Year 5 2020 - 2021

Mrs O'Hara 5RO

Mrs O'Hara 5RO

Hi! I am Mrs O’Hara and I have been working at Woodlands Primary School for seven years now. I am the Science Co-ordinator across the school and love to do lots of experiments to learn more about the world we live in. I also enjoy reading and history as these were my favourite subjects when I was at school. I have lots of exciting topics ready for you to learn this year including Space, Vikings and ‘Mountains rock, Rivers roll!’

When I am not in school, I am usually reading a good book on my kindle with a coffee and cake, running around after my three lovely nephews or doing some shopping at Cheshire Oaks! I also like to spend as much time as I can visiting my family and friends.

I am your Year 5 teacher and cannot wait to have lots of fun learning together and helping you to blossom into the best you can be!

Miss Holgate  5OH

Miss Holgate 5OH

Hello! I am Miss Holgate and this will be my first year at Woodlands Primary School. I am really excited to be your Year 5 teacher for September… I know we will have a fantastic time together!
I am passionate about literacy, history and art and design. I am extremely excited to be learning about my favourite aspect of history together: The Vikings!
When I am not in school, I enjoy baking, sewing, interior design (I am a big Pinterest fan!) and anything crafty! At weekends, you will usually find me taking my cockapoo Woodie on adventures, mountain biking at Llandegla Forest (followed by a well-deserved hot chocolate and brownie!) or the occasional shopping trip to IKEA or Cheshire Oaks. I also love to spend time with my family and friends.
My wish is for our classroom to be creative, friendly and filled with happiness!! I can’t wait to meet you all and begin working together to achieve all of our dreams and aspirations!

Welcome to Year 5!

Happy New Year! We hope you had the most amazing Christmas! This term is jam-packed with fun and exciting lessons... we can't wait! 

Spring Term 1


Our topic this half term is...

Here Come The Vikings!

Through our topic, we will explore the lives of vikings, notourious for their raids, norse mythology and fearlessness. We will look closely at famous raids and how their invasion impacted life in Britain. 



Imagine a vault so cavernous that it could contain all the world's greatest treasures and relics, from mummified remains of ancient monarchs to glistening swords brandished by legendary warriors. Who could be in charge of such a vault and how did he come into possession of such a unique collection? Who is...Professor Brownstone?

Our Mastery Keys 

  • Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely 

  • Use relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or an omitted relative pronoun. 

  • Link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials

  • Use of commas to clarify meaning and avoid ambiguity in writing.



Odd's luck has been bad so far. He lost his father on a Viking expedition, his foot was crushed beneath a tree, and the winter seems to be going on for ever. But when Odd flees to the woods and releases a trapped bear, his luck begins to change. The eagle, bear and fox he encounters reveal they're actually Norse Gods, trapped in animal form by the evil Frost Giants who have conquered Asgard, the city of the gods...Can a twelve-year-old boy reclaim Thor's hammer, outwit the Frost Giants and release the Gods? With Neil Gaiman's wit and style, this story transcends the everyday and becomes a humorous, rich and layered tale of a life lived courageously.

Our Mastery Keys 

  • Draw inferences (inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions) and justify with evidence 

  • Make comparisons within and across books


This half term, we will focus on multipication and division, perimeter and area and statistics in our maths lessons.


In multiplication and division we will:

  • Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using a formal written method

  • Multiply and divide numbers mentally, drawing upon known facts

  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context

  • Solve problems involving all of the above


In area and perimeter we will:

  • Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes (in cm and m)

  • Calculate and compare the area of rectangles, including squares, in cm2 and m2

  • Estimate the area of irregular shapes 

  • Use the four operations to solve problems involving measure


In statistics we will:

  • Read and interpret line graphs

  • Draw line graphs

  • Use line graphs to solve problems

  • Read and interpret tables, including two-way tables

  • Read and interpret timetables

  • Solve problems involving all of the above

Year 5 will have P.E and COJOs on a Wednesday. Please wear your full P.E kit to school on that day.

All P.E sessions will take place outside (whatever the weather) so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately.

This term, our focus is net skills!

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