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Newcastle Primary School 17A Shimna Road, Newcastle

Welcome to P5!

'Be the best you can be!'

Welcome to P5's page.

Keep watching here for what we get up to throughout the year!

What's going on in P5?

Term 1

A little summary of what we’ll be learning this term!


  • Scan For key words to help make an oral or written summary.
  • Identify features of non-fiction text (e.g contents page, glossary etc)
  • Understand how to write verbs in the past, present and future tense.
  • Use of powerful verbs.
  • Revise and extend work on adjectives, including superlative and comparative adjectives.
  • Extend use of adverbs in their writing.
  • Re-read own writing to check for grammatical sense and accuracy.
  • Recount writing- we will be writing a diary entry about an imaginary trip to Egypt!
  • Poetry writing.
  • Onomatopoeias and similes in poetry.


  • Vertical addition and subtraction
  • Vertical multiplication 
  • Division with and without remainders
  • Place value of numbers up to 10,000
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000
  • 2D and 3D shapes
  • Drawing and interpreting bar charts.

The World Around Us

  • Ancient Egypt

Personal Development and Mutual Understanding

  • Myself and my attributes
  • NSPCC Keeping Safe 
  • Helping Hands program


  • underarm and over arm throw.
  • chest pass


  • Joseph
  • Moses


  • Activities related to Ancient Egypt Topic; e.g writing name in hieroglyphics, Ancient Egyptian drawing styles

World Down syndrome day

P5 feel very strongly about promoting awareness for Down syndrome day. 

We are happy to have Tadhg in our class at NPS! We feel that it’s important for more people to understand what it’s like to live with Down syndrome. We are all special and unique... we ALL deserve the opportunity to be respected and to achieve our full potential! 

Wear lots of socks on Thursday 21st March to promote this worthy cause!


Latest Class News

19th Dec 2019
The whole school from Nursery to P7 had a wonderful day today at the ‘Movie...
29th Nov 2019
Please read the attached letter to find out more about our 'Journey to Santa Challenge'.
19th Nov 2019
P5 had an amazing time at the Ulster Museum on Tuesday 19th November. We got to explore...

Times Table Champions! 🏆


Poet of the Week


This term P5 are are learning about poetry. We are enjoying taking part in 'Poet of the Week' each Friday. We recite a poem at the front of the class trying our best to use expression, to speak clearly and to know all the words.


Ancient Egypt


P5 Interactive Links

Helping Hands Info
What is Helping
Times Tables
Practise your times
tables using your
unique username and
password from Mrs