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Pupils in the playground at Willow Tree Primary School

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Find out what your child will be learning this academic year.



The teaching staff in Year 5 are Mr Wheeler (5W) and Miss Johnson (5J).
The teaching assistants are Miss McRoy and Ms Martin.


Children will now be expected to read at least 4 times a week. We want to allow the children more say on what, and when they choose to enjoy a book. Children will still bring their school book home however we encourage them to also read ANY book of their choice that interests them. This can be picture books, graphic novels, newspapers etc. and these can be noted in their reading diaries. Class Teachers will be asking children to provide feedback on the books they have read at home and this will form part of your child’s home learning. Please support us with this.


Home Learning Books
At the beginning of each half term, your child will be given three project-related tasks for them to complete and hand in before the holidays. The tasks include researching and art and design activities. We would really appreciate it if you could support them in completing their tasks as we would like to celebrate their hard work with other members of the school.


In Year 5, children will do P.E once a week. P.E kits are required for every lesson. Children need to bring their P.E kits in at the start of half term and we will send them home at the end for them to be washed. Our P.E kit is white t-shirt, black shorts and a pair of black pumps.


5W will go swimming every Friday afternoon and will need a swimming kit until February half term.
5J will go swimming every Friday afternoon after the February half term until July.