Willow Tree Primary School

Realise your potential, Realise your goal, Reach for the stars whilst Growing, Learning and Achieving Together

Welcome to Year 5's page! 

Spring Term

Hello from Mrs Paris!

This website is dedicated to YOU -  our wonderful pupils; it is here to support you (and your parents and carers) with your learning. 

On this page, you will find information, support and a variety of resources that can be used to aid your learning from home. Mymaths, Bug Club, Go Read  and TT Rockstars will also help you. Please continue to check Facebook and Twitter for the latest school updates. 

On PE days, Monday and Fridays, please send your child to school in their new full PE kit.  


 Something New!

Reading Stars.                            Metallic Star School Pin Badge



Our aim for this term is for everyone to try to read 10 books in order for pupils to achieve their BRONZE STAR badge. (The books do not have to be from the school reading scheme.)  Twenty books read earns a silver star and gold is awarded for reading 30 books. Year 5 staff will be keeping a reading log at school to record each book. Let's get reading!


Year 5 - Walking Home Alone 


Written Permission to walk home alone must be given. Please ask us for a permission slip if you need one.



 Please let us knw if you have moved or changed your phone number during the holidays, so that your contact details are up to date. 


Our priority is your child's happiness and well-being. Parents and carers, if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please don't hesitate to contact  us by phone or through an appointment at the office. 

Best wishes,


150 Hard Work Quotes | Go the Extra Mile!

Mrs. Paris and Mrs. Burrows 





Steps to Read

Reading to Achieve!

Our Steps to Read books for the first half term focus on Unit D: Myths and Legends, Plays & Poetry.
Our reading and comprehension lessons are the second activity of the day and start at 9:00 am.


           Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain & Ireland: Amazon.co.uk:  Crossley-Holland, Kevin, Castle, Frances: 9781406383096: Books 









English - Writing

We are following the exciting Read to Write programme. During this half term, we will immerse, analyse, plan and write based on the book The Promise by Nicola Davies.
Our writing Writing Outcomes: Character Narrative and Newspaper Report

The Promise: Amazon.co.uk: Davies, Nicola, Carlin, Laura: 9781406337280:  Books


Statutory Spelling List Y5/6 - How many of these can you spell?

We will manage our spelling approach by using Spelling Frame.

Each pupil will have a login to access their learning online.

Spelling Frame – Hillside Primary School | Baddeley Green | Staffordshire

Something New - Friday spelling test will be online at school.


1  Fractions  - to complete module

Step 12 Add to a mixed number
Step 13 Add two mixed numbers
Step 14 Subtract fractions
Step 15 Subtract from a mixed number
Step 16 Subtract from a mixed number – breaking the whole

2. Multiplication and Division

Step 1 Multiply up to a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number
Step 2 Multiply a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number (area model)
Step 3 Multiply a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number
Step 4 Multiply a 3-digit number by a 2-digit number
Step 5 Multiply a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number
Step 6 Solve problems with multiplication
Step 7 Short division
Step 8 Divide a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number
Step 9 Divide with remainders
Step 10 Efficient division
Step 11 Solve problems with multiplication and division




Times Tables

Times tables are the heart of most things mathematical and it is crucial that your child can recall multiplication and division facts quickly. TT Rockstars is brilliant for developing these key skills in a fun and competitive environment. Pupils should aim to practise for 5 minutes at least 3 x per week for maximum benefit! 





    • Pupils will be taught to:
       describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and
      a bird
       describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.






Foundation Subjects


Sow, Grow and Farm

This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions across the world. 

We will find out about allotments and farming in the UK and California

Free Clipart: Map And Compass | gnokii   Bigger volumes of California organic citrus       Advice for the new allotment holder - Blog at Thompson & Morgan




P.E.Days in Year 5

Y5        Monday & Friday.        Please attend school in full P.E. Kit.


During this half-term, we will be focusing on developing our skills in:

Badminton and Football


Our new topic Girls v Boys (STEM challenges)

What do we mean by a miracle?                                         Five loaves and two fishes – Neil Wilby Media



Homework Book

Your child will be set  homework each week. This is set every Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday.  Please ensure that your child completes the weekly homework tasks.


Additional homework consists of:

  • Online maths homework  (My Maths) 
  • Times Tables practise (TT Rockstars)
  • Reading Practise at least 3x per week - logged in the Reading Journal.