Welcome to P5 


Welcome to Primary Five.  Mrs McDonnell teaches P5 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Miss Roe teaches P5 on Thursday and Friday. 

Mrs McDonnell Miss Roe


Primary Five marks the beginning of Key Stage Two and is a very busy year.  We cover lots of new topics in numeracy and work with numbers up to 10000.  In literacy we continue to develop our reading through work in class and Accelerated Reader and learn to apply grammar rules to our own writing.

We study a range of topics including:

  • Mighty Me
  • Bright Sparks
  • Amazing Australia
  • Natural Disasters
  • Ancient Egyptians

Place Value

We have been revising some of our earlier work on place value.  We played dominoes using a special set of place value dominoes. It was important not to mix up the > greater and < less than signs.

Fantastic Fractions

We have been learning about fractions. We worked with a partner to match equivalent fractions.

Natural Disasters

We are learning about natural disasters in our topic work - do you like our volcano paintings?

Contraction Butterflies

We made these before we finished for Christmas and Miss Roe put them up during lockdown - we were really pleased to see them when we came back to school and it reminded us about what a contraction is!


We are working on telling the time - P5 usually find this tricky - why not have a look at these PowerPoints to help:

Telling Time in 5 Minute Intervals PowerPoint

Bright Sparks

Miss Roe set us a challenge to use the equipment we were given and light the bulb.

It wasn’t easy because we had never done it before. We were worried it might be impossible.

Harry was first to get his bulb to light-he really is a bright spark!  Poor Lydia had a faulty wire but before long we had all managed to light our bulbs.

Mighty Me

At the beginning of Primary Five we learn all about the human body.  We have enjoyed making models of the major organs of our bodies, skeletons and investigating how our bodies digest the food we eat.

Problem Solving

On Fridays we complete a numeracy investigation or problem solving activity. We usually work in small groups to develop our collaboration skills. Check out our approach to measuring curved lines, although Harry did suggest there might be an app for that!


Check out how many Mathletics awards P5 have achieved already this year!

Gold Silver Bronze
9 35 156


P5 AR Word Count = 5, 494, 006 words read so far this year!