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 teaching in year 5 this year.

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 in my second year at Woodlands. 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

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Our topic for the Spring term is based around our book The Darkest Dark 

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Inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield and brought to life by evocative illustrations, The Darkest Dark will encourage readers to dream the impossible.

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Chris loves rockets and planets and pretending he's a brave astronaut, exploring the universe. Only one problem--at night, Chris doesn't feel so brave. He's afraid of the dark. When Chris watches the ground breaking moon landing on TV, he realizes that space is the darkest dark there is--and the dark is beautiful and exciting, especially when you have big dreams to keep you company.

In Spring Term 2, our keys will be:

Mastery Keys

  • Relative clauses to add detail and description
  • Adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility


Feature Keys

  • Develop and keep characters consistent through description
  • Develop settings through description and link this with the characters or plot
  • Use paragraphs to vary pace and emphasis
  • Re-telling of a series of events leading up to a high impact resolution
  • Combine action, dialogue and description
  • Powerful, evocative language for settings and characters


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We have recently launched SPELLING SHED to help children with their spellings at home and in school. So far, the children have really enjoyed looking out for their name on the school top scorer table and look forward to the certificates coming around each Friday. 

Every child in the year has been given their own username and password. If your child doesn't know theirs, please ask their teacher and they will be able to let you know. 

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In Spring, we will be focusing on: Fractions, decimals and percentages

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We have recently launched ROCKSTARS maths to help children with their timetables. So far, the children have really enjoyed watching their ROCK STATUS grow and challenging other classes. Every child in the year has been given their own username and password. This term, it is really important that all children have a firm understanding of mental multiplication and division and it would really help to encourage this at home. 

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. 

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 a class and group guided reading session. 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 on spelling shed.

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. 


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