Willow Tree Primary School

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Welcome back!

Year 5 - Summer Term

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

'Wonderland: Alice in Poetry', 'Eyewitness Victorians' and 'Street Child'.

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 based on recount writing.  We will study the books 'Malala's Magic Pencil', by Malala Yousafzai and 'For the Right to Learn', by Rebecca Langston-George.  We will learn how to write an autobiography about Malala's life.

In Maths we will focus on Number and Place Value and Number Facts.  We will then learn about Multiplication and Division, Fractions and Geometry.

Remember to use your TT Rockstars logins to practise your times tables regularly - this will help!

Our current Science topic is Animals (including humans).  We will describe the changes as humans develop to old age and design an investigation to answer the question 'Do we slow down as we get older?'

Our History/Geography topic is 'Hola Mexico'.  We will identify key aspects of Mexican culture and features of daily life, identify the location of Mexico and investigate the Chihuahuan Desert.  We will also research the Maya civilisation, ancient Maya festivals and Maya legends.  We will study Dia de los Muertos and use a range of materials to create a 3D 'Day of the Dead' skull.

Our new PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Children are able to come to school in PE kits on these days.


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 :)