Year 5 – Wombats and Mountain Lions

Year 5 – Wombats and Mountain Lions

  • Long Term Plan Year 5 2021-22


The Year 5 teachers are Miss Williamson and Miss Moody.  We are assisted by Miss Huntington.

Miss Williamson’s class is 5 Wombats and Miss Moody’s class is 5 Mountain Lions

Mrs Norfolk and Mrs Crook teach on a Friday Morning

Welcome 5 Wombats and 5 Mountain Lions

All Year 5 children will enter the school building by walking up the school drive and entering the main Reception.

The staggered start time for Year 5 is 8:45am and the staggered exit time is 3:15pm. 

Spellings and reading books

Each week, we will focus on a spelling rule and the children will practise words associated with this rule on a daily basis by completing their look, say, cover, write, check in class.  A second sheet will be sent home on a Monday for practise at home.  In addition to the spelling rule, the children will also be given two common exception words to spell each week.  Please check that your child is bringing home their spelling sheet and practising for 5-10 minutes per day. There will be no weekly spelling test but there will be weekly spelling homework.   The spelling homework is on Microsoft Teams and also provided as a paper copy.

We have provided a range of activities and your child may wish to complete all of them or a number of them.  Please send images of your child’s spelling work in on SeeSaw and they will receive Pride Points.

Here are some spelling websites that you may wish to use to practise your spellings:



Please use the online dictionary to help with the meaning of any unfamiliar words – https://www.dictionary.com/

This link shows the Year5/6 spelling list from the National curriculum.

Reading – 

All children will be issued with a reading book.   If your child has a book that they are reading at home, this may be brought into school.  The children have the opportunity to select books from the class library and take them home. Please check that your child is coming home with their reading book and reading it. The children will be expected to read regularly at home.  Although we encourage the children to read regularly, this may only be a couple of pages or 5 to 10 minutes. The children will be taking part in one to one reading with their class teachers/teaching assistant. Please ensure that your child brings their reading book back to school each day as they may be asked to read with their class teacher or Miss Huntington.

All children have been issued with a home reading record.  These are to be filled in by your child but please feel free to also add parent comments. We ask that home reading records are signed and dated by parents before they are returned to school. We encourage the children to bring them to school each day alongside their reading book. The children will be completing a new reading challenge this year and these are displayed in the classrooms! Each time they read a book (with comments made in their reading books), they will be awarded a stamp!

Bronze = 10 Pride Points

Silver = 5 Merits and a dip in the prize box

Gold = Select a book and a book mark

Each time your child reads at home, they will be awarded a raffle ticket! These raffle tickets will be placed into our  special reading boxes! At the end of the half term, tickets will be selected and book prizes awarded.


We love reading in Year 5! ERT (Everyone Reads Together) is taking place 3 times a week.   This is a time when all of the children have the opportunity to sit and enjoy reading their books.  The teachers and teaching assistants also read their books!


Helpful Maths website

Please click on the links:

Top Marks maths games

Prodigy maths

Sum Dog Maths

BBC Supermovers

BIG Maths

Each day the children take part in BIG Maths work. These are usually CLIC sessions. CLIC stands for:


Learn Its

It’s Nothing New


The children will also take part in weekly BIG Maths CLIC tests where they aim to beat their previous score.

In school, we keep the last test of each half term.  The other tests will be sent home with your child so please take a look at it with your child and help them to practise.

Learn Its

The Learn Its for this week are the x9 tables

Please come and talk to us to find out more about BIG Maths or click on the link below

What is BIG Maths?

Go Noodle and Supermovers

Both of these websites are brilliant at encouraging physical activity.  Go Noodle does require a log in which is an e-mail address and a password of your choice.  Both websites are free to use.



Year 5 is an important year and sees the children make the transition to upper key stage two. In year 5, we look to place more responsibility on the children by encouraging them to be more mature in their approach to their learning. It is important to see the children taking greater ownership of their learning becoming more independent and reflective.

In year 5 we encourage the children to continue their learning at home. Each child will be provided with their own login details for:

Times Tables Rockstars

Microsoft Teams


The Year 5 Curriculum

We have a very exciting Year 5 Summer 2 planned : ) Please click on the line to view our objectives for this half term.

Y5 Curriculum Overview Summer 2

Homework – 

Please return homework electronically at present through Teams/SeeSaw but from September in the homework book provided.  Spelling homework will be given out on a Monday and other homework will be given on a Friday and must be returned by the following Thursday.  Please check on Teams and in your child’s homework book (from September) for the weekly homework tasks.  All children have been provided with their password for Teams.  The children will be using their same password for school and home so we please request that these passwords are not changed at home.


There will be two P.E lessons taking part’ this half term on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.  Both sessions will be outdoors – Games with Coach Nikki and Rounders.’

Please be aware that no jewellery is to be worn for PE and this includes fitness watches. If your child wears earrings, please cover them with plasters for P.E lessons if they have been recently pierced or remove them if your child has had them in for longer than 6 weeks.

Please ensure that your child arrives in their school PE kit (no bright coloured leggings/football shorts etc).  An example of the P.E Uniform is displayed on the School Uniform page of the website.

Golden Time

Golden Time takes place on a Friday afternoon. Children are able to bring items into school with them for Golden Time but please remind them that all toys must be kept in the classroom and not in the cloakroom.

Reading Week

Our class library is filled with new books purchased with our ‘Reading Challenge’ fundraising money. Over 60 new books were purchased and the children are really enjoying reading them.

Some of the children are loving reading our new books so much that they are reading outside at break and lunchtimes!

The children in Year 5 loved taking part in ‘Reading Week.’  During the week, they completed a range of reading related activities including designing book character selfies, recording book recommendations for our year group library, playing the ‘book character game’ and dressing up in their PJs and taking part in buddy reading!

The money raised from the ‘Reading Challenge’ has been used to purchase a range of new books for our year group library – see above. Fantastic work Year 5!

Year 5 Visitors and School Trip

Our Year 5 pupils had a fantastic day studying STEAM! They learnt all about global warming and the part they can play in tackling this key issue. They carried out investigations to examine the acidity of carbon dioxide in an ice core; worked in teams to save polar bears from melting ice caps and discovered key information about animals whilst handling them! A huge thank you to Horbury Academy and their STEAM scouts!

Year 5 had an amazing day at Nell Bank! They learnt all about rivers, took part in orienteering and explored the playground!

Our children had a fantastic visit by PC Steve and PC Dave from West Yorkshire Dog Unit.  The children asked fantastic questions linked to their Crime and Punishment History topic. The children met the police dogs including ‘Chief’ the police puppy 🐶 It was a fantastic experience. A huge thank you to PC Steve and PC Dave 👮‍♀️

Year 5 – Wombats and Mountain Lions
Year 5 – Wombats and Mountain Lions
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