Woodheys Primary School

Together Everyone Achieves More


Welcome to Year 5

                                                                                                          Year 5 - where effort will always bring reward

 The upper key stage journey begins in Y5 where our school citizens are developed into motivated learners able to take charge of their learning environment

 Thoughout the learning, the core subjects of Mathematics, English and ICT link in to all the other areas.

Science, Humanities teach us about our world, while the Artsmark Gold principles underpin the creative subjects of Art, Music and Drama.

New languages, new perspectives and new physical achievments all add to the unique educational experiences in our multi sensory classroom.

 We really hope these few pages will give you a whistle-stop tour of our fantastic work and we look forward to working together for the rest of the year.


Best wishes from all in Y5


Mr Byrne  Y5B Teacher

                                              Mr Brett    Y5Br Teacher





 This term our spellings will focus on word endings and suffixes. For the week beginning Monday 16th October 2017 we will be learning the 'ance' suffix. The children will be tested on the spellings on a Friday morning.

appliance, reliance, compliance, defiance, variance, assurance, endurance, insurance, appearance, clearance, forbearance, hesitance, dominance and tolerance.

  • If the word is formed from a verb ending in ‘y’ the suffix will be ‘ance’.

appliance, reliance, compliance, defiance and variance


  •  If the word is formed from a verb ending in ‘ure’ the suffix will be ‘ance’.

 assurance, endurance and insurance

  • If the word is formed from a verb ending in ‘ear’ the suffix will be ‘ance’.

 appearance, clearance, and forbearance

  • If the word is related to a verb ending in ‘ate’ the suffix is likely to be ‘ance’.

hesitance, dominance and tolerance.


Week Beginning Monday 16th October 2017



For homework this week we would like the children to complete the section on Adverbs (pages 9, 10 and 11)


We are encouraging the children to access the reading eggspress website (http://readingeggspress.com/)  where they can take part in reading activities.



Mathletics homework this week is looking at addition.



Learning Resources

Here are a few suggested learning resources that the children can access at home.


An online version of the numbers game from countdown. There is no timer so the children can practise using their number knowledge in a fun way.  https://nrich.maths.org/6499

A great resource which can help to improve the speed of calculations and knowledge of their times tables.                                                                . https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

This is a great resource for recapping your mathematical knowledge. Mr Brett's favourite page is the puzzle page.                                                                                     https://www.mathsisfun.com/index.htm




Reading eggs is a super website, you can use it on any device and it can really help develop comprehension skills.                                                     https://readingeggspress.co.uk/

 If you are ever stuck for what to read, or want to get into a new author, then this is a great website which allows you to read extracts from a range of authors.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/



 Education city is a fantastic resource where the children can access a range of challenges and lessons from across the whole curriculum.    https://ec1.educationcity.com/