Willow Tree Primary School

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Welcome back!

Year 5 - Spring term

In 'Steps to Read' we will focus on modern fiction and poetry.  Our vehicle texts will include:

'Wonderland: Alice in Poetry', 'The Storm Keeper's Island', 'The Nowhere Emporium' and 'Sky Song'. 

Remember to use Bug Club regularly as part of your weekly homework.  Just let me know if you need a reminder of your login details.

Our next English topic is a fiction unit based on the book Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd-Stanton.  We'll be writing our own myths with heroes, villains and monsters!

In Maths we are learning about perimeter and area, multiplication and division, fractions, and decimals and percentages.  Remember to use your TT Rockstars logins to practise your times tables regularly!

Our Science topic is all about materials and properties.  We will be comparing and grouping materials based on their properties.  We will use our knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated including through filtering, sieving and evaporating and we will learn about reversible and irreversible changes.

Our Geography topic is called 'Sow, Grow and Farm'.  We will learn about key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.  We will describe the different types of agricultural land use in the UK and learn to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references and symbols and keys (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build our knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world.

PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Children are able to come to school in PE kits on these days.  Our next topic is gymnastics. 


Homework is set each Thursday and will need to be completed by the following week.  Activities include:

  • Bug club reading
  • My Maths 
  • TT Rockstars (times tables practise)

Please feel free to contact us with any concerns.


Take care,

Mrs Ware and Miss Vickers :)