Year 5 2018-2019

Mr Bull  Class 16

Mr Bull Class 16

Hi, I am Mr Bull and I have now been working at Woodlands Primary School for 4 years. I am currently leader of Year 5 and PE Coordinator.

I am extremely passionate about PE and cannot wait to develop many more opportunities for the children to get active and experience success in a variety of Sports. I particularly enjoy Maths, and I am looking forward to developing and challenging the children in year 5.

Outside of school, I am a devoted father to my 3-year-old daughter Eloise and I enjoy spending time as a family, visiting the Zoo and taking day trips out.

I am really looking forward to getting to know you all more and having a fantastic year with you.

Miss Williams Class 17

Miss Williams Class 17

Hi! I am Miss Williams and I am very excited to be continuing working at Woodlands spending another year in Year 5.

My favourite lesson is Literacy and love to use drama in as many lessons as possible.

I enjoy going to the cinema, meeting up with friends and playing with my nephew and niece.

I can’t wait to learn about all of you, and help you to meet your potential and reach your dreams.

I am very happy to be your teacher next year and can’t wait to make memories with you all!

Mr Jenner Class 18

Mr Jenner Class 18

Welcome to Class 18 in Year 5!

Hi, I’m Mr Jenner and I am beginning my second year at Woodlands Primary School. I’m extremely excited to be teaching Year 5 for the 2018/19 school year.

My favourite subjects are maths and history and I am looking forward to exploring what you know in these subjects and learning a lot more together.

Coming from Wales I have a great passion for rugby and believe in the core values integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect. I play rugby locally, most Saturdays and also try to ensure I watch as many games involving my hometown club Scarlets and Wales. During the holidays, I enjoy returning home to visit my mum and family in South Wales.

I believe everyone can achieve and that together we can succeed. I am excited to meet and learn more about you all.

“What You Lack In Talent Can Be Made Up With Desire, Hustle And Giving 110% All The Time.”- Don Zimmer

Welcome to Year 5!    

We are overjoyed to welcome you all into Y5! We have a great year planned, with many exciting topics, fun lessons, new learning and great trips!

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Our topic for the Autumn term is:


Not only will we be taking a trip to Conwy Castle to look at its magnificent and intriguing features up close and emerge ourselves in its history, but we will also be looking at and writing our own information leaflets to guide our way and others around. 


We'll also be looking into different castles' geography and the reasons why they were built where they were. As well as researching and building some of the amazing machinery which helped to destroy their walls.


Literacy Learning

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In Literacy, we are studying the imaginative Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy and the monumental Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsberg.


The Lost Happy Endings is a magical tale about what happens when, one night, a wicked witch steals the happy endings to bedtime stories. It is up to Jub, the keeper of the happy endings, to save the day and ensure sweet dreams everywhere.


The Queen of the falls is the amazing true life story of a 62-year-old charm school teacher, who became the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel. We learn about what spurred Annie Edson Taylor into such action, how she prepared for her feat, and what became of her after she took the plunge.


 In Autumn, we will be focusing on:


Relative clauses using relative nouns (who, which, when, what)

Linking ideas across our paragraphs using adverbials for time, place and number

Editing and redrafting our writing



Maths Magic

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  In Autumn, we will be focusing on:


Reading, writing and comparing numbers to 1,000,000

Making number patterns

Rounding numbers

Adding and subtracting numbers

Finding multiples, factors and prime numbers

Finding squared and cubed numbers

Multiplying and dividing numbers


Things to remember...


Each day, remember to bring your reading diary and a water bottle. 


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Please make sure that you bring the following items in your P.E kits:

A white t-shirt, black shorts, pumps and socks!

You will also need plain, dark coloured jogging bottoms,  a jumper or hoody and outdoor trainers, as our wonderful weather can be very unpredictable!

Please make sure all items are clearly labelled in a named sports bag to help children look after their clothes. 


Class 16 - Monday and Friday

Class 17 - Tuesday and Wednesday

Class 18 - Tuesday and Wednesday 


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Try to be punctual and start the day the right way as classroom doors open at 8:40.      


All homework will be given out on Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday. 

Each task will be uploaded to this page so you have access to them at home if the task is lost or if you want to have another go!

Maths and Literacy

Each week, you will receive maths and literacy homework based on current learning. If you struggle or need help with any of the work given please seek your teacher for advice prior to the due date. 


At least once a week in school, you will read with an adult in guided reading sessions. At home, we encourage you to read a further three times and record each read in your reading record with a comment about what you have read. You can also ask an adult at home to write a comment as well as their signature for the comments you have written. 

Times Tables 

All children must know all times tables up to twelve by the end of the year, which we will also learn and check in class.


For each child, there will also be set spellings to be learnt each week.

Common exception words can also be found in the back of children's reading records which we have studied in class and must now be committed to memory.


When we begin a new topic, you will have the opportunity to research this subject before it has begun so you are ready for your learning. 


Some websites to help you at home:

Try the Maths links on the document below too. You can recap your learning from Year 4




Image result for turret clipart Autumn 1: Castles
Image result for turret clipart Autumn 2: Castles


Image result for eco warrior clipart Spring 1: Eco-Warriors
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Image result for ancient greeks Summer 1: Ancient Greeks

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Tel: 0151 338 2260

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