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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 5

Summer Term

Welcome to Summer term!

We have loads of amazing things ahead of us! After the launch of Shakespeare at the end of last term, this term we will be studying “The Tempest”-Shakespeare’s last play- in depth through drama. As part of this project, the children will be writing their own script focused on a section of the play which they will perform at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. How exciting! This will cover most of our English, providing the children with engaging opportunities to produce great quality writing.

During the two previous terms the children wrote a wide variety of genres applying new grammatical skills as well as new vocabulary. We started the year with an epic story, “Beowulf”, which the children got into very quickly! This story was written in Anglo-Saxon times therefore it linked really well with our first history topic. After the Anglo-Saxons we studied the Vikings which took us to the end of the term. During the Spring term we read “Shackleton’s Journey”. While reading this non-fiction story, the children learnt fascinating facts about this famous expedition to Antarctica as well as writing in role of different crew members. The children produced some amazing writing! This term I have no doubt that the children will produce outstanding writing again using “The Tempest” as a stimulus.  

This term we will also be taking part in our whole school book topic, “Lost words”. Through this amazing book we will study our local area including different fauna and flora and we will learn about water pollution in our area. The children will produce some magnificent art work as well as they always do! Each class will study different animals and plants as well as having a different environmental issue to work on.

In maths this summer term we will start with angles and shape, including finding missing angles, 3-D shapes and representing the position of shapes using reflection and translation. We will then move on to statistics and solve problems involving graphs and tables. In addition to this, we will reinforce the children’s learning and will keep revisiting the objectives covered in the Autumn and Spring term.

In Science so far we have learnt about forces and living things and their habitats. Last term we concentrated on different animals and plants that live in Antarctica and created life cycles of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. We also looked at the reproduction system of some plants and dissected tulips to look at the female and male organs. This term we will be looking at materials and their properties as well as space.  

Our residential this year was absolutely fantastic! During our four days in Menai last February, the children took part in different multi-cultural activities such as Indian dance, drumming from the Caribbean, Brazilian art, beat boxing and story-telling. Also, they all really enjoyed meeting children from other schools. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience too and had a fabulous time getting to know the children even better!

Don't forget you can follow the school on Twitter where you can see what happens in school on a day-to-day basis-search @willastonCE. 



Reading diaries will be monitored on Tuesdays. Four recordings will be expected of the children every week. Homework will go out every Friday and it needs to be in the following Tuesday. 

Drop in sessions continue to be on every Monday straight after school. Alternatively, you are welcomed to contact the school to make a more convenient appointment. 

Miss Garcia 


Please come back soon!


Newsletter Summer term.pdf (PDF 220.6KB)
Guidelines for spelling, years 5 and 6, including word lists.pdf (PDF 70.5KB)
Guidelines for vocabulary, grammar and punctuation Year 5.pdf (PDF 63.6KB)
Glossary of terms for English Year 5.pdf (PDF 167.2KB)
HFW list. Help your child with spellings.doc (DOC 250KB)