Woodheys Primary School, Meadway, Sale, Cheshire, M33 4PG

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Woodheys Primary School

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Welcome to Year 5!

Tapestry is now live

Information For Parents / Carers - UKS2 - 2022/2023

Initial transition PowerPoint sent to parents in July 2022

Updated information sent to parents in September 2022


Homework 27.01.23

We have been extremely busy in Year 5 this week, using a variety of skills to consolidate our learning. The children have really enjoyed taking part in a series of activities, in particular they have been fully engaged in creating adverts to persuade people to visit Aspen, Colorado which links to our North America topic. The writing process for our work to support the text 'Clockwork' has begun and the children continue to impress us with their ability to be so descriptive and empathetic of the characters.


 Please find attached a guide to support the children's understanding of a variety of maths skills when completing the skills test.

Maths Skills Check 2.doc

Maths Skills Check - Help Booklet.docx


Spellings - ent suffix.docx

Spelling tips:

  • If the suffix follows a soft ‘c’ or ‘g’ or a ‘qu’ it is ‘ent’.
  • Words with the syllables ‘cid, fid, sid, vid’ before the ending the suffix is ‘ent’.
  • If the word ends with the suffix ‘ment’ it is always spelt ‘ent’.

Extra challenge:

Find the definitions of any words you are unfamiliar with then try to use them within a sentence.

Have a lovely weekend!

Homework - 20.01.23

The children have been continuing to enjoy reading the class text 'Clockwork' it has been wonderful to see how engaged they have been during shared reading sessions and they are really looking forward to writing setting descriptions for the story. The weather has certainly worked in our favour and stimulated our imagination as the story takes place in a snowy little German town. We are really looking forward to sharing their work with you over the next couple of weeks.


Grammar focus this week.

Stage 5 Check 2.doc


We are currently focussing on words ending in the suffix ‘ant’.

Spelling tips:

  • If the suffix follows a hard ‘c’ or ‘g’ it is ‘ant’ - the letter ‘c’ can be hard (cat) or soft (cell) / the letter ‘g’ can be hard (get) or soft (gent).
  • Words derived from verbs ending ‘y’ use the suffix ‘ant’ (apply - applicant).
  • If there is a related word with a ‘long a’ in the same place use ‘ant’ (‘ation’ endings are a clue).

Extra challenge:

Find the definitions of any words you are unfamiliar with then try to use them within a sentence.

Spellings - ant suffix.docx

Have a lovely weekend!


This week's homework

We have come to the end of another fun-filled week in Year Five and we can't quite believe we are so close to the Christmas holidays! This week, the homework is a little different. In addition to the usual spellings, times tables and reading activities, we are giving the children the opportunity to practise their performances for Stars in Their Eyes (should they wish to take part). We know that they will want to put their best feet forward on the day so we are sure they will appreciate the rehearsal time. :) 


Spelling word list - 'cious' and 'tious'

Reading Tasks

We would like the children to keep up with independent reading and record it in their reading records.

Times Tables 

This week for times tables we will ask the children to record evidence of the 7x tables and the inverse in their homework books. For any children who are scoring full marks in their x tables they may wish to explore the 17 times tables. 


Last week's homework


This week we would like you to create your own acrostic poem about the character of Scrooge. If you can, try to use some of the vocabulary we have been exploring and using in class. Here is an example to help you.

Surly and selfish,

Cantankerous and miserly,

Rough in tone when he speaks.

Odious character who shows no remorse, always

Obstinate in his determination to bring only misery.

Greed controls his every move,

Everyone knows to keep their distance from Ebenezer Scrooge.

Have a lovely weekend! 

Long Term Plan


In Key Stage 2, we explore nine key aspects of reading in order for children to enable children to fully engage with a text.


The domains we cover: enjoy, decode, define, predict, retrieve, summarise and sequence, infer, compare and explore.

Please read the attached document to find out more about how to support your children in each area.

 Click here: Reading Domains - aspects of reading explained 


Recommended Reads:

 If you're looking for inspiration for books to share with your Year Five children, please take a look at the following links: 



Please note: some of these texts are meant for the more mature reader. We would advise you to read an online synopsis of each book before purchasing or borrowing to ensure that you are happy for your child to child to read it. If your child would like to discuss any of the themes within these books, they are very welcome to speak to a member of the Upper Key Stage Two team. 

Curriculum and Objectives 

Here are the maths and English objectives for Year Five:



Here is a revision of the spellings that the children learnt in KS1 / LKS2 and the spellings that the children will learn throughout UKS2.

Long Term Plan

To follow...


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. 


A great resource which can help to improve the speed of calculations and knowledge of their times tables.  


This is a great resource for recapping your mathematical knowledge. Our favourite page is the puzzle page.


This website is particularly good for checking mathematical processes as it contains a large number of video explanations and examples.


A fantastic resource for practising techniques used in the SATs arithmetic paper.


We have a new subscription to Times Tables Rock Stars which will help to improve tables skills. We hope you like it as much as we do! 





A great resource for practising some of the more tricky aspects of UKS2 S.P.A.G.


On Education City, children can access a range of activities linked to the English Curriculum.



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.                                                                                                                                                                      




Education city is a fantastic resource where the children can access a range of challenges and lessons from the whole breadth of the Curriculum.    


The BBC Primary website also has a great range of topic material, including video clips and various fun activities.