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


English Homework

The children need to begin to prepare their speeches for Speech Cup, the final of which will take place on Wednesday 10th July. Each child will give a speech, complete with visual aids, on a subject of their choice, which should last exactly 3 minutes. They will also give a 1 minute speech on an unprepared, random subject. The standard of the speeches is always very high and the results can be determined by the quality of the 1 minute speech. Areas we will be looking at include eye contact with the audience, clarity of delivery, interesting and informative content and good use of appropriate visual aids. There is not the facility available to use a computer and the children cannot therefore use Powerpoint or similar packages.  The children will initially present their speeches to their class, this will take place the week commencing 4th July. A class winner will be chosen who will then take part in the final in front of the children in Key Stage 2 and our judges. There will be a  winner from years 3/4 and years 5/6. 

 Maths Homework
  The children have been given a test paper which we are using for revision purposes, 
they should  only complete questions 10-19 as homework.

 The children should complete as much of the homework as they can in 20 minutes (per subject), to be handed in Tuesday 28th May.

The week commencing June 10th is our multicutural week and we will be making Native American dreamcatchers. Although we will be providing wool,feathers and beads, the children are welcome to bring in any additional craft supplies they wish to use.

 In DT we are taking part in a new food based project developing the childrens' cooking skills culminating in them preparing a 3 course meal for their hero. One of the things we are looking at is the source of the produce we eat and the effect this has on our carbon footprint. We would like the children to bring in some food, in its packaging, that have been imported so we can look at which items have travelled the furthest. Please do not feel you have to buy expensive items that you would not normally use!

In Art/DT the week commencing 20 May the children will be making 3D representations of the course of a river and will need to bring in a cereal box each and some newspaper.

If you have any questions about any of the above or your child has any allergies of which we are unaware, please speak to your child's class teacher.

 Book Club

The children have been allocated book club groups and issued with a group text and book club jotters. They will be told how many chapters they need to read by a specified day the following week. They need to write 3 questions about the piece of text they have read, using the skills of Retrieval ( taking information directly from the text ) , Inference ( finding information that is implied within the text) and Choice ( why specific choices were made in terms of language, setting or character ). The reading of the book club book forms part of their home reading and they will only need to read their personal reading book once a week minimum.        


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