tables

There are some times tables booklets for you to download on this page if needed, however the children are doing amazingly well in their weekly times tables tests and we are compiling our 'Premier League' table of pupils who are brave enough to take on the challenge of being timed to recall their tables in the shortest possible time! 


Our Hillside Website has a Wellbeing Page that is being regularly updated and managed by Miss Leisa Hughes. You can find links to My Happy Mind, a range of activities and useful links to help support well-being and a positive mental health. Please do look at this page (situated below the Y6 class page on our website).








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Bates Lane, Helsby, Frodsham WA6 9LN

Headteacher: Adam Khan

School Contacts: Mrs Julie Ellis, Mrs S Tregilgas & Mrs C Williams

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