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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 5

Autumn Term

Welcome to Spring term!

Last term in maths we covered place value; addition and subtraction; multiplication and division and we did a lot of problem solving and reasoning involving those concepts. During the Spring term we will continue to revisit our previous learning and we will mainly focus on fractions, decimals and percentages.

During the Autumn term the children wrote a wide variety of genres applying new grammatical skills as well as new vocabulary. We started the term with an epic story, “Beowulf”, which the children got into very quickly! This story is written in Anglo-Saxon times therefore it linked with our first history topic. After the Anglo-Saxons we studied the Vikings which took as to the end of the term. During the Spring term the children will be once more enriching their vocabulary through reading new books and they will have many opportunities to apply it in their writing. We are starting with “Shackleton’s Journey”. While reading this non-fiction story, the children will learn fascinating facts about a famous expedition to Antarctica as well as writing in role of different crew members. To complement this, we will study about the Antarctica as part of our geography lessons as well as learning about different ways of mapping the world and different types of climates.

In Science last term we learnt about forces. During the Spring term we will learn about living things and their habitats and we will concentrate on different animals and plants that live in Antarctica. The children will create food chains and study life cycles of different plants and animals.

The children are still loving Spanish! Last term they performed great role plays to practise ordering food in a restaurant. This term we will be learning different parts of the body and learning to express when they feel unwell. The children have shown an interest on talking about their pets therefore we will be covering that too.    

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. 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 Spring term.pdf (PDF 400.0KB)
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)