Neston Road, Willaston, Neston, Cheshire, CH64 2TN  ​•  T: 0151 338 2421  ​•  F: 0151 327 8244
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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 5

Welcome back

I hope you had a fantastic Easter break and that you are ready and refreshed for the Summer term.

Our topic is Shakespeare and we were very excited to find out that our play for the Children’s Shakespeare Festival is Hamlet!  We will be exploring one of Shakespeare’s most performed plays and looking at themes of betrayal, revenge and justice and just what it means to be…or not to be.

This topic will focus heavily on performing and dramatic techniques. There will be lots of opportunities to write and to consider different viewpoints of the same scene. We will produce letters, newspaper reports, poetry, persuasive writing and will culminate in our writing our own script that we will perform at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester in July.

In maths, we will be learning about the following topics:

  • Percentages
  • Decimals (adding, subtracting, multiplying)
  • Shape
  • Position and direction

We will continue to develop our reasoning skills when we complete our black belt challenges and solve more complex problems using our understanding when we complete maths investigations.

In science, we will continue to learn about forces.  We will then be moving onto learning about animals and their habitats.

Learning about Shakespeare and the Tudor era will be the focus of our topic lessons.  This will help us to understand Hamlet in context and how theatre has changed over the years.

We will learn about British Values, diversity and inclusion throughout the year through topic lessons and PSHE topics.

The children's reading diaries are checked regularly and reading at home will have an impact on the children's understanding during lessons. Asking your child about what they have read, what they think about certain characters or what might happen next is a great way to explore a book together.
Homework will be sent out on Friday. This is to be completed and returned by the following Tuesday. This will often link into something that is due to be taught the following week or will consolidate the learning that has taken place. It’s important that homework is completed to the best of the child’s ability and it is a great opportunity to support your child’s learning.

P.E and Forest School
Our PE slot is first lesson Thursday morning. Forest School compliments the learning undertaken in class and our slot is every other Thursday afternoon - dates can be found on the Forest School page of this website. It is important that your child has a fully labelled PE kit in school and wears appropriate water-proof clothing for Forest School.

Drop-in sessions are still available every Monday, between 3.15pm and 3.45pm. This is an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns or ask any questions you may have. Your input into your child's education is more than welcome so feel free to pop in. If this time is not convenient, you can also arrange a time to speak to myself on the phone, or I may be able to offer a meeting at a later time, by prior arrangement.

Please read our Year 5 Newsletter, attached, for more information about our curriculum and important events.

Don't forget to follow the school on Twitter for updates about the exciting learning happening within our classrooms: @willastonce

Thank you,

Miss Hull :)


Please come back soon!


Summer Newsletter - Year 5 2018.pdf (PDF 586.4KB)
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)