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 Lore (Willow Class)  

Curriculum letter autumn term 2018

Welcome Presentation 2018

Kingswood Presentation PE-Presentation-West Runton.pp.


Maths homework - Fluent in five 16.10.18.pdf. We would also like the children to spend a mimimum of 20 minutes on times tables Rock Stars for which they all have a log in.

English Homework - Assembly song words .pdf we would like the children to learn the words for the songs they will be performing in our Year 5  assembly on Friday 26th October, to which you are all invited.

All homework is due in on Tuesday 23rd October, any issues should be raised with your child's teacher before the due date.                                                                                                       

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.

   Enterprise Sale

The children have been given details about the Enterprise Sale in which they will be participating on November 9th, and we felt it would be helpful for you to have the same guidelines. Each child will be given £5 to use as their start up money. to be used to buy ingredients, prizes, materials etc, if more than £5 is spent it will not be refunded, if less than £5 is spent this will increase their profits. We will be asking the children next week what their stall will be and they can then prepare over half term. In the past we have had a wide range of baked goods, games and arts and crafts, usually with a Christmas theme for this sale. Please note that food cannot include any nuts and a full ingrdient list must be provided and displayed. On the day the children will need to bring in their products/games, a cloth or other table covering, display materials and a float of £5 in a clearly labelled lidded container. The float will be returned once the children  have counted the money and worked out their gross and net profit. The sale takes place in the Junior Hall and dining room at 3.15 until 4.00 and the children leave once the tidying up is complete - usually about 4.15. The sale provides a range of useful and interesting life skills as well as raising funds to enhance the children's learning experience and we hope you will support them in their efforts.

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.


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

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 5 Visit to Kingswood Activity Centre - Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd October 2018

The Year 5 children really enjoyed their residential trip to the Kingswood Activity Centre in Cromer, Norfolk.

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, fencing and archery amongst others.

They spent an afternoon on a sunny and breezy beach where they created sand sculptures, searched for fossils and went rock-pooling.

It was a wonderful experience for all!