Year 5 2019 - 2020

Mrs O'Hara 5RO

Mrs O'Hara 5RO

Hi! I am Mrs O'Hara and I have been teaching at Woodlands for six years now and I am delighted to be a part of the Year 5 team this year.

I am passionate about leading Science across the school and I love to make it fun, engaging and practical for all learners. This year, I am introducing the 'Science Boffins' team and can not wait to have the help from the children to make Science as exciting as it can be.

When I am not in school, I am usually having a coffee in Costa, baking delicious treats or doing some shopping at Cheshire Oaks. I also have three little nephews who keep me busy and I always have a few stories to share about what they have been up to!
I am very excited for this year and cannot wait help you to be the best you can be!

Miss Moore 5IM

Miss Moore 5IM

Hi! I am Miss Moore and I have been at Woodlands Primary School for a year now. Last year, I taught in Year 3, and I can’t wait to be in Year 5 this year!
I am particularly passionate about Maths and Computing, and I enjoy teaching fun and
engaging science lessons. I also love teaching Art and Topic because they can be such
fun and creative subjects. When I am not in school, I enjoy watching live music, going for
long walks and spending time with my friends and family.
I can’t wait to learn more about all of you and discover what you like and enjoy about
I am very excited to be your new teacher in Year 5, and I cannot wait to help you in our
new learning adventure!

Mrs Ellis  5EM

Mrs Ellis 5EM

I am Mrs Ellis and I am very excited to be your Year 5 teacher! Being a teacher is the best job in the world as children are full of energy, questions and fun. I have been teaching at Woodlands Primary School for the past 9 years now and I am very happy to be part of the Year 5 team this year.

I know we will have a lot of fun learning together and there is so much I am already looking forward to! Teaching literacy is my passion. I love to explore new characters and exciting settings in our class to bring books to life so that we are inspired to write with creativity and imagination.

When I am not in school, I enjoy going on family days out with my two young girls, Lucy and Sophie. You’re most likely to find me in my pink wellies chasing my children around Delamere Forest while searching for the Gruffalo, whizzing down a slide at soft play or enjoying a mint chocolate chip ice cream at the Ice Cream Farm.

I truly can’t wait to be your teacher in September and embark on our Year 5 adventure together. I am certain that with effort, hard work, encouragement and self-belief your dreams and aspirations will come true!
Remember, ‘Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before!’
Dream, Believe, Achieve.

Mrs Megginson 5EM

Mrs Megginson 5EM

Welcome to Year 5!

Hi! I am Mrs Megginson and I have been working in Year 4 with Mrs Ellis this year. I have been a teacher at Woodlands for 2 years and I love my job. I will be your teacher on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Outside of school I like to spend time with my family and friends. We love to load up the cars and go off on camping adventures together. This year we will be camping in The Lake District for the first time. I am a big music fan and enjoy going to concerts and festivals. I wish I could play an instrument but unfortunately I can’t yet.

I am thrilled to be part of the Y5 team and we already have lots of exciting ideas and plans in place for you. I know we will have a great year together!
I want our classroom to be a busy, happy place and I can’t wait for our class to get started on a new adventure.

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Spring 2

Our topic this half term is...

Infinity & Beyond!


Through this topic we will focus on the History of Space.

This topic will help us to explore Space right back from 1947 up to the pressent day and see how Space travel and our knowledge of it has advanced through time. We will learn about the journeys to space, the key people and build up our knowledge on why Space is out of this world!

We will also have the opportunity to ask questions and find out the answers.


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This half term we will be reading...

What better way to become fully emerged in a Space themed half-term than focus on a book written by a real-life astrounaut?

The story of a boy who faced his fears... and went on to reach the stars!

Chris loves rockets and planets and pretending he's an astronaut in Space. There is only one problem- at night, Chris is afraid of the dark. When he watches the groundbreaking Apollo 11 Moon Landing on T.V it inspires him to follow his dreams and explore the darkest dark.


Mastery Keys

  • Variety of verb forms used correctly and consistently 
  • Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing
  • Link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials and tense choices
  • Use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis
  • Recap: Extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions (Y4)


In Spring 2, we will be focusing on: 



Decimals and percentages

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We are now continuing to use TTRockstars as part of our Maths teaching 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. 





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

A white t-shirt, black shorts, trainers/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. 


5RO - Monday and Tuesday

5IM - Wednesday and Friday

     5EM- Monday and Wednesday      


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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