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Year 5

At Woodlands we provide a supportive approach to ensuring all pupils have high expectations of themselves and each other. We would like the wider community of Woodlands to support us in this journey and to enable the best for our pupils.

Here’s what we’ll be learning this Term:

English: We are writing to entertain using setting descriptions 

Spelling: The Statutory spellings for KS2 are all being practised each morning through out the term and in addition, we are teaching spelling of more complex words using phonic knowledge as part of out English lessons in 2 sessions per week which we have entitled 'the Complex Code'

Maths: We are reinforcing solving problems with Fractions decimals and percentages

Guided Reading: Studying a range of texts to develop:






Sequence or Summarise

Computing - We are learning all about coding and creating computer games of our own.

Music - We are learning performance skills through:



Where we listen to the sounds of nature in Summer, eg a cuckoo song.

Play a range of singing games based on the cuckoo interval (so-mi, e.g. Little Sally Saucer) matching voices accurately, supported by a leader playing the melody. The melody could be played on a piano, acoustic instrument or backing track.


Respond independently to pitch changes heard in short melodic phrases, indicating with actions (e.g. stand up/sit down, hands high/hands low).

Worldview and Faith investigations (RE) - Continuing our theme of What does it mean to be...?

This term we are learning about the Muslim faith answering the Question 'What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?'

PE -  We have ONE PE Sessions per week:

  •  PE on Thursday.

Please can children wear the complete PE kits to school on THURSDAY.

Children's PE Kit:

Uniform Detail

In house colour with school logo

(House colour/plain white alternative)

Trainers/daps Any colour – must be suitable for physical activity
Joggers/tracksuit bottoms (optional) Plain navy or plain navy with school logo
Hoodie (optional) Plain navy or plain navy with school logo
Shorts Plain navy (not cycle shorts, not lycra)

SWIMMING: (Sycamore class will be swimming this term)

This Term Sycamore Class will restart Swimming Lessons.

The dates are as follows:


Term 5:


28th April


5th May


12th May


19th May


26th May


Term 6:


7th July


14th July

Boys need to wear swimming shorts (above the knee) with a mesh liner or swimming trunks (e.g speedos).

An optional swim rash vest may be worn

Buy Rash Vest (3-16yrs) from the Next UK online shop

Girls Need to wear an all-in-one swim suit.

Image 1 - Zoggs Girls Maia TieBack One Piece Swimwear, Girls Swimsuit






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