Wood End School

Headteacher: Mr Richard Boulton

Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3EF


01582 761636

Welcome to our Year 5 page 

Our class teachers are Mrs Moore (Sycamore Class) and Miss Coleman (Willow Class)  

Curriculum letter autumn term 2019

Welcome Presentation 2019

E-Safety Workshop Wednesday 24th April 2019

Visit to The National Space Centre - Wednesday 16th October 2019

On Wednesday Year 5 enjoyed a very interesting and enjoyable trip to The National Space Centre in Leicester. The children visited the Patrick Moore Planetarium where they watched a 3D film that taught them all about the space race between America and Russia, which included lots of details about the Apollo program from start to finish. They also had the opportunity to explore the many information galleries, including climbing to the top of the Rocket Tower and then making their way back down, visiting the different levels as they went. It was the first time we had been given the opportunity to visit the new Tim Peake exhibition and it was amazing to step inside the life size pod where he showered and slept.


We would like the children to create a moon diary covering 28 days. They should observe the moon each evening and record what they see, noting if it is cloudy therefore nothing is visible. The diaries may be in the form of a booklet or sheet and wil increase the children's understanding of the Moon and form part of a classroom display. Reference should be made to all the phases of the Moon including:First Quarter,Full Moon,Last Quarter,New Moon, Waning Cresent, Waning Gibbous, Waxing Cresent and Waxing Gibbous. The children should draw or photograph what they see. The diaries need to be handed in the week commencing 16th December.




Mrs Moore's group Maths homework 12.11.19.pdf - the children need to complete as much of the 3 pages as they can in 20 minutes. 

Miss Coleman's group should complete this week's Fluent in five and Folens sheets

Fluent in 5 - number 4.pdf  Folens 5.pdf

All Maths Homework is due in on Tuesday 18th November



We do expect children to read regularly at home for 10 mins a day as this has a big impact on their learning.  Other  homework set is there to support and consolidate work in school.  We do not expect work at home to take longer than the maximum time given.  We understand that on occasion e.g. the family going away for the weekend that homework may not be completed on time.   If work isn't completed at home we give opportunity for this to be completed in school. 

Useful Websites

    rockstars      Practice your Times Tables with Rock Stars log-on link
Active Learn Abacus Active Learn to support maths learning at home

  Log-ons for both the above sites will be given to the children by the teacher.


Squared Paper    Lined Paper

Spellings ( Year 3 & 4 key words), these formed the basis of our recent testingYear 3 & 4 Key Words Spelling Assessment 2.pdf

Year 3 & 4 Key Words Spelling Assessment 1.pdf

Year 3 and 4 spelling words.pdf

Year 5 and 6 spelling words.pdf

We have attached details of the spelling patterns we will be covering this year. They may not be covered in the order stated but will form the basis of our spelling lessons, which scheme is followed will depend on which group your child is in.Spelling patterns.pdf

Year 3 and 4 spelling dictations.pdf

Year 5 and 6 spelling dictation sheets.pdf

Recommended reading list Reading list.pdf

Residential Visit to Liddington, Wiltshire

The Year 5 children really enjoyed their residential trip to PGL Liddington in Wiltshire from Monday 30th September to Wednesday 2nd October 2019.

The children developed their independence by taking responsibility for themselves and their belongings, including successfully making their own beds!

They showed great determination and enthusiasm when participating in a wide range of activities where they were able to challenge themselves and take risks. Some of the activities that the children most enjoyed were abseiling and archery amongst others.

It was a wonderful experience for all!