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Banks Road Primary School

We can do it!

Banks Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L19 8JZ


Welcome to Year 5's Class Page. Our author is Michael Morpurgo, the author of many great books such as War Horse and Kensuke's Kingdom

NOTICES: Bikeability takes place on Wednesday 11th October. Our Kingswood trip is from Monday 16th to Wednesday 18th October. 

Curriculum Newsletter

Dear parents, 

Please see the Curriculum Newsletter below for an overview of what we will be studying this half-term. 


In our topic work we have been exploring the world of Ancient Greece. We have learned about the great battles of Thermopylae and Marathon, the difference between the cities of Athens and Sparta as well as many more interesting things. 


We recently found out that Spartan boys had to take part in an agoge or training ritual before they could join the army. Click on the link below to see if you have what it takes to become a Spartan warrior! 

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to our Class Page. Here, you will find key information about what we will be learning this year, links to useful websites and other information. 


Key information for Year 5

Our class teacher is Mr McCartney and our Teaching Assistant is Ms Davies. 

Our P.E days are Tuesdays and Fridays. 


Children will need their P.E kits on these days. P.E kits should remain in school all week.

 Homework will be given out on a Friday night and should be returned the following Friday. Children should try to read at home every night and always practice their spellings.

Parents: Please try to read at home with your child every night, even just for 5-10 minutes and then sign their home reading record. It really does make a massive difference to their progression in reading and all other subjects.


The Big Picture 

It has been great to see the enthusiasm and maturity that the children have brought into Year 5 following the summer holidays. We have dived head-first into our new topics, exploring Ancient Greece in History and beginning to learn about our first key text of the year, War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. Over the coming weeks we will be exploring Joey's experiences of battles and farm life before writing our own recount of a battle scene. 


In Maths, we have begun to explore the place value of numbers, Roman Numerals and negative numbers, all of which has interested us greatly. We took part in a Maths Hunt around the school which we really enjoyed to crack Mr McCartney's clues and work out his mystery Code Word! 


Please visit this page to find out more about what we are learning about this half term and beyond. 


In Maths, we have been playing Hit The Button to aid with our basic skills. Click here to find the link!