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 spring term 2020

Welcome Presentation 2019

E-Safety Workshop Wednesday 24th April 2019


We would like the children to learn the attached songwords in preparation for oue assembly on Friday, Saxon songwords.pdf

   Maths Homework

       We would like all the children to complete both these pieces of maths homework to be handed in Tuesday 11th February. Fluent in five week 12.pdf Folens 12.pdf


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!