Year 5

Welcome to our Year 5 class page  Your teachers are Miss Holder and Mrs Peers. 

Your Teaching Assistants are:  Mrs Wallace and Miss Stirrup.

Rights Respecting Schools

At The Willows Primary School, we are committed to placing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of our core values and ethos; believing children’s participation is integral to all aspects of school life. The result is a raised sense of security and self-confidence which allows them to take the next step in advocating the rights of children everywhere. 

For further information about the children's 'Rights Respecting' charter, follow the link below:

Useful Information


Reading daily is important for your child and just 20 minutes a day is beneficial In the 'Accelerated Reader' program, children are given books to read which are at just the right level for them. When they complete a book, they take an online quiz so they can test their own understanding of what they have read, and earn points for themselves and their class.

The expectation is for your child to keep a record of what they have read in their reading diary. They should record the title of the book and pages read. They need to read ever day.  Parents or carers should sign by the pages read by their child and if they wish they can write a brief comment. 


Spellings go home every Monday.  There will be a lesson in the class on Monday, a practice session on Wednesday and a test on Friday.  


On Monday, we are doing athletics, sprinting and hurdles.  Appropriate clothing should be worn and children should ensure they wear trainers.


We are trying to promote independent learning at home. We hope all children will spend time every day practising their spellings and times tables. We also hope all of our children will spend around 20 minutes each day reading aloud, ideally to an adult who can ask them questions about what they have read.  Any further homework will be sent via Seesaw.


Children are expected to attend school in full school uniform. Details of uniform are available from reception. Have a look at our new uniform display in reception. It also provides details about book bags and lunch money.  Children also need to ensure they bring a coat to school.


Please remember to check Seesaw regularly as all important notices and information will be posted on there.

Online Learning

The following resources will support your child's learning:

BBC Bitesize


Children's Laureate

Book Trust



The Willows Primary School

Tayfield Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 1BQ