Year 5 Miss Wilson 2022 - 2023

Miss Wilson

Welcome to Year 5! I hope you have all had a fabulous break and have come back all refreshed and ready to work hard.


In Year 5, we use a book- based approach when teaching English, which enables the children to deepen their love of reading and provides them with opportunities to experience lots of exciting texts. With this approach, we have an 'Anchor Text' as a basis for the children's writing each term. The children will explore this text in detail, alongside other high-quality texts with similar themes. Our Anchor text for the Spring term is 'A Story Like the Wind'. Children are welcome to bring this into school to follow as I read.

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Author of the Term:
We also like to celebrate fantastic authors at Whirley to continue fostering a love of reading. Our Author of the term is Onjali Q. Rauf, a relatively new author, who is best known for her book 'The Boy at the Back of the Class'. Below are a few examples of some of the excellent books he has written.

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We teach Maths every morning at Whirley. We follow the 'White Rose' Scheme of Leaning, which helps children develop mastery in Mathematics. We encourage children to become resilient, independent learners, who can solve and justify problems, think creatively and communicate their answers. It is also important that the children continue practicing their times tables as so many areas of the Year 5 curriculum rely on a strong understanding of these. Because of this, we ask that the children go on TT Rockstars once a day during the week. 

This term we are focusing on Fractions, Muliplication and Division and Decimals and Percentages. 


Foundation Subjects 

Your music lesson is on a Tuesday Afternoon

Swimming lessons are on a Wednesday Afternoon. This counts as one of your PE lessons for the week. These will begin on Wednesday 11th January. 

PE lessons will be on a Friday (PM) so please make sure that your child has the appropriate kit on these days. However, these days may change so it is important they have their kit in school all week. As well as their white top and green shorts, they can wear a plain, dark tracksuit (please adhere to this rule) for when the weather is cooler

Please note that black cycling shorts are not classed as PE kit. 

So that we can provide a balanced curriculum for your children, we have a two-week time table in Year 5. Below is the timetable we will follow in Year 5. Please find the attached Curriculum Map in the files at the bottom of the page. 

Year 5 Week A

Monday RE Computing 
Tuesday French Music
Wednesday Swimming Spelling/ Mental Maths
Thursday Science Science
Friday Art Art


Year 5 Week B

Monday RE Computing
Tuesday DT Music
Wednesday Swimming  Spelling/ Grammar 
Thursday Science Science
Friday PSHE PE

History and Georgraphy will be taught on a Friday morning 



  • 5 minutes TT Rockstars
  • 5 minutes Spelling Shed
  • 20 minutes Reading each day. Your child will be sent home with an age appropriate book each Friday and changed the following week (if they have finished as the books get longer as we go into Upper Key Stage 2). Please ensure that your child records what they read in their diary and it is signed by a guardian. Alongside this, we encourage your child to read a breadth of books or other reading materials that they enjoy- at any level. 
  • 1 x Maths or English worksheet- this must be completed in Homework books.
  • 1 x Dojo task (activities attached below)- this must be uploaded to Class Dojo to be marked.

Homework is set on a Wednesday and due in the following Wednesday.

Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.

Miss Wilson




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