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Glendermott Primary School, Derry

Primary 5

Welcome to Year 5.

This is an exciting year, the beginning of Key Stage 2 for Year 5. This is the year when Year 5 children really start to become independent learners; using and developing all the skills they've been taught in previous years. 

Children will be expected to become more responsible for getting themselves organised for school and take ownership of their learning.


Most Year 5 pupils are already independent readers but all children benefit greatly from being encouraged to read and discussing books with an adult to help them. 

In Year 5 being engaged in the Accelerated Reader Programme is so important. It greatly helps children's comprehension skills. We get Accelerated Reading time everyday and children should be reading their book at home every night.


This term we will cover the areas of addition, subtraction, 2D shape, symmetry and data handling. We will be also focusing on becoming more confident with Times Tables. You can use the Times Tables Rockstars programme at home to help. 

World Around Us 

This term our topic is Awesome Adventures. This topic will include looking winter explorations, extreme weather and Science experiments involving insulation and changes of state.


On Wednesday we have Gaelic coaching at school and an extra session of PE on a Thursday.  Please bring appropriate kit on these days. 


Music/tin whistle classes every Thursday with Mr Cutliffe.

Home Learning

Home learning will be given out on Mondays including spellings and mental maths. This work should be returned on Fridays



Chocolate Cake


Homework Help