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!

Hello to all of our new Year 5 children and welcome back to a brand new year of school! We will have a great year together and have lots of fun and exciting things planned. 


Autumn Term 1

Our topic this half term is...

Mountains rock, Rivers roll!

Through our topic, we will explore famous rivers and mountains around the UK and Europe. We will look at the features they have, how they are formed and also research interesting facts through fun, exciting and engaging lessons!




During the first two weeks in literacy, we will be focusing on the book, 'Of Thee I Sing- A letter to my daughters' by Barack Obama! 

In this beautiful letter to his daughters, Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped a nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all children.


Our Mastery Keys     

  •  Expand noun phrases by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and prepositional phrases

  • Build a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures

  • Use paragraphs to organise information and ideas around a theme

  •  Indicate possession by using the possessive apostrophe with plural nouns


For the rest of the half term, we will be reading the inspiring story of bravery, 'Queen of the Falls.'

This is the story of Annie Edson Taylor, a short, fussy sixty-two year old woman who runs a charm school right by Niagara Falls. When this starts to fail, she resolves to find fame and fortune by becoming the first person in the world to go over the thundering waters of Niagara Falls in a barrel. 


Our Mastery Keys     

  • Identify the audience for and purpose of writing

  • Organise paragraphs around a theme with a focus on more complex narrative structures

  • Use commas after fronted adverbials

  • Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing



This half term, we will focus on place value, addition and subtraction in our maths lessons.

In place value we will:

  • Read, write order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000

  • Count forwards and backwards in steps of and powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000

  • Count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero

  • Round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000

  • Solve number and practical problems for all of the above

In additon and subtraction we will:

  • Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits including using formal written methods

  • Add and subract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers 

  • Use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine accuracy

  • Solve addition and subraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations to use and why



Year 5 will have P.E 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.


Click the links below to see a video from your Y5 teachers: - Miss Holgate - Mrs O'Hara

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