Year 5 2021 - 2022

Mrs O'Hara 5RO

Mrs O'Hara 5RO

Hi! I am Mrs O'Hara and I have been working at Woodlands Primary School for eight 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.

Miss Shepherd 5BS

Miss Shepherd 5BS

Hi I’m Miss Shepherd and I’m extremely excited to be your Year 5 teacher at Woodlands Primary School this coming school year. Although this is my first-year teaching at the school, I have the benefit of some experience of working here which means I know that we have fantastic pupils and teachers.

In this coming year, other than core subjects, we will be working on topics such as: Space and The Vikings, with Vikings very much in our history and Space very much in our future.

When I’m not in school I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my cavapoo Cleo. I have a love of baking and enjoy eating what I have baked even more!!

We are going to work hard but at the same time I’m sure we will have an enjoyable year together.

Let’s adopt the Shepherd family motto “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”. Bring it on 5BS!

Miss Hughes 5HH

Miss Hughes 5HH

Hi everyone! I am Miss Hughes and I’m extremely excited to be starting at Woodlands Primary School as your year 5 teacher.

I am passionate about history and maths as these were my favourite subjects when I was at school. I love my job of teaching and I can’t wait to find out which subjects you enjoy and to make the learning as enjoyable as possible.

When I am not in school, I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and my little girl Felicity. I also love to spend time going on walks and exploring the outdoors (when the weather is sunny!!).

My wish for our classroom this summer term is to be friendly, filled with joy and have fantastic teamwork. I can’t wait to meet you all!

Welcome to Year 5!

Summer term 2

Our topic this term is: Wildlife Detectives and we are investigating the illegal wildlife trade!



In topic this term, we are international detectives investigating the illegal wildlife trade happening around the world!

We will investigate what it is, where it occurs, what animals are traded, why it is illegal and how we can stop it!


In literacy, we will be reading 'The Hunter' by Paul Geraghty 


After being separated from her grandfather in the forest, a young African girl sees elephant poaching firsthand when she rescues a baby elephant whose mother has been killed by hunters.


Mastery Keys


  • Use relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or an omitted relative pronoun.
  • Adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility.
  • Use a wider range of devices to build cohesion across paragraphs.
  • Link ideas using tense choices.

In Guided Reading, we will be reading 'African Tales: A Barefoot Collection' by G. Mhlophe & R. Griffin.

Eight inspirational stories plucked from the storytelling traditions of eight different countries, bring the fascinatingly diverse culture of the African continent alive.


Mastery Keys 


  • Evaluate authors' language choice, including figurative lanaguage
  • Draw inferences (inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions); justify with evidence
  • Identify and discuss themes and conventions 


In Fractions, we will: 

compare and order fractions whose denominators are multiples of the same number

identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually including tenths and hundredths

recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions

convert mixed numbers and improper fractions from one form to the other

write mathematical statements >1 as a mixed number

add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number

solve problems involving all of the above.


In Decimals and Percentages, we will:

Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places. 

Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents.

Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place.

Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places. 

Recognise the percent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’.

Write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal.

Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of one half, one quarter, one fifth, two fifths, four fifths and fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25. 


We will explore ways to improve in different physical activities and sports and we will learn how to evaluate and improve our skills while recognising our own successes.

Dance Style: Rock n’ Roll

Together we will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, using them in different ways and linking them to make actions and sequences of movement. We will collaborate to design and perform dances using a range of movement patterns and lifts. Rock n’ Roll techniques will include hand jive and flicks.

Exploring, Striking & Fielding

We will play team games such as cricket and rounders in order to improve our positioning skills while exploring the use of space. We will practise striking a ball using both our hands and feet. We will learn the best ways to retrieve, intercept and stop a ball when fielding. We will also develop our throwing techniques in order to improve control, accuracy and power.

We will also be practising for Sport’s Day!


Year 5 will have P.E and COJOs on Wednesday and Fridays. Please wear your full P.E kit to school on those days and ensure you bring a water bottle to school.


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