Haslam Park Primary School

Together we explore, learn and grow

Year 5 Tyldesley


Welcome to our amazing class page!  Here you will see and learn about all the new, exciting and challenging activities that we are lucky enough to be a part of with our Class Teacher, Miss Marlow, and Teaching Assistant, Mrs Aspen. 


We are incredibly proud to be named after Dr Joyce Tyldesley.  She was born in Bolton and attended Bolton School where she applied herself admirably and went on to gain a First Class Honours Degree in "Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean", from Liverpool University.   She is a respected archaeologist, Egyptologist, academic, writer and broadcaster who specializes in the women of ancient Egypt...what an inspiration to us all!

This term in our English lessons we are studying a mysterious and captivating book - written by the talented Cressida Cowell - called "The Wizards of Once". It is a story about an unlikely friendship between a Warrior girl and Wizard boy.  We will hear and learn all about their journey and the mischief and mayhem that surrounds them in their quest to destroy an ancient evil that is lurking.... How amazing is that?!


We will be writing a character description over the next week where we will use:

  • paragraphs to separate our ideas,
  • ambitious vocabulary,
  • conjuncitons to join up our ideas and
  • relative clauses.

In our daily reading sessions we are immersing ourselves in our World War II Topic and our focus is a book called "Letters from the Lighthouse" written by Emma Carroll.  Miss Marlow was sucked in by this book over the Summer holiday and could not put it down....and she is very much hoping we are too!  

We will be predicting what the book is about using our inference skills as well as investigating key pieces of vocabulary that should support and assist with our History topic of the Blitz.  


We are so excited to be learning about World War II in Tyldesley.  We held a launch afternoon where we:

  • packed a suitcase with things we would take with us if we were evacuated,
  • experienced what an air raid was like
  • solved and created our own code to stop the Germans from understanding our important messages
  • exercised and did a WWII drill.

To help with our World War II Topic we began by looking at key vocabulary.  We created an information leaflet around the words: billeting officer, Holocaust, D Day, rationing, gas mask and evacuate.  We will, over the course of this Autumn Term, focus on how the war began, its effects on the United Kingdom (namely rationing, evacuation and the Blitz).  

We have so many amazing and engaging activities planned over the next few weeks!  Look below at us exploring, learning and growing:

  • We dressed up as a character from a Roald Dhal book and enjoyed various activities.
  • Every Tuesday (for Autumn 1) we have Young Leaders PE lessons, where we learning what it is like to be in charge, create games and run activities for our peers.

Please find below our homework for this half term, there are plenty of activities to choose from for all the family to enjoy!

This afternoon we had our first Library time - we loved it!  The choice and range of texts was amazing.  We can't wait to come back and check it out again next week.