Wood End School

Headteacher: Mr Richard Boulton

Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3EF


01582 761636

Wood End School is closed until further notice. Watch out on the news page for Twitter videos from staff. Two new email addresses: homelearning@woodend.herts.sch.uk to post any questions you may have from the work given on the class pages, and password@woodend.herts.sch.uk in case you forget your logins for any of the school recommended websites. Stay indoors and keep safe!

Welcome to our Year 5 page 

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

Curriculum letter spring term 2020

Welcome Presentation 2019

E-Safety Workshop Wednesday 24th April 2019

Rainbow Gate

We have started decorating hearts and adding a positive message which will then be attached to the gate in the shape of a rainbow. On the gate we have attached a wallet full of different coloured hearts for you to decorate, write messages on and cut out. For those of you that are unable to pick one up from school, we have attached a document with the templates on for you to print at home. This will also be on the class pages on the website. All completed hearts can either be left in the finished wallet on the gate (for those of you out on your daily walk!) or scanned and emailed to the admin address so that we can print them. We will then laminate them and tie them to the gate. 

We will keep you updated on twitter as to the progress we are making.

Thank you.

Take care and stay safe.

The Wood End Team.

Hearts for Rainbow Gate

Home Learning

Parents and carers,

Due to school closure we are providing a range of learning resources for children to access at home.  It would be useful if your child could spend some time each day on English, Maths and Reading whilst also remaining active. 

Teachers will be uploading links and resources regularly so please continue to check the class page each Monday. 

With best wishes,

Mrs Moore and Miss Coleman

Week 2

Home Learning Monday 30th March - Friday 3rd April.doc

Maths Resources

Year 5 Spring Themed Maths Activity Booklet.pdf

Spring Themed Answers.pdf

The Mystery of The Missing Lance St. Georges Day Maths Mystery Game[1].pdf

Fractions to percentages guide.docx

Wednesday angles pg 110.pptx

Thursday angles pg 111.pptx

Friday angles pg 116-117.pptx

Angles [target maths pg 110-119].pdf

Angles [white rose pg 1-3].pdf

Target Maths Answer Book.pdf

For those of you that enjoy a little challenge in Maths, we came across the following website and would like you to try a couple of the activities and let us know how you get on. You can choose from Year 3/4 or 5/6 depending on how confident you feel. Mrs Moore had a go at the consecutive numbers one on the Year 5/6 which she quite enjoyed. You may need to attempt them in order as sometimes they refer back to the previous days learning.  http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons56/ 


English Resources

Tuesday - Classroom Secrets English pg17-37.pdf 


Science Resources

Exploring Science - Materials.pdf


French Resources

Happy, happy, happy Y5.pptx

Easter poem, les poules.ppt


History – Ancient Egyptians

Click on the link: https://quizlet.com/join/BcZbrWBGs

You will see three sets of flash cards all titled ‘Ancient Egypt’ which contain definitions and information relating to our Ancient Egyptian topic. Read through all of them and then scroll down to ‘Test’ and ‘Match’ and have a go at both. These will be available over the Easter break. During the first week back (wc 20/04/20) we will set a quiz to see how much you have remembered!



Please continue with your next spelling pattern. Make sure you are using Spelling Shed too.

Spelling for Mrs Moore and Miss Coleman's groups.docx

Spelling for Mrs Whitley and Mrs Gaynor's groups.docx

Spelling for Mrs Whitley and Mrs Gaynor's groups.docx

Spelling Dictations - Mrs Whitley and Mrs Gaynor's groups.pdf

Spelling dictations Mrs Moore and Miss Coleman's groups.pdf

Mrs Whitley and Mrs Gaynor's group - W/C 30/03/20

Please focus on spelling pattern 'tt and dd after 'ed'. The relevant worksheet is page 23. 
The dictation is 'doubling the final consonant when adding -ed'. You may have completed this one last week, it is fine for you to do this again. 
Spelling shed list: 'tt and dd' (available from Monday).

Week 1 

Home Learning Monday 23rd - Friday 27th March.doc 

Maths Resources




Target Your Maths p80-83.pdf

White Rose Decimals and Percentages.pdf

English Resources

How to Write Instructions.pptx


Ancient Egyptian Mummification Powerpoint.ppt

Text Annotated.pdf

Science Resources

Exploring Science - Materials.pdf

Solids liquids & gases ppt.pptx



We would like children to still be reading daily at home. This can include:

  • Read Theory daily
  • Reading books from school
  • Books from home
  • E-books
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Get Epic accounts (Please visit https://www.getepic.com/students and login. Then select students and educators and enter the class code – lsi6326). You can only use it during the hours of 6am and 4pm. Feel free to read through a range of texts, videos and audiobooks of your choice. But beware - everything you do gets recorded and we can monitor it on the teacher dashboard! 

Additional Reading



Keep up to date with the news – watch Newsround each day.



Stay Active

It is important for children to remain active at home. Joe Wicks will be uploading daily workout routines on his YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout. 

Explaining the daily workout routines - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME

Joe Wicks YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ


BBC Bitesize

In order to support learning, BBC Bitesize is a great resource for all subjects.




Mountain watercolour.docx



If your login details have mysteriously disappeared do not worry! Please send a request to the following link and someone will forward them to you as soon as they can - password@woodend.herts.sch.uk



   Maths Homework


                                                                   English Homework



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. 


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

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.

Visit to the British Museum - Wednesday 29th January 2020

Year 5 enjoyed a stroll through History on Thursday at the British Museum. Having investigated the Sutton Hoo discoveries in class, it was wonderful to see them displayed to such great effect. Next they moved onto the Ancient Egyptians whose mummification proved a particular draw. This will certainly help them to bring their writing about this subject to life. The children enjoyed completing discovery sheets, and took hundreds of photos of the impressive artefacts. They had a great day and were a credit to the school.

Year 5 Distractions Workshop - Tues 14th and Wed 15th January 2020

Many road traffic incidents are the result of a distraction. Often these distractions are brought about by the use of mobile phones or earphones when out near the roads. These dangers are simulated and demonstrated by walking around a set obstacle course whilst texting or using a portable music player to show how basic tasks can be made much more difficult by such distractions. Thank you to the ‘Safe and Sustainable Journeys in Schools Team’ for visiting our school to provide this valuable workshop for our Year 5 Children.

A Fairytale Christmas - 2019 Christmas Production for Years 4 and 5

As the children from Wood End School head off for their annual trip to the pantomime at the St Albans Arena, where this year they are performing Goldilocks and the Three Bears, they chatter excitedly. Many of the children reminisce about last years production of Jack and the Beanstalk and what good fun that had been. 

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.

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!