Willow Tree Primary School

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

Summer Term 2 2024 

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. Spelling Frame  and TT Rockstars will also help you. Please continue to check Facebook and Twitter for the latest school updates. 

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

(If your child attends a sports club after school on a day when we do not have P.E. they will need to come to school in uniform and change for the club after school.)




Reading Stars. 

                          Metallic Star School Pin Badge Our target is to achieve either  Silver or Gold this  term.



Year 5 staff will be keeping a reading log at school to record each book. 



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.
Thank you to everyone who returned them before the holiday.


Please let us know if you have moved, need someone else to collect your child or changed your phone number during the holidays, so that your contact details are up to date. 


A quick reminder that our first lesson, SODA Maths, starts when school opens at 8:45 am. All pupils are expected to complete this activity. Thank you.


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,


Mrs. Paris.



150 Hard Work Quotes | Go the Extra Mile!



Steps to Read

Reading to Achieve!

Our Steps to Read books for the first half term focus on Unit F:Other Cultures and Traditions & Poetry.
Our reading and comprehension lessons are the second activity of the day and start at 9:10 am.


           V         Journey to Jo'burg - Beverley Naidoo  Kick   Wicked World! (Puffin Poetry) by Benjamin Zephaniah | Goodreads




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 Lost Book of Adventure. We will also be writing our own assembly and  application for the post of Head Pupil.




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

 Friday spelling test will be online at school.


 Decimals (2)

Step 1 Use known facts to add and subtract decimals within 1
Step 2 Complements to 1
Step 3 Add and subtract decimals across 1
Step 4 Add decimals with the same number of decimal places
Step 5 Subtract decimals with the same number of decimal places
Step 6 Add decimals with different numbers of decimal places
Step 7 Subtract decimals with different numbers of decimal places
Step 8 Efficient strategies for adding and subtracting decimals

 Negative Numbers

Step 1 Understand negative numbers
Step 2 Count through zero in 1s
Step 3 Count through zero in multiples
Step 4 Compare and order negative numbers
Step 5 Find the difference

Perimeter and Area

Step 1 Perimeter of rectangles
Step 2 Perimeter of rectilinear shapes
Step 3 Perimeter of polygons
Step 4 Area of rectangles
Step 5 Area of compound shapes
Step 6 Estimate area

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 should be taught to:

  • explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  • identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  • recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect



Foundation Subjects



The Mayan Civilisation 



 28,500+ Maya Civilization Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images -  iStock | Aztec

 We will be finding out about the society and culture of the Maya People.


P.E.Days in Year 5 

Y5       Monday -  Athletics

         Thursday-  Rounders       Please attend school in full P.E. Kit.





Maya Art  linked to our History work.

KIDS' BLOG! Today's Art Inspired by the Ancient Maya and Aztec  Civilizations | AntiquityNOW










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.

Reading Diary check for the GAIN Award will be every Friday morning.


Additional homework consists of:


  • Reading a library /home book/ Year 5 Spine book for Reading Star awards.
  • Times Tables practise (TT Rockstars) and Spelling Frame 4x a week
  • Reading Practise at least 3x per week - logged in the Reading Journal on the parent side for GAIN Award.
  • Maths / comprehension homework will be set on Friday, to be returned by Wednesday at the latest.


BBC Education have lots of resources. Click KS2 link and then select either Maths or English or the topic you want to explore.  Make sure you are using the areas that are free. 


Topmarks is a free site for help with Maths and English through fun games and activities.



This site has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.



Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.



A range of English games and activities.



Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.



A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.