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Willow Tree Primary School | Leach Lane, St. Helens, Merseyside WA9 4LZ

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Welcome to Year 5


Teacher: Mr Latham

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Burrows


This term, we will be delving into the ancient world of the Maya, studying the religious festival of Diwali, going on an adventure through the body discovering the digestive and cardio-vascular systems and learning how to stay safe online in Computing.

In Maths, we will be using our knowledge and skills in the four areas of calculation in order to help us reason and problem solve.

English will begin with a study of the classic texts of Rudyard Kipling before exploring non-fiction genres and poetry.

PE days will be Tuesdays and Fridays. Make sure to have your kit in school!


For Junior Chef Day, we all followed instructions to make a tasty key lime pie. It was delicious!

We have been doing gymnastics in PE and have particularly been looking at balancing. We have created some fantastic routines that you can watch right here!

Several representatives from Year 5 went to the St Helens Chamber to compete in a competition against other schools across St Helens. The children were successful defeating other schools and have now won a class prize, which involves a visit to the QVC Production Factory in Knowsley. Well done, Year 5!

Some of us  participated in a school speech competition, alongside children from Year 6. We decided topics to speak about and created a Powerpoint to support our speech. We really enjoyed participating and Quinn came third!

After successfully beating 13 other schools in the St. Helens Young Enterprise competition, Y5 were rewarded with a visit to the QVC site in Knowsley to see Business in action. Vice Principal sales manager James Keegan led the children around the various parts of the site to see how the company achieves its £500m turnover each year. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about the journey that products go on when bought by customers. Hopefully the visit will inspire the children of Y5 to set their aims high and achieve what they want in life.

Our class trip this year was to London. We got to go on the London Underground, and we visited 10 Downing Street. We were allowed to go through security, and we met Philip Hammond coming out of 11 Downing Street! We got to pose in front of Number 10, which was very cool! After that, we went to visit the Rainforest Café, which had a great atmosphere (and the food was lovely too)! That evening, we went to see Matilda the Musical. This was excellent with lots of singing and dancing (and very funny) - it was a great experience! The next day, we went in the House of Lords (but we weren't allowed to sit down!). We also got to meet our local MP, Marie Rimmer, who talked to us about how she got into parliament and gifted us a parliament teddy bear. We had an excellent time and everyone behaved wonderfully, well done Year 5.

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