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Willow Class - Year 5

Welcome to Willow Class!


On this page, you will find information about the curriculum, what we get up to in class, photos and much more!


Class Teacher - Mr Ackland

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Morgan Tranter

Mrs Tucker will be teaching the class on a Wednesday and a Thursday afternoon.


Should you wish to contact me about your child, please catch me during drop off and pick up, or do so via my email address


Thank you to all of those parents who were able to attend our Y5 Willow class 'Meet the Teacher' meeting on Thursday 15th September. I hope you found the information useful. If you missed the meeting but would like any more information, please speak to me and I will try and provide you with a quick summary of the points covered. 

Extra information:

  • PE days will be on a Tuesday and Friday (Although not on the first day of term in September)
  • Homework, which will either be on paper or using an internet based platform such as Mathletics will be set on a Friday and due in the following Thursday. 
  • In addition to their weekly Homework, it is expected that children will read everyday at home. This can be independently but reading with an adult on a regular basis is still very important for pupils in UKS2. 



At the beginning of each spelling unit, a note will come home in Reading diaries which will state the spelling rule being focussed on in school as well as a word bank that supports children to practise using the rule. Children will be expected to complete additional research to build their word bank and further their understaning of the rule. At the end of each 'unit' we will then have a spelling challenge where children will be asked to apply their knowledge. (These spelling challenges will not always take place on the same day as some units will be longeror shorter than others.)

Y6 Residential - Braeside

Braeside is our Y6 residential visit. It is usually around the 1st week of October each year. The slideshow here was used last year during the Y6 Braeside meeting and is for your reference.


Due to the costs involved - currently predicted to be around £350-£400 for the week (this includes travel, accommodation, food and all activites and instructor costs). We have set up the option of beginning to pay for this in installments via the school money platform. It will appear as a payment option and is up to parents if they choose to use this payment plan, or if they wish to pay in a lump sum. If you have any questions, please speak to Mrs Hyde in the school office.

We recently held parent workshops for each year group across the school. We shared some of the key messages for the children in our class. In Y5, we focused on the importance of continuing to read with children in order to develop reading fluency. We then looked at the writing expectations for Y5 pupils before completing an editing task with children.


All of the documents from the session are found above.  

Welcome to the Spring term 2022-23!


This term our topic is Mountains and Rivers.


Did you know that a hill only needs to rise 300m above the surrounding land to be classed as a mountain?


There's so much more to find out!


To view our curriculum document for this term which lists all of the things we will be learning, just follow the 'Curriculum' link for the  Spring term.



What are we learning?

Class Gallery and Latest News:


For the latest photos and to see what we have been up to in our learning- See the term buttons.