Year 5 2019 - 2020

Mr Salmon

Welcome to Year 5!

Hello and welcome to Year 5.

My name is Mr Salmon and I am very excited to be joining the team here at Whirley Primary this year.

All of the children are settling in really well and I am very luckly to be working with such inquisitive, creative and friendly children.

What will we be learning?

Autumn Term 

Earth and Space

Our topic question this term is ‘Are we the 3rd rock from the sun?’. Children will be learning all about space including the famous moon landing, Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake, the names and order of the planets, creating fantastic art based on Peter Thorpe , designing a Nano Rover for NASA and making a 3D model of the solar system.


This term we will be learning different text types through the Talk for Writing approach.  Some texts that we will be using include: the poem ‘Six Ways to Look at the Moon’, the fiction text ‘Alien Landing’ and the non-fiction text ‘Do UFOs exist?’


In Year 5 we will be following the school’s policy and using the White Rose planning scheme.  The children will be reasoning and problem solving within all their lessons. Focuses this term include: place value, addition and subtraction, statistics, multiplication and division, perimeter and area.


We will be learning about the great Sir Issac Newton and his theory of gravity.  We will also be learning about air resistance, water resistance and friction. 


Islam will be taught throughout the year.


Children will take part in swimming lesson every Tuesday morning. PE lessons on a Friday will be focusing on hockey and netball.


Brass band lessons will be every Wednesday with Mr Taylor. 



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Contact the School

Whirley Primary School

Whirley Road
SK10 3JL

Tel: 01625 383383
Fax: 01625 610248