Year 5

Welcome to our Year 5 class page  Your teachers are Mrs Redfern, Miss Hill and Miss McMurray   

Your Teaching Assistants are:  Miss Wallace and Mrs Ali

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:

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Our Year 5 children are using our Outdoor Learning space and preparing the beds for planting.

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 need to read at least five times a week. The new diaries allow parents or carers to record the pages that their child read on each day that they read. Children should not write in this section of the diary. Parents or carers should sign by the pages read by their child and write a brief comment. 


Our Year 5 children have been creating trellis panels.


Spellings go home every Friday.  There will be a lesson in the class on Monday, a practice session on Wednesday and a test on Friday.  Learning logs are sent home every Friday to be returned on the following Thursday.  A maths challenge will be set on Math Shed each Friday to be completed by the following Thursday.  Your child will have a reading book at an appropriate comprehension level, to be read every evening for a minimum of 15 minutes, preferably to an adult or an older sibling.  Rewards such as raffle tickets and stickers are given out for exceptional work and regular reading.


On Thursdays, we are doing multi-sports with Sid from SportsPoint. As we have been busy in the quad on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this half term, we will also be offering rounders games on Friday afternoon during golden time.  Appropriate clothing should be worn.


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.


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.

Online Learning

The following resources will support your child's learning:

BBC Bitesize


Children's Laureate

Book Trust



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The Willows Primary School

Tayfield Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 1BQ