Willow Tree Primary School

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Welcome to Year 5's page! 

Autumn 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.  


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 this half term focus on modern fiction and poetry. Our reading and comprehension lessons are the second activity of the day and start at 9:00 am.

         Wonderland: Alice in Poetry (MacMillan Alice), Very Good Condition, Morgan, Mich - Picture 1 of 1                            Sky Song




We are following the exciting Read to Write programme. During this half term, we will immerse, analyse, plan and write based on the book FArTHER  by Grahame Baker-Smith. Our writing outcomes will be a setting narrative and a letter.

                                                  FArTHER: Amazon.co.uk: Baker-Smith, Grahame, Baker-Smith, Grahame:  9781848771338: 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.

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




1. Addition and Subtraction

 Add and subtract whole numbers with more than four digits

     Round to check answers

     Inverse operations (addition and subtraction)

     Multi-step addition and subtraction problems

     Find missing numbers


2. Multiplication and Division

Step 1 Multiples
Step 2 Common multiples
Step 3 Factors
Step 4 Common factors
Step 5 Prime numbers
Step 6 Square numbers
Step 7 Cube numbers
Step 8 Multiply by 10, 100 and 1,000




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! 

Coming Soon!  Mobile planetarium  visiting year 5 in November.



In Science, continuing with our targets  linked to The Solar System  


    •    I can describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in
        the solar system
      •  I can describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
      • I can describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
      • I can use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the
      apparent movement of the sun across the sky.
    • We will also be finding out about The Artemis Project.



(Pupils should learn that the Sun is a star at the centre of our solar system and that it has eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune (Pluto was
reclassified as a ‘dwarf planet’ in 2006.)

They should understand that a moon is a celestial body that orbits a planet (Earth has
one moon; Jupiter has four large moons and numerous smaller ones).

Note: Pupils should be warned that it is not safe to look directly at the Sun, even when
wearing dark glasses.

Pupils should find out about the way our knowledge has changed over time.)




Foundation Subjects


Groundbreaking Greeks

This project teaches children about  ancient Greek history, focusing on the city state of Athens in the Classical age, and exploring the lasting legacy of ancient Greece. This will include democracy, philosophy, art, culture and the  Olympic Games.



                                                              Parthenon | Definition, History, Architecture, Columns, Greece, & Facts |  Britannica

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:

Tag Rugby and Gymnastics


Our new topic is "My Online Life"

At the beginning of November we will be thinking about Remembrance Day. 



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.