Year 5 - Willow


Welcome to Year 5 Willow

Mr Whitehead

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Payne (AM)



We hope you've had a good week away from school - the children certainly deserved a rest after lots of hard work last half term and it was wonderful to be able to share this during Parents' Evening.


We've got lots of exciting things to look forward to this half term!


Please don't forget that Twitter is updated regularly, so you'll see lots of learning and experiences taking place on there.  Remember, Mr Whitehead can be contacted on

Year 5 What are we learning this year?

Key Information



Mondays and Thursdays.

This year, children are to come into school in full school uniform and get changed into their PE kits on their PE days. Please bring full PE kits into school on these days.


Reading Books

We encourage children to read for at least 30 minutes every day. We would appreciate your support in helping them to find some time every day to enjoy a book.

Children will be given a book band reading book and a 'reading for pleasure' book to take home. There will be an opportunity to change these books every Friday.




Please login into Atom Prime each week: 


English and maths will be added every Thursday.


The spellings for this year are below. Children will have spelling lessons in class and activities and quizzes throughout the week. Weekly spellings will be written in purple spelling books and these are to be brought into school each day. We would appreciate your support in reminding children to practice these words at home.

Curriculum for Autumn 2 




Room 13 by Robert Swindells

The children will learn about how figurative language can be used effectively to create imagery in creative writing before writing their own spooky stories full of suspense and tension. They will then be writing persuasive advertisements - would you stay in a haunted hotel?

Flight for Freedom by Kristen Fulton

Children will learn about the incredible journey of the Wetzel family who escaped from behind the Berlin Wall in a hot air balloon! They will will be writing an emotive diary entry and a newspaper article.

The Vikings!

Alongside our history topic, children will enjoy this non-fiction book and create a non-chronological report about the Vikings and write their own Viking God myths.



Arithmetic and times tables

Multiplication and Division




Baptism, Confirmation - Belonging

Focus on Judaism in our Multi-Faith Week

During Advent we focus on how Jesus was sent as God's representative



Animals Including Humans

Describe the changes as humans develop to old age



We will be continuing to learn about the Anglo Saxons and moving on to learn about the Viking invasion of Britain.



Computing Systems and Networks

Creating Media - Video Production







Healthy Lifestyles 

How can we stop the spread of infection? 

Why is it important to know about the nutritional content of food? 



The way we look



Cooking and Nutrition - what could be healthier? 


Physical Education

It's advisable to bring your PE kit into school and leave it on your peg.  However, you will be changing into PE kit on the following days (and not coming into school with it on):

  • Monday
  • Thursday