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Glendermott Primary School, Derry

Year 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 where children are able to take quizzes on what they have read and change their books. Children should be reading their reading book and Accelerated reading book at home every night.


This term we will cover the areas of addition, subtraction, angles, weight 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 Ancient Egyptians. We will be learning what life was like during Ancient Egyptian time, how they used the River Nile to survive, how thy communicated, the different levels of society, all about Pharoahs and mummification!


On Tuesday we have Gaelic and on Thursday we have Cricket coaching at school.  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




1st May 2024
We had perfect weather today for the Year 5, 6 and 7's to walk down to Ardmore Cricket...
30th Apr 2024
Nursery and P1-7 were invited to the hall for a lovely musical treat from George...
7th Feb 2024
As part of Children's Mental Health week, the P5 children took part in an art lesson...
21st Dec 2023
Thanks to everyone who came out to our Carol Service yesterday. It was lovely to...

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